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Orbitform Group names president

September 16, 2008

Orbitform Group, Jackson, Mich., has announced that it has named Phil Sponsler as president. He has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of engineering, manufacturing, and sales. He served...

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Motoman appoints president and CEO

September 16, 2008

Motoman Inc., Dayton, Ohio, has named Steve Barhorst as president and COO. He succeeds Craig Jennings, whose departure after nearly 19 years comes at a time when the company is shifting to a global...

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Innovation Matrix opens office in Japan

September 16, 2008

Innovation Matrix Inc., San Jose, Calif., a distributor and system integrator of automation applications, recently opened its new office in Kobe, Japan. The company says the office allows it to better...

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De-Sta-Co appoints president of automation

September 16, 2008

De-Sta-Co, Auburn Hills, Mich., has promoted Leo McAuliffe to president of automation. McAuliffe is responsible for managing the company's global automation platform, which includes operations in...

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Pulsed GTAW waveform diagram

Robotic GTAW

September 16, 2008

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Robotic GTAW is a little-known process that has made significant advancements recently, thanks in part to the advancements made to manual GTAW that have made it more user-friendly and compatible with the environment. Applications that were once nearly impossible to accomplish can be handled with relative ease with modern GTAW systems. Even today robotic GTAW continues to improve and advance into new fields to create a better future for the welding industry.

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Welding Robot

Automating the Small

September 16, 2008

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Robotic welding has entered the job shop market with gusto, and here's why.

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Arc welding robot has dresspack routed inside upper arm

September 3, 2008

ABB's IRB 1600ID (integrated dressing), robot has its dresspack routed inside the robot's upper arm, which makes it suitable for arc welding.The dresspack carries all the media necessary for arc...

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Xiris names Kent Corp. as sales agent

September 1, 2008

Xiris Automation Inc. has announced that Kent Corp., North Royalton, Ohio, is the exclusive North American sales agent for the Zume product family. Scheduled for launch in October, Zume is an optical...

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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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