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Automatic welding nozzle cleaning system can be used with all brands - TheFabricator.com

Automatic welding nozzle cleaning system can be used with all brands

April 12, 2011

Arndt Enterprise has introduced the Sentry Torch Guard automatic welding nozzle cleaning system for robotic GMAW cells. The system removes built-up weld spatter and sprays a mist of antispatter fluid directly into the gas shield nozzle, providing protection for the nozzle, gas diffuser, and...

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Weld Tooling Corp. appoints director of manufacturing - TheFabricator.com

Weld Tooling Corp. appoints director of manufacturing

April 4, 2011

Weld Tooling Corp., Canonsburg, Pa., home of Bug-O Systems/Cypress Welding Equipment, has named Larry Johnson as director of manufacturing. Johnson has more than 30 years of diversified manufacturing management experience in all manufacturing...

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North American robotics companies post best year since 2007

March 29, 2011

North American-based robotics companies reported strong growth in 2010, posting the best year since 2007, according to new statistics released by Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry trade group. North American robot suppliers reported orders of 13,174 robots valued at $845.6 million...

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ABB Robotics to host laser processing workshop April 27 in Auburn Hills, Mich.

March 24, 2011

ABB Robotics is hosting a Laser Processing Workshop on April 27, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at its North American headquarters and training center in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The workshop will give current and potential users of laser technology in-depth, hands-on exposure to: robotic laser best...

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Taking the load off material handling

March 14, 2011

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A manufacturer of healthcare products automated the material handling and welding of a popular line of medical tables.

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Electron Beam Technologies promotes vice presidents

March 14, 2011

Electron Beam Technologies Inc., Kankakee, Ill., has promoted Steven Roe to vice president of engineering and Valgene E. Raloff to vice president of marketing and product development. Roe joined the company in 1990 as a design engineer. He later was named chief engineer, leading engineers and...

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Fronius USA names segment managers

March 14, 2011

Fronius USA LLC, Brighton, Mich., has promoted Stefan Mayr to segment manager resistance welding/DeltaSpot. He has been with the company for more than 13 years, working in resistance welding R&D and serving as key account manager for robotics and integration. Josh Williamson has joined the...

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Atlas Technologies announces management changes

March 14, 2011

Atlas Technologies Inc., Fenton, Mich., has changed its management structure. William Rogner has returned to the company as the interim general manager, joining veteran managers Randy Austin, vice president of applications, and Louis Weigele, human resources and purchasing manager. Kim Nation has...

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RIA to present Engelberger Awards

February 22, 2011

The Engelberger Robotics Award, the industry's highest honor, will be presented to Åke Lindqvist and Henrik Christensen during a dinner ceremony on March 22 in Chicago. Each recipient will be presented a commemorative medallion and a $5,000 honorarium. The award, sponsored by Robotic Industries...

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Arc welding robot fully integrates process equipment - TheFabricator.com

Arc welding robot fully integrates process equipment

February 22, 2011

ABB Robotics has introduced the IRB 2600ID integrated dress pack model midsized robot designed for arc welding. With its 6.56-ft. reach and 17.64-lb. payload, the robot features a flexible conduit in its upper arm/wrist for routing the cables and hoses, fully integrating the process equipment...

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Laser guidance system for SAW includes noncontact tracking of true root position - TheFabricator.com

Laser guidance system for SAW includes noncontact tracking of true root position

February 17, 2011

Meta Vision Systems has introduced a new version of its VistaWeld laser guidance system for increasing the speed and accuracy of SAW in longitudinal pipe mills. The new version includes noncontact tracking of the true root position and built-in look-ahead compensation as standard features. The...

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Compact robot controller functionality extended - TheFabricator.com

Compact robot controller functionality extended

February 17, 2011

ABB Robotics has extended the functionality of its IRC5 compact controller to six additional robot families. The unit now supports the IRB 120, IRB 140, IRB 260, IRB 360 FlexPicker™, IRB 1410, and IRB 1600 robot families. The controller is compatible with the standard- and panel-mount...

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Genesis Systems Group establishes robotic welding scholarship

February 7, 2011

Robotic workcell integrator Genesis Systems Group, Davenport, Iowa, has announced a new scholarship resulting from an agreement among Genesis Systems Group LLC, Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Engineering Program, and Scott County Schools. The Andy Zinn-Genesis Systems Group scholarship is...

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Changeover system accommodates up to 10 torch bodies

February 7, 2011

Fronius Intl. has introduced the Robacta TX welding torch body changeover system. Its console can accommodate up to 10 torch bodies. The device for cutting the welding wire is flanged onto the console. The system automatically cuts the wire before the torch body is changed, winds the wire back,...

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Parallel grippers handle long tooling, heavy parts - TheFabricator.com

Parallel grippers handle long tooling, heavy parts

February 7, 2011

PHD offers series GRK low-profile parallel grippers. They feature the highest grip force in their class, according to the manufacturer, and provide a high moment load capacity to handle long tooling and heavy parts. The ultrarigid, wear-compensating jaw guide system is designed to eliminate...

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