Robotics increases productivity, quality, cost savings
- MACH speed automation. // MWP;Jul2008, Vol. 152 Issue 5, p44
The article reflects on the use of robotics and machine tool automation in metalworking production. It notes that the main purpose of automation is to increase productivity. It cites the use of robots in the fabrication processes, including welding, assembly and quality control systems. It...
- Cast Iron Welding Pictured. // Welding Journal;Oct2005, Vol. 84 Issue 10, p75
Presents the Guide to Welding Cast Iron Successfully, based on more than 30 years of field experience, which explains the basic metallurgy and welding processes.
- Welding eels Pictured in New Brochure. // Welding Journal;Oct2005, Vol. 84 Issue 10, p75
Introduces the 10-page and full-color brochure that illustrates the complete line of manual- and power-rewind reels for arc welding, gas welding and cutting operations.
- RETHINKING ROBOTIC DEPLOYMENT. Vasilash, Gary S. // Automotive Design & Production;May2009, Vol. 121 Issue 5, p28
The article focuses on Motoman-VS50, a newly developed robot with a seventh rotational axis. It mentions that the robot has a 50-kilogram payload and the seventh axis allows the spot welding gun to maintain the best orientation. The acronym ERP which stands for Efficient Robot Production is...
- Intelligent Vision Boosts Robot Payback. Noruk, Jeff // Welding Journal;Mar2007, Vol. 86 Issue 3, p32
The article discusses how to improve robotic arc welding operations by presenting various case histories. The sensors included in the case histories are joint trackers and weld inspection systems based on three-dimensional laser vision technology. The article demonstrates how to improve one's...
- A WONDER WELDER. // T & P: Tooling & Production;Jun2001, Vol. 67 Issue 3, p76
Discusses the implementation of the ABB FlexArc K robotic welding system at Ranch Manufacturing, a manufacturer of the Ranco brand of bottom dump and end dump trailers. Components of the system; Installation of the system; Benefits of the system.
- on the web. // Metalworking Production;Sep2005, Vol. 149 Issue 9, p48
Reports on several developments relevant to the metalworking industries in Great Britain as of September 2005. Use of robotic welding cells to improve the competitiveness of metalworking subcontractors; Use of innovative welding technology to improve quality and cut costs; Implications for the...
- Comparing Intelligent Robotic Arc-Sensing Technologies. O'Shea, Erin // Penton's Welding Magazine;Jun2009, Vol. 82 Issue 6, p14
The article presents a comparison of intelligent Robotic Arc-Sensing technologies including the Through-Arc Seam Tracking (TAST), 2D integrated Robot Vision from Fanuc Robotics Inc., and the Laser Vision Tracking.
- PRODUCT ROUNDUP: Welding Equipment. // Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation;Jun2006, Vol. 67 Issue 6, p11
The article features a selection of welding equipment available as of June 2006. These include the Dual Guard Torch manufactured by Smith Equipment, Millermatic Passport welding power source, stainless steel electrodes designed for welding in industrial environments and tungsten for welding...