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Compact robots designed for spot welding applications - TheFabricator.com

Compact robots designed for spot welding applications

December 5, 2013

The new high-speed MS165 and MS210 spot welding robots from Yaskawa Motoman are 20 percent faster overall than previous ES-series robots, the manufacturer reports. The use of a gas spring and Sigma-5 motor technology results in a lighter weight and a reduced-profile design to allow higher robot...

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Welding robot offers improved welding speed - TheFabricator.com

Welding robot offers improved welding speed

December 4, 2013

Yaskawa Motoman offers the new 6-axis MA1440 arc welding robot, which features a 6-kg payload. The wrist hole is 23 percent larger than the MA1400 model, and the robot is up to 15 percent faster. A new contoured arm structure reduces interference by enlarging the close-range motion area of the...

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Robotic GMAW gun designed for use with through-arm style robots - TheFabricator.com

Robotic GMAW gun designed for use with through-arm style robots

November 25, 2013

The TOUGH GUN™ ThruArm™ G1 series robotic GMAW gun from Tregaskiss provides 500 amps of welding capability. Featuring the low-stress robotic (LSR) unicable, the gun is designed for use with through-arm-style robots. Features include a rotating power connection to limit the influence...

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Robotic torches come with options for automated welding - TheFabricator.com

Robotic torches come with options for automated welding

November 20, 2013

Lincoln Electric says its expanded line of Magnum® PRO robotic torches provides consistent arc and simplified maintenance in automated GMAW, pulsed GMAW, and FCAW. The guns are suitable for industrial fabrication, heavy equipment, and automotive manufacturing applications. The Air Blast...

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Extended-arm models added to robot line - TheFabricator.com

Extended-arm models added to robot line

November 7, 2013

TM Robotics (Americas) Inc. has added three models with extended arm lengths to its line of lightweight SCARA robots. The THL800, THL900, and THL1000 have arm lengths of 800 mm, 900 mm, and 1,000 mm, respectively, moving payloads up to 22 lbs. over a long distance. All models are equipped with...

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Robotic welding system designed for education, training - TheFabricator.com

Robotic welding system designed for education, training

November 5, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Swift Arc™ ML (mobile learning) system, a pre-engineered, fully contained robotic welding system for education and training. The system is designed to demonstrate, develop, and teach proper welding techniques, robot programming, and...

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Product lets welders hand-guide robotic welding machine - TheFabricator.com

Product lets welders hand-guide robotic welding machine

October 11, 2013

Robotiq, in partnership with Yaskawa Motoman, has released Kinetiq Teaching™, a new product that allows operators to task robotic welding machines without requiring in-depth programming knowledge. The product enables operators to move the robotic welding machine with their hands and...

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Applications added to interactive production robot software - TheFabricator.com

Applications added to interactive production robot software

October 8, 2013

Rethink Robotics has released version 2.0 of the software for its interactive production robot, Baxter. With the new software, the robot can pick and place parts at any axis, allowing for picking objects off a shelf or loading machines in a horizontal motion. The software also allows the...

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Power sources, weld heads introduced

October 1, 2013

Arc Machines Inc. has introduced several new products for automated orbital welding. The company has released enhanced versions of its M415 and M205 power supplies, which have been equipped with an optional welding data recording (WDR) feature to register digitally each weld as it is produced, as...

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Robotic collision sensor designed for small payloads - TheFabricator.com

Robotic collision sensor designed for small payloads

September 17, 2013

The SR-48 robotic collision sensor from ATI Industrial Automation has a lower operating range than its SR-61 model, making it suitable for smaller payloads. The patented, resettable sensor is designed to absorb the crash and reset itself, nearly eliminating tool damage, downtime, and the need...

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Robotic part positioners available in slim-line, extra-capacity models - TheFabricator.com

Robotic part positioners available in slim-line, extra-capacity models

September 12, 2013

Yaskawa Motoman has introduced new models of its Ferris wheel-style part positioners. Two servo-driven trunnion/station axes are on opposite sides of a central sweep axis; one station is positioned in front of one to four welding robots, while the other station is outside the robot envelope...

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Interface updated for power sources

September 10, 2013

Yaskawa Motoman has updated its graphic-based interface to Lincoln Electric's Power Wave® power sources. A Motoman® robot communicates welding information over an Ethernet network using Lincoln's ArcLink⪚ XT protocol. The updated interface addresses international compatibility by adding...

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Robotic machine tending software helps simplify programming - TheFabricator.com

Robotic machine tending software helps simplify programming

August 29, 2013

ABB has introduced an overhauled system of robotic machine tending software for such applications as die casting, injection molding, and machining. Together, the new PC-based RobotStudio Machine Tending PowerPac and the new controller-based RobotWare Machine Tending software allow for...

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Robotic torches work in single-arc, tandem applications - TheFabricator.com

Robotic torches work in single-arc, tandem applications

June 3, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Aristo® RT line of robotic torches, designed for single-arc and tandem applications. The torches work with three different product setups: standard (external cable), hollow wrist helix (rotation ±220 degrees), and hollow wrist...

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Adaptive gripper processes irregular parts

May 9, 2013

Robotiq has introduced the 2-Finger Adaptive Gripper - 200. The electric gripper has been designed for processing large, irregular parts and high changeover rates in industries such as automotive part manufacturing, foundry, metal fabrication, and heavy machinery shops. The servo gripper can be...

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