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Think before you integrate (robotic welding)

March 1, 2010

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Implementing robotic welding systems for the first time is generally a successful endeavor. However, potential pitfalls and common mistakes can lead to performance issues and increase operational costs. Making yourself aware of these mistakes and the measures you should take to prevent them will contribute to a pleasant transition from labor-intensive, manual processes to the lower-cost, higher-quality automated ones in use today and into the future.

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Fume extraction hoods suitable for robotic and hard automation systems

February 9, 2010

Lincoln Electric Automation has introduced fume extraction hoods for robotic and hard automation systems. The Statiflex® filter bank filtration system offers MERV 16-rated filters and automated...

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Drop carbide dispenser features improved deposition control

February 9, 2010

Mavrix Automatic Welding has redesigned its drop carbide dispensing system to improve the control over the rate of deposited carbide into the weld stream. Through management and regulation of incoming...

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5 traits to look for in a robotic cell operator

January 14, 2010

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Automated welding holds great promise forkeeping U.S. metal fabricators competitiveagainst their international counterpartsbecause it keeps labor costs down, but theserobotic welding cells still require somehuman intervention. Having said that,management doesn't want just anyone in therole of robotic welding cell operator. Hereare five characteristics that they can lookfor to ensure they get the right person forthe job.

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Motoman Robotic Welder

Keeping sight of the little things

January 12, 2010

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Want to get more from your robotic GMAW system? Find out how selecting the appropriate wire, consumables, liner, filler metal package, and welding gun can help decrease downtime, increase productivity, and improve quality.

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Cleaning station designed for robotic GMAW guns

December 7, 2009

Arndt Enterprise Ltd. has introduced the AE-SC2CV nozzle cleaning station with pneumatic reamer, designed for manufacturers using robotic GMAW guns. The system can be used with all brands of robotic...

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Torches work with all GMAW robots, including hollow-wrist-style

December 7, 2009

Arndt Enterprise Ltd. has introduced TBi-Industries' robotic welding torches. The air-cooled and water-cooled torches range in capacity from 250 to 550 amps and are designed to work with all GMAW...

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Ultrasonic metal welding equipment introduced

November 10, 2009

Sonobond Ultrasonics has introduced two ultrasonic metal welding machines.The Dual Head SpliceRite™ can weld wire bundles with cross-sectional areas of up to 3.94 sq. in. According to the...

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Adept Technology hires director of global sales, marketing

November 10, 2009

Adept Technology Inc., Pleasanton, Calif., has appointed Rush LaSelle as director of global sales and marketing. He is responsible for the company's global sales and marketing initiatives.LaSelle has...

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Hypertherm, Lincoln Electric discuss no-layoff business model on NPR

November 5, 2009

Metal fabricating industry suppliers Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., and Cleveland, Ohio-based Lincoln Electric, were featured today on a National Public Radio (NPR) broadcast discussing companies that...

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KUKA Systems launches research center in U.S.

October 23, 2009

KUKA North America has opened the KUKA Development Center (KDC) at its headquarters in Sterling Heights, Mich., near Detroit.Specializing in joining technologies like laser welding, the KDC becomes...

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Welding system software features updated graphical interface

October 13, 2009

Swagelok Co. has released new software for its Swagelok® welding system M200 power supply to help deliver increased performance in an updated graphical interface.The portable power supply weighs...

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Slim, dual-arm robot handles heavy, unwieldy parts, trays, or pallets

October 13, 2009

Motoman's new SDA10D robot has two robot arms that can work together on one task to double the payload or handle heavy, unwieldy parts, trays, or pallets. According to the company, the robot can...

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Motoman partners with Agile Planet

October 13, 2009

Motoman Inc., an industrial robot manufacturer in Dayton, Ohio, and robotics software developer Agile Planet Inc. have entered into a technology partnership that integrates a customized version of...

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Lincoln Electric hosts wind tower welding seminars

October 13, 2009

Lincoln Electric recently hosted more than 120 industry professionals interested in learning more about wind tower fabrication for several daylong seminars.Seminar attendees traveled from across the...

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