For more than 40 years the Austrian based igm Robotersysteme AG has been a market leader in the field of arc welding automation. As one of the most prestigious manufacturer of robots specifically developed for arc welding, igm has developed since the 1980's an extensive and comprehensive expertise in numerous applications which are available to the customer. igm offers a complete range of customized solutions ranging from the basic to the most complex for automated, sensor guided welding and cutting processes. The product variety available for individual applications in robot welding and cutting technology is unique throughout the world. More than 3500 of these systems have been installed successfully e.g. for applications in mining, earth-moving, railway, shipbuilding and many other kinds of large-scale equipment, representing the basis of production for many well-known manufacturers of heavy-duty machinery.