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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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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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