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Adaptive gripper processes irregular parts

May 9, 2013

Robotiq has introduced the 2-Finger Adaptive Gripper - 200. The electric gripper has been designed for processing large, irregular parts and high changeover rates in industries such as automotive part manufacturing, foundry, metal fabrication, and heavy machinery shops. The servo gripper can be...

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Midwest Eng. Systems to offer welding systems

May 8, 2013

Midwest Eng. Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and integrated systems in West Allis, Wis., has announced the expansion of technical expertise and automation systems for robotic arc welding systems and services. Terry Merrifield and Scott Cornelison, formerly of Beyond Automation Robotics...

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AccuBilt celebrates 25 years in business

May 8, 2013

AccuBilt Inc. of Jackson, Mich., marks 25 years in business in 2013. Founded in 1988, the company is a turnkey systems builder and integrator, providing design, build, installation, and support of robotic and dedicated automation systems for welding, assembly, material handling, and automation...

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Arc process monitoring system controls weld pool conditions remotely

May 8, 2013

Spark-Robo is a new arc process viewing and monitoring system produced by Servo-Robot. It includes dual digital color video technology for weld pool and global process area viewing and control combined with laser vision. This system is applicable to arc processes that require precise remote...

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Robotic welding cells come ready to weld - TheFabricator.com

Robotic welding cells come ready to weld

April 25, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Swift Arc series of pre-engineered robotic welding cells. Three models — AL (angle-load), FL (front-load), and SL (side-load) — are available, delivered ready to weld. Standard features include the power source and wire feeder,...

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Kuka Systems acquires Utica Companies

April 24, 2013

Kuka Systems Group, Augsburg, Germany, has acquired the plant engineering business of privately owned Utica Companies of Shelby Township, Mich., a welding equipment supplier to the automobile industry. About 300 Utica employees have joined Kuka Systems. No jobs were eliminated. Kuka Systems North...

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Torch cleaning system integrates into any robotic welding cell - TheFabricator.com

Torch cleaning system integrates into any robotic welding cell

April 24, 2013

Fronius Intl. GmbH has released the Robacta TC 2000 torch cleaning system. Available for nearly any torch geometry, the touchless system can be integrated into any existing robotic welding cell. Spatter buildup is removed electromagnetically with its dual magnet coils. The contact tip, front,...

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Reamer updated to help simplify maintenance - TheFabricator.com

Reamer updated to help simplify maintenance

April 24, 2013

Tregaskiss has introduced the TOUGH GUN™ Reamer TT3 series. According to the company, the reamer helps extend the life of robotic GMAW guns and consumables. The unit features a new sprayer reservoir location on the opposite side of the unit (compared to previous models) to safeguard...

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Digitizing press automation - TheFabricator.com

Digitizing press automation

April 22, 2013

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Simulating press line automation can eliminate many headaches and solve problems before the physical integration process. But that simulation needs an accurate CAD file showing the placement of all press line components. Here, 3-D digital scanning technology fills a need.

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Automated system helps manufacturer’s reshoring efforts - TheFabricator.com

Automated system helps manufacturer’s reshoring efforts

April 19, 2013

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When Oddello Industries, a supplier of fabricated assemblies to OEMs in a variety of markets, was invited to bid on a contract for a high-end adjustable mattress foundation, it searched for a piercing machine and a cutting machine that could handle the tubular portion of the project. It combined the two machines into a single integrated unit that processes more than 15 miles of tube per day.

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Factory Automation Systems becomes RIA Certified Robot Integrator

April 18, 2013

Factory Automation Systems, Atlanta, has received the Certified Robot Integrator designation from the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich. "In order to become certified, integrators go through a rigorous process which includes an on-site audit, safety training, and hands-on...

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Wolf Robotics establishes new website

April 9, 2013

Wolf Robotics has announced the launch of a new website at www.wolfrobotics.com. New features of the redesigned website include iPad®, tablet, and smartphone compatibility; a campaign section with company news, advertising campaigns, and tradeshow updates; and an automation assessment survey to...

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Compact palletizer frees up space

April 1, 2013

QComp Technologies Inc. has introduced the QComp 5G palletizer. Its compact, modular design frees up floor space, allowing users to stack bags, cases, and trays at any point in their production line to eliminate conveyor runs to specialized palletizing areas. The unit's robot performs 20...

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ATI Industrial Automation launches new website

March 28, 2013

ATI Industrial Automation, a developer of robotic peripheral equipment in Apex, N.C., has established a new website at www.ati-ia.com. It offers streamlined navigation through information about the company and its products, including automatic tool changers, multiaxis force/torque sensing systems,...

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National Robotics Challenge to be held April 11-13

March 19, 2013

The National Robotics Challenge promotes innovation and helps stimulate creativity in students using robotic technology. Students from 70 schools across nine states will compete April 11-13 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Marion, Ohio, in one of the few open-platform educational competitions....

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