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Weld tip inspection system for robotic spot welding introduced

April 15, 2008

Orbitform Group has introduced the Weld Tip System (WTS) for robotic spot welding. The system inspects spot welding electrodes (tips) and helps ensure that face diameters and general appearance meet...

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Remote compliance device corrects alignment errors in assembly applications

March 11, 2008

The Compensator, a remote center of compliance (RCC) device from ATI Industrial Automation, is designed to correct alignment errors with peg-in-hole automated assembly applications.The device features...

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Robotic aluminum GMAW system added to product line

March 11, 2008

Panasonic Factory Solutions Co. of America has added TAWERS-Aluminum MIG to its TAWERS robot line. Suitable for high-performance, push-pull aluminum feeding, the system uses a three-motor system to...

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Multipurpose robot line expanded

February 12, 2008

Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. has expanded the line of robots available in its Presto ST series with the ST70L and ST100 models.The compact, multipurpose robots have load capacities that support the same...

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Stand-alone robotic welding cell suitable for both short-run, large-scale production

January 15, 2008

Marathon Welding Automation offers the Mini-Z personal weld cell as a stand-alone option for short-run shops, or it can be integrated into large-scale production manufacturing operations.With its...

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Welding cell line expanded

January 15, 2008

Panasonic Factory Solutions Co. of America has expanded its line of pre-engineered PerformArc welding cells with the addition of the PA-55. According to the company, the system typically produces as...

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Welding robot controls 40 axes

August 7, 2007

The ARC Mate 100iC intelligent welding robot from FANUC Robotics America Inc. has a built-in iRVision package and a compact design.The six-axis robot's internal routing allows the dress package to...

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Standard pin clamp enhanced

August 7, 2007

Humphrey Products Co., working with Japanese partner Koganei, has added a vanadium carbide coating to the pin on its standard pin clamp and redesigned the power lock cylinder.The company applied the...

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Electromechanical cylinders offer plug-and-play capability

August 7, 2007

SKF® electromechanical cylinders (EMC) offer plug-and-play capability suitable for robotic spot welding gun applications. According to the company, the all-electric cylinders provide precise...

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Collision sensor has increased sensitivity

January 9, 2007

The SR-61 collision sensor from ATI Industrial Automation has a lower operating range for increased sensitivity in applications using 3 kW to 5 kW capacity robots and is designed to prevent damage to...

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Robotic welding workcell integrates safety enclosure

December 12, 2006

The ArcWorld® C-500 workcell from Motoman features an EA-Series Expert Arc welding robot partially enclosed by a cylindrical robot safety enclosure that is integrated with the robot.This...

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Robot vision system option available

September 12, 2006

FANUC Robotics America has introduced the iRVision™ integrated robot vision option for the company's R-J3iC controller.The ready-to-use vision system has a 2-D robot guidance tool to conduct...

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Software helps control, minimize welding distortion

August 8, 2006

Pam-Assembly simulation software from ESI Group helps to control and minimize distortion during welding fabrication.The welding process is simulated on a local model in which comprehensive welding...

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Gas blends formulated for robotic, fixed automation, high-speed welding

July 11, 2006

RoboStar® shielding gases from Praxair Distribution Inc. are a family of gas blends specifically formulated for robotic welding equipment, as well as fixed automation and high-speed welding...

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Contact tips for robotic applications introduced

July 11, 2006

American Torch Tip has introduced a line of GMAW contact tips available in various materials.The tips, designed specifically for robotic applications, help decrease wear and extend the life of the...

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