Mary Kay Morel

Contributing Writer

Programming multiple robots

October 23, 2003


In many applications—such as large-component welding, press-tending lines, and multiprocess cells—running multiple robots from a single point of control assists in preventing collisions, simplifying the programming structure, and reducing integration cost. This approach also meets the American National Standards Institute/Robotic Institute of America (ANSI/RIA) R15.06-1999 safety standard.

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Getting a handle on robotic tube, pipe automation

April 15, 2002


The requirements and parameters of automated handling of tubular products are worth a second look, especially if you want to do the job well.

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Robotic press tending: available equipment and its effects on press productivity

February 19, 2001

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Robots offer an alternative to automatic transfer presses in applications in which parts must be reoriented (tilted, rotated, or flipped) as they are moved between operations. When selecting a robot for press tending, three of the many features to be considered are size, flexibility, and mountion options.

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