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Bridge gantry-type robot cell handles very large structures

November 12, 2012

Reis Robotics has introduced the bridge gantry-type RBP robot. It is the biggest in the company's history, with a 442.93- by 39.37- by 9.84-ft. work envelope, for production of large structures in railway vehicle construction, shipbuilding, steel construction, and wind energy power plant...

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Industrial PC has large touch panel for 3-D modeling

November 6, 2012

FANUC FA America has introduced the new Panel i 19-in. industrial PC with color LCD and new touch panel. The PC uses solid-state drives (SSDs) rather than standard hard drives. It features Windows® Embedded instead of a desktop operating system, allowing the operating system to be locked...

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Seam tracking system suitable for reflective materials

November 5, 2012

Invisual E. offers the Scan Sonic seam tracking system. Designed for tube and pipe producers using arc-related welding processes such as laser, GTAW, GMAW, and subarc, the system maintains the torch position over the seam in real time, providing the optimum heat and material transfer for proper...

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Fronius USA appoints area sales manager

November 5, 2012

Fronius USA has hired Rick Whitfield as area sales manager, working from the Chattanooga, Tenn., location. Whitfield began his career in welding automation in the mid-1990s. He has extensive experience in sales management and marketing of advanced welding automation equipment....

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Laser robot's integrated beam guidance increases laser capacity

October 30, 2012

Reis Robotics has introduced the new, six-axis laser robot type RV60-26-FT (fiber transfer). It delivers a capacity up to 20 kW, long reach, high handling weights for different welding optics, and powerful beam guidance and optic systems, the company states. In the redesigned hand axis, the laser...

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Webinar to highlight robotic material handling

October 23, 2012

Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., will present a free webinar, “New Techniques in Robotic Material Handling,” on Nov. 1 from noon to 1:00 p.m. EDT.M The webinar will: Present new robotic material handling methods and explain how they drive ROI. Highlight new robotic...

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Destacker tooling design feeds aluminum, steel blanks -

Destacker tooling design feeds aluminum, steel blanks

October 10, 2012

Bilsing Automation offers a flexible destacking system that can separate and feed both steel and aluminum blanks in various sizes and configurations. The system comprises 2.5-in.-dia. aluminum round-body tooling and other components manufactured by the company. During a cycle, the automation...

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Material handling robot handles large, heavy parts

October 9, 2012

FANUC Robotics America has introduced the M-900iB/700 super-heavy-payload material handling robot. It has a 29.28-ft. horizontal reach and 0.77-ton payload capacity. The robot can handle very large and heavy parts, such as aerospace and power train components, engines, truck and bus frames,...

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Cincinnati Incorporated appoints regional sales engineer

October 1, 2012

Cincinnati Incorporated, Cincinnati, has named Darren Bobbitt as regional sales engineer for Arkansas and Oklahoma. Bobbitt, a 10-year veteran of manufacturing, holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Cincinnati Incorporated provides...

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Training system teaches robotic welding

September 26, 2012

Lincoln Electric offers a mobile robotic welding education cell. With its collapsible, 2,000-sq.-in. workspace, the cell can be used in multiple classrooms and welding labs as a training tool, as well as transported to recruiting events to attract students to schools and their programs. The...

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Robot designed for cutting, dispensing applications -

Robot designed for cutting, dispensing applications

September 24, 2012

Yaskawa Motoman has introduced the Motoman® HP20D-A80 robot. Featuring high-precision drives on major axes, it is designed for high-accuracy cutting and dispensing applications. Formcut software automatically generates the path to cut shapes based on user-specified geometry. Path accuracy...

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Arc welding robot features fully integrated dressing

September 17, 2012

ABB Robotics has introduced the IRB 1520ID dedicated arc welding robot. It features internal axis-1 routing of the welding cabling, a compact swing base, and 30 percent less weight than the company's IRB 1600ID. The upper arm integrated dressing (ID) design provides protection for all media,...

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Through-arm robotic GMAW gun

Selecting, installing, and maintaining a through-arm robotic GMAW gun

September 10, 2012 | By Ryan Lizotte

In recent years, through-arm robots have begun to replace conventional over-the-arm models. Following these selection, installation, and maintenance guidelines for a through-arm robotic GMAW gun can help you make a smooth transition.

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Sensing changes in automated welding

September 7, 2012 | By Andrew Short, Stephen Thacker

Can automated welding be a useful tool in the random world of fabricating, where material make-up is inconsistent and weld-prep results in non-aligned edges? With a vision system, automated welding indeed can be the right tool for the right application.

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Genesis Systems designated as RIA-certified robot integrator

September 4, 2012

Genesis Systems Group has received the new certified robot integrator designation from the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich. "To become certified, integrators go through a rigorous process which includes an on-site audit, safety training, and hands-on testing of key personnel,...

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