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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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Un robot para soldadura—en continuo movimiento - TheFabricator.com

Un robot para soldadura—en continuo movimiento

September 13, 2013

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La variabilidad de la demanda es un hecho inmutable de la fabricación metálica por contrato. La mezcla de clientes de un fabricante puede cambiar, y con ésta, la mezcla de productos. Debido a ello, el taller tiene que estar listo para cualquier cosa. Para ser competitivos,...

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Robotic part positioners available in slim-line, extra-capacity models - TheFabricator.com

Robotic part positioners available in slim-line, extra-capacity models

September 12, 2013

Yaskawa Motoman has introduced new models of its Ferris wheel-style part positioners. Two servo-driven trunnion/station axes are on opposite sides of a central sweep axis; one station is positioned in front of one to four welding robots, while the other station is outside the robot envelope...

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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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