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Micro robotic tool changer provides flexibility for extremely light payloads

January 29, 2014

The QC-001 micro robotic tool changer from ATI Industrial Automation is suitable for high-speed "spider" or parallel-link robots. The compact, 4.3-oz. tool changer allows for multiple assembly, dispensing, sorting, and material handling operations to be performed by one robot. The tool changer...

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Robot curved upper arm

Robot's curved upper arm handles variety of applications

January 14, 2014

The new 6-axis MH12 robot from Yaskawa Motoman is suitable for assembly, dispensing, material handling, machine tending, and packaging applications. Its new curved upper arm allows a reach of 56.7 in. The patented double-yoke design also offers additional strength if the robot crashes because...

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Transfer system adds to high-speed press automation

January 9, 2014

ABB Robotics has introduced the Twin Robot Xbar (TRX), a robot-based system for loading and unloading presses without the need for press modification. Output is rated up to 16 parts/min. for big panels in tandem press lines. The system can be retrofitted to existing press lines. Using two...

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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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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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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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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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Robotic torches come with options for automated welding - TheFabricator.com

Robotic torches come with options for automated welding

November 20, 2013

Lincoln Electric says its expanded line of Magnum® PRO robotic torches provides consistent arc and simplified maintenance in automated GMAW, pulsed GMAW, and FCAW. The guns are suitable for industrial fabrication, heavy equipment, and automotive manufacturing applications. The Air Blast...

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Extended-arm models added to robot line - TheFabricator.com

Extended-arm models added to robot line

November 7, 2013

TM Robotics (Americas) Inc. has added three models with extended arm lengths to its line of lightweight SCARA robots. The THL800, THL900, and THL1000 have arm lengths of 800 mm, 900 mm, and 1,000 mm, respectively, moving payloads up to 22 lbs. over a long distance. All models are equipped with...

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Robotic welding system designed for education, training - TheFabricator.com

Robotic welding system designed for education, training

November 5, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Swift Arc™ ML (mobile learning) system, a pre-engineered, fully contained robotic welding system for education and training. The system is designed to demonstrate, develop, and teach proper welding techniques, robot programming, and...

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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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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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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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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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