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Bystronic to open new headquarters in Illinois - TheFabricator.com

Bystronic to open new headquarters in Illinois

April 12, 2012

Bystronic Inc. will host the grand opening of its new North American headquarters May 3-4, 2012. The 48,300-sq.-ft. building, located in Elgin, Ill., has a 10,000-sq.-ft. office, 14,000-sq.-ft. showroom, and 24,300-sq.-ft. spare parts and logistics area. In addition to being the company's...

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Robotic Welding Programming

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

April 9, 2012 | By Jim Berge

Offline programming has come of age. Fully taking advantage of all this technology has to offer can help you minimize downtime, increase robot productivity, boost quality, and improve your overall operation.

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Wayne Trail receives FANUC Robotics sales award - TheFabricator.com

Wayne Trail receives FANUC Robotics sales award

April 9, 2012

Wayne Trail Technologies, Fort Loramie, Ohio, has received the Outstanding Sales Growth Award in the welding market from FANUC Robotics. The award recognizes Wayne Trail for more than doubling its sales volume with FANUC over the previous year. Wayne Trail provides fully integrated automation...

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RIA webinar on April 12 to focus on fundamentals of industrial robotics

April 2, 2012

Robotic Industries Association will present a webinar on April 12 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST. Sponsored by ABB Inc., ATI Industrial Automation, and Applied Manufacturing Technologies, the webinar will focus on the fundamentals of industrial robotics. Participants will learn about different kinds of...

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Robotic capabilities allow hands-off installation of self-clinching fasteners

March 28, 2012

Clear Automation and PennEngineering® have introduced robotic capabilities engineered for the PEMSERTER® Series 3000™ fastener-installation press. The system allows hands-off installation of self-clinching fasteners. The system picks up, moves, and positions a workpiece for alignment with...

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Resistance spot welding system offered on stationary pedestal - TheFabricator.com

Resistance spot welding system offered on stationary pedestal

March 28, 2012

Fronius offers the DeltaSpot® resistance spot welding pedestal system. The 100 percent servo-driven, water-cooled system has an adjustable gun height, intuitive user interface, and does not require compressed air. The gun can be disassembled from the frame and converted for use on a robot....

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Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center opens Motoman robot lab - TheFabricator.com

Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center opens Motoman robot lab

March 22, 2012

Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp., Dayton, Ohio, has announced the opening of the Motoman Robot Laboratory at the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center (SICTC). The center received an advanced manufacturing grant this year, allowing it to purchase eight HP3JC robots with NXC100...

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Harrisburg Area Community College becomes MERIT center

March 21, 2012

Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), Harrisburg, Pa., is now a Motoman Endorsed Robotics Instructor Training (MERIT) center, serving the regional manufacturing workforce. According to the company, the area has an installed base of more than 1,000 robots. The center, located at the...

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Kardex Remstar launches revised Web site

March 13, 2012

Kardex Remstar has revised its Web site at www.kardexremstar.com. The updated site provides current information on the company's storage and retrieval systems, including videos of products in use. For more detailed product specifications, visitors can download product literature directly from the...

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Adept Technology names vice president of global operations - TheFabricator.com

Adept Technology names vice president of global operations

March 13, 2012

Adept Technology, a Pleasanton, Calif.-based provider of robots, motion controllers, application-development software, and vision-guidance technology, has appointed Robert J. Malley Jr. as vice president of global operations. He is responsible for planning and managing all aspects of the...

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Bilsing Automation appoints global accounts director - TheFabricator.com

Bilsing Automation appoints global accounts director

March 13, 2012

Bilsing Automation, a manufacturer of modular tooling systems for pressrooms and body shops, has appointed Claus Dratz to the newly created position of global account manager at its headquarters in Attendorn, Germany. In this position, Dratz serves customers with worldwide operations, helping...

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Offline programming and simulation in robotic welding - TheFabricator.com

Offline programming and simulation in robotic welding

March 9, 2012 | By Andrew Swary

Offline programming and simulation can help fabricators of all sizes to program parts quickly and more consistently, become more competitive through improved and accurate costing, and provide operational flexibility.

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Robot track supports equipment up to 10,000 lbs. - TheFabricator.com

Robot track supports equipment up to 10,000 lbs.

March 7, 2012

MultiCam® Inc. offers the Robot Slider, designed for robotic welding, as well as high-speed, high-velocity, medium-duty pick-and-place applications, painting, and other related activities. At 14 in. tall along the track, the low-profile system features a 1.38-in. precision linear guide...

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RIA launches certified robot integrator program

February 29, 2012

Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., has launched a certified robot integrator program. "The idea for certification came to us from the system integrator community," said Jeff Burnstein, president of RIA. "We held focus groups and conducted surveys of integrators to identify...

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Out with the old batch, in with something new - TheFabricator.com

Out with the old batch, in with something new

February 28, 2012 | By Dan Davis

Siemens Industry Automation Division, West Chicago, Ill., is now living up to its own name in a big way. The organization is better able to execute its build-to-order thanks to a multimillion dollar investment in an automated material storage and retrieval system with bending, punch, and laser/punch combination machines attached to it.

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