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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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Tregaskiss announces organizational change

October 10, 2006

The strategic accounts team at Tregaskiss Welding Products, Windsor, Ont., will now report to Randy Stevens, director of business development.The team is responsible for sales, service, and support to...

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Rimrock-Wolf names regional managers

October 10, 2006

Rimrock-Wolf Robotics, Fort Collins, Colo., has hired Todd McEllis as Great Lakes regional manager and Bruce Anderson as Northeast regional manager.Both McEllis and Anderson handle the sale of robotic...

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Orbitform Group names team leader

October 10, 2006

Steve Rakowski has joined Marathon Welding Automation as team leader. Rakowski is certified in SolidWorks and holds an associate degree in industrial technology. He is also ASME-certified as a...

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Robot vision system option available

September 12, 2006

FANUC Robotics America has introduced the iRVision™ integrated robot vision option for the company's R-J3iC controller.The ready-to-use vision system has a 2-D robot guidance tool to conduct...

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Tregaskiss, BDI enter joint venture, form new company

September 12, 2006

Tregaskiss Welding Products, Windsor, Ont., has entered a joint venture with Browne Distribution Intl. LLC (BDI), forming Tregaskiss Intl.Tregaskiss Intl. is responsible for the growth and support of...

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The Pareto principle at work

September 12, 2006

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You may not have heard of Vilfredo Pareto, but you likely have heard of the 80/20 rule attributed to him. In this article, robotic welding expert Jim Berge discusses how the rule, which he believes to be more accurate as 90/10, applies to implementing robotic welding and automation successfully and achieving maximum efficiency.

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Welding innovations earn Fronius "Technology of the Year Award"

August 21, 2006

Fronius has received the 2006 Frost & Sullivan Technology of the Year Award, which is bestowed upon a company that has introduced an innovative technology into the market that is expected to bring...

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Software helps control, minimize welding distortion

August 8, 2006

Pam-Assembly simulation software from ESI Group helps to control and minimize distortion during welding fabrication.The welding process is simulated on a local model in which comprehensive welding...

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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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