August 3 , 2007
Welcome to the August 2007 issue of Motoman Direct, containing news, product information, and updates from Motoman Inc.
Motoman Expands Clinical Laboratory Automation Capabilities
New! Modular MH1600-500TR Positioner
Four-Axis YS650L SCARA Robot
YS650L has a 650 mm reach, 320 mm Z-axis stroke, and 5 kg maximum payload. It uses the same controller as other Motoman robots, allowing easy integration...
Motoman Expands South American Operations -- On June 1, Motoman Robotica do Brasil opened their new, larger facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that provides additional space for manufacturing, office, a demo lab area and training room...
Motoman Receives Governor's Excellence in Exporting Award for 2007. Motoman was one of 31 businesses honored to receive an "E-Award," presented by Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. E-awards recognize companies whose export efforts have increased sales, heightened the awareness of exporting and created jobs. Motoman has facilities in Canada, Mexico and Brazil, and exports accounted for 26% of Motoman's total sales in 2006...
Editorials, Case Studies, & Articles
"Motoman's New SSA2000 Robot: Faster Welding-Same Price," by Gary S. Vasilash, Editor-in-Chief - June 2007 - Automotive Design & Production...
"Assembly in Action: Automation Shines at Grote," - Assembly (on-line edition) posted June 19, and July issue of Assembly magazine). Grote Industries (Madison, IN) uses Motoman robots working in close proximity with human operators to assemble vehicle lighting products twice as fast...
"Robots Rack Up Productivity at Tru-Form," by Mary Kay Morel, Staff Writer/Editor, Motoman Inc. - July 2007 - Manufacturing News. Tru-Form Steel & Wire (Hartford, IN) uses Motoman robots to fabricate and weld a wide variety of returnable metal racks for the automotive industry and other products for heavy equipment. Using Motoman robots enables Tru-Form to compete against foreign competitors that have drastically lower labor costs...
Flexible Automated End-of-Line Solutions for Packaging and Palletizing: Systems Integration Is Key to Success," Packaging Digest - White paper section...
"Robotic Welding Buoys Launch of Sturdier Examination Tables" - June 2007 - Robotics Online. Midmark Corporation uses a Motoman ES165 "Expert Spot" welding robot to more cost-effectively manufacture their new line of heavier-duty examination tables. Equipped with a C-style servo electric welding transgun, the robot makes 58 high-quality, nearly invisible spot welds in 330 seconds...
Each issue of Motoman Direct includes "helpful hints" designed to provide bits of practical advice and programming tips that will help our customers maximize the productivity of their Motoman robots.
MODIFY TARGET GROUP AXES (Multiple Robot Control)
For more helpful hints, click here.
Customer Satisfaction & Training
Motoman's on-line Customer Care Center offers enhanced E-commerce functions and much more. Available 24/7, the site enables you to order spare/replacement parts, software, and manuals; check order status; and register for training at the Motoman Technical Education Center or for our growing offering of web-based training. It also features product information, technical resources and tools to help you manage your Motoman products. Please follow the link below to complete your registration and begin using the site!
FREE! Access WBT modules that will help you enhance productivity by teaching you how to use two useful programming techniques and/or shortcuts:
JET Function - Allows up to 3,072 jobs to be registered in any of the three Job Entry Tables of 1,024 jobs each. This allows programmers to easily reference child jobs when programming JUMP or CALL instructions.
Key Allocation Function - Allows number keypad on NX100 pendant to be allocated to force Universal Outputs ON/OFF in conjunction with the INTERLOCK key. Keys can also be used as a shortcut to the INFORM LIST menu instructions or to open a reserved display.
Also learn how to set up and calibrate a Miller AutoAxcess(tm) power source for optimal performance in Motoman arc welding cells with NX100 controllers.
Register Online for Motoman Training
If you missed Motoman's exhibit at Robots & Vision in June but would like a copy of the post-show mailer, click on the following link:
Also, if you missed the Clinical Laboratory Expo (American Association of Clinical Chemistry - AACC) - July 15-19 - San Diego Convention Center - San Diego, CA - click on the following link for the press release on Motoman's laboratory automation capabilities...
Motoman products and services will be exhibited at the following trade shows and expositions. If you plan to attend, please visit our booth:
FIN-X - September 18-20 - Indiana Convention Center - Indianapolis, IN - Booth #819
PackExpo - October 15-17 - Las Vegas Convention Center - Las Vegas, NV - Booth #3543.
G2E - November 13-15 - Las Vegas Convention Center - Las Vegas, NV.
Fabtech - Nov. 11-14 - McCormick Place - Chicago, IL - Booth 5017.