December 1, 2009
the December 2009 issue of Motoman Direct, containing news,
NEW! ARCWORLD IV-6200SL "Slim Line" Welding Solution
<<NEW! MA1400 "Master Arc" Welding Robot
NEW! ES165D and ES200D Welding Robots
NEW! MH6/MH6S Material Handling Robots>>
NEW! HP350D Handling Robot
If you would like to request more information about one of our featured products, please click here.
Yaskawa Motoman Mexico Completes Facility Expansion - Yaskawa Motoman Mexico Completes Facility Expansion – YMM, celebrating its fifteenth anniversary, recently completed expansion of its facility in Aguascalientes. This expansion more than doubles the size of YMM’s Aguascalientes facility to nearly 20,000 sq. ft.
The expansion includes offices, conference rooms and additional manufacturing space to integrate, service, rebuild and develop robotic systems.
Motoman's Great Lakes Regional Center - held an Open House on November 12, 2009. Well over 100 guests toured Motoman's new facility in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Several demonstrations were featured to highlight Motoman’s newest products. Spot welding, arc welding, integrated dispensing and vision were among a few of the applications included.
In addition, over 60 members of the Detroit Region American Welding Society attended their November meeting held at the Motoman Great Lakes Regional Center on the evening of November 12.
Advanced Systems Group
Customer Satisfaction & Training
Motoman’s Customer Care Center is a web-based information and service center providing customers useful information, chat room functionality with technical support and web-based tutorials that provide step-by-step instructions. Need a tour? Call Dave at 937.847.3361 or click here to complete your registration and begin using the site.
New Classes! Following are two new training classes that MTEC (Motoman Technical Education Center) now offers:
MTEC is currently offering discounted classes . . . Book your training class now and reference promo code “1560” to receive your 15% discount off the list price of any standard training class. The discount is only valid if attending training at the Motoman Technical Education Center located in West Carrollton, OH. Discount cannot be combined with any other discount or special rate. Standard cancellation and re-booking policies apply. Subject to class and seat availability. Register on-line for all training classes in the U.S. and Canada.
To recover from an out of range condition, first reset the alarm. Then from the pendant menu, go to the robot icon, then second home position. There will be three columns of data. The left most is the specified position. This position is settable to any location we choose, so this column could be populated with data. The default setting is the zero position of the robot. The middle column is the current position, and the last column is the difference between the specified and current positions.
With the servos on, press and hold the FWD key on the pendant. The robot will move at the selected jog speed to the specified position. If needed, you may jog the robot manually to avoid collisions with equipment. Continue holding the FWD key until the robot stops; the difference column will be all zeros.
Visually inspect the position of the robot. If the specified position is all zeros, the arrows should line up. If everything checks out ok, pull down the data menu at the top of the screen and choose “confirm position”. You are now ready to return to production. If the position does not look correct, or if you have any questions, please call the Motoman Hotline (937) 847-3200 for assistance.
Motoman products and services will be exhibited at the following trade shows and expositions in 2010. If you plan to attend these shows, please visit our booth:
WeldMex – May 11-13 – Mexico City – Booth# 423
Motoman recently exhibited at Fabtech in Chicago, IL (Nov. 15-18). To see exhibit highlights and videos from Fabtech or other shows you might have missed, click here.
Decipher the following "MotoQuote" cryptogram (a puzzle in which one letter has been substituted for another) and e-mail the answer, along with your name, title, company name, company address and work phone number to email@example.com. On December 4 we will draw a winner from eligible respondents who correctly solve the MotoQuote cryptogram. The lucky winner will be sent his or her choice of a scale model of an EA1400N “Expert Arc” welding robot or ES165N “Expert Spot” welding robot OR an embroidered Motoman baseball cap. *Motoman employees and their families are not eligible.
Clues: Our company’s name and some form of the word for one of our featured products appear somewhere in the encrypted puzzle phrase. If you need more help,
Encrypted MotoQuote Phrase:
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