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the project, Comau employed virtual engineering and virtual commissioning, which facili- tates a significant reduction in design time as well as in proj- ect-deployment risks.
Business Notes
Edge parts will continue to be supplied exclusively by Jet Edge.
needs, according to company officials.
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Comau Earns Volvo Quality Award
Choice’s replacement- parts inventory includes ultra- high-pressure pump parts, cutting heads, cutting-head parts, orifices, nozzles, on/off- valve parts, high-pressure seal kits, swivels and more.
Komatsu Americas Indus- tries LLC/NTC Laser will con- tinue to provide three- and five-axis laser-processing machines, and current cus- tomer contacts for laser sales, service, support and parts will remain the same.
Comau, Turin, Italy, a provider of automatic manu- facturing systems and robotics as well as integration services, has been awarded the Volvo Quality Excellence Award by Volvo Car Corp. for an industri- al project undertaken five years ago that is still in full development.
Jet Edge Launches Aftermarket Waterjet- Parts Division
NTC Laser Joins Komatsu America Industries
Hexagon Acquires Metrology Provider Aicon 3D Systems
The project related to devel- opment of production facilities for the Volvo XC90, S90
and V90 vehicles, in which Comau used its geometric transportation system, the VersaPallet. The system is the centerpiece of a framing sta- tion where 10 robots simulta- neously assembly the bodies of the three different models.
Jet Edge, Inc., St. Michael, MN, a provider of high-pres- sure waterjet technology, announces the launch of its new aftermarket waterjet- parts division, Choice Waterjet Parts, Inc. The company ( supplies high-pressure water- jet components for major brands of waterjet cutting sys- tems including Flow, Omax, KMT, Bystronic and WSI. Jet
The laser machine busi- ness of NTC America Corp., commonly referred to as NTC Laser, has joined Komatsu America Industries LLC. Both companies are subsidiaries of Komatsu America Corp., Rolling Meadow, IL. The aim of the move is to provide improved sales and service support as well as new prod- ucts to meet future customer
Hexagon AB, Stockholm, Sweden, has acquired Aicon 3D Systems, a provider of opti- cal and portable noncontact 3D measuring systems.
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