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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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Robotic heads available with slug detection

September 13, 2016

Laser Mechanisms' FiberCUT® robotic cutting heads now are available with integrated slug detection. The head tests for slug retention; if it finds a slug, the cutting head immediately recuts the feature while still fixtured in the robotic cutting cell. No additional sensing station is required....

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Automation system comprises laser cutter, loader/unloader, and storage unit

August 24, 2016

Power-Tech has introduced the Crane Master Store for full automation of the production process. The system comprises the Eagle iNspire or Eagle eVision laser cutter, the Crane Master loader/unloader, and the TwinTower storage unit for sheet metal stock. The loader/unloader receives sheets from the...

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Compact robot designed for arc welding applications

August 16, 2016

ABB Robotics has introduced the IRB 1660ID, a compact robot for arc welding and machine tending applications. Its Integrated DressPack design simplifies programming and simulation of predictable cable movements. The robot features a strong, rigid upper arm with a 5-ft. reach and 13-lb. payload....

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4-axis SCARA robot offered with three different reaches

July 29, 2016

Comau has introduced Rebel-S, a 4-axis SCARA robot, in five different models with a payload of 13 lbs. and three different reaches. All models are controlled by the R1C 19-in. rack-mounted controller, which can be integrated into a single cabinet to control an entire line. An openRobotics...

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Robot monitoring system designed to enhance safety

July 11, 2016

ABB Robotics has launched SafeMove2, the latest generation of its safety certified robot monitoring software. According to the company, the software is designed to enable closer collaboration among robots and factory workers by restricting robot motion to precisely what is needed for a specific...

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Workcell is modular system for robotic welding of large workpieces

July 1, 2016

Yaskawa Motoman’s new ArcWorld® 2000 modular welding workcell is designed for robotic welding of large workpieces. It is suitable for low- to medium-volume manufacturers with a medium to high mix of parts. Able to accommodate parts up to 16.4 ft. wide and payloads up to nearly 7 tons, the...

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Reamer stand available in custom heights

June 30, 2016

Tregaskiss has announced the availability of the TOUGH GUN® reamer stand, designed for its TOUGH GUN TT3 and TT3E reamer robotic nozzle cleaning stations. This fixed stand can be ordered in custom heights from 18 to 45 in. The reamer stand includes a standardized 8.5- by 6.5-in. hole pattern...

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CNCs simplify setup of automated cells

June 10, 2016

With the Sinumerik 828 CNC family, Siemens offers a method for connecting robots to machine tools. Different types of robots designed by different manufacturers can be connected to machines equipped with the CNCs using the Sinumerik Integrate Run MyRobot/EasyConnect interface to perform...

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Wand developed for GMAW/GTAW weld cleaning system

June 7, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has launched the new Surfox™ Wand, compatible with the Surfox 304 GMAW/GTAW weld cleaning system. The wand, which features an ergonomic handle, is articulated for a wide range of motion. Its quick-change system allows the user to change accessories and clean larger...

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