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Yaskawa Motoman software for robots and PLCs

Yaskawa Motoman’s MLX300 software option is the newest generation of integration for Yaskawa robots and PLCs. The software enables operators to control and program Yaskawa robots in a standard PLC programming environment, eliminating the need to learn a specific robot programming language. All program execution is performed by the PLC; the motion control is handled… Continued

Plasma grate cutting from Soitaab

Soitaab USA Inc.’s new plasma grate cutting system is engineered for cutting interrupted surfaces such as steel or aluminum grating at high speeds. The process uses the Kjellberg Hotwire indirect plasma cutting system whereby a welding wire is automatically fed underneath the torch. This wire acts as the anode, completing the electrical circuit without a… Continued

Universal Robots launches welding cobot

Universal Robots developed the SnapWeld collaborative robotic MIG welding system with Arc Specialties Inc. The cobot-assisted, interactive welding system can be deployed flexibly in existing manual welding booths, eliminating the need for new robotic cells. The welding system integrated with the UR robot is comprised of a Profax wire feeder and water cooled torch enabling… Continued

Miller offers new welding helmets

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.’s new T94-R Series welding helmets are paired with a powered air purifying respirator. The Dualtec manifold system features six interior vents and dual air speeds for high-performance airflow output and maximized perceived cooling. The T94-R model has an external grind button for seamless weld-to-grind transitions; the T94i-R features an oversized integrated… Continued

Technical schools win grants

Sampson Community College, Clinton, N.C., was awarded more than $1 million in grant funding through the U.S. Department of Commerce to assist with the construction of a welding and metal fabrication building. The facility will replace a smaller shop area used for welding construction that is currently housed in a 25-year old metal building. Local… Continued

Global solid wires market forecast to 2021

Research and Markets added the “Global Solid Wires Market 2017-2021” report to its offerings. The global solid wires market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4.22 percent during 2017-2021. One driver in the market is positive outlook of the global construction sector. The global solid wires market is expected to be driven by the overall… Continued

Coldwater joins RIA

Coldwater Machine Co. joined the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) as a Gold Member systems integrator. “Being an RIA member not only provides benefits to our internal team through the available networking and education offerings,” said Coldwater’s Dan Barry, vice president of sales and marketing, “but also to our customers as we gain access to the latest… Continued

Airgas receives Boeing award

Airgas, an Air Liquide co., was recognized by the Boeing Co. with a 2016 Gold Performance Excellence Award. Boeing issues the award annually to recognize suppliers that have achieved superior performance. Airgas maintained a Gold composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period. Airgas has been a supplier to Boeing for more… Continued

RIA partners with OSHA and NIOSH

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) signed an alliance partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The alliance will focus on communication and education about best practices in robot safety. The goals of the alliance are enhancing technical expertise about robotics within OSHA and… Continued

Fronius manager elected to IIW board

Stephan Egerland, global key account manager at Fronius International, was unanimously elected as the new chairman of the Technical Management Board at the annual assembly of the International Institute of Welding. Over the next three years, Egerland will lead the IIW’s technical operations. The IIW, with members from 59 nations, allows national organizations and companies… Continued

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