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Back to school with robotic welding

July 6, 2009

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Northwest Iowa Community College decided nine years ago that it would commit itself to leading the way in welding technology education. That commitment has not changed as the school recently replaced its 16-year-old robotic welding cell with a Robotic Education cell provided in conjunction by Lincoln Electric and FANUC Robotics.

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KUKA Robotics appoints vice president, sales and marketing

June 30, 2009

KUKA Robotics Corp., a global manufacturer of industrial robots, announced effective February 1, 2009 the appointment of James Cooper to the position of vice president of sales and marketing.Cooper...

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KUKA Robotics opens Canadian subsidiary

June 30, 2009

KUKA Roboter GmbH has announced the formation of a wholly-owned subsidiary in Canada. The Canadian subsidiary will serve the growing number of KUKA robotics customers in Canada by providing local...

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Laser vision system for wind turbine tower tubes introduced

June 9, 2009

Servo-Robot has introduced the Autotrac/WT for noncontact seam tracking and adaptive SAW of wind turbine tower tubes. All the electronics have been miniaturized to reduce the equipment footprint while...

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Applied Robotics names Innovation Matrix as distributor

June 9, 2009

Applied Robotics Inc., a provider of automation end-of-arm tooling and connectivity systems in Glenville, N.Y., has signed Innovation Matrix Inc., a supplier of machine vision and motion software,...

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Rankin Industries hires director of sales

June 9, 2009

Rankin® Industries™, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., a manufacturer of buildup and hardfacing products, has added R.L. Baker as director of sales. He is responsible for global sales of the...

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Meta Vision Systems appoints North America sales director

June 9, 2009

Meta Vision Systems Inc., Montreal, a designer and manufacturer of laser- and camera-based systems for automating production processes, has appointed Stephen Thacker as director of sales for North...

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Is it time to put a robot in front of a press brake?

June 8, 2009

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North American fabricators have not been as active in adoptingautomated bending cells as their counterparts in other parts of theworld. But that may be changing. These five questions can help afabricator decide how to justify the case for a robotic press brake.

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Ultra Tech acquires Motch & Eichele

May 12, 2009

Ultra Tech Machinery of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, has acquired The Motch & Eichele Co. of Eastlake, Ohio. Operating as The Motch & Eichele Co. LLC, the company continues to represent and distribute its...

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ATI purchases Speedeburr product line

May 12, 2009

ATI Industrial Automation, an engineering-based developer of robotic peripheral equipment, has completed the purchase of the Speedeburr product line from the Norwegian-based Speedeburr AS. The line...

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Flow, KUKA announce strategic alliance

April 16, 2009

Flow International Corp., a developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) waterjet technology, recently announced the formation of a strategic alliance with KUKA Robot Group, a supplier of...

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Industrial PCs designed for control cabinet/housing installations

April 15, 2009

Beckhoff Automation offers the C65xx series of industrial PCs (IPCs). It is designed to be installed in control cabinets or in the rear panel of control/console housings.With TwinCAT® automation...

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Wolf Robotics hires new Southeast regional manager

April 14, 2009

Wolf Robotics, Fort Collins, Colo., a provider of robotic metalworking equipment, technology, manufacturing, and servicing, recently appointed Patrick R. Clayton as regional manager for the southeast...

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PaR Systems establishes defense division

April 14, 2009

PaR Systems Inc., St. Paul/Minneapolis, has established a defense division led by Jered President Rick Edger, supported by COO Tom Donovan. Donovan continues his role as Jered COO. Ian Haley, a naval...

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Lincoln Electric begins Green Initiative Awareness Program

April 14, 2009

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has announced its new Green Initiative Awareness Program to promote the company's initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of its manufacturing processes and...

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