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Weld spatter can be the bane of any manufacturer’s existence. When weld spatter builds up along a weld, it takes away from the aesthetic of the work piece, and it has to be ground off, which means the piece takes longer to move along the production process. By using Lincoln Electric RapidArc waveform control technology during your welding application, you will get less weld spatter and faster travel speeds for your welding application.

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Regular maintenance and cleaning are necessary steps for any high-functioning robotic system, especially when it comes to robotic welding. FANUC has produced a product to clean the welding guns of its robots called the FANUC TorchMate Cleaning station. It is important that the TorchMate is used regularly, otherwise the quality of the welds produced by your FANUC welder could drastically decrease.

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Keeping track of the operation of all of the automation on your production line is important to maintaining and improving your company’s productivity. If you have made an investment in industrial robots from ABB Robotics, then the ABB myRobot tool is a perfect way to track your robots’ operations and performance and make adjustments as necessary.

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RobotWorx is one of many robotics integrators around the globe that buy, recondition and resell industrial robotic automation systems. So, why choose RobotWorx instead of the competitors? That’s simple – we have a better warranties and policies, even on our “As Is” models, than our competitors. At RobotWorx, our systems come with either a 1-year warranty, or they are sold “as-is”.

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Welding work cells can be very dangerous if the proper safety precautions are not taken. That is why a safety package for a work cell is so important. There are many safety features that keep human workers from getting injured while the work cell robots are operating. One of the main features are the safety interlocks for the work cell doors.

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A robotic work cell may seem like a daunting piece of machinery that you have to study for months or years before operating, but that is not the case. With user-friendly interfaces like the six-button operator station, companies can train their employees on these work cells in a matter of days, and sometimes hours, even if the employees have no prior experience with robotics. There are six buttons on the operator station that all have very different functions.

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Do you have a specific robot you must have, that we do not currently have in stock?  No problem!  We can guarantee to find you the exact robot you need, due to our contacts and ever changing inventory.  Often companies have large systems set up that require a specific manufacturer and model.  To avoid additional training, downtime, and having to change the entire system due to new standards in the market, they seek to find the exact robot models to replace their current ones.

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If you are in the market for a fast palletizing robot, you may want to check out the IRB 460 from ABB Robotics. The ABB IRB 460 is a compact palletizing robot that is perfectly suited for any of your end-of-line palletizing needs. The IRB 460 has a smaller footprint than many other palletizing robots in its class, which makes it an easy addition to any packaging line.

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Spot welding is one of the oldest robotic welding applications on the market, but it is also one that has remained common in several industries, including the automotive industry. Motoman Robotics has an extensive line of spot welding robots, and now they have added the VS50 spot welder to that list. Like many other spot welding robots, the VS-50 has speed, accuracy and strength, but it also has flexibility, which comes in handy for companies that are looking to save money.

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Palletizing is one of the most important and widely used end-of-line robotic applications on the market, and companies are constantly trying to improve it. Motoman Robotics’ latest innovation for improving palletization is PalletSolver, a palletizing software that works with Motoman robots and increases the ease of integration, as well as enhancing the company’s production line uptime. Sometimes it is difficult to implement robotic automation into an existing line.

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