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Serapid supplies push/pull systems to Reed City Tool - TheFabricator.com

Serapid supplies push/pull systems to Reed City Tool

August 23, 2011

Serapid Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., has delivered several push/pull systems for die handling automation to Reed City Tool of Reed City, Mich. Seven RollBeams are used to push the dies in and out of the presses. Six have 5 ft. of travel and one has 10 ft. of travel. Each pushes the 18,000-lb....

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Robotic equipment-monitoring service works on any device with Internet access - TheFabricator.com

Robotic equipment-monitoring service works on any device with Internet access

August 15, 2011

MyMotoman remote monitoring service from the Motoman Robotics division of Yaskawa America Inc. gives users equipment monitoring information on any device that has access to the Internet. With the service users have the ability to maintain a handle on robotic equipment by sending crucial alerts,...

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North American robot orders jump 41 percent in first half of 2011

August 9, 2011

Fueled by its best quarter in six years, the North American robotics industry jumped 41 percent in the first half of 2011, according to new statistics released by Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich. A total of 8,879 robots valued at $577.8 million were ordered by North American...

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DE-STA-CO appoints new president

August 1, 2011

DE-STA-CO, a manufacturer of robotic tooling, workholding, and flexible industrial automation systems in Auburn Hills, Mich., has appointed John Podczerwinski to the position of president. For more than three years, Podczerwinski has led VSG, North and South Americas, a Dover Company, as vice...

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ATI Industrial Automation schedules open house - TheFabricator.com

ATI Industrial Automation schedules open house

July 11, 2011

ATI Industrial Automation, Apex, N.C., will host its 5th annual Open House and Technology Training Fair at the Detroit sales office in Orion Township, Mich., on Aug. 18. Discussions will detail the many new end-effector products the company has developed over the past year, along with its...

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Should you automate your welding operation?

July 11, 2011 | By Robert Ryan, P. Eng., MBA

If conditions are right, automating your welding operation can improve quality and productivity. Careful consideration of various factors can help you determine if automation is appropriate for your application.

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Motoman Robotics recertified as continuing education provider - TheFabricator.com

Motoman Robotics recertified as continuing education provider

June 20, 2011

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has recertified Motoman Robotics, Dayton, Ohio, a division of Yaskawa America Inc., as an authorized provider under the new ANSI/IACET 1-2007 standard. Motoman Robotics has been an authorized provider since 1993,...

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Portable welding carriage designed to weld both sides of stiffener ribs or I-beams - TheFabricator.com

Portable welding carriage designed to weld both sides of stiffener ribs or I-beams

June 14, 2011

Koike Aronson's Wel-Twin is a heavy-duty, portable welding carriage designed to weld on both sides of a stiffener rib or I-beam up to 24 in. tall. Common uses are for shipbuilding, trailer building, and custom I-beam construction. The unit is attached magnetically from both sides of the plate...

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AccuBilt hires sales engineer - TheFabricator.com

AccuBilt hires sales engineer

May 23, 2011

AccuBilt Inc., Jackson, Mich., has named Jon Grugel as sales engineer. He has more than 20 years of sales experience in the welding industry working with robotic integrators, gas and welding supply distributors, welding power supply companies, and metal fabricators, as well as other industries....

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Robot orders surge 31 percent in first quarter of 2011

May 16, 2011

North American robotics companies enjoyed their best opening quarter since 2007, according to new statistics released by Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., the industry's trade group. A total of 4,021 robots valued at $263.5 million were ordered by North American manufacturing...

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American Weldquip appoints district manager - north central region - TheFabricator.com

American Weldquip appoints district manager - north central region

April 18, 2011

American Weldquip Inc., Sharon Center, Ohio, has appointed Marty Voss as district sales manager – north central region. In this position, he is responsible for managing activities in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota. Voss joins the company with more than 25 years of process...

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Automatic welding nozzle cleaning system can be used with all brands - TheFabricator.com

Automatic welding nozzle cleaning system can be used with all brands

April 12, 2011

Arndt Enterprise has introduced the Sentry Torch Guard automatic welding nozzle cleaning system for robotic GMAW cells. The system removes built-up weld spatter and sprays a mist of antispatter fluid directly into the gas shield nozzle, providing protection for the nozzle, gas diffuser, and...

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Weld Tooling Corp. appoints director of manufacturing - TheFabricator.com

Weld Tooling Corp. appoints director of manufacturing

April 4, 2011

Weld Tooling Corp., Canonsburg, Pa., home of Bug-O Systems/Cypress Welding Equipment, has named Larry Johnson as director of manufacturing. Johnson has more than 30 years of diversified manufacturing management experience in all manufacturing...

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North American robotics companies post best year since 2007

March 29, 2011

North American-based robotics companies reported strong growth in 2010, posting the best year since 2007, according to new statistics released by Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry trade group. North American robot suppliers reported orders of 13,174 robots valued at $845.6 million...

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ABB Robotics to host laser processing workshop April 27 in Auburn Hills, Mich.

March 24, 2011

ABB Robotics is hosting a Laser Processing Workshop on April 27, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at its North American headquarters and training center in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The workshop will give current and potential users of laser technology in-depth, hands-on exposure to: robotic laser best...

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