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Yaskawa America, Inc.

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Founded in 1989, Yaskawa Motoman is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With over 450,000 Motoman robots, 15 million servos and 26 million inverter drives installed globally, Yaskawa provides automation products and solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application; including arc welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material handling, material cutting, material removal, packaging, palletizing and spot welding. The Yaskawa product line includes more than 150 distinct robot models and a full-line of pre-engineered "World" solutions that are complete application specific work cells, including robot, process and safety equipment. Yaskawa’s proven track record of delivering industry leading quality, innovation and customer satisfaction can help you exceed your robotic automation goals.

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Designing Motion Control Systems

POSTED: 05/23/2011

Click here to view a .pdf presentation featured at Automate 2011, Designing Motion Control Systems.

Automation Proves the Intrepid Solution to Higher Demand - A Robot Case Study

POSTED: 10/06/2010

Overseas sales increase, and you need more workers or more automation. For this small processor, automation proved the right choice,

High-Density Robotic Painting: Latest Trend Lowers Costs

POSTED: 11/14/2008

One of the primary reasons paint spray booths are expensive to operate is the high energy cost of providing temperature-controlled supply air to replenish exhaust air.  As companies look for ways to maximize floorspace utilization to help them cut costs and remain competitive in the global marketplace, spray paint booths

Robotic Transporters for Large Weldments

POSTED: 05/19/2008

Robotic transporters are key when you want to automate welding of extremely large, heavy parts.  The maximum work envelope radius of an extended-reach robot is about 3-meters (9.84’).  If the parts you are welding require more reach than that, you need to find ways to move the robot to the

Continuing 100 Years of Innovation: Automation Shines at Grote Industries……A Robot Case Study

POSTED: 01/21/2008

Driving along any highway, chances are that many of the vehicle lighting systems you see on semi-trucks, RVs, buses, and other vehicles are manufactured by Grote Industries (Madison, IN), a privately owned 100-year-old company with a history of innovation.  High demand by major automotive OEMs and aftermarket suppliers for

Robots Sort Blood Specimens: Help American Red Cross Improve Productivity and Traceability . . . A Robot Case Study

POSTED: 12/03/2007

  In addition to being an international humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross is the biggest single blood collecting agency in the United States.  Operating as a non-profit organization, the Red Cross supplies blood and blood products to approximately 3,000 hospitals daily.  They now use advanced robotic automation linked directly

Robots…A ‘‘Butter’‘ Way to Palletize: A Robot Case Study

POSTED: 03/19/2007

  California Dairies, Inc. is the number one dairy cooperative in California and the second-largest in the United States.  It is owned by more than 650 California dairies that ship nearly 17 billion pounds of milk to be sold and processed annually by one of its five

Robot Palletizes Putter’s Pickles: A Robot Case Study. . . .by Mary Kay Morel, Staff Writer/Editor, Motoman Inc.

POSTED: 02/01/2007

  Aliment Putter’s Food, Inc. (Sainte-Sophie, QC), a well-known eastern Canadian producer of a wide variety of pickled vegetable products -- found themselves in a bit of a production pickle.  Their manual end-of-line palletizing operation was limiting their processing capacity, particularly during their peak season between July and mid-November,

When Two Arcs are Better Than One: Tandem GMAW Versus Multiple Robot Arms

POSTED: 05/16/2006

Manufacturers of Tandem Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) systems that supply two welding wires through a single torch often promise to double welding productivity – but in actuality, the results you can reasonably expect to achieve vary depending upon your application.  When does it make sense to use the  Tandem

Home, Home of the Range…Robotic Press Tending at Whirlpool Corporation

POSTED: 04/17/2006

With annual sales of over $13 billion, some 68,000 employees, and nearly 50 manufacturing and technology research centers around the globe, Whirlpool Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances.  The

Flexible Automated End-of-Line Solutions for Packaging and Palletizing: Systems Integration is Key to Success

POSTED: 02/16/2006

Most consumer goods manufacturers need the ability to create variety packs or mixed loads of product on demand to meet specific customer requirements, pack product into trays or cases, palletize the trays and cases, and add stretch wrap or band the load – while always knowing what is inside each

Robots: The Lower Cost, More Flexible Process Improvement Alternative to CNC Machine Tools

POSTED: 09/19/2005

Robots are poised to take away a significant portion of the CNC machine tool market.  Emerging technology is making it possible for robot systems to perform many diverse manufacturing processes -- such as complex cutting and material removal, grinding, mold creation, surface finishing, and drilling and tapping applications -- that

Lean Automotive Supplier Uses Robots, Flex Machines to Increase Productivity

POSTED: 07/29/2005

Aztec Manufacturing Corporation (Romulus, Michigan) is a tier-one full-service supplier of mid- and high-volume precision-machined castings and forgings to the automotive industry.  A minority-owned small business, Aztec currently employs 95 people in its 73,000 square foot facility.  The company had sales of approximately $30 million in 2004 and projects $34

At the ‘‘Fore-Front’‘ of Automation: Acushnet Uses Robot to Handle Golf Balls

POSTED: 02/05/2005

Robots and Titleist golf balls might seem an unusual pairing.  However, Acushnet Company (Fairhaven, Massachusetts) -- the leading producer of Titleist® and Pinnacle® golf balls,  Titleist® and Cobra® golf clubs, FootJoy® shoes and gloves, and other golf-related equipment and accessories -- is at the ‘‘fore-front’‘ of golf-ball manufacturing technology,

PLC or No PLC?: Robot Controller Takes on More

POSTED: 07/02/2004

As robot controllers become more advanced, they are adding functionality and capabilities that were once the bailiwick of programmable logic controllers (PLCs). PLCs have been around for a long time, and people in medium to large manufacturing plants are often familiar with their  functions, programming, ladder logic editing and troubleshooting.  Smaller

Robotic Resistance Welding: Improving Productivity

POSTED: 06/03/2002

Sometimes a New Solution is Right in Front of You The same servomotors used to control robot motion are now being applied to spot welding guns with excellent results.  Precision servo-control improves quality, reduces cycle times, and extends tip life.  This improved gun control has been further enhanced by integrating

Robotic Grinding For Metal Cabinets

POSTED: 05/03/2002

Reprinted with permission from Robotics World Magazine Manually grinding welds is tough, dirty and noisy work, and the metal dust produced by grinding is harmful to workers' eyes and lungs. When Special Products & Manufacturing Inc. (SPM) in Rockwall, Texas, needed

Automation's Untapped Gold Mine

POSTED: 08/23/2001

Use of Simulation Software to Improve 'Design to Manufacture' Robotic simulation software has become a valuable tool used to perform a variety of time- and cost-saving tasks - from robot reach studies, up to and including off-line programming of robot cells - but simulation offers additional resources that we've

Automation Advances Expand Robot Applications

POSTED: 01/29/2001

Q:  What Is The State Of The North American Robotics Industry? Jennings:  When I started in robotics 20 years ago, I had heard how the robot industry would do $1 billion by 1990.  Even though the analysts got it wrong, the

Blind Operator Learns how to Program and Operate a Robotic Arc Welding System


In January 1999, Justin Pierce, of Mississippi Industries for the Blind (MIB), attended a basic robotic programming course at Motoman, Inc.'s headquarters in West Carrollton, Ohio.  Justin is the first blind person to take the training offered by Motoman.  Here, he participated in actual hands-on learning and worked with a

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