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Press hardening system makes material up to three times stronger than standard steel

February 2, 2009

AP&T, a supplier of automation, hydraulic presses, tools, and production lines to the sheet metal industry, has delivered a press hardening system to China's Baosteel. According to the company, the...

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AP&T announces personnel changes

February 2, 2009

Monroe, N.C.-based AP&T, a supplier of automation, hydraulic presses, tools, and production lines to the sheet metal industry, has announced personnel changes.After a six-month interim term, Adam...

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Skyline Steel facility

Keeping welding costs from spiraling out of control

January 15, 2009

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Skyline Steel, a subsidiary of ArcelorMittal, recognized in 2001 that for it to win contracts for high-end projects requiring high-pressure and high-strength steel spiral pipe, it would need to become more competitive in price. That's why the company turned to Servo-Robot Corp. and its AUTO-TRAC laser vision seam tracking for pipe welding.

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Robotic Welding Arm

Fabricator meets competition challenge with welding robot cells

January 15, 2009

SituationLB Steel LLC/Coburn Steel Products is a privately held fabricating and machining company with about 300 employees and multiple plants. Approximately 350,000 sq. ft. of its 500,000-sq.-ft. facility in Harvey, Ill., is dedicated to fabrication.Most of the welding the company does involves...

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Robotic safety mount useful for applications that integrate crash protection with software

January 13, 2009

The ArcSafe™-SW robotic safety mount from American Weldquip is designed for use in applications in which crash protection is integrated into the robotic software package.Most integrated robotic...

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Wolf Robotics personnel receive CWI certification

January 13, 2009

Wolf Robotics, Fort Collins, Colo., has announced that several of its employees have passed the qualifications and testing required to be considered official AWS certified welding inspectors.Scott...

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Mayfran Intl. acquires Press Room Techniques

January 13, 2009

Mayfran Intl., Cleveland, a manufacturer of engineered factory automation systems, has acquired Press Room Techniques (PRT), Lindsay, Ont., a developer and manufacturer of a line of patented products...

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PennEngineering®, Pencom announce settlement agreement

December 16, 2008

Penn Eng. & Mfg., Danboro, Pa., and Peninsula Components Inc., San Carlos, Calif., have announced a settlement agreement of PennEngineering's lawsuit against Pencom for infringement of certain patents...

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Cladding system applies corrosion-resistant alloys to pipeline inner walls

November 11, 2008

The ARC-05P from ARC Specialties is a PLC, GTAW, vertical-bore cladding system that circumferentially overlays corrosion-resistant alloys to the inner wall of carbon steel pipeline. The end result is...

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Thermadyne Automation Partners With Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems

November 11, 2008

Thermadyne Automation, St. Louis, has partnered with Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems, Harwood, Md. "The Thermal Dynamics Auto-Cut and Ultra-Cut machines have allowed us to tap into a customer base we...

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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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