Eric Patty

Contributing Writer

Automation and Robotics | Articles

Simulating a robotic workcell

March 8, 2005 | By Eric Patty

Not so long ago, setting up a robotic work cell was a trial-and-error affair. However, advances in simulation technology allow manufacturers to visualize a robotic work cell and sort out any problems before setting up the cell. Simulating the work cell's function helps to ensure the cell will yield the desired results and helps prevent costly mistakes and re-engineering.

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Tube and Pipe Fabrication | Articles

Making the connection

April 10, 2003 | By Eric Patty

Hundreds of types of machined end connectors are used to transmit fluid in fabricated tube and hose assemblies. In recent years manufacturers and end users of these connectors have been developing new methods and processes that eliminate machined connectors and the associated joining operation. Eliminating connectors and joining operations can help save both money and time.

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