December 9, 2008
Welcome to the December 2008 issue of Motoman Direct, containing news, product information and updates from Motoman Inc.
YS-Series robots – Available in a range of high-speed, high-precision models, Motoman’sfour-axis SCARA robots are ideal for small-payload, vertical motion mechanical assembly; case packing; packaging; kitting; and life science applications, such as test tube handling for research/discovery.
ArcWorld® V-1200 – Designed for high-volume welding of small- to medium-size parts, the ArcWorld V-1200 solutions deliver HyperProductivity® in a space-saving design using dual overhead-mounted "Expert Arc" welding robots, a two-position indexing rotary turntable, and a total safety environment.
LoadWorld® – Ideal for high-production applications or job shops with smaller lot sizes, LoadWorld is a pre-engineered standard robot solution for machine tending that can be integrated with new or existing machines.
MotoMount® Patent Received - Motoman Inc. has been awarded a U.S. patent for the unique MotoMount compliant tool mounting system, a modular accessory for headstock/tailstock positioners that eliminates the need for costly precision alignment.
New Motoman Robotics Laboratory Dedicated – On November 21, the University of Dayton formally dedicated the new Motoman Robotics Laboratory that is now part of their School of Engineering. Motoman furnished six state-of-the-art robots and other equipment for the new lab, which is expected to provide a ready source for R&D as well as highly educated and skilled potential future employees.
John P. Donlon joins Motoman as Vice-President U.S. Sales – Donlon’s career has centered around executive-level sales and marketing positions for major multinational companies involved in process, automation and control technologies.Thomas J. Schockman joins Motoman as Vice-President, Finance and Accounting, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – Schockman’s career has encompassed key senior financial roles in manufacturing and public accounting.
Click on the links below to access brochures relating to key focus areas for Motoman’s Advanced Systems Group (ASG):
Editorials, Case Studies & Articles
“Robotic Welding at LB Steel/Coburn Steel Products Improves Quality and Productivity” – by Mary Kay Morel – Modern Applications News – October 2008 – Robotic welding is helping this fab shop beat foreign competition. Three Motoman robot cells weld very large, heavy components for the construction, railroad and mining industries.
“High-Density Robotic Painting: Latest Trend Lowers Cost” – by Randy Schuetz and Mary Kay Morel, Motoman Inc. – Robotics Online – November 14, 2008 – Using robots in high-density layouts reduces the size of paint spray booths and leads directly to significant operational cost savings.
“Steeling the Show” - Canadian Packaging – October 2008 - Consolidated Technologies in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada – uses Motoman robots exclusively to manufacture cartooning and case-packaging machinery that it also integrates.
Customer Satisfaction & Training
Motoman’s Technical Education Center (MTEC) is offering a special 15% discount off of the list price of training classes taught at Motoman Headquarters through the end of the 2008 calendar year. For more information, contact the Training Coordinator at 937.847.3307.
Register Online for Motoman Training Classes
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!
I/O-Variable Customize Window
You can now use the I/O-VARIABLE CUSTOMIZE window on your NX100 controller to monitor and change the status of up to 32 items -- Universal Inputs and Outputs as well as Variable Address content -- all from the same pendant screen. To activate this feature, with the NX100 pendant in Management Security Level Mode (requires management password), choose Parameters and set S2C 299=1. This parameter adds a submenu icon entitled I/O - Variable Customize to your Main Menu’s Application icon (i.e. General, Handling, Arc Welding, Spot, Laser, etc.).
For setup of Inputs or Outputs, select an available empty box in the left column and enter the 5-digit relay operand for the corresponding I/O. (Not sure what the relay address number is? Just go to the Detail Display under the Main Menu's In/Out display for Universal Inputs or Universal Outputs and find it there.)
To force Universal Outputs ON from this screen, highlight the content column with the cursor, then hold INTERLOCK and press SELECT. To simulate Universal Inputs from this screen, highlight the SIM box column with the cursor, and press SELECT.
To set up binary (B), integer (I) and double integer (D) type variables, simply enter the desired address in the left column. The current value will show in the content column. To change the current value, press SELECT and enter a valid number within the variable type's range.
If a name is entered in the right-hand column within this new custom window, the corresponding I/O or variable file address will also be updated.
Motoman products and services will be exhibited at the following trade shows and expositions in 2009. If you plan to attend these shows, please visit our booth:
ATX – February 10-12 – Anaheim, CA – Booth# M-1017
If you’d like a copy of the post-show mailer for the PackExpo 2008 show held November 9-13 in Chicago, IL, click here:
If you’d like to see Motoman exhibit highlights for other trade shows you might have missed this year, click here:
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 December 16, 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 a Motoman EA-Series “Expert Arc” welding robot or an embroidered Motoman baseball cap.
The winner of the October MotoQuote drawing was Tim Rhoad, Program Manager at Covert Manufacturing, Inc., Galion, OH. He received a scale-model of a six-axis EA1400N “Expert Arc” welding robot.
Clues: Our company’s name and some form of the word for our primary product appear somewhere in the encrypted puzzle phrase. If you need more help, O=Y.
Encrypted MotoQuote Phrase:
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JFPREVCUDUCO PEC PB OPEF AMLEBMVCEFULY PJIFMCUPLH
KUCW WUYW-JIFBPFAMLVI APCPAML FPQPCH.