Universal Robots and ARC Specialties launch MIG welding system at FabTech

Universal Robots and ARC Specialties have launched their MIG welding system at FabTech 2017 in Chicago.

The companies say SnapWeld Collaborative Robotic Welding features “seamless hardware and software integration” through the Universal Robots+ product platform.

Universal says SnapWeld gives small job shops struggling with the budget, programming and space requirements of traditional welding robots an alternative solution.  Continue reading Universal Robots and ARC Specialties launch MIG welding system at FabTech

Aerotech demonstrates patent-pending motion control sensor

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Aerotech has launched a motion control sensor with a parallel-kinematic design which provides unmatched geometric performance, says company, adding that it also offers superior positioning resolution and linearity with the direct-metrology capacitive sensor.

Aerotech’s QNP3 series XYZ piezo positioning stages combine sub-nanometer resolution, high dynamics, and excellent geometric performance in a compact three-degree-of-freedom (DoF) package.

They come with a 40 mm x 40 mm clear aperture with closed-loop travels up to 100 µm x 100 µm x 10 µm (open-loop travels to 120 µm x 120 µm x 12 µm).

The design is ideal for optical and scanning probe microscopy or other inspection or manufacturing applications where two-sided part access is required with three-DoF manipulation.  Continue reading Aerotech demonstrates patent-pending motion control sensor

Zeiss opens car body and automated inspection center in Michigan

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Zeiss Car Body and Automated Inspection Center in Michigan. (PRNewsFoto/Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology)

Zeiss Industrial Metrology has opened a new facility in Wixom, Michigan, that the company says is dedicated to the latest developments for the process chain in car body metrology and automated inspection.

Bob Wasilesky, key account manager for automated inspection at Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, says: “This center helps us illustrate how to make production more efficient in line, in the measuring room, and in-between.

“This means production and quality can find solutions to problems anytime, from anywhere in the manufacturing facility. Zeiss also showcases solutions for robotic inspection, quality and process data mining, plus measurement planning and offline programming.”  Continue reading Zeiss opens car body and automated inspection center in Michigan

Zeiss to show the latest networking technologies at IMTS 2016

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Zeiss Industrial Metrology is planning to show its latest networking technologies for Industry 4.0 at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS).

The latest developments of Zeiss PiWeb quality data management software and Zeiss Calypso measurement software, along with further enhancements of computer tomography and white light sensor technology will be highlighted.

Customers can explore CT images virtually, get up-close views of the robotic sensor display and learn about the latest specials, available only at IMTS.