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With the takeover of the Bremen-based engineering firm, KUKA's business really took off and the market shares were increased for welding and assembly systems. The rest is hsitory, KUKA now has a workforce around 3000 and overall sales of over 1.1 billion. 1973 - The FAMULUS is the first robotic development from KUKA. The first with six electric motor-driven axes, this robot was a breakthrough for the automotive industry.

ABB is the product of numerous acquisitions and mergers, yet has grown into becoming a leader in global power and automation technologies.  They are behind many innovations and technologies in modern society today. Everything ABB does focuses on improving quality, productivity, and efficiency while also minimizing the environmental impact. Although the head office is in Switzerland, ABB operates in more than 100 countries including the USA, Canada, and Mexico.

Yaskawa  Motoman Robotics has several locations worldwide, including locations in the USA, Mexico,and Canada. It also has distributors in other countries such as Turkey, Russia, and Poland. The Motoman USA headquarters is currently located in West Carrollton, Ohio. The parent company of Motoman, Yaskawa Electric Group, also offers super-mechatronic products that have earned extensive acclaim in the semiconductor industry.

Since its inception in 1956, FANUC (Factory Automation Numerical Control) robotics has continued to meet global demands and innovate their technologies time and time again. They have successfully grown into one of the largest makers of industrial robots in the world.1956 - The first NC in the Japanese private sector was developed successfully.1958 - The first commercial FANUC NC was shipped to Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd.

Robotic Ideas Began Centuries Ago:The idea of an automatic device to help serve or work for humans has long been in existence as it is documented in historic tales, such as ideas like automatically opening doors. Around the 9th century, hundreds of preserved texts and ideas were accumulated and came together to create a book called "The Science of Ingenious Mechanisms.

Automating your welding process will help to increase your product throughput and bring an overall greater efficiency to your production line.   Many manufacturers can keep their welding nozzles clean and productivity maximized by integrating a torch cleaning station also known as a reamer. Reamers help to improve the overall efficiency by helping to minimize spatter and debris in the nozzle.

Uniquely designed for assembly and pick and place jobs, the parallel link FANUC M-3iA robot series offers production lines a variety of models depending on their application needs. Each model is available to be IP67 rated and include food grade coatings if necessary.There is the 4-axis M-3iA/6S R-30iA with a single rotational wrist axis that is ideal for stacking or pick and place.

FANUC built the world’s very first dedicated palletizing robot and, so it is no surprise that they continue to produce terrific robots as seen with the M-410iB series. Ideal for medium to heavy payloads, these robots were designed with an optimized work space by integrating the base and controller in the pedestal. This not only helps to save floor space but also eases the transport and installation process when necessary.

FANUC offers automated solutions for a wide range of customers’ needs as seen with the variety of options available in the FANUC R-2000iB series. The robots in this series provide users heavy duty robots that have slim arms, making part access easier while also decreasing interference with peripherals. They are designed for a variety of applications such as material handling, spot welding, dispensing, part transfer, palletizing, and more.

With 6-axes of efficient performance and strength, the FANUC  M-710iC robot series is one you want to consider incorporating onto your production line. Whatever your needs may be, you can be sure that they will be met with a robot from the M-710iC series. With an optional Severe Dust and Liquid Protection option, giving you the ability to use these robots in the harshest of environments, there will be no job left behind.

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