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Novarc’s Spool Welding Robot is now available for demonstrations in Houston, Texas

By April 4, 2018February 12th, 2019News


Novarc Technologies and ABICOR BINZEL USA, Inc. are pleased to announce the world’s first collaborative Spool Welding Robot (SWR) is now available for demonstrations at Har-Bach (formerly known as Red Rock USA) in Houston, Texas.

Novarc’s SWR is a semi-automated robotic solution designed for pipe welding, small pressure vessel manufacturing and other 1G welding applications. The collaborative robot utilizes a three-axis robotic arm at the end of a long reach manipulator, which increases the dexterity and flexibility of the human operator, improving productivity on the shop floor and reducing costs for the pipe shop. Novarc’s SWR collaborative welding robot is currently in operation in the US and Canada, and operations are expanding throughout North America, Europe, and Middle East.

The SWR is designed to modernize the labor-intensive practice of pipe fabrication shops as well as  address the global shortage of highly skilled welders.  Equipped with a built-in safety system (eliminating the need for hard fencing), SWR users benefit from increased productivity, up to 90 per cent arc-on-time, lower cost-per-joint and improved weld quality.

To schedule a time for a demonstration of Novarc’s SWR, please contact us.

Please note: Private demo appointments are limited, and booked on a first come first serve basis.


Founded in 2013, Novarc Technologies is a robotics company specializing in the design and commercialization of collaborative robots for industrial applications. Novarc’s Spool Welding Robot (SWR) is the world’s first pipe welding application. A proven pioneer in the field, Novarc has a dedicated team of robotic engineers, software developers, welders and scientists all eager to solve challenging industrial automation problems by working closely with pipe shops to improve customers’ bottom line.


Founded in 1945, ABICOR BINZEL specializes in the development and production of inert-gas shielded MIG/MAG welding torches and related welding equipment that enhance productivity, produce cost savings and value, and improve metalworking operations in all industries. Since our inception, ABICOR BINZEL has created many unique and patented products in the manual and automated welding space that have been market leading and unmatched in their performance and innovation. We strive to be pioneers in technological trends and innovative design for the welder’s world, and our continuous development of new and unique welding products proves such drive.