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QComp Technologies celebrates 25th anniversary

September 15, 2015

QComp Technologies Inc., Greenville, Wis., marks its 25th year in business in 2015. The automation integrator, founded in 1990 by Tom Doyle, specializes in material handling automation systems. In 1997 the company earned Certified Global Partner status with ABB Robotics. In 2010 the firm...

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AIM, Overton announce strategic partnership

September 15, 2015

Automated Industrial Machinery (AIM) Inc., an Addison, Ill.-based supplier of CNC wire bending machinery, and Overton Industries, a provider of press systems and tube forming equipment in Franklin, Ind., have announced a strategic partnership focused on cell automation. This partnership combines...

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Kuka tooling, automation being used to assemble newest Gulfstream aircraft

September 9, 2015

Kuka Systems Aerospace, Sterling Heights, Mich., is providing Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. with assembly fixtures and mobile robot platforms to help assemble wings and other parts for the company’s newest corporate jets. The jet manufacturer has ordered tooling from the aerospace group for the...

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Metal fabrication, automation, and the big picture

September 8, 2015 | By Tim Heston

Ludlow Manufacturing Inc.’s managers are big believers in automation, but they’re not just interested in shortening machine cycle times. They look at the big picture, from the first order to the final shipment.

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DE-STA-CO Celebrating 100 Years of Growth and Innovation

August 25, 2015

By: De-Sta-Co Industries

DE-STA-CO celebrates our 100th birthday in 2015. From our roots in dies and stamping, DE-STA-CO has grown into a innovative company providing workholding and automation products to manufacturers world wide.

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Power source supports robot-assisted welding

August 24, 2015

Fronius has introduced the TPS/i Robotics power source, designed for robot-assisted welding. Featuring interconnected and fully synchronized system components, the power source enables robotic welding to be performed with speed and a high degree of reproducibility. The modified dip transfer arc...

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ISA accepting applications for 2016 educational scholarships

August 21, 2015

The International Society of Automation (ISA), Research Triangle Park, N.C., has announced that it is accepting applications for its 2016 educational scholarships, which will be awarded to college and university students who demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contributions in the...

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Weld Revolution event showcases welding torches

August 17, 2015

Weld Revolution, Red Rock Automation, and Capital Machine recently hosted a two-day event in Houston with a focus on welding productivity. More than 200 guests attended sessions that demonstrated SpinArc™ welding torches for such applications as pipeline, offshore, automotive, construction,...

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To filter or not to filter, that is the question

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

By: RoboVent

Everything You Need to Know about Weld Fumes Webcast Series: Part 3 Weld fumes pose health and safety dangers to workers and create budgetary pressures for plant operators. If your plant has a weld fume problem, you probably know it based on the telltale blue haze around the lights.

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Staying ahead of Weld Fume Regulations

Thursday, October 22, 2015

By: RoboVent

Everything You Need to Know about Weld Fumes Webcast Series: Part 2 Weld fumes pose health and safety dangers to workers and create budgetary pressures for plant operators. If your plant has a weld fume problem, you probably know it based on the telltale blue haze around the lights.

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Lincoln Electric acquires Rimrock Holdings Corp.

August 4, 2015

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Cleveland, has announced that it has acquired Columbus, Ohio-based Rimrock Holding Corp., a privately held manufacturer and integrator of industrial automation products and robotic systems with two divisions, Wolf Robotics LLC and Rimrock Corp. Wolf Robotics integrates...

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Modula uses automation to produce automated storage units

August 4, 2015 | By Sue Roberts

The Modula U.S.A. plant in Lewiston, Maine, is the result of a $6 million investment in new equipment, a new focus on manufacturing automated vertical storage (AVS) units, and a renaming by Italian parent company System Logistics. Cost-competitive production resulting from integrated, automatic sheet metal fabricating equipment from Salvagnini was key in the company’s decision to locate in the United States.

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Hollow-wrist robotic torch system available in water-cooled version

July 28, 2015

American Weldquip offers a water-cooled version of the ArcSafe™ Advantage hollow-wrist robotic torch system. The 550 series has a rotary electrical joint that provides for +/- 360 degrees of rotation while eliminating electrical cable twisting or torsional strain. The system’s modular...

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Quick-change robotic torch system offered

July 28, 2015

American Weldquip has introduced the new ArcSafe™ QC Solid Mount quick-change robotic torch system, designed for use on robots with integrated collision software. Standard features include a heavy-walled gooseneck and a cable assembly for fast changeout. Optional features include air blast,...

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Offline programming software schedules robot tasks without causing downtime

July 27, 2015

ABB’s new RobotStudio® app in the Okuma App Store incorporates the IRC5 robot controller software, allowing users to schedule robot tasks such as training, programming, and optimization offline without causing downtime in production. The app is built on the company’s Virtual Controller,...

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