Month: December 2017

ABB’s robot-integrated inspection solution

ABB’s new robot-integrated, inspection-automation solution digitizes and simplifies quality control while improving cycle times for automotive OEMs, aerospace companies and sectors such as metals and plastics. The system consists of a 3-D white-light scanning sensor mounted to the arm of a robot and utilizes digital scans to detect defects on manufactured parts. The agility of… Continued

CK Worldwide’s new TIG torches

CK Worldwide’s UltraTIG Series torch packages include a MasterTIG series torch and an accessory kit with standard Gas Saver gas lens and quick disconnects. The torch handle’s ergonomic design with Steady-Grip pistol-grip attachment allows a large amount of control, while retaining a lightweight design. Super-Flex cables coupled with a leather hose cover, and rotating ball… Continued

Welding fume extraction from ULT

ULT’s Airtower welding fume extraction solution is based on the layer ventilation principle. Contaminated air is aspirated, filtered and then discharged as clean breathable air at ground level with no air drafts, providing high filtration of greater than 99.9 percent. Purified air is fed back into the working environment, and it can be used for… Continued

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

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