ABB sells first U.S. manufactured robot

ABB - First US Manufactured Robot

ABB Robotics has sold its first robot manufactured in the United States. The IRB 2600 robot is the first to be produced at the ABB Auburn Hills, Mich., facility, and was sold to Hitachi Powdered Metals USA. The compact robot will be used for material handling of in-process engine component parts at the Hitachi Greensburg,… Continued

NIMS, LIFT and Ivy Tech release new skills credentials

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) and Ivy Tech Community College (located throughout Indiana) are making available a new set of skills credentials and training to help fill open manufacturing jobs in states along the Midwest auto-corridor. The nine new NIMS credentials validate key skills and competencies needed for… Continued

Workshops for Warriors gala

Workshops for Warriors Inaugural Gala

Workshops for Warriors is hosting its Inaugural Gala on Thursday, April 20 aboard the U.S.S. Midway in San Diego to honor America’s veterans, wounded warriors and transitioning service members. The gala serves to honor the nation’s veterans and support their transition into their chosen advanced manufacturing career field. The event includes a silent auction, entertainment… Continued

New robot arm from Miller

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.’s new 3.3-m robot arm provides greater joint access in automated welding applications. The arm can be paired with Auto-Continuum and Tawers robotic MIG welding solutions. With a reach of 3.3 m and payload of 20 kg, the arm is for welding large parts that would otherwise require additional robot motion axis… Continued

Sightline’s predictive analytics software

Sightline Systems released its EDM for manufacturing predictive analytics software. The software correlates thousands of data points collected in real time from sensors, SCADA systems, historians and PLCs. The software displays the information on a highly visualized dashboard, providing an accurate picture of the entire manufacturing operation, enabling users to identify trends and patterns that… Continued

Miller releases new helmets

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. introduced T94 Series welding helmets that reduce neck strain and fatigue while improving operator comfort, visibility and productivity. The helmets have a chiseled shell design that provides skin coverage and accommodates half-mask respirators. An aluminum heat shield and silver shell reflect heat to keep the lens and operator cooler. ClearLight lens… Continued

Welding table from RoboVent

  RoboVent has released a larger version of its CrossFlow table. The all-in-one welding bench and source-capture system has room for a variety of manual welding applications while keeping weld fumes out of the breathing zone. The new table features a larger work surface and some new workspace elements designed to meet the needs of… Continued

ESAB’s new welding helmet

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products’ Sentinel A50 automatic welding helmet incorporates ergonomic headgear and maximum adjustability. Features include infinitely adjustable five-point headgear, 100-mm-by-60-mm viewing area, externally activated grind button, color touchscreen control panel and a front-loading convex cover lens that is available in different color options that changes in 10 sec. With its 1/1/1/2 optical class… Continued

Dengensha America’s capacitor discharge welder

Dengensha America Corp.’s Capacitor Discharge Welder (CDW) that minimizes heat transfer and distortion problems has a compact resistance welding control design. The welder handles weld current as high as 50 kA with a small 6-kVA power supply. High current in short bursts minimizes heat transfer and workpiece distortion, even when the power supply is unstable.… Continued

Name change to Tsugami Automation

Innovative Machinery Group (IMG), which specializes in the fabrication and integration of Precision Tsugami machine tool optimization products, formally changed its name to Tsugami Automation. Graham Noake, IMG president, said, “When they hear Tsugami Automation, we want manufacturers to immediately recognize that we are entirely focused on customizing and optimizing Tsugami machines.” The renamed organization… Continued

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