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Vision-Guided Robots Improve Nut Welding

Machine vision lends flexibility to robotic welding cell

Weld nuts are installed on steel plates or sheets to provide firm, fixed threads for a mating screw or bolt.


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Robots Assemble Circuit Breakers

In the world of assembly, ABB is known primarily for its leading-edge industrial robots. But, there’s much more to this multinational corporation, which operates 300 manufacturing plants in 100 countries, has nearly 150,000 employees, and reported global revenue of $42 billion in 2013.


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Robot Sales Near Record High

ANN ARBOR, MI—The robotics market in North America posted its second-highest quarter ever in terms of robots ordered in first quarter 2014, according to new statistics from the Robotic Industries Association. A total of 5,938 robots valued at $338 million were ordered by companies in North America in the first quarter 2014, coming in just shy of the all-time record of 6,235 robots valued at $385 million in fourth quarter 2012.


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Could Your Assembly Operation Benefit From Robots?

Assemblers continue to invest in robots. Does your assembly plant employ robots? Is it planning to? Share your thoughts!


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Robots Rule at Toyota’s Motomachi Assembly Plant

YOKOHAMA, Japan—Ninety-six percent of the production process at Toyota’s Motomachi assembly plant is completed by robots. The plant employs 760 robots and produces one vehicle every 135 seconds.


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Safety Barriers Also Increase Productivity at Automotive Manufacturer

Since the start of the Great Recession in 2008, many Tier 1 suppliers have either closed or downsized.


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Dust Collectors Breathe New Life Into Volvo’s Robotic Welding Cells

Dublin, VA, is well known for being named after Ireland’s most famous city. But it is best known as home to the largest Volvo Trucks manufacturing facility in the world.


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Market for Welding Robots to Grow 5.73 Percent

DUBLIN—The worldwide market for welding robots is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 5.73 percent through 2016.


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Flexible Fixturing for Robotic Welding

 A robot equipped with an adaptive gripper can provide an alternative to maintaining multiple jigs for automated welding. 


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Robotic Welding, Automated Material Handling Keep Water Heater Manufacturer in Michigan

Bradford White Corp. is unique among its competitors in two ways. First and foremost is its business model, which prevents the sale of the company’s water heaters directly to consumers or commercial businesses. Heaters are only sold to licensed plumbers at various supply houses to ensure proper and safe water heater installation, and to prevent code violations.


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People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

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