February 22 , 2008
Welcome to the February 2008 issue of Motoman Direct, containing news, product information, and updates from Motoman Inc.
EPH-Series "Expert Press Handling" Robots
“The Business Case for Robotics,” a white paper presentation by Ron Potter, Motoman’s Senior Director, Distribution & Emerging Robot Markets – presents a compelling case about how robots can keep American manufacturing strong here at home at costs that rival low-cost labor rates in off-shore countries.
Robot System Value Calculator – This downloadable spreadsheet calculator details the DRAMATIC COST SAVINGS that occur over the 10-15 year life span of a Motoman robot when compared to the costs for manual operations, including robot operating and maintenance costs...
Click on the following links to see Motoman's latest ads:
Editorials, Case Studies, & Articles
“Assembly in Action: Robots Pay for Themselves in Seven Months"
Continuing 100 Years of Innovation: Automation Shines at Grote Industries.
"How to Use Arc Welding Peripherals to Improve Robot Uptime and Quality" by Chris Anderson
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.
QUESTION: How do I set up the NX100 Pendant's Number Keypad to manually operate Universal Outputs and/or Analog Outputs?
ANSWER: Use Key Allocation (SIM) setup to designate a hot key for customized manual operation of Universal or Analog Output(s)in conjunction with the INTERLOCK Key. This function is called ALLOCATE SIM KEY. The Key Allocation (SIM) for output operation setup is accessible only in the Management Mode Security Level.
The following choices are available:
To set up KEY ALLOCATION (SIM), complete the following steps:
NOTE: To operate the Output(s) after SETUP of the ALLOCATE SIM KEY function, hold the INTERLOCK key, then press the desired allocated key on the number keypad.
For more helpful hints, click here.
Customer Satisfaction & Training
Students who successfully complete training offered by Motoman’s Technical Center receive ANSI/IACET-accredited Continuing Education Units. Motoman was the first robotics company to provided IACET-certified robot training, and our classes meet the even more stringent new ANSI/IACET requirements that measure all aspects of an educational providers program development to a nationally-recognized standard.
Motoman has added the following courses to better serve our customers’ training needs:
Classes generally book at least 60 days in advance, so register now.
Register Online for Motoman 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!
If you missed Motoman's exhibit at ATX in January and would like a copy of the individual
post-show mailer, click on the following links:
Preliminary plans call for Motoman products and services to be exhibited at the following trade shows and expositions. If you plan to attend, please visit our booth:
Seatrade – March 10-13, 2008 – Miami, FL – Booth #2437.
MetalForm – April 1-3, 2008 – Birmingham, AL – Booth #805.
AACC – July 29-31 – Washington D.C. – Booth #TBD.
IMTS – September 8-13, 2008 – Chicago, IL – Booth #6400.
FABTECH – October 6-8, 2008 – Las Vegas, NV – Booth #13049.
PackExpo – November 9-13, 2008 – Chicago, IL – Booth #1495.
G2E – November 18-20 – Las Vegas, NV -- Booth #TBD.
Decipher the following encrypted "MotoQuote" phrase (a puzzle in which one letter has been substituted for another) and e-mail the answer, along with your name, company name, company address, and work phone number to email@example.com. On February 29, we will draw a winner from eligible respondents who correctly solve the MotoQuote puzzle. The lucky winner will be sent his or her choice of a scale model of Motoman’s unique seven-axis IA20 robot, EA-Series “Expert Arc” welding robot or ES-series “Expert Spot” welding robot.
Clues: Our company’s name and the word for our company’s primary product appear somewhere in the puzzle phrase. If you need more help, E=P and B=W.
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