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Motoman Teams to Conduct
Robotics-Degree Courses

Thursday, August 15, 2002
Motoman Inc., West Carrollton, OH, has teamed with RETS Tech Center, Centerville, OH, to present robotic-training courses as part of the center’s Electronic Engineering Technology associate’s degree program. Beginning this September, 15 weeks of the 75-week program will be taught at the Motoman Technical Education Center in West Carrollton. Three-week sessions at Motoman typically will be separated by 12 weeks of courses at RETS. Students completing the 75-week full program receive an associate’s degree in Electronic Engineering Technology with a major in Robotics. Motoman courses include Introduction to Robotic Automation, XRC Basic Programming, MotoCal Robot Calibration, XRC Maintenance and Introduction to JRC Basic Programming. For more program information, contact RETS at tel. 937/433-3410. For more on Motoman’s training classes, call 937/847-6200 or visit

Motoman Named Supplier of the Year

Wednesday, August 14, 2002
GKN Automotive, Inc., a supplier of automotive drive-line components, named Motoman Inc., Dayton, OH, its 2001 Capital Equipment Supplier of the Year. GKN has some 200 Motoman industrial robots installed among its three plants in North and South Carolina. Most of the robots are used to tend machines and handle materials. The award is judged on criteria from 10 categories, including service, support, pricing, quality, engineering initiatives and operational performance.

ESAB Shape-Cutting Manuals Available Online

Wednesday, August 14, 2002
ESAB Cutting Systems, Florence, SC, has made all of its machine-related manuals available on the web and on CD-ROM. The offering includes 37 archived manuals; 21 manuals on large gantry machines; 20 CNC manuals; 20 schematic package manuals; 21 small gantry-machine manuals; eight waterjet manuals; and four shape-library manuals. All are in English, some in other languages such as German, Spanish and Portuguese. Visit the website for more details:


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