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Welding machine rolls, seam welds perforated stainless cylinders -

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

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 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 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 -

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 -

A road map to robotics

May 25, 2012


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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Robotic Welding

Oh, the places you’ll go with offline programming—Part II

May 22, 2012


Having difficulty aligning your offline programs with your real-world robot? Then you’ll want to read this article that discusses ways to overcome this problem, along with other offline programming uses that can help you get the most from your robots.

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Lincoln Electric acquires Wayne Trail Technologies Inc.

May 17, 2012

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that it has acquired Wayne Trail Technologies Inc., a privately held Ohio-based manufacturer of automated systems and tooling, serving a wide range of applications in the metal processing market. "The addition of Wayne Trail Technologies strengthens our...

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Two-finger adaptive gripper made for high-mix automation

May 17, 2012

Robotiq has announced the availability of its two-finger adaptive robotic gripper. The programmable gripper offers three distinct modes — parallel, encompassing, and inside grip — to enable handling of flat, square, cylindrical, and irregular parts. The high payload-to-weight ratio and long...

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RIA announces first certified robot integrators

May 17, 2012

Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., has announced that JR Automation, Motion Controls Robotics, Tennessee Rand, and Wolf Robotics are the first four robotic integrators to receive its new certified robot integrator designation. To become certified, integrators go through a...

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Webinar to focus on robotic palletizing, depalletizing

May 10, 2012

p>Robotic Industries Association will host a webinar on May 24 from noon to 1:00 p.m. EDT on the basics of palletizing and depalletizing with robots. The webinar will feature many palletizing applications in action; the webinar includes movies of actual systems in production. Participants will...

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Boltech merges with Taylor-Winfield Technologies

May 8, 2012

The Brilex Group of Companies has announced the merger of Boltech Inc. with Taylor-Winfield Technologies Inc. All current Boltech employees have relocated to the Taylor-Winfield offices in Hubbard, Ohio. Rich Gunter, project manager at Boltech, will transfer to the Innovation Place facility as...

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ATI senior account manager named first female chair of RIA -

ATI senior account manager named first female chair of RIA

April 25, 2012

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) has named Catherine Morris, senior account manager with ATI Industrial Automation, Apex, N.C., as its first female chair. Morris was elected to the RIA board in 2003 and most recently served as first vice chair. She is a past chair and current member of...

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