American Machinist

Robotics highlight welding show.

Robotics highlight Welding Show

Advances in robotics--systems, robots, and related equipment--awaited the near-record number of attendees, some 18,500, and record exhibitors, more than 500, at the April exposition of the Amer Welding Soc in Detroit.

New to the US market were the systems capabilities of IGM Robotic Systems (Milwaukee), whose parent firm is in Austria. IGM specializes in customizing heavy-duty fully integrated systems comprising standard slide-mounted robot arms, controllers for as many as 16 axes of motion, workpiece positioners to 22-ton capacity, and on-line and off-line programming equipment. The slides encompass work envelopes to 100-m X, 2.5-m Y, and 2-m Z. …

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