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Balluff names business development support specialist

April 15, 2008

Balluff, Florence, Ky., has named Drew Stevens as business development support specialist for metal forming.Stevens, who directs the company's metal forming support programs, has been a journeyman...

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Applied Manufacturing Technologies acquires K-R Automation

April 15, 2008

Applied Manufacturing Technologies Inc. (AMT), Orion, Mich., a supplier of factory automation design, engineering, and process consulting services, has acquired K-R Automation, Warren, Mich., a panel...

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Remote compliance device corrects alignment errors in assembly applications

March 11, 2008

The Compensator, a remote center of compliance (RCC) device from ATI Industrial Automation, is designed to correct alignment errors with peg-in-hole automated assembly applications.The device features...

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Robotic aluminum GMAW system added to product line

March 11, 2008

Panasonic Factory Solutions Co. of America has added TAWERS-Aluminum MIG to its TAWERS robot line. Suitable for high-performance, push-pull aluminum feeding, the system uses a three-motor system to...

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Robotics conference emphasizes new standard on industrial robot construction

March 11, 2008

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Mississauga, Ont., will co-sponsor the North American Robot Safety Conference in Waterloo,...

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AWS plans automatic welding conference

March 11, 2008

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, will hold a conference May 13 and 14 dedicated to automatic welding, automatic controls, and training and management.Speakers will explore automation...

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Automation in tube and pipe welding

March 11, 2008

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Robots make a lot of sense for tube and pipe welding. The return on investment for a typical robot system can be seen usually within six to 24 months, depending on the parts, complexity of the system, and learning curve of the manufacturer. Quality improvements are typically seen immediately. In addition, by tracking the process, manufacturers can make changes to improve production time and determine the throughput of the system for accurate part production projections.

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Multipurpose robot line expanded

February 12, 2008

Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. has expanded the line of robots available in its Presto ST series with the ST70L and ST100 models.The compact, multipurpose robots have load capacities that support the same...

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ICR opens robotics education institute

February 12, 2008

Industrial Control Repair Inc. (ICR), Warren, Mich., a provider of industrial electronic and mechanical repair services, has opened its Learning Institute for students seeking careers in robotics. The...

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RIA elects new president

February 12, 2008

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., has elected Richard Litt as RIA president for 2008. Litt is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Genesis Systems Group LLC, Davenport, Iowa....

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Rexcon Controls and Automation opens facility in Alabama

February 12, 2008

Rexcon Controls and Automation, Harrison Township, Mich., a division of Electrex Co. Inc., has opened a facility in Irondale, Ala.Rexcon Controls and Automation's services include CAD automated system...

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Stand-alone robotic welding cell suitable for both short-run, large-scale production

January 15, 2008

Marathon Welding Automation offers the Mini-Z personal weld cell as a stand-alone option for short-run shops, or it can be integrated into large-scale production manufacturing operations.With its...

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Welding cell line expanded

January 15, 2008

Panasonic Factory Solutions Co. of America has expanded its line of pre-engineered PerformArc welding cells with the addition of the PA-55. According to the company, the system typically produces as...

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FABTECH hosts 31,000 visitors, covers 461,627 sq. ft.

January 15, 2008

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show at McCormick Place in Chicago hosted more exhibiting companies and covered more exhibit space than any previous FABTECH. Filling 461,627 sq. ft....

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AWS acquires Mexican welding tradeshow

January 15, 2008

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, has entered into an agreement with Trade Show Consulting (TSC) to purchase Weldmex, the largest welding tradeshow in Latin America.Under the terms of the...

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