Automation and Robotics

Filter Content

Optimizing flow through robotic welding workcells

May 9, 2006

By:

Robotic welding systems can enhance a company's production and bottom line. However, using these systems requires careful thought and planning, building the right infrastructure, and achieving the right balance between robotic and manual operations. This article presents an overview of one company's successful implementation of robotic welding.

Continue Reading

Nachi Robotic Systems upgrades certification

April 11, 2006

Nachi Robotic Systems Inc., Novi, Mich., has upgraded its quality management systems in all North American facilities to ISO 9001:2000 certification.Nachi is the North American robot headquarters for...

Continue Reading

Duggan Mfg. named supplier of the year

April 11, 2006

Duggan Mfg., Shelby Township, Mich., has been named Prototype Supplier of the Year by Hi-Lex Controls Inc., Troy, Mich., in recognition of performance and service related to prototype programs...

Continue Reading

Lincoln to open facility in Dubai

April 11, 2006

Lincoln Electric Co. is building a regional headquarters and training facility in Dubai to support sales and customer service throughout the Middle East and North Africa.The 5,500-sq.-ft. facility is...

Continue Reading

Intelligent Robotic Welding

April 11, 2006

By:

Planning a productive intelligent robotic welding workcell requires many phases. These include preplanning with a computer simulation, getting the virtual results to translate into real-world operation, using multiple robots within the workcell for material handling as well as welding, and utilizing vision systems to help compensate for part variations.

Continue Reading

Wolf hires regional manager

March 7, 2006

Wolf Robotics, Fort Collins, Colo., has named Patrick Davis as regional manager for the western U.S.Davis handles sales of robotic welding and cutting equipment with ABB robots, from standard LeanArc...

Continue Reading

Lincoln sponsors NASCAR Fantasy Weekends Sweepstakes

March 7, 2006

Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, has announced its NASCAR® Fantasy Weekends Sweepstakes, that offers individuals a chance to win one of three NASCAR prizes.The grand prize is a VIP race package...

Continue Reading

Tregaskiss hires regional sales manager

March 7, 2006

Tregaskiss® Welding Products has added Butch Hyde as regional sales manager for the Northeast region.Hyde has more than 25 years' experience in sales and reports to the director of sales, Steve...

Continue Reading

Leak detectors cool water in resistance welding cells

February 7, 2006

Rocon LLC's DeltaPoint™ series leak detectors cool water in resistance welding cells. The nonmechanical instruments provide flow comparisons, detect tip loss, and monitor flow temperature in...

Continue Reading

New study shows no link between welding and Parkinson's

February 2, 2006

The Welding Information Center today announced that a new epidemiological study published in the February 2006 issue of Occupational and Environmental Medicineconcluded that no link exists between...

Continue Reading

Yaskawa Motoman Mexico celebrates 10 years in country

January 10, 2006

Yaskawa Motoman Mexico (YMM) celebrated 10 years in the country with an industrial automation exposition and other festivities. YMM is a wholly owned subsidiary company of Motoman Inc., which in turn...

Continue Reading

Tregaskiss names regional business manager

January 10, 2006

Tregaskiss Ltd., Windsor, Ont., has appointed Mike Russell as regional business manager for the Pacific Northwest.Russell has more than 25 years' experience in the sales and welding industry. He...

Continue Reading

Are company politics undermining your robotic projects?

January 10, 2006

By:

Success with robotics depends on many factors. Purchasing the right equipment is not enough. A company's political environment and policies regarding robotics can make or break a robotic project. This article discusses poor politics and policies and offers suggestions for achieving the right robotic environment.

Continue Reading

Positioning your welds

January 10, 2006

By:

Robotic welding can improve your productivity, but only if your fixturing design lets you. When you're designing fixtures for your welding application, consider your fixture's material; welding circuit optimization; orientation and deposition rates; accessibility, repeatability, simplicity, and dependability; and alternatives to fixture design when design costs are prohibitive.

Continue Reading

Software add-on creates arc welding trajectories

November 8, 2005

Dassault Systmes offers the Delmia arc welding add-on for the V5 robotic system that allows for offline creation of arc welding trajectories and tasks in a 3-D environment.The add-on integrates with...

Continue Reading