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End-of-arm tooling offering expanded

April 23, 2015

SAS Automation now offers the full line of Nile air-actuated cutting tools and Merry hand-operated cutting tools. This is the first time the company has offered a full line of products outside of its own engineered end-of-arm tooling (EOAT)...

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Dual-arm robot works collaboratively with humans

April 21, 2015

ABB has introduced YuMi®, which the company says is the world’s first truly collaborative dual-arm industrial robot. While the robot was specifically designed to meet the flexible and agile production needs of the consumer electronics industry, it has equal application in any small-parts...

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Robot offers elevated payload

March 31, 2015

Comau has introduced the Smart NJ 650 robot with an elevated payload for manipulating components of significant size and weight. The robot can handle a payload of up to 1,433 lbs. and has a maximum horizontal reach of 8.86 ft. It features high stiffness; a compact, space-saving design; and an...

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Spot welding robot features reduced profile

March 30, 2015

Yaskawa Motoman Robotics offers the MS80W II spot welding robot. The lightweight robot has a reduced profile compared to traditional high-payload spot welding robots. It offers simplified integration into SpotWorlds®, expanded wrist motion range to eliminate interference, and up to 70 percent less...

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Multiprocess welding lathe incorporates water-cooled torches

March 19, 2015

The new PLC-based, multiprocess welding lathe from Mavrix Welding Automation is designed for hardfacing and build-up welding applications. With the use of a D/F Machine Specialties high-amperage, water-cooled torch, users can run subarc, GMAW, and gasless applications in one cell. The...

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Robot designed for machine tending

February 18, 2015

The heavy payload of the MH280 II robot, available from Yaskawa Motoman, makes it suitable for machine tending, from boring and milling to grinding. With its increased moment and inertia ratings, the unit also can be used in material handling and press-tending applications. It also is suitable for...

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Industrial robot controller footprint made 25 percent smaller

February 12, 2015

ABB Robotics has unveiled the second generation of its IRC5C compact controller. With a footprint of 12.2 by 17.7 by 17.4 in., the new model is up to 25 percent smaller than the original compact model and 87 percent smaller than the standard cabinet controller. Features include an enhanced...

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Compact robot suited for limited-space applications

February 11, 2015

Comau has introduced the Racer 999 6-axis, articulated robot. With a reach of just less than 1 m (999 mm), the robot is suitable for applications in a limited space, including assembly, handling, machine tooling, and packaging. Designed for a payload of about 15 lbs., the robot can carry up to...

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Robotic tool changer handles payloads to 600 lbs.

February 5, 2015

The new QC-160 robotic tool changer from ATI Industrial Automation has a high moment capacity in a lightweight, compact design. It uses the same locking mechanism as the company’s QC-200 series. The tool changer features internal lock/unlock sensing and five 3/8-NPT and four ½-NPT...

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Product protects cables in robotic workcells

January 14, 2015

Developed for robotic workcells, Base-RAP® from Güdel manages and protects cables between the energy chain of TrackMotion® floor and overhead modules and the base of the robot. Key components include protective cable conduit, brackets, and quick-access mounting clips. Conduits featuring...

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Robotic welding system configurable with most tank designs

December 26, 2014

The Lincoln Electric Co. has introduced the RoboTank™ robotic tank welding system for fabricators producing tanks and vessels for the energy, automotive, and heavy equipment industries. The system can be used to fabricate most tank designs and includes tooling used to present the weld joints...

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Welding trainer designed for robot programmers

December 22, 2014

Virtual Welding Robotics by Fronius is available to instructors to assist the training of robot programmers. With this simulation platform, trainees in robotic welding can get close to the action without the limitations imposed by safety devices or missing welding equipment. The system shows...

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Robotic welding cells serve as entry point to automated welding

December 11, 2014

The Lincoln Electric Co. has introduced Auto-Mate™ pre-engineered robotic welding cells, designed for first-time buyers of welding automation. Delivered in two to four weeks, the systems serve as an entry point for new buyers to implement automated welding. The Auto-Mate 5 is a single-zone...

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GTAW process integrated with robotic system

December 11, 2014

The TIP-TIG process from ABB offers improved coping with joint fit-up gaps, higher travel speeds, and lower heat input requirements when compared to traditional GTAW, according to the manufacturer. Integrated with a robotic system for the first time, the process is installed at the ABB lab in a...

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Flexible electric gripper designed for universal robots

November 27, 2014

Robotiq has released a new version of its 2-Finger 85 Adaptive Gripper, with nearly twice the strength and speed as the previous version. The gripper is compatible with universal industrial robots with payloads between 11 and 22 lbs. The unit handles a variety of part shapes with its different...

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