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Miller Electric Mfg. donates more than $1 million in equipment to Ferris State University - TheFabricator.com

Miller Electric Mfg. donates more than $1 million in equipment to Ferris State University

September 11, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has donated more than $1 million in robotic welding equipment and simulation software to the welding engineering technology program at Ferris State University (FSU), Big Rapids, Mich. The equipment includes three complete robotic welding cells with...

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Boeing selects ESAB for space launch system project

September 11, 2013

Boeing has selected ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., as a partner in the manufacturing of fuel tank structures for NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). The SLS will be the largest American rocket ever built, measuring 200 ft. taller than the entire...

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Interface updated for power sources

September 10, 2013

Yaskawa Motoman has updated its graphic-based interface to Lincoln Electric's Power Wave® power sources. A Motoman® robot communicates welding information over an Ethernet network using Lincoln's ArcLink⪚ XT protocol. The updated interface addresses international compatibility by adding...

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Adept Technology opens East Coast robotic automation application center

September 10, 2013

Adept Technology Inc. has opened its East Coast application and demo center within its Amherst, N.H., facility. The demonstration center allows visitors to prove out advanced robotic packaging, handling, dispensing, or assembling applications in real time using the company's robots and vision...

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Webinar on robotic welding scheduled for Sept. 12

September 5, 2013

Robotic Industries Association, Ann Arbor, Mich., will present a webinar on Sept. 12 at 12:00 p.m. EDT titled, "Introduction to Robotic Welding." This technology is the most prevalent application of industrial robots in the most prevalent automotive vertical market. Concepts of resistance spot...

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Robotic machine tending software helps simplify programming - TheFabricator.com

Robotic machine tending software helps simplify programming

August 29, 2013

ABB has introduced an overhauled system of robotic machine tending software for such applications as die casting, injection molding, and machining. Together, the new PC-based RobotStudio Machine Tending PowerPac and the new controller-based RobotWare Machine Tending software allow for...

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Beckhoff Automation adds two engineers to U.S. Systems Engineering Group

August 29, 2013

Beckhoff Automation LLC, a provider of open automation systems in Savage, Minn., has added two engineers to its Systems Engineering Group. This team, now staffed with six engineers, assists machine builders and manufacturers with the planning, design, and implementation of new machinery and...

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Patriot Automation names technical sales representatives

August 22, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Daphne, Ala., has hired William (Bill) Ridge and Randall L. Ireland as technical sales representatives. Ridge will cover the Midwest territory. He has worked for several major corporations, including ITW, AMCO Products, Daihen Inc., Miller Electric/ITW, FANUC Robotics,...

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North American robotics companies set new records for first half of 2013

August 22, 2013

North American robotics companies have set new sales records through June 2013, according to new statistics released from Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich. A total of 10,854 robots valued at $679.3 million were ordered from North American robotics companies in the first six...

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Adept appoints senior executives

August 22, 2013

Adept Technology Inc., Pleasanton, Calif., a provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile systems and services, has appointed four executives to its leadership team. Larry Anderson joins the company as vice president of mobile sales, responsible for executing the company's mobile robot...

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Patriot Automation CNC changes ownership

August 14, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Daphne, Ala., has been purchased by Richard A. Morgan, also of Daphne. Morgan has served in executive roles for several major corporations over the last 34 years, many related to the welding and cutting industries. The company offers a variety of XY-axis cutting...

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Lincoln Electric becomes RIA-certified robot integrator

August 12, 2013

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has received the Certified Robot Integrator designation from the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich. To become certified, the company went through a rigorous process that included an on-site audit, safety training, and hands-on testing of key...

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Xiris hires business development personnel

July 30, 2013

Xiris Automation Inc., Burlington, Ont., has appointed Alberto Quiroz to build relationships with global OEMs and end customers in the metal fabrication industry. He brings experience in coaching teams of engineers in different countries to achieve aggressive growth targets, and his extensive...

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Wolf Robotics announces passing of Michael Stoops, North Central regional manager - TheFabricator.com

Wolf Robotics announces passing of Michael Stoops, North Central regional manager

July 30, 2013

Wolf Robotics has announced that Michael Eugene Stoops, North Central regional manager, died July 21 in Ames, Iowa. He traveled the Midwest to sell welding robots for more than 14 years. Stoops is survived by his wife and three...

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ATW Companies expands Metalform manufacturing operations - TheFabricator.com

ATW Companies expands Metalform manufacturing operations

July 24, 2013

ATW Companies, Warwick, R.I., a provider of engineered metal manufacturing systems, has announced that its Metalform product line has expanded its manufacturing capabilities, adding resistance welding, spot welding, and robotic plasma welding equipment. The new welding equipment is expected to...

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