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Automation/Robotics

Automation is the individual use or integrated configuration of computer software, machines or other technologies ranging from fully mechanical systems to fully virtual networks, very simple to intensely complex in functionality, to carry out a task that would typically be done by a human worker. Robotics is a segment of automation involving a machine (robot) capable of making independent movements programmed to perform complex tasks ranging from simple handling of parts to full machine tending, welding, grinding and other operations typically performed by a human worker.

Exposing the Dangerous Myths About Welding Equipment and Machinery

Close up of a man welding, safety, myths, welding machinery

Plenty of risks accompany the operation of welding equipment and machinery – but misinformation can increase the chances for poor decision-making and hazardous mistakes. Westermans Intl. Technical Director Mark Reaney calls out some industry myths and offers tips to help you operate as safely as possible.

Automation/Robotics: Articles

Exposing the Dangerous Myths About Welding Equipment and Machinery

Close up of a man welding, safety, myths, welding machinery

Plenty of risks accompany the operation of welding equipment and machinery – but misinformation can increase the chances for poor decision-making and hazardous mistakes. Westermans Intl. Technical Director Mark Reaney calls out some industry myths and offers tips to help you operate as safely as possible.

Plenty of risks accompany the operation of welding equipment and machinery –...

Robotic Welding Station Increases Strength by Ensuring Consistency

The biggest challenge to achieving a strong bond when welding thick walls are discrepancies between the CAD drawing and the in-process weld. Pemamek’s laser scan-driven control system overcomes this difficulty by automatically correcting weld path based on groove geometry.

The biggest challenge to achieving a strong bond when welding thick walls...

Upsizing with Jigless Welding

Greater robot payloads are opening the door to automatic fabrication of large, unwieldy components.

Greater robot payloads are opening the door to automatic fabrication of large,...

Opportunity Knocks: Modernizing U.S. Infrastructure

We have few more pressing needs than updating roads, bridges, pipelines, and energy grids – a potential goldmine for suppliers of heavy equipment, off-road machinery, assemblies, parts and services used in construction projects. The trick is breaking into the market.

We have few more pressing needs than updating roads, bridges, pipelines, and...
Automation/Robotics: Products

Rugged Cobot Offers 20-Kilogram Payload for a Wide Variety of Tasks

Yaskawa Motoman’s HC20XP cobot

The industry’s first IP67-rated collaborative robot, Yaskawa Motoman’s HC20XP is particularly well-suited for use in damp and splash-prone environments such as food processing. Two speeds optimize cycle time based on risk assessment and process requirements.

The industry’s first IP67-rated collaborative robot, Yaskawa Motoman’s HC20XP is particularly well-suited...

Flexible High-Volume, High-Performance Welding Capability

Yaskawa America’s ArcWorld 6000 pre-engineered workcells

Yaskawa America’s ArcWorld 6000 pre-engineered workcells featuring Motoman AR-series arc welding robots come with virtually everything you need to get up and running quickly and safely. Available in one-, two-, or three-robot configurations.

Yaskawa America’s ArcWorld 6000 pre-engineered workcells featuring Motoman AR-series arc welding robots...

Compact Spot Welding Robot  

FANUC’s R-2000iD/210FH Robot offers system uptime while operating in tight workspaces.

FANUC's R-2000iD/210FH Robot offers system uptime while operating in tight workspaces.
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