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Laser guidance system for SAW includes noncontact tracking of true root position - TheFabricator.com

Laser guidance system for SAW includes noncontact tracking of true root position

February 17, 2011

Meta Vision Systems has introduced a new version of its VistaWeld laser guidance system for increasing the speed and accuracy of SAW in longitudinal pipe mills. The new version includes noncontact tracking of the true root position and built-in look-ahead compensation as standard features. The...

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Compact robot controller functionality extended - TheFabricator.com

Compact robot controller functionality extended

February 17, 2011

ABB Robotics has extended the functionality of its IRC5 compact controller to six additional robot families. The unit now supports the IRB 120, IRB 140, IRB 260, IRB 360 FlexPicker™, IRB 1410, and IRB 1600 robot families. The controller is compatible with the standard- and panel-mount...

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Changeover system accommodates up to 10 torch bodies

February 7, 2011

Fronius Intl. has introduced the Robacta TX welding torch body changeover system. Its console can accommodate up to 10 torch bodies. The device for cutting the welding wire is flanged onto the console. The system automatically cuts the wire before the torch body is changed, winds the wire back,...

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Parallel grippers handle long tooling, heavy parts - TheFabricator.com

Parallel grippers handle long tooling, heavy parts

February 7, 2011

PHD offers series GRK low-profile parallel grippers. They feature the highest grip force in their class, according to the manufacturer, and provide a high moment load capacity to handle long tooling and heavy parts. The ultrarigid, wear-compensating jaw guide system is designed to eliminate...

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Robotic welding cell developed for high-mix fabrication environments - TheFabricator.com

Robotic welding cell developed for high-mix fabrication environments

January 24, 2011

Applications Technologies Co. has developed the Flex System welding cell for high-mix fabrication environments. Designed around a Fanuc ARC Mate® 120iC robot, the cell's two welding zones each have a 30- by 72-in. welding area that can be set up for a mix of stationary tooling or...

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Medium-capacity range multipurpose robot introduced - TheFabricator.com

Medium-capacity range multipurpose robot introduced

January 3, 2011

ABB Robotics has introduced the new IRB 2600, the latest model in its medium-capacity range of multipurpose robots. It features a compact design, an ultrawide working envelope, a payload capacity up to 44.09 lbs., and a total arm weight of less than 661.39 lbs. Suitable for arc welding...

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Robot cable line expanded

January 3, 2011

Twistable hybrid, bus, motor, and fiber-optic cables have been added by igus® to its torsion-resistant Chainflex® robot cable range. The line includes five with a PUR outer jacket. CF-Robot 9 is a hybrid control cable that is available shielded or unshielded. CF-Robot 8 is a shielded bus cable,...

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High-speed punch press controls introduced

December 13, 2010

FANUC FA America has introduced the 30i/31i-P model B high-speed punch press controls. The CNCs have increased hit rates as a result of high-speed punch control cycles and an increased number of controllable axes: 32/20 maximum controlled axes and 24/4 maximum simultaneously controlled axes,...

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Software tracks weld joints at high speeds and in real time

November 29, 2010

Yaskawa Motoman Robotics offers two laser seam-tracking software packages for arc welding applications that use Servo-Robot's laser cameras. Both versions enable the company’s robots to track weld joints at high speeds and in real time, even while the parts are turning on a coordinated...

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Laser-based seam finder for arc welding robots introduced

November 8, 2010

Motoman Robotics has introduced a new laser-based seam finder for its arc welding robots. The Accufast noncontact laser seam finder is compact, mounted inline with the welding torch, and compatible with Motoman Robotics' through-arm torch design robots. Macro job routines help simplify...

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Welding gun nozzle, tip cleaner available in both electric and air-operated models - TheFabricator.com

Welding gun nozzle, tip cleaner available in both electric and air-operated models

September 15, 2010

J.C. Conner Ltd. offers the Welding Pro nozzle and tip cleaner for production welding guns. The unit is available in a 110-V electric model and a 100-PSI, air-operated model with adjustable speed. Inserting the gun with light pressure will start the machine's cleaning cycle; removing the gun...

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Mobile welding robot configured for large weldments - TheFabricator.com

Mobile welding robot configured for large weldments

September 13, 2010

The configuration of Servo-Robot’s MWR-350™ mobile welding robot allows it to be brought directly onto large weldments. Typical applications include shipbuilding, earthmoving equipment, large tanks and vessels, and construction. The robot is equipped with a laser sensing system with...

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PLC, robot controller combined in integrated unit - TheFabricator.com

PLC, robot controller combined in integrated unit

September 7, 2010

ABB has introduced an integrated unit that combines the AC500 PLC with the IRC5 robot controller for robot cell applications. With up to three local I/O boards and bus communications for remote I/Os, the integrated controller provides users with a single point of control for peripheral...

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Welding robot designed for automotive applications using DC spot guns with compact servo actuators - TheFabricator.com

Welding robot designed for automotive applications using DC spot guns with compact servo actuators

September 7, 2010

The six-axis Motoman® MS120 Master Spot welding robot is designed to help optimize automotive applications using DC spot guns with compact servo actuators. The slim-profile robot, which features a 264.6-lb. payload, can be placed in close proximity to workpieces and other robots to create...

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Robot provides working envelope of nearly 360 degrees

July 19, 2010

Toshiba Machine's TH-A series of SCARA robots is equipped with rigid gears for each axis to provide quick acceleration and deceleration. The line is identical to the company's TH series, with the...

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