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Robotic welding machine automates programming, production

August 12, 2008

The SmartTCP robotic welding machine, designed for complex fabrications in small-batch production, helps reduce the need for expert welders, improve time-to-market, and increase production volume and...

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Bug-O Systems announces new location

August 12, 2008

Bug-O Systems Intl., a manufacturer of portable welding and cutting automation equipment, has opened a 30,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing complex near Canonsburg, Pa.The complex will produce the Bug-O...

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Abicor Binzel appoints district sales manager, account specialist

August 12, 2008

ABICOR Binzel, Frederick, Md., has added Matt Perkins as district sales manager and Brian Berry as account specialist.Perkins is responsible for the sales region that comprises Ohio and most of...

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Software developed for vision system

August 1, 2008

Xiris Automation Inc. has developed a software package for vision systems.The Laservision™ software is a 3-D machine vision software package designed for tube applications requiring accurate,...

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Nozzle cleaning station can be used with any robotic equipment

July 15, 2008

The RCS-1000 robotic nozzle cleaning station from American Weldquip is designed for spatter removal and nozzle cleaning in robotic applications. Integrated features allow operators to use the system...

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Motorized weld curtain can move at 2 m/sec.

July 15, 2008

The Gortite— NT automated weld curtain from A&A Manufacturing features programmable control of acceleration, deceleration, and partial opening and closing. At its fastest speed, the motorized...

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Koike installs Thermal Dynamics plasma cutting machines

July 15, 2008

Koike-Aronson Inc., Arcade, N.Y., recently installed AutoCut and UltraCut plasma cutting systems from Thermal Dynamics, St. Louis, at its training facilities in Arcade and Houston. Koike trained all...

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Innova Robotics & Automation changes name to CoroWare

July 15, 2008

CoroWare Inc., Redmond, Wash., recently changed its name from Innova Robotics & Automation Inc.The company says it chose the new name because it represents its original vision of developing and...

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Xiris Automation appoints vice president

July 1, 2008

Xiris Automation Inc., Toronto, a producer of optical quality control equipment, has appointed Pierre Huot as vice president.Huot is involved in several of the company's sales, marketing, strategic...

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Auto weld that ends well

June 17, 2008

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Robotically welding a part made sense for Tommy Gate Co./Woodbine Manufacturing, Woodbine, Iowa, so they then made plenty of cents available to invest in a robotic welding cell from Genesis Systems.

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Robotic bending cell offers midlevel automation

June 17, 2008

LVD Strippit has introduced RoboCell, a bending cell capable of robotic bending and stand-alone operation.The cell offers midlevel automation, combining an LVD Strippit PPEB or Easy-Form® series...

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Top 10 misconceptions about automation

June 15, 2008

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Fabricators frequently react to the idea of automation with powerful objections, many of which are based on information that is obsolete, incomplete, or simply incorrect. The reality is that automated systems can increase quality, profitability, and production rates; reduce costs and setup times; improve safety; simplify machine operation; and provide manufacturing flexibility.

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Applied Manufacturing Technologies, Bosch Rexroth sponsor LSSU robotics project

May 15, 2008

Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), Orion, Mich., has sponsored the development of a vision-based robotic workcell as a senior project at Lake Superior State University (LSSU) in Sault Sainte...

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Thermadyne appoints automation business managers

May 15, 2008

Thermadyne Industries Inc., St. Louis, a manufacturer of cutting and welding products, recently appointed Charlie Fischer, Mark Powers, and Barry McCarter as automation business managers.Fischer is...

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Bosch Rexroth to acquire fluid filter manufacturer

May 15, 2008

Bosch Rexroth, Hoffman Estates, Ill., a provider of drive and control technologies from mechanics, hydraulics, and pneumatics to electronics and associated service, has announced plans to acquire K. &...

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