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RIA members answer questions online

November 11, 2008

A new networking service called Ask the Experts has been launched by the Robotic Industries Association, Ann Arbor, Mich., on Robotics Online. Only RIA members may serve on the panel of experts,...

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Gdel appoints president/COO

November 11, 2008

Gdel, Langenthal, Switzerland, has appointed Jeff Stadler as the new president and COO of Gudel North America. He previously held the position of vice president of sales and engineering. Stadler is...

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Robotic welder

Don't be marginalized

October 14, 2008

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Peripheral equipment for robotic welding can help maximize the effectiveness of an automated workcell and protect the investment from costly damages. Understanding peripheral equipment is the first step in getting the most out of a robotic workcell.

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ESAB opens flux plant

October 14, 2008

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has added a new flux plant to its filler metal manufacturing facility in Hanover, Pa. The company says the plant significantly upgrades its manufacturing capacity.The...

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PaR Systems moves headquarters, robotics division

October 14, 2008

PaR Systems Inc. has moved its headquarters and robotics division to Shoreview, Minn. The move consolidates three facilities into one modernized building less than three miles from the company's...

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Bosch Rexroth announces participation in Chicago Climate Exchange

October 14, 2008

Bosch Rexroth, Hoffman Estates, Ill., a supplier of products, systems, and services for drive, control, and motion technologies, recently announced plans to participate in the Chicago Climate...

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President Bush visits Lincoln Electric

October 14, 2008

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. welcomed President George W. Bush to its world headquarters and manufacturing plant in Cleveland on July 29.Bush toured the facility and learned about the company's...

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Test kitchen Woodstone Corp

Automation helps ovenmaker cook up profits

September 30, 2008

What kind of a difference did an automated fabricating system make for Wood Stone Corp., Bellingham, Wash.? Before the system, the company actually had more people in the shop, and they were working 10 hour days for about 4-6 months to make fewer products than are produced today.

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New Holland Robotic Welding

A 'Case' for agility

September 26, 2008

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Case New Holland needed a flexible robotic welding, one that could continually adapt to changing market demands.

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Orbitform Group names president

September 16, 2008

Orbitform Group, Jackson, Mich., has announced that it has named Phil Sponsler as president. He has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of engineering, manufacturing, and sales. He served...

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Motoman appoints president and CEO

September 16, 2008

Motoman Inc., Dayton, Ohio, has named Steve Barhorst as president and COO. He succeeds Craig Jennings, whose departure after nearly 19 years comes at a time when the company is shifting to a global...

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Innovation Matrix opens office in Japan

September 16, 2008

Innovation Matrix Inc., San Jose, Calif., a distributor and system integrator of automation applications, recently opened its new office in Kobe, Japan. The company says the office allows it to better...

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De-Sta-Co appoints president of automation

September 16, 2008

De-Sta-Co, Auburn Hills, Mich., has promoted Leo McAuliffe to president of automation. McAuliffe is responsible for managing the company's global automation platform, which includes operations in...

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Pulsed GTAW waveform diagram

Robotic GTAW

September 16, 2008

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Robotic GTAW is a little-known process that has made significant advancements recently, thanks in part to the advancements made to manual GTAW that have made it more user-friendly and compatible with the environment. Applications that were once nearly impossible to accomplish can be handled with relative ease with modern GTAW systems. Even today robotic GTAW continues to improve and advance into new fields to create a better future for the welding industry.

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Welding Robot

Automating the Small

September 16, 2008

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Robotic welding has entered the job shop market with gusto, and here's why.

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