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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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North American robot orders jump in first quarter

June 27, 2007

North American robotics companies posted gains of 24 percent in new orders in the first quarter, according to new statistics released by Robotic Industries Association (RIA).A total of 4,603 robots...

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Tregaskiss announces new hires

June 12, 2007

Tregaskiss Welding Products, Windsor, Ont., Canada, has announced two hires—Mark Morgan as customer training specialist and Judy Wilson as customer service specialist.Morgan is responsible for...

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ITW acquires Tregaskiss

May 24, 2007

Illinois Tool Works has acquired Tregaskiss Welding Products, a Canadian welding company.Tregaskiss, a maker of robotic and semi-automatic welding torches, has 179 employees and supplies products to...

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FANUC Robotics receives GM Supplier of the Year award

May 16, 2007

FANUC Robotics America, Inc., a supplier of industrial robots, was presented the General Motors 2006 Supplier of the Year award for its overall business performance in providing GM with world-class...

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ESAB, ABB enter welding automation agreement

April 12, 2007

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has signed an agreement with the Robotics Division of ABB Inc. to develop and market robotic welding packages and systems jointly.The agreement allows the two companies...

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AWS conference addresses joining dissimilar metals

April 10, 2007

Industry secrets and emerging technologies that are transforming the science and practical application of joining unlike metals will be showcased at the Joining Dissimilar Metals Conference, hosted by...

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The costs of inefficiency

April 10, 2007


To stay competitive, companies must be willing to invest both time and money to investigate whether or not their processes are as efficient as they should be. Those who do so can catch inefficiencies early in the process and make appropriate changes, saving money. Those who don't may unknowingly be performing redundant tasks that can add up over time.

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Robots & Vision Show scheduled for June

March 13, 2007

The International Robots & Vision Show, originally slated for October 2-4, 2007, has been switched to June 12-14, 2007 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont (Chicago). The show will...

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Tregaskiss hires product engineer

February 13, 2007

Tregaskiss Welding Products, Windsor, Ont., has hired Ryan Lizotte as a product engineer reporting to Product Engineering Manager Jeff Wells.Lizotte has a degree in mechanical engineering technology...

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Collision sensor has increased sensitivity

January 9, 2007

The SR-61 collision sensor from ATI Industrial Automation has a lower operating range for increased sensitivity in applications using 3 kW to 5 kW capacity robots and is designed to prevent damage to...

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Robotic welding workcell integrates safety enclosure

December 12, 2006

The ArcWorld® C-500 workcell from Motoman features an EA-Series Expert Arc welding robot partially enclosed by a cylindrical robot safety enclosure that is integrated with the robot.This...

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AWS publishes titanium welding standard

November 16, 2006

The American Welding Society (AWS) has announced its newly published standard on titanium welding, AWS G2.4/G2.4M:2007, Guide for the Fusion Welding of Titanium and Titanium Alloys. This American...

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EWI names aerospace market leader

November 7, 2006

EWI, Columbus, Ohio, has appointed Brian Bishop as an aerospace market leader.Bishop has more than 25 years' experience in the aerospace industry and is responsible for business development in the...

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