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Press brake offers autonomous operation

December 8, 2016

Salvagnini’s B3.ATA press brake, integrated into the FlexCell FMC, has been upgraded with numerous automated devices that make it self-adaptive and able to offer entirely autonomous operation. The electrically driven press brake can be monitored via smartphone. It is designed to handle the...

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FMC allows for fully automated part production

December 8, 2016

Salvagnini offers the automatic FlexCell flexible manufacturing cell. It comprises an L5 laser cutting system, P2lean panel bender, and B3 ATA press brake, in line with the digital factory model.With all the necessary automated devices, the machines can set themselves up automatically, ready for...

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GMAW system offers simple system integration for automation

December 6, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced the availability of the new Auto-Continuum™ 350 and 500 GMAW systems. They feature an adaptive arc for reduced spatter and improved gap handling, providing increased travel speeds and high-quality welds on a variety of base materials, states the...

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New housing, mixed-reality technology added to automated production systems

November 16, 2016

Wemo has updated the design concept of its automated production systems with a colorful, strong housing. It eliminates the need for a safety fence and protects the production line from dust, dirt, and other outside influences to help reduce failures, stoppages, and damage. The housing also provides...

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Cartesian robot eliminates calibration steps

October 28, 2016

TM Robotics, in partnership with Toshiba Machine, has introduced the BAIII Cartesian robot. It offers plug-and-play function: all cables, junction boxes, brackets, motors, and controllers are supplied with the actuators, so there is no need for calibration between the motor and actuator or between...

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Deburring system handles 500 fineblanked parts per hour

October 25, 2016

Abtex Corp. has developed a system for a customer that combines its Tri-Ten technology with robotics and a custom-designed circular table. The system deburrs nearly 500 fineblanked parts per hour while taking up 12 sq. ft. on the manufacturing floor. The system uses three 10-in. nylon filament...

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Collaborative robots work safely beside humans

October 25, 2016

The latest evolution of robots, known as collaborative robots, can work side by side with humans to serve their needs and, in doing so, reduce fatigue, improve results, and increase the level of control and process integration. But how is it possible for humans and robots to work together?According...

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Welding gun models weigh less than 155 lbs.

October 12, 2016

CenterLine has introduced the FlexGun™ UL, the lightest-weight robotic spot welding gun that the company offers. It is available in X, C, and pinch base designs and nearly 100 standard model configurations.Most of the models weigh less than 155 lbs., making the gun suitable for use on...

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Robotic welding workcell minimizes floor space requirements

October 5, 2016

The ArcWorld® IV-6200SL Slim-Line workcell from Yaskawa Motoman features dual MA1440 arc welding robots with a DX200 controller, a high-speed Ferris wheel positioner, integrated welding package, operator interface, and a total safety environment. The RM2 positioner reduces floor space requirements...

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Hardware/software system recognizes, picks randomly placed parts

October 5, 2016

MotoSight™ 3D CanonVision is a hardware/software system from Yaskawa Motoman that uses a single 3-D machine vision head to recognize and pick parts that are randomly placed in bins. The system uses a Canon camera, which employs projected light patterns to locate the parts. Lighting is integrated...

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Online configurator aids customization of robotic nozzle cleaning stations

September 28, 2016

A new online configurator from Tregaskiss helps users customize TOUGH GUN™ TT3 Reamer robotic nozzle cleaning stations to match the needs of their welding applications. Users follow a series of steps to configure a reamer model, first selecting the V-block and cutter blade to match the OD and...

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Robotic nozzle cleaning station introduced

September 22, 2016

The new Robo-Quip robotic nozzle cleaning station from American Weldquip features a self-aligning nozzle clamp system that adjusts automatically to any nozzle OD, an enclosed antispatter chamber, and a 1.5-qt. antispatter reservoir. V-blocks and adjustments when changing nozzles have been...

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Robotic torch system is water-cooled

September 21, 2016

American Weldquip has introduced a water-cooled version of the ArcSafe™ Advantage hollow-wrist robotic torch system. The 550 series water-cooled system’s rotary electrical joint eliminates electrical cable twisting and torsional strain to help increase cable life. Its modular design concept...

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Robotic collision dampener provides extra crash protection

September 21, 2016

The new Xtra-Guard robotic collision dampener from American Weldquip is designed for use with the ArcSafe™ Advantage hollow-wrist robotic system. The unit has a built-in spring deflection feature that allows an additional 15 degrees of end-of-arm movement in the event of a crash. Most integrated...

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Compact robots made for restricted-space applications

September 14, 2016

Comau offers two new robots—Racer5-0.63 and Racer5-0.80—for quick applications in restricted spaces, including handling, assembly, and pick-and-place. Both are controlled by the R1C 19-in. rack-mounted controller, which can be integrated into a single cabinet to control an entire line. The...

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