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Metal Fabrication Cobots Powered by Beacon, No Experts Required!

About Hirebotics

Hirebotics provides metal fabrication cobot solutions powered by Beacon. From welding to plasma cutting, their unique approach to cobot programming using a phone or tablet application has already transformed 600+ productions.

At Hirebotics, we know you want to scale your business, improve production quality, and avoid the dreaded backlog. To do that, you need to either hire new talent or scale the output of your existing staff.

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Our Mission

At Hirebotics, we know you want to scale your business, improve production quality, and avoid the dreaded backlog. To do that, you need to either hire new talent or scale the output of your existing staff.

It's harder than ever to find skilled fabricators and metal workers. But, even if you do, retaining them is another entirely different thing. Unfortunately, this leaves you overworked, backlogged, and unable to scale.

We believe the key to moving forward is equipping your existing employees with the tools that increase their output, not just relying on new talent. If your team used a hand file to bevel the welding joints instead of an angle grinder, you'd be neck-deep in backlogs. So, it's the tool that makes the difference when put in the right hands — your fabricator's hands.

Automation is the future. But this future includes welders and other metal workers. They don't need to be robotics experts or programmers to automate and improve their and your productivity.

Democratizing automation and making it accessible is the goal. This is what we do. This is what we believe. Each and every one of your metal workers can learn to use our cobots in hours, not days.

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How it Started

It was 2015. Hirebotics co-founders Matthew Bush and Rob Goldiez had an itching feeling that automation and Industry 4.0 for manufacturers were not living up to the hyped promises and benefits. A lot of manufacturers, including smaller factories, struggled to implement robots to automate processes due to a lack of experienced robotics programmers and having to navigate the intricate complexities of upskilling traditionally manual laborers.

There had to be a better way.

Matthew and Rob had an epiphany. What if they could make a robot that businesses could hire just like they would hire a person?

They built their first iterations of cobots, which were primarily focused on machine tending and assembly tasks. As customers would literally “hire” their cobots to do jobs, Matthew and Rob fine-tuned their solutions to take on more complex “skills” and become integrated into fully turnkey solutions.

Customers loved the fact that the cobots were extremely easy to use, featured single-phase power, didn’t require bulky safety enclosures, and could literally be put into the back seat of a car to be delivered to a plant.

First Welding Cobot Programmed with
a Smartphone App, Beacon

The Hirebotics duo was approached by Red-D-Arc, a division of Airgas. Their team detected an untapped opportunity. Red-D-Arc rented welding equipment, and Hirebotics was specialized in robotics. How about the two companies getting together to make a welding cobot? The first generation of the collaborative robotic welder was born: BotX.

However, Hirebotics soon realized that even with cobots, welding teams and shops continued to struggle with programming.

The industry, in general, was still finding it difficult to recruit automation engineers to set up, configure and troubleshoot the cobots. Matthew and Rob knew there was still an issue: now, welding teams and shops had a double problem: finding both welders and robot programmers.

So Hirebotics innovated yet again to develop the first cobot that users could control using an intuitive smartphone app, Beacon. In just a few taps and without any sophisticated robotics experience, manual welders could actually teach the cobot to weld parts of all sizes and complexity. 

Cobot Welder, Hirebotics’ welding cobot, and its smartphone app, Beacon, including a suite of cloud-based cobot tools to maximize uptimes, were launched at Fabtech in 2021.

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Advancing Automation with New Solutions

In 2023, a new Cobot Welder version was unveiled, now featuring the UR20 from Universal Robots, tailored for larger parts and more capacity.

At the same time, Hirebotics expanded its capabilities by launching the Cobot Cutter, a new plasma-cutting product with the same ease-of-programming through Beacon.

They also rolled out Beacon Recommendations, an AI-driven feature to optimize welding and cutting parameters, and introduced BeaconCare, a comprehensive uptime service offering discounted repairs and loaner equipment. 

They introduced their Try Before You Buy program, allowing customers to trial their systems before purchase to validate and justify the potential capital investment.

As we continue to make cobots more accessible and easier to use, we remain committed to simplifying automation and helping shops deal with the ongoing labor shortage, ensuring that our products meet current demands and future needs.

Our History

Company Created

Hirebotics co-founders Matthew Bush and Rob Goldiez felt that automation could be made more accessible. They founded Hirebotics with a "Robotics-As-A-Service" business model in mind.


BotX: First Pay-By-The-Hour Welding Cobot

After deciding to focus on the welding application, they introduced BotX, a cloud-connected welding cobot that uses a mobile app to program, following their RAAS business. (Now only available through Red-D-Arc, their partner.)


Cobot Welder: A New Easy & Affordable Welding Cobot

Leveraging their experience, Hirebotics started offering a complete welding solution, including their revolutionary cloud-based mobile app, Beacon, at one accessible price.


Cobot Welder: Expanding Horizons and Enhancing Services

Hirebotics has taken significant strides to enhance and expand its product line.

  • UR20 version of the Cobot Welder
  • Beacon Recommendations: This new feature uses AI to suggest optimal welding and cutting parameters, simplifying user setup.
  • BeaconCare: An uptime service for both Cobot Welder and Cobot Cutter, offering discounted repairs and loaner equipment if repairs are necessary.
  • Try Before You Buy Program: This option allows customers to trial cobot systems before making a capital investment. See video.

Cobot Cutter Launch: New Application 
Powered by Beacon

Hirebotics launched the Cobot Cutter, a new cobot solution that extends the user-friendly Beacon platform to plasma-cutting applications.