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Genesis Systems Group expands, adds jobs

January 7, 2014

Genesis Systems Group has announced a $4.6 million capital investment in a 61,000-sq.-ft. building in Davenport, Iowa. The expansion will allow the company to implement lean manufacturing processes and produce many of its subassemblies internally. The expansion will add nine jobs immediately,...

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Education package provides robotic course curriculum, hands-on training to schools

January 7, 2014

ABB Robotics has introduced the SMART (software, maintenance and robotics training) Education Package, available to qualifying schools to help educate and provide hands-on training to students on the basics of manufacturing automation technology and the programming, safe operation, and maintenance...

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Chris Anderson

Yaskawa Motoman employee receives 2013 AWS arc welding award

January 6, 2014

Robotics company Yaskawa Motoman, Dayton, Ohio, has announced that Chris Anderson, welding product marketing manager, has received the 2013 Excellence in Robotic and Automated Arc Welding Award (ERAAW) from the American Welding Society (AWS), Doral, Fla. The award recognizes individual...

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FANUC merges all operations in the Americas into single corporation

December 16, 2013

FANUC has officially merged all of its operations in the Americas into a single company: FANUC America Corp. The new company, with headquarters in Rochester Hills, Mich., has 22 locations supplying robots, CNC machines, and factory automation systems. Rick Schneider, previously president of FANUC...

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Vision-guided technology designed for robotics applications - TheFabricator.com

Vision-guided technology designed for robotics applications

December 12, 2013

ABB Robotics has introduced Integrated Vision, a smart camera system for 2-D vision-guided robotics applications. Powered by Cognex, the system features the patented PatMax® algorithm for advanced part location. According to the manufacturer, the result is robust inspection, defect...

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CenterLine launches updated website

December 11, 2013

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., Windsor, Ont., has launched a redesigned website at www.cntrline.com. Updated to improve navigation and functionality, the site provides improved access to downloadable content and simplifies searches for specific information about the company's products and services,...

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Siemens PRIMA POWER Customer Profile

Prima Power North America Inc.

Length: 5:15

Siemens Industry Automation Division
West Chicago, IL

Prima Power has an integrated material handling system that other equipment manufacturers didn't offer. With Prima Power we are able to utilize nesting and a Night Train material handling system that is integrated with the Shear Genius punch/shear, the LPe laser punch, and the EBe Express Bender.

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Laser Automation from MC Machinery

MC Machinery Systems - Mitsubishi Laser

Length: 2:31

In today's fabrication world, the pressure is on: extreme market demands and global competition mean faster, higher-volume and lower-cost production. Automation is the answer to the challenges you face everyday.

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Prima Power: ECCO Customer Profile

Prima Power North America Inc.

Length: 2:00

PLATINO Fiber is available for sheet size up to 1,500 x 3,000 mm and with laser power ranging from 2,000 W up to 3,000 W, and is suitable for a wide range of applications.

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Prima Power: Automated bending keeps the pieces flowing

Prima Power North America Inc.

Length: 5:26

Emerson Network Power's Liebert business division finds technology maximizes it lean manufacturing efforts.

Compact robots designed for spot welding applications - TheFabricator.com

Compact robots designed for spot welding applications

December 5, 2013

The new high-speed MS165 and MS210 spot welding robots from Yaskawa Motoman are 20 percent faster overall than previous ES-series robots, the manufacturer reports. The use of a gas spring and Sigma-5 motor technology results in a lighter weight and a reduced-profile design to allow higher robot...

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Koike Aronson, Miller Electric enter strategic agreement

December 4, 2013

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, Arcade, N.Y., and Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., have entered into a strategic partnership agreement under which Koike distributes Miller products for SAW, automated GMAW, automated FCAW, and electroslag welding throughout North, South, and Central America....

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Mazak Optonics partners with Tekmag - TheFabricator.com

Mazak Optonics partners with Tekmag

December 4, 2013

Mazak Optonics Corp., a supplier of laser cutting systems in Elgin, Ill., has announced a new partnership with Tekmag, a Milan, Italy-based automation systems manufacturer specializing in customized storage systems. The new partnership adds to a continuing 12+ years of providing automation...

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Welding robot offers improved welding speed - TheFabricator.com

Welding robot offers improved welding speed

December 4, 2013

Yaskawa Motoman offers the new 6-axis MA1440 arc welding robot, which features a 6-kg payload. The wrist hole is 23 percent larger than the MA1400 model, and the robot is up to 15 percent faster. A new contoured arm structure reduces interference by enlarging the close-range motion area of the...

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Robotic GMAW gun designed for use with through-arm style robots - TheFabricator.com

Robotic GMAW gun designed for use with through-arm style robots

November 25, 2013

The TOUGH GUN™ ThruArm™ G1 series robotic GMAW gun from Tregaskiss provides 500 amps of welding capability. Featuring the low-stress robotic (LSR) unicable, the gun is designed for use with through-arm-style robots. Features include a rotating power connection to limit the influence...

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