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Product lets welders hand-guide robotic welding machine - TheFabricator.com

Product lets welders hand-guide robotic welding machine

October 11, 2013

Robotiq, in partnership with Yaskawa Motoman, has released Kinetiq Teaching™, a new product that allows operators to task robotic welding machines without requiring in-depth programming knowledge. The product enables operators to move the robotic welding machine with their hands and...

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Applications added to interactive production robot software - TheFabricator.com

Applications added to interactive production robot software

October 8, 2013

Rethink Robotics has released version 2.0 of the software for its interactive production robot, Baxter. With the new software, the robot can pick and place parts at any axis, allowing for picking objects off a shelf or loading machines in a horizontal motion. The software also allows the...

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Power sources, weld heads introduced

October 1, 2013

Arc Machines Inc. has introduced several new products for automated orbital welding. The company has released enhanced versions of its M415 and M205 power supplies, which have been equipped with an optional welding data recording (WDR) feature to register digitally each weld as it is produced, as...

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Robotic collision sensor designed for small payloads - TheFabricator.com

Robotic collision sensor designed for small payloads

September 17, 2013

The SR-48 robotic collision sensor from ATI Industrial Automation has a lower operating range than its SR-61 model, making it suitable for smaller payloads. The patented, resettable sensor is designed to absorb the crash and reset itself, nearly eliminating tool damage, downtime, and the need...

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Robotic part positioners available in slim-line, extra-capacity models - TheFabricator.com

Robotic part positioners available in slim-line, extra-capacity models

September 12, 2013

Yaskawa Motoman has introduced new models of its Ferris wheel-style part positioners. Two servo-driven trunnion/station axes are on opposite sides of a central sweep axis; one station is positioned in front of one to four welding robots, while the other station is outside the robot envelope...

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Interface updated for power sources

September 10, 2013

Yaskawa Motoman has updated its graphic-based interface to Lincoln Electric's Power Wave® power sources. A Motoman® robot communicates welding information over an Ethernet network using Lincoln's ArcLink⪚ XT protocol. The updated interface addresses international compatibility by adding...

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Robotic machine tending software helps simplify programming - TheFabricator.com

Robotic machine tending software helps simplify programming

August 29, 2013

ABB has introduced an overhauled system of robotic machine tending software for such applications as die casting, injection molding, and machining. Together, the new PC-based RobotStudio Machine Tending PowerPac and the new controller-based RobotWare Machine Tending software allow for...

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Robotic torches work in single-arc, tandem applications - TheFabricator.com

Robotic torches work in single-arc, tandem applications

June 3, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Aristo® RT line of robotic torches, designed for single-arc and tandem applications. The torches work with three different product setups: standard (external cable), hollow wrist helix (rotation ±220 degrees), and hollow wrist...

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Adaptive gripper processes irregular parts

May 9, 2013

Robotiq has introduced the 2-Finger Adaptive Gripper - 200. The electric gripper has been designed for processing large, irregular parts and high changeover rates in industries such as automotive part manufacturing, foundry, metal fabrication, and heavy machinery shops. The servo gripper can be...

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Arc process monitoring system controls weld pool conditions remotely

May 8, 2013

Spark-Robo is a new arc process viewing and monitoring system produced by Servo-Robot. It includes dual digital color video technology for weld pool and global process area viewing and control combined with laser vision. This system is applicable to arc processes that require precise remote...

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Robotic welding cells come ready to weld - TheFabricator.com

Robotic welding cells come ready to weld

April 25, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Swift Arc series of pre-engineered robotic welding cells. Three models — AL (angle-load), FL (front-load), and SL (side-load) — are available, delivered ready to weld. Standard features include the power source and wire feeder,...

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Torch cleaning system integrates into any robotic welding cell - TheFabricator.com

Torch cleaning system integrates into any robotic welding cell

April 24, 2013

Fronius Intl. GmbH has released the Robacta TC 2000 torch cleaning system. Available for nearly any torch geometry, the touchless system can be integrated into any existing robotic welding cell. Spatter buildup is removed electromagnetically with its dual magnet coils. The contact tip, front,...

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Reamer updated to help simplify maintenance - TheFabricator.com

Reamer updated to help simplify maintenance

April 24, 2013

Tregaskiss has introduced the TOUGH GUN™ Reamer TT3 series. According to the company, the reamer helps extend the life of robotic GMAW guns and consumables. The unit features a new sprayer reservoir location on the opposite side of the unit (compared to previous models) to safeguard...

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Compact palletizer frees up space

April 1, 2013

QComp Technologies Inc. has introduced the QComp 5G palletizer. Its compact, modular design frees up floor space, allowing users to stack bags, cases, and trays at any point in their production line to eliminate conveyor runs to specialized palletizing areas. The unit's robot performs 20...

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Roller cam rotary table offers 110 ft.-lbs. of spindle torque

March 18, 2013

Haas Automation offers the HRC210 high-speed, cam-driven rotary table, which provides cutting and indexing speeds up to 830 degrees/sec. Offering 110 ft.-lbs. of spindle torque for synchronous 4-axis machining, its pneumatic brake yields 134 ft.-lbs. of holding torque for stationary work. Indexing...

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