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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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Tregaskiss appoints regional business manager in western Canada

January 15, 2008

Tregaskiss, Windsor, Ont., has added Norm Greenlay as a regional business manager in western Canada. Greenlay, who has more than 20 years of experience in the industry and a background in engineering,...

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General Sheet Metal Works expands Tomah, Wis., plant

December 11, 2007

General Sheet Metal Works, South Bend, Ind., has increased the size of its Tomah, Wis., plant from 22,500 sq. ft. to 45,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space.The company says the additional capacity...

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Motoman adds senior general manager for Canada plant

December 11, 2007

Motoman Inc., West Carrollton, Ohio, recently named Trevor Jones as senior general manager of Yaskawa Motoman Canada, Mississauga, Ont.Jones has more than 23 years of experience in the robotics...

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Lincoln Electric named official welder of Jay Leno's Big Dog Garage

November 6, 2007

Jay Leno's Big Dog Garage in southern California recently named Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, as its official welding company. The company designs and manufactures arc welding products, robotic arc...

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Orbitform appoints Northwest sales representative

November 6, 2007

The Orbitform Group, Jackson, Mich., has named Sanson Northwest, Lynnwood, Wash., as sales representative for Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia. The company represents Orbitform's line...

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FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show returns to Chicago

October 9, 2007

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to...

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ATI Industrial Automation opens new Detroit office

October 9, 2007

ATI Industrial Automation, Apex, N.C., a developer of robotic peripheral equipment, recently opened a new office in Orion Township, Mich., near Detroit. The office houses the company's sales, customer...

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American Weldquip names president

September 11, 2007

American Weldquip Inc., Sharon Center, Ohio, has named Howard Fisher as president. His responsibilities include company operations, engineering, sales, marketing, and customer service.Fisher, who...

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Mechanized welding system

Improve your welding process with a mechanized welder

August 8, 2007

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A mechanized welding system from Bug-o Systems will increase production, improve product quality and work environment, reduce metal distortion and the need for material handling. The modular construction adapts to your particular job. Bug-o Systems allow for an increase in production by...

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Analyze your arc welding cost

August 8, 2007

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Looking to purchase new arc welding power sources or robots in the near future? Need to justify your costs to get your budget approved? Read on to find out how to simply calculate return on investment (ROI) as well as expected savings.Our extensive research on arc welding cost shows that one of...

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Welding robot controls 40 axes

August 7, 2007

The ARC Mate 100iC intelligent welding robot from FANUC Robotics America Inc. has a built-in iRVision package and a compact design.The six-axis robot's internal routing allows the dress package to...

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Standard pin clamp enhanced

August 7, 2007

Humphrey Products Co., working with Japanese partner Koganei, has added a vanadium carbide coating to the pin on its standard pin clamp and redesigned the power lock cylinder.The company applied the...

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Electromechanical cylinders offer plug-and-play capability

August 7, 2007

SKF® electromechanical cylinders (EMC) offer plug-and-play capability suitable for robotic spot welding gun applications. According to the company, the all-electric cylinders provide precise...

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Robotic arc welding

How to keep automated welding from 'going around in circles'

July 10, 2007

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The move from manual welding to some form of machine or automated welding has been going on in all industries--including water heater manufacturing--for years. It's part of a desire to improve productivity and quality. A.O. Smith's American Water Heater Div. in Johnson City, Tenn., learned that first-hand.

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