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Spool Welding Robot will be on demonstration at FABTECH in Chicago


For Immediate Release: October 31, 2019

Vancouver, Canada – Novarc Technologies, a Canadian-based robotics company specializing in the design and commercialization of collaborative robots for industrial applications, announced today that a global Engineering Procurement and Construction Company is going to implement three Spool Welding Robots as part of their suite of welding solutions. Novarc will be demonstrating its Spool Welding Robot (SWR) at FABTECH in Chicago, November 11-14 at Booth B19062.

“Our welders’ expertise coupled with robotics is creating new opportunities for our people, greater productivity for our customers, and increased safety for all,” said the company.

“We’re excited to provide our collaborative welding solution to these global leaders in the construction industry. This partnership represents the completion of a major shift in construction paradigm of transitioning from manual welding by rig welders, to using lower skilled welders and welding robots in the fab shop to significantly lower the cost of welding, while achieving even better weld quality,” says Soroush Karimzadeh, CEO of Novarc Technologies.


STRATUS Integration

Novarc also announced the SWR’s integration with STRATUS, taking automation in the fabrication process to a whole new level.

“With the Spool Welding Robot and STRATUS integration, we can now transition the weld data in construction models to the SWR, and enhance its capabilities as a Shop Fabrication Tool,” says Karimzadeh.

“This is a very exciting integration for our STRATUS customers.  Incorporating tools with STRATUS is one of our core competencies and an area our clients are pushing us to continue. The tie-in of the digital spool from STRATUS to the Novarc’s SWR will give our clients the ability to maximize shop resources; minimize manual data entry; streamline and digitize QA and QC processes; and, increase visibility of project status,” says Todd Liebe, President of GTP Services, creator of STRATUS.

Novarc’s SWR has already been proven to increase productivity and shop capacity, while demonstrating superior weld quality and improved welder ergonomics, and this integration between STRATUS and SWR will only heighten its role as a valuable fabrication tool.

Novarc also announced today that Pitt Meadows Plumbing & Mechanical Systems Ltd. – an innovative mechanical contracting company servicing the construction industry in building new medical facilities, schools and high-rise residential buildings – has purchased an SWR, which will be incorporated with STRATUS.

“This technology from Novarc brings a new level of quality and consistency with every weld as well as an embedded video of the weld into the BIM model. At Pitt Meadows Plumbing we are always looking for ways to improve the quality of the product as well as to provide an embedded QA/QC report on every joint,” says Steve Robinson, President of Pitt Meadows Plumbing who is both a Novarc and a STRATUS customer.


Novarc Technologies is a Canadian-based 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 of its kind in pipe welding applications. As a proven pioneer in the field, Novarc has a dedicated team of engineers and scientists to solve challenging industrial automation

problems that improve customers’ bottom line.


Media Contact: Melissa Bayanzadeh | 1-604-428-0050 | melissa@novarctech.com