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Gas blends formulated for robotic, fixed automation, high-speed welding

July 11, 2006

RoboStar® shielding gases from Praxair Distribution Inc. are a family of gas blends specifically formulated for robotic welding equipment, as well as fixed automation and high-speed welding...

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Contact tips for robotic applications introduced

July 11, 2006

American Torch Tip has introduced a line of GMAW contact tips available in various materials.The tips, designed specifically for robotic applications, help decrease wear and extend the life of the...

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Welding services available

July 11, 2006

Welding Solutions Inc. markets, services, and integrates the Super-MIG™ hybrid plasma/GMAW robotic welding products developed and manufactured by Plasma Laser Technologies Inc.The company...

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Abicor Binzel names district sales manager

July 11, 2006

Abicor Binzel, Frederick, Md., has added Cecil Caldwell to its staff as district sales manager for the Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana territories.Caldwell has more than 20 years' experience in the...

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AMT restructures engineering group, hires COO

July 11, 2006

Applied Manufacturing Technologies Inc. (AMT), Orion, Mich., has named Joseph Campbell as COO and has also announced the reorganization of its engineering group into new practice areas.Campbell is...

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Servo-Robot names technical sales engineer

July 11, 2006

Servo-Robot Corp., Milwaukee, has hired David Sytkowski as technical sales engineer.Sytkowski is responsible for supporting customers from the start of a project through the production phase. He...

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RIA presents Engelberger Robotics Awards

July 11, 2006

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) announced the recipients of the 2006 Engelberger Robotics Awards, presented at the 37th International Symposium on Robotics during AUTOMATICA in Munich,...

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Orbitform names Northwick Associates as European distributor

July 11, 2006

Orbitform Group, Jackson, Mich., has named Northwick Associates, Worcestershire, U.K., as European distributor for the company's products, including orbital forming machines, Adtech and Milford impact...

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Reaching peak performance, productivity

July 11, 2006

Alpine Engineered Products had more business than it could handle: It was straining its resources and personnel in a way that made the company have to look outside its semiautomatic welding practices. Eventually robotic welding helped the company meet its production, lead-time, and turnover challenges—and keep the company growing.

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Malaysian demand for welding equipment, consumables to expand

June 22, 2006

Frost & Sullivan has reported that demand for welding equipment in Malaysia is set to expand as foreign investment boosts the general level of industrial infrastructure and manufacturing activity in...

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Keyswitch module enhances safety gate switches

June 13, 2006

Fortress Interlocks has introduced an option pod with keyswitch for its amGard modular safety gate switches, which helps to ensure that an operator can enter a hazardous area only when it is safe.The...

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New robot orders fall 30 percent in first quarter

June 13, 2006

According to statistics released by the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich, new orders for North American robotics companies fell 30 percent in the first quarter of 2006.A 39...

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Lincoln Electric receives President's 'E-Star' Award

June 2, 2006

The Lincoln Electric Company has received the President's "E Star" Award for Exports in recognition of its achievement in supporting export growth in the U.S. business community. The award was...

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Robotic welding cell designed for small, medium-sized parts

May 9, 2006

The Z-Weld dual fixed-table robotic welding cell from Marathon Welding Automation is suitable for on small to medium-sized parts.The cell is adaptable to all robot models and welding power supplies...

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Robot handles welding, assembly, material handling

May 9, 2006

FANUC Robotics North America Inc. has introduced the R-2000iB multipurpose, intelligent robot that handles welding, assembly, part transfer, material removal, and machine loading.The robot is...

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