Robotic Welding Cells Raise Capability, Productivity at Truform

April 20, 2022

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Robotic Welding Cells Raise Capability, Productivity at Truform
Efficiencies gained in automated fabrication key production gains while allowing the Tennessee manufacturer to expand its automotive and appliance work, and add commercial-product fabrication.

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 Picking Up What Vacuum Cups Cannot
Transporter®LP magnetic end-of-arm tooling is designed to transfer metal blanks, stampings and parts in automated and robotic applications. Engineered with powerful Rare Earth magnets, they will hold parts during power loss, minimize part shifting, provide more options for picking up perforated or odd parts, and reduce shop air costs significantly compared to vacuum cups.

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Clean Stainless-Steel GTA Welds, and Mark, Too
The newest generation of Fronius MagicCleaner electro-chemical cleaner now is available in two models, with each providing ideal finish on stainless-steel gas-tungsten-arc (GTA) welds and surfaces. Also the MaagicCleaner can mark workpieces with logos or serial numbers.

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Comprehensive Lubrication Program to Improve Production Efficiencies
AMSOIL Industrial, launched in September 2021, is a division of AMSOIL Inc., which brings more than 50 years of lubrication formulation and was the first lubricant company to bring API-certified synthetic lubricants to market in 1972. AMSOIL Industrial consults with fabricators and metal stamping operations to optimize production efficiency by employing a comprehensive lubrication program that starts with a plant audit by AMSOIL Industrial tribologists and lubrication experts.

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FABTECH Mexico Returns in 2022
Plans are underway for FABTECH Mexico to return to Monterrey, May 3-5, 2022. This year’s show will bring together more than 500 exhibitors presenting the latest in technology and solutions to more than 8000 attendees from Mexico and Latin America.

Powerful HR Solutions with Exceptional Follow-through
Working with Insperity we help employers from employee benefits and HR administration to payroll, risk management and more. What sets us apart? Unbeatable support meets innovative technology. The result leads to a comprehensive HR solution that meets your needs, backed by our experienced team of specialists.

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New Program Helps Determine Solutions to Grinding and Finishing Challenges
Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced the Norton Abrasive Process Solutions (APS) program, designed to help customers determine the optimal grinding or finishing solution for the application at hand. Solutions reportedly range from simple to complex, off-hand or automated, and for metal fabrication, production grinding and virtually any abrasives operation. The APS program draws upon the experience and knowledge of the Norton team along with access to 30 different machines, and a new state-of-the-art APS robotic automation cell (pictured). This cell forms the core of the new APS program, located at the Higgins Grinding Technology Center in Northborough, MA.

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Flat Sheet Fabricating Partners
BLM GROUP USA’s 12 kW Sheet Laser Cutter and ProBend Press Brakes work together to make manufacturing better for you. ProBend electric E-Series comes in 44-276 ton models for bending lengths of 4’ -17’ or hybrid H-Series in 44 – 660 ton models for bending 4’ – 20’ lengths.

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What Cutting Method Should I Choose?
Flame, plasma, fiber laser and waterjet cutting machines all offer advantages, and each have drawbacks. Consider your requirements and practical needs when deciding on a cutting system. Then, consider the process characteristics discussed here.

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Stamping Through Advanced High Strength Steel
Working with the Impax Tooling Solutions® team at Wilson Tool International to determine the right design, tool steel, coating and finish options can produce big gains in tool life and performance. Each application has unique needs and unique solutions.

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LVD Acquires Solutions Business of Kuka Benelux, Establishes LVD Robotic Solutions bv
LVD Company nv, Gullegem, Belgium, has acquired the solutions business unit of Kuka Automatisering + Robotics nv in Houthalen-Helchteren, Belgium, to launch the new company, LVD Robotic Solutions bv. The new entity will build on LVD’s experience with engineering robotic systems for sheet metal working, centered on no robot teaching, high throughput, and fast “art to part.”

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Offline Programming Software for Robots
Robotmaster, offline programming software for robots from Hypertherm, helps manufacturers maximize their robot’s productivity with simple and efficient robot programming for a variety of applications such as cutting, trimming, milling, welding, spraying, polishing, sanding, grinding, deburring and more. Robotmaster uses integrated CAD/CAM functionality to make robotic programming simple and intuitive for everyone, even first-time users, according to company officials, who note that the technology has been shown to reduce programming time by as much as 75 percent.

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Custom Air Knives for Unique Applications
Air knives from Exair provide effective blowoff, cooling, cleaning and drying in myriad manufacturing processes. To accommodate the variety of unique problems manufacturers face, Exair has the ability to customize and tailor air knives to different specifications. These customizations can range in size, shape and material, and include custom mounting holes and dimensions. They are created to solve distinct manufacturing challenges reaching beyond typical air-knife selections.
Industry-Related Terms: Abrasive, Bending, Center, Core, Entity, Functionality, Grinding, LASER, Polishing, Transfer
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