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GE, FANUC announce agreement to dissolve joint venture

August 18, 2009

GE and FANUC have announced that the two companies have agreed to dissolve the GE Fanuc Automation Corporation joint venture. This agreement would allow each company to refocus its investments to grow...

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Heavy-duty robot supports up to 3,000-lb. payload

August 11, 2009

FANUC Robotics America Inc. has introduced the new M-2000iA/1200 super-heavy-duty robot. It can support up to a 3,000-lb. payload with a 23.62-in. offset from the faceplate and full articulated motion...

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Coil end welding machine accommodates strip widths 0.250 to 3 in., thicknesses up to 0.060 in.

July 14, 2009

Guild Intl. has developed a welding machine for joining coil ends on production lines producing cored wire. The HMA Welder produces complete edge-to-edge welds on all types of lines producing cored...

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7-axis welding robot offers improved torch access into tight places

July 14, 2009

Motoman has introduced the seven-axis VA1400 Versatile Arc welding robot. Located in the lower arm, the seventh (E) axis acts as an elbow, which helps improve torch access into tight places and allows...

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Packing robot features 110.3-lb. payload, 360-degree work envelope

July 14, 2009

Motoman's four-axis MPK50 robot with DX100 controller for packing applications features a 110.3-lb. payload and a 360-degree work envelope. A slim manipulator design enables it to reach into confined...

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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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