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Kent Corp. installs coil end welding machine for European oil and gas company

November 4, 2013

Kent Corp., North Royalton, Ohio, has installed a 45-degree bias coil end welding machine for a multinational oil and gas company. This new machine allows for the strip end shearing, shear end alignment, and welding of flat strip coil ends on a 45-degree cutting angle. Because of the extreme...

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ATI Industrial Automation breaks ground on expansion - TheFabricator.com

ATI Industrial Automation breaks ground on expansion

October 23, 2013

ATI Industrial Automation, a producer of robot accessories and robot arm tooling, has begun an expansion of its corporate headquarters in Apex, N.C. The expansion will add 200 new jobs and more than double the robotics tool manufacturing operations to 129,000 sq. ft. The second phase of the...

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Kuka Systems acquires Utica Companies' plant engineering business

October 16, 2013

Kuka Systems Group, Sterling Heights, Mich., has acquired the plant engineering business of privately owned Utica Companies of Shelby Township, Mich., a welding equipment specialist and supplier to the automobile industry. Kuka Systems is a provider of production line automation, flexible...

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Product lets welders hand-guide robotic welding machine - TheFabricator.com

Product lets welders hand-guide robotic welding machine

October 11, 2013

Robotiq, in partnership with Yaskawa Motoman, has released Kinetiq Teaching™, a new product that allows operators to task robotic welding machines without requiring in-depth programming knowledge. The product enables operators to move the robotic welding machine with their hands and...

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RIA to present robotic welding webinar

October 9, 2013

Robotic Industries Association, Ann Arbor, Mich., will present a webinar titled "Advanced Welding Techniques" on Oct. 24 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT. Beyond the basic concepts of resistance spot welding and arc welding, the webinar will explore trends such as laser, plasma, and hybrid welding. The...

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Applications added to interactive production robot software - TheFabricator.com

Applications added to interactive production robot software

October 8, 2013

Rethink Robotics has released version 2.0 of the software for its interactive production robot, Baxter. With the new software, the robot can pick and place parts at any axis, allowing for picking objects off a shelf or loading machines in a horizontal motion. The software also allows the...

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Patriot Automation CNC becomes Yaskawa Motoman strategic partner

October 7, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Daphne, Ala., has added the Yaskawa Motoman line of robots and related products. The company offers XY-axis cutting tables; plasma marking, welding, and cutting systems; robotic and fixed GMAW systems; waterjet machines; laser systems; automated oxyfuel equipment;...

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TM Robotics Americas to replace Toshiba Machine Co. division

October 2, 2013

Toshiba Machine Co. America, Control Systems Division has transferred all robotic and control business to TM Robotics Americas. The objective is to provide customers with a greater depth of technical support, both pre- and postsale. The Control Systems Division has had a strong presence in the...

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Power sources, weld heads introduced

October 1, 2013

Arc Machines Inc. has introduced several new products for automated orbital welding. The company has released enhanced versions of its M415 and M205 power supplies, which have been equipped with an optional welding data recording (WDR) feature to register digitally each weld as it is produced, as...

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Patriot Automation CNC names Cony & Associates as distributor

September 26, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Daphne, Ala., has authorized Cony & Associates of Waukesha, Wis., to promote and sell its full line of products in the upper Midwest. Patriot Automation offers XY-axis cutting tables; plasma marking, welding, and cutting systems; robotic and fixed GMAW systems;...

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Siemens, Kuka announce partnership

September 25, 2013

The Drive Technologies Division of Siemens AG, Munich, and Kuka Robotics GmbH, Augsburg, Germany, have announced their cooperation in integrating Kuka robots and Siemens CNC systems for loading machine tools. The standard implementation of the concept includes loading by a Kuka robot, which is...

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Patriot Automation CNC acquires new facility

September 19, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc. is expanding into a new plant in Daphne, Ala., that will house manufacturing facilities and a demonstration lab for its XY-axis plasma cutting tables and Motoman robotic welding and cutting cell. Richard Morgan, CEO and owner, said, "This is just one step in Patriot...

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Robotic collision sensor designed for small payloads - TheFabricator.com

Robotic collision sensor designed for small payloads

September 17, 2013

The SR-48 robotic collision sensor from ATI Industrial Automation has a lower operating range than its SR-61 model, making it suitable for smaller payloads. The patented, resettable sensor is designed to absorb the crash and reset itself, nearly eliminating tool damage, downtime, and the need...

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Granite State Mfg. acquires Equipois

September 17, 2013

Manchester, N.H.-based Granite State Mfg., a contract manufacturer of equipment for the defense, medical, semiconductor, and industrial market segments, has acquired the assets of Equipois Inc., Los Angeles, the developer of zeroG and X-Ar exoskeletal arm technologies. The acquisition allows GSM...

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Bilsing Automation North America expands, relocates - TheFabricator.com

Bilsing Automation North America expands, relocates

September 17, 2013

Bilsing Automation North America, a supplier of automated tooling systems for pressroom, body shop, hydroforming, packaging, and fabrication applications, has moved to a new facility in Roseville, Mich. The new plant — the company's North American sales, manufacturing, and technical...

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