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Laser processing head engineered for 3-D robotic cutting

August 30, 2012

Laser Mechanisms has introduced the new FiberCut right-angle, compact (RAc) laser processing head. It is nearly 30 percent smaller and lighter than the original FiberCut. Engineered for 3-D robotic cutting with a fiber-coupled laser, the compact, low-moving-mass head minimizes inertia transfer to...

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Aluminum Welding Fabrication Made EASY 8-22-12

Date: August 22, 2012

Sponsored by OTC Daihen Inc.

Length: 60:00

Topics covered: TIG bead appearance with MIG, Increased Weld Strength, Porosity Control, Clean Arc Start, Welding gaps, and Burn through control.

Double-sheet detector integrated into robotic end-of-arm tooling - TheFabricator.com

Double-sheet detector integrated into robotic end-of-arm tooling

August 20, 2012

SAS Automation has introduced the DSD-36 double-metal-sheet detector for detecting the thickness of ferrous metals, helping to eliminate die and machine damage from receiving too many sheets. The presence of a double sheet produces an output to stop the machine or to signal the operator. The...

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Beckhoff Automation increases size of U.S. Technical Support Team

August 14, 2012

Beckhoff Automation LLC has announced the hiring of five technical support engineers at its Burnsville, Minn., headquarters. The new staff members attend or have recently graduated from technical schools, universities, and colleges with a focus on advanced PC control, industrial Ethernet...

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FANUC America launches new website

August 9, 2012

FANUC FA America, Hoffman Estates, Ill., has launched a new website at www.fanucfa.com with enhanced resources and functionality and expanded content. The website features detailed information on the company's CNCs, drive systems, laser systems, service, and support. The product section has been...

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Where is structural steel material handling moving? - TheFabricator.com

Where is structural steel material handling moving?

August 3, 2012

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Structural steel fabricators now realize what their sheet metal counterparts have known for several years: It doesn't make sense to pay people for the non-value-added activity of handling beams. That's why these shops are investigating automated material handling, but before they do that, they need to answer some important questions.

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RIA announces winners of 2012 Engelberger Robotics Awards

August 2, 2012

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., has named Richard Litt and Martin Buehler as the winners of its 2012 Engelberger Robotics Awards &mdawsh; the industry's highest honor. The awards, named after the worldwide "father of robotics," Joseph F. Engelberger, are sponsored...

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Welding machine rolls, seam welds perforated stainless cylinders - TheFabricator.com

Welding machine rolls, seam welds perforated stainless cylinders

August 1, 2012

The MRL AFD SP welding machine from CEMSA S.p.A. is designed to be integrated in washing machine production lines. It provides rolling and further seam welding of perforated stainless steel cylinders. To prevent flattening of the hole borders, the system wraps the flat, precut sheet metal...

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Controller lets operator work up damaged dies safely - TheFabricator.com

Controller lets operator work up damaged dies safely

July 30, 2012

Reis Robotics offers the SafetyController, which allows the operator to check and control complicated welding tasks (such as automatic buildup welding of worn-out forging and rolling tools) without danger. The welding cell combines a robot-supported process with the individual adaptation by the...

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Registration opens for Automate 2013

July 17, 2012

Free registration for the Automate 2013 Show and Conference, set for Jan. 21-24, 2013, at McCormick Place in Chicago, now is open and available at www.automate2013.com. The show, sponsored by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), Ann Arbor, Mich., will focus on practical solutions for...

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Patriot Automation CNC launches website

July 16, 2012

Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Saraland, Ala., has established a new website at www.patriotautomationcnc.com. The company offers a variety of equipment for thin- to thick-plate cutting and weld preparation, including plasma cutting, marking, and welding; robotic and fixed GMAW; oxyfuel bevel...

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Reis Robotics announces winners of Walter Reis Innovation Award for Robotics

July 11, 2012

Walter Reis, founder of Reis Robotics, Obernburg, Germany, has announced this year's winners of the Walter Reis Innovation Award for Robotics. Presented every two years, the award recognizes outstanding developments in industrial production robotics and industrial service robotics, as well as...

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American Weldquip appoints district manager – southern region - TheFabricator.com

American Weldquip appoints district manager – southern region

June 20, 2012

American Weldquip Inc., Sharon Center, Ohio, a manufacturer of semiautomatic and robotic torches and peripherals, has appointed Charles Quillen as district sales manager – southern region. Quillen is responsible for managing activities in Tennessee, Kentucky, southern Missouri,...

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Vision-guided robotics webinar scheduled for June 7

May 29, 2012

The Robotic Industries Association will host a webinar, "Robots: Vision Guidance Technology (2D)," on June 7 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT. It will cover basic techniques in 2-D vision-guided robots and introduce the concepts of XY centroids, part angles, and grip offsets. Robot and vision...

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A road map to robotics - TheFabricator.com

A road map to robotics

May 25, 2012

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Implementing robotics can prove to be beneficial, but you can’t expect to achieve your desired productivity results if you don’t know how products flow to and from that cell. In other words, simply throwing a robot onto the shop floor is not the answer. Before you make the commitment to robotics, it’s important to analyze your process flow and adopt methods that will help reduce waste from the manual process.

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