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Automated welding system performs bore repair

March 7, 2013

The BW3000 AutoBoreWelder automated welding system from Climax Portable Machining & Welding Systems attaches directly to several of the manufacturer's boring machine mounting fixtures, allowing a single setup for both welding and machining operations. The welding machine can weld in...

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Bilsing Automation hires procurement/scheduling manager

March 7, 2013

Bilsing Automation, Clinton Township, Mich., has appointed Timothy Fry as procurement/scheduling manager, a new position developed to support the company's growth over the past five years. Responsible for material and inventory control, Fry has 30 years of experience working in the industrial...

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A welding robot--on the move -

A welding robot--on the move

March 7, 2013 | By Richard Stokes

When a robotic manufacturing system needs to be moved, particularly between remote sites, the cost of the move can be a significant percentage of the original cost of the system. But this doesn’t always have to be the case.

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Rail-guided bridge gantry handles larger components

March 4, 2013

Reis Robotics offers a newly developed rail-guided bridge gantry for applications from ship- and bridge-building to general steel construction. The bridge gantry allows a freely programmable work envelope up to 442.91 by 41.01 by 9.84 ft. for arc welding, resistance welding, and laser welding...

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Orbital welding system captures welding information for reporting -

Orbital welding system captures welding information for reporting

February 27, 2013

The APEX™ 2100 orbital GTAW system is available from Lincoln Electric. Housed in a modular cabinet, the system integrates a welding power source, controller, water cooler, and accessories required to drive the orbital weld head and pipe clamping system. The system monitors, adjusts, and...

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ABB Robotics, Fronius to collaborate on welding packages -

ABB Robotics, Fronius to collaborate on welding packages

February 27, 2013

ABB Robotics, Auburn Hills, Mich., and Fronius Intl., Pettenbach, Austria, have entered a global agreement to collaboratively develop fully equipped robotic welding packages and support both new and existing customers. The welding packages will be designed to provide modular systems to companies...

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Association for Advancing Automation launches new website

February 8, 2013

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3), Ann Arbor, Mich., the umbrella trade association for the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging, and the Motion Control Association (MCA), has launched a new website at "The website will be used for...

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Weld-Ed establishes summer workshop series for welding educators

February 4, 2013

The National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed), located at Lorain County Community College in Lorain, Ohio, has announced its 2013 professional development workshop series, which includes five training modules. The hands-on, instructional workshops offer welding educators...

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Taylor-Winfield Technologies relocates to new office complex

January 22, 2013

The Brilex Group of Companies has announced the completion of Taylor-Winfield Technologies' corporate office complex in Youngstown, Ohio. Construction began in spring 2012, with the building opening in December 2012. Connected to the company's existing 100,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility, the...

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Lincoln Electric acquires Tennessee Rand

January 7, 2013

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., Cleveland, has acquired privately held Tennessee Rand Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn., a designer and manufacturer of tooling and robotic systems for welding applications. "Lincoln's market strength and worldwide reach enable Tennessee Rand to expand its business and...

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Structural steel automation at the end of the line -

Structural steel automation at the end of the line

January 7, 2013 | By Dan Davis

Machine tool developers have done a great job of automating many of the operations associated with structural steel processing over the years. Automated cutting, drilling, and marking are widely adopted in the industry. The same, however, can't be said for assembly and welding, but that could be changing.

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FANUC named top innovator by Forbes and Thomson Reuters

December 13, 2012

FANUC Corp., a diversified manufacturer of CNC systems, robots, and machine tools in Hoffman Estates, Ill., has announced that it has been named to Forbes® 2012 "The World's Most Innovative Companies" list and as one of the Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global InnovatorsSM. The Forbes list...

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Balluff adds staff in marketing, sales

December 6, 2012

Balluff Inc., a Florence, Ky., manufacturer of sensor technology for industrial automation, has announced the addition of several new positions in marketing and sales.Wolfgang Kratzenberg has been hired as marketing manager for RFID products. He is responsible for expanding the company's UHF...

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Genesis Systems Group Japan KK established

December 3, 2012

Robotic workcell integrator Genesis Systems Group, Davenport, Iowa, has established Genesis Systems Group Japan KK in Nagoya, Japan. Leading the sales efforts in Japan are Tadaji Seko and Junko Fukutome. Seko retired from Toyota in 1999 after serving as a trainer of the Toyota Production System,...

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Robotic welding cell includes two independent working locations -

Robotic welding cell includes two independent working locations

November 29, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the new Swift Arc angle loader (AL) robotic system. The workcell is suitable for job shops introducing robotics to their applications. The system features a simple cell design with easy-open manual doors and two independent working locations....

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