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Stamping is a forming process performed on sheet metal by a series of stamping stations used to produce mass quantities of finished products. The stamping process is the forming of metal made out of sheets containing Steel, Aluminum, Zinc, Nickel, Titanium, and Brass. The sheet metal is formed into preset shapes in a stamping press.  The tool and die is the component of the press that forms parts when the sheet metal is inserted.

Welding defects are something that manufacturers want to try to avoid at all costs. When a robotic welder produces defects during the welding process, it can cut down on the integrity of the weld, which can take away from the quality of the product. That is why it is important to understand how to troubleshoot your robotic system if you see welding defects.Porosity is one of the most common welding defects. It can be caused by a shielding gas leak or a clogged welding gun nozzle.

Safety equipment is an essential part of any robotic system or work cell to ensure the protection of your workers while your robot is in motion. There are a variety of safety options on the market today that will keep workers safe – physical barriers like fencing, arc glare shield and dividers, as well as invisible barriers like light curtains and area scanners.Fencing, Arc Glare Shields and DividersThese are the most common safety option.

Routine maintenance will keep your robotic welding cell system running at peak performance. It will help ensure your system achieves maximum up-time, life expectancy, and return on investment. Here are some guidelines and tips to help achieve the best results.Robot and Controller Daily Maintenance Tips1. Begin each day or shift with a visual once-over of the welding cell to inspect the overall health of the robotic system.2.

Programming Motoman Robots continues to get easier as the MLX Family continues to advance; seen with the latest member, the MLX300.  The MLX300 by Motoman is a software add-on to the DX200 and YRC1000 controllers that enables the same integration capabilities as the MLX200 and more.

Equipment for automated arc welding is designed differently than manual arc welding equipment. These arc welding machines must be engineered for more heavy-duty product manipulation, higher production cycle rates, and be able to interface with the control system. Using a robotic welding system also increases productivity with the ability to use fixturing and positioners to maneuver the part into position.

There are many different functions that material handling robots can perform, but three of the most common are palletizing, packaging and part transfer. Many material handling functions are tedious, dull and time consuming for human workers. Several of them, including palletizing and part transfer, which may require heavy lifting, can also be injury-inducing.

RobotWorx can integrate customized or pre-engineered robotic bag grippers.  Need help palletizing bags of mulch, grain, potting soil, etc.?  Worried about puncturing the bag and compromising the product?  Choosing the right robotic bag gripper to automate your process is important.The most common bag gripper available has two large jaws with several prongs on either side that close vertically and cradles the bag it picks up.

The Motoman HP6 is perfect for arc welding and material handling automation. The HP6 industrial robot is a powerful and dynamic high-speed solution that works with up to 6kg in payload. It has built-in collision avoidance allowing closer robot proximity. This robot also has one of the widest working envelopes in its class with a 2,403mm vertical reach and 1,378mm horizontal reach. In order to provide a powerful, yet slim design, Motoman installed Advanced Sigma (Σ) motors.

A robot workcell is arranged in a way that improves efficiency, cost and part quality of any given robotic application in manufacturing. Pre-engineered workcells are designed on the principles of lean manufacturing to improve application flow and eliminate waste during the process. Workcells are not just safety barriers, though that is a key component, but they also allow multi-tasking.

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