Experience the ProtoMAX abrasive waterjet at OMAX’s Virtual Trade Show
OMAX Corporation has announced a virtual trade show showcasing the ProtoMAX®. Using the ProtoMAX abrasive waterjet as a teaching tool for the next generation of manufacturers, OMAX will present a program of design, machinery, and innovation as it pertains to the advancements of abrasive waterjet technology.
In this virtual trade show, OMAX will be specifically looking at how the ProtoMAX perfectly fits into an academic setting. See the ease-of-use operation of the waterjet from software to cutting. Learn about curriculum guides for a seamless integration of the waterjet into your program. Experience the free software for any classroom size. Though the event will focus on academic applications, it will be open to all.
This event is fully online and will occur June 25th at 9 am PDT. Register for the event at https://www.omax.com/virtual-trade-shows/experience-protomax
The ProtoMAX is an excellent user-friendly machine to build a curriculum around advanced manufacturing technology. Compact, safe, and easy-to-use, the ProtoMAX is a perfect teaching tool. Several universities have elected to add ProtoMAX to their engineering, material sciences, robotics, and arts programs, allowing students to experience hands-on innovative technology. With the clamshell cover and submerged cutting, the ProtoMAX is a safe and quiet (approx. 76 dB) iteration of a light industrial machine.
Featuring OMAX engineering in a space friendly package, the ProtoMAX delivers 30,000 psi cutting power with a 5 hp pump. Whether metal, glass, plastic, or wood, the ProtoMAX cuts virtually any material under 1 in. thick with a 12 in. by 12 in. cutting area. The system utilizes a 230-240 VAC, single phase outlet and does not require any hardwiring. The pump and cutting table are on casters for easy relocation. Work material is submerged under water for clean, quiet cutting that won’t disrupt a shared workspace. The ProtoMAX cuts with no heat-affected zone and no change to the material properties.
OMAX Corporation has developed the OMAX, MAXIEM, GlobalMAX, and ProtoMAX brands offering a full spectrum of waterjet machine tool capability. The ISO 9001:2015 certified company designs, manufactures, assembles and tests components as a complete system to ensure optimum performance. OMAX Corporation also has the most comprehensive service and support network in the waterjet industry to keep its customers ahead of the manufacturing curve. OMAX Corporation is a Hypertherm Company. For more information, contact:
Tel: 001 253 872 2300
New centre of excellence for robotic welding
Motion Control and Robotics specialist YASKAWA’s expansion and investment program continues apace with the opening of a new centre for Robotic Welding, Milling and Material Handling Applications in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. The Yaskawa Northern Technology Centre represents a significant investment in excess of £250K and will enable Yaskawa to showcase solutions for welding, cutting and palletising applications.
The new centre will feature the latest robotic arc and spot welding applications, using the full range of Yaskawa Motoman robots, positioners, power sources, weld controls and turnkey solution cell systems. It will enable Yaskawa’s customers to conduct customer demonstrations and trials on their products as well as customer product training for online and offline programming.
Yaskawa Motoman’s ArcWorld robotic welding systems are pre-engineered, pre-assembled and shipped ready to weld, delivering the most flexible and cost-effective options to integrate robotics into welding processes. ArcWorlds can be configured with multiple robots, a heavy-duty positioner or servo-controlled external axes for coordinated motion control.
SpotWorld®is a complete work cell with robot, process equipment, part positioner and safeguarding package which leverages Yaskawa Motoman’s MS-series robots and welding positioners to pattern work cells. This, combined with Yaskawa’s popular ArcWorld® product line and servo-controlled spot guns with Direct Current (DC) spot timers, ensures optimum synchronisation and improved quality and reduced cycle times.
Commenting on the new Northern Technology Centre, UK sales & marketing Manager Jonny Grey says: “Yaskawa Motoman offers manufacturers a wide range of robotic solutions for today’s and for future welding, milling and materials handling applications. Our investment in the new Northern Technology Centre is another example of how we are bringing these benefits to as many of our UK customers as possible.”
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Make your business more competitive by switching to robots
The event will include a hands-on workshop which takes place in ABB’s recently refurbished robot training centre
ABB Robotics seminar and workshop for UK SMEs explains how investing in robots can help transform performance at Milton Keynes on 19th March 2019
ABB will be demonstrating how robots can help UK SME manufacturing companies to become more productive and competitive at its forthcoming Switch to Robots seminar. Taking place at ABB’s Milton Keynes site on Tuesday 19th March 2019, the event will provide a simple step-by-step guide to introducing robot automation to the factory floor.
The seminar provides a step-by-step guide to the key issues around specifying, installing and operating a robot, including how to assess which processes can be automated and how to develop the right solution for your needs.
Other topics covered will include how to calculate the potential return on investment that can be achieved in different types of applications and how to make the case for an investment to your financial director.
There will also be a hands-on workshop session in ABB’s training centre, providing the opportunity to see and use some of the latest robot technology, including ABB’s RobotStudio offline programming software, which helps to greatly reduce the time and cost of setting up a robot system by enabling robot cells to be modelled and tested off-line.
“UK manufacturers are struggling to keep pace with other leading nations that are able to quickly produce high-quality goods at low costs. For UK SMEs to remain competitive they must embrace digital technologies to increase their productivity,” says Nigel Platt, general manager for ABB Robotics in the UK and Ireland. “Our Switch to Robots event has been designed to help businesses to easily identify whether a robot could be beneficial and explain the steps they need to take in specifying and installing the best solution for their requirements.”
To book your place, please visit http://bit.ly/S2R2019 or call 01908 350300 ref: ‘Switch to robots seminar – March.’
ABB Robotics and Motion
Tel: 01908 350300