ABB Secures Agreement to Provide Robotic Automation to A123 Systems for Advanced Battery Applications
Automation Systems

ABB Secures Agreement to Provide Robotic Automation to A123 Systems for Advanced Battery Applications

System will support the manufacture of high-power lithium ion batteries AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (February 1, 2010) - ABB Robotics, a leading supplier of industrial robots, has reached an agreement with A123 Systems to provide robotic automation systems for the assembly and manufacturing of lithium-ion battery modules and packs. A123 Systems, headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts, develops,...

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Transfer and Storage System utilizes robotic technology.
Conveyors

Transfer and Storage System utilizes robotic technology.

Modular and configurable to suit different layouts, Robotic Tray System (RTS) provides buffering and accumulation system within can end manufacturing processes. It can run trays from existing balancer systems, and optional servo belt drives eliminate air usage by replacing pneumatic cylinders. Acting as one unit, system is comprised of 4 separate systems: infeed lanes, robot end-of-arm tooling,...

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Screwdrivers

Screw Driving Robot delivers and installs range of fasteners.

Incorporating Selectively Compliant Assembly Robot Arm (SCARA), Viper MBC delivers and installs fasteners such as screws, nuts, bolts, pins, clips, brass rings, and barbed darts. System includes Visumatic Model 94 feeder, which automatically delivers each screw directly to tooling tip. Tooling is physically located at end of second SCARA joint, so joints 3 and 4 are spared tightening forces and...

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Manncorp.com Launches New Turnkey Section Showcasing 7 Complete SMT Assembly Systems
Solder

Manncorp.com Launches New Turnkey Section Showcasing 7 Complete SMT Assembly Systems

Manncorp has introduced seven new electronic assembly turnkey lines with throughput rates ranging from prototyping to 10,500 cph. The lines are described at manncorp.com/turnkey and according to CEO Henry Mann, are targeted to "OEMs and others who are considering turning away from outsourcing by bringing PCB assembly in-house for the first time. The systems are also beamed to existing assemblers...

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End-of-Arm Tooling handles heavy bags.
Grippers (Tools)

End-of-Arm Tooling handles heavy bags.

Featuring heavy-duty stainless steel fingers, Custom Robotic Bag Gripper Tool is capable of lifting 25-60 lb bags off roller conveyors. Tool requires one pivot point with one cylinder to rotate fingers, reaching in between rollers to secure bag underneath. Unit solves difficulty in securing bags that deform due to heavy contents, such as salt, food products, and dry concrete mixtures.

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Robotic Metrology Cell promotes measurement productivity.
Workstations

Robotic Metrology Cell promotes measurement productivity.

Suited for CMMs as well as for CNC-driven metrology instruments, robotic tending solution delivers automated loading and unloading, with repeatability of ± 20 Â-µm, to streamline end-to-end manufacturing. Sensitive collision detection enables dexterous picking of delicate parts and precise fitting to instrument fixturing, while force-sensitive grippers enable precise, intelligent parts...

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Flexible Robotic System suits pipe welding/cutting jobs.
Robots

Flexible Robotic System suits pipe welding/cutting jobs.

Suited for automated carbon steel, stainless steel, or duplex stainless steel pipe welding and fabricating, RoboPipe(TM) is driven by Power Wave® 455M/STT® welding machine rated to deliver 450 A, 38 V at 100% duty cycle or 570 A, 43 V at 60% duty cycle. Waveform Control Technology® and Surface Tension Transfer® are also included, along with ability to weld pipe root with...

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Integrated Robotic System is suited for submerged arc welding.
Robots

Integrated Robotic System is suited for submerged arc welding.

Robotic arc welding system has integrated torch design with streamlined flux delivery that lets user incorporate robotic submerged arc welding solutions on corners and path variations. It also integrates Power Wave® AC/DC 1000® SD welding power source and offers output rated 1,000 A, 44 V at 100% duty cycle. Along with 380-575 Vac, 50/60 Hz input, features include software-driven...

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Benders

AddisonMckee and Melton Machine & Control Company to Co-Exhibit at FABTECH 2009

Booth 2069 FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, USA 15 -18 November, 2009 AddisonMckee, the world-leading tube bending, end-forming, and muffler assembly technology specialists, and Melton Machine & Control Company, the premium-quality designer and builder of automated arc welding systems, will be exhibiting at FABTECH 2009. Superior solutions and complete...

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Robots

Adept Technology Announces Adept Quattro Robot Breaks 300 Cycle Per Minute Barrier

New Performance Threshold for Robotics Set Using 25mm x 300mm x 25mm Standard Pick and Place Cycle Pleasanton, Calif.-October 28, 2009-- Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, today announced its Adept Quattro Robot has broken the 300 cycle per minute barrier. The record robotic performance threshold was set...

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Paratherm™ HR Heat Transfer Fluid: Higher Temperature Stability Leads to Longer Fluid Life
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Paratherm™ HR Heat Transfer Fluid: Higher Temperature Stability Leads to Longer Fluid Life

For the ultimate in heat transfer fluid performance, Paratherm offers HR Heat Transfer Fluid that is engineered specifically for closed loop liquid phase heating. When it comes to characteristics such as thermal stability and fluid degradation, Paratherm HR leads the industry in value and performance. See our video to learn how Paratherm is raising the bar for heat transfer fluids.

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