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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Are company politics undermining your robotic projects?

January 10, 2006

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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.

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Positioning your welds

January 10, 2006

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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.

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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...

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Genesis Systems receives U.S. patent

November 8, 2005

Genesis Systems Group LLC, Davenport, Iowa, was awarded a U.S. patent on a workpiece positioner with overhead-mounted robot.The design helps to minimize floor space and helps maximize robot reach. It...

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Panasonic relocates to new facility

November 8, 2005

Panasonic Factory Solutions Co. of America has moved from Elgin, Ill., to a new facility in Buffalo Grove, Ill. The new facility houses the company's three industrial market units: Welding and...

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Robotic welding

November 8, 2005

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Rad Craig, owner of Induction Concepts, which develops high-performance twin turbo systems, has been considering robotic welding but wasn't sure where to go for information. Rad contacted Practical Welding Today®, which contacted several robotic welding equipmentmakers and integrators to help him find the answers to his questions. This is the first of several articles PWT plans to publish directly from subscribers' questions.

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Mid Atlantic Machinery launches new Web site

October 11, 2005

Mid Atlantic Machinery, Harrisburg, Pa., has announced it has launched a new Web site.The site promotes the company's product lines as well as used and stock machinery. It highlights management and...

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Welding robots and lean manufacturing learn to play together

October 11, 2005

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With careful analysis and planning, automation can be an integral, cost saving component of lean manufacturing.

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Robotic workcell handles small, medium-sized parts in medium, high volumes

September 13, 2005

Genesis Systems Group (GSG) has introduced the CRZ-ST, a single trunion robotic welding and cutting workcell that handles small to medium-sized parts with medium to high part volumes.The company says...

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Preston-Eastin appoints sales manager

September 13, 2005

Preston-Eastin Inc., Tulsa, Okla., has appointed Michael Perry as sales manager.Perry is responsible for managing sales and marketing efforts across all product lines in addition to retaining his...

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