FANUC Robotics and its integrators are regularly featured in a
variety of publications and Websites. The following lists recent
articles in the news:
Magazine – Challenges of robotic aluminum MIG welding
Welding aluminum with robotic MIG welding equipment presents many
challenges. The aluminum MIG process is not as forgiving as steel
and requires special control to achieve successful results. A good
understanding of the welding process, and how to control it from the
robot is critical.
Engineering – Automating with Vision (Cover Story)
Robotic 3-D vision technologies, overhead gantry robots, and
other developments in robotics and automation gear are enabling new
ways for manufacturers to boost factory efficiencies.
– Press Automation Proves ‘Future-Proof’ (Cover Story)
Modular equipment, having evolved greatly over the last decade,
now is optimized for pressroom performance, ready to either upgrade
existing automated press cells or to relieve press operators of
taxing blank-handling chores.
World – Robotic trimming radically shortens Corvette fender
(Bennington, Vt.) molds the Chevrolet Z06 Corvette’s front fenders with
hand layed, autoclave-cured carbon/epoxy prepreg. Until recently,
however, manual deflashing, trimming and drilling of the demolded
parts consumed more than an hour to meet requirements for edge
quality and fastener hole location accuracy.
World – Plum Creek Completes Robotic Veneer Plugging
Plum Creek is moving ahead with robotic veneer plugging lines
after the recent installation and complete startup of a new
seven-cell line at its Evergreen softwood plywood plant here,
following the successful installation last year of a four-cell line
just up the road at the company’s Columbia Falls plant.