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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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Robotic cell enclosure provides air filtration

May 10, 2005

Frommelt Safety Products offers the Cap-Ture air filtration system for robotic welding cell enclosures.Available as a platform-complete cell or in modular components, the robotic cell comes with...

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Cleaner automatically removes spatter, slag from robotic torches

May 10, 2005

The Ream Master torch cleaner from Great Lakes Automation LLC automatically removes spatter and slag contamination from robotic GMAW nozzles.The system, which operates on 24-VDC power, wires directly...

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Simulating a robotic workcell

March 8, 2005

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Not so long ago, setting up a robotic work cell was a trial-and-error affair. However, advances in simulation technology allow manufacturers to visualize a robotic work cell and sort out any problems before setting up the cell. Simulating the work cell's function helps to ensure the cell will yield the desired results and helps prevent costly mistakes and re-engineering.

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Construction Junction

March 8, 2005

Two six-axis robot arms perform full-penetration gas metal arc welds on structural steel.Millions of construction companies strive every day to cut production time while maintaining, or even improving, quality.Robert J. Simmons owns a company that has made it happen.Over several years he found a...

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Racing against the clock

December 7, 2004

Prince Industries Inc., a contract manufacturer of CNC machined components, branched out into CNC fabricated components several years ago when it purchased two turret punch presses, a plasma machine, and a laser with manual loading and unloading. These machines were quickly overburdened with the growing workload, so the company sought a more modern laser with automated material handling.

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Playing it safe with robotic welding

August 10, 2004

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This robotic welding workcell is guarded on all four sides. The back of the workcell uses the control panel and hard guards to prevent entry to the safeguarded space. The wall must be high enough to ensure that no one can reach over it into the protected area.In 2002 the Robotic Industries...

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Digital joining process control system enhances welding automation

July 13, 2004

Servo-Robot offers its new DIGI-I joint-tracking system for welding automation. The system uses the latest laser vision technologies to facilitate global process monitoring and weld quality...

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Intelligent controls improve automotive robotic welding

Intelligent controls improve automotive robotic welding

July 13, 2004

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The automotive industry worldwide has experienced dramatic changes in the last 10 years. Challenges facing the industry include increasingly stringent safety rules; requirements for dramatic improvement in fuel consumption; and the necessity to maintain or even reduce the vehicle price, even as...

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