Mary Kay Morel

Contributing Writer



Automation and Robotics | Articles

Programming multiple robots

October 23, 2003 | By Mary Kay Morel

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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Tube and Pipe Fabrication | Articles

Getting a handle on robotic tube, pipe automation

April 15, 2002 | By Mary Kay Morel

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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Stamping | Articles

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

February 19, 2001 | By Rob Vieth, Mary Kay Morel

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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