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Nov. 21 – Innovative Robotic Systems & Welding Applications for Manitoba Manufacturers

November 14, 2012

Join Red River College (RRC) and the Industrial Technology Centre (ITC) at the Western Canadian Aviation Museum for a discussion about the latest in robotic systems technology from two leading equipment manufacturers, FANUC Robotics Canada and Lincoln Electric.
Why should Manitoba manufacturers automate and use robotics in their plants? What kind of return on investment can be realized? What has changed in the world of robotics that you might not be aware of? Did you know that many of the robots in operation in Western Canada are welding robots?
If you are considering automation or just want to learn more about robotics, this is the seminar for you. Representatives from FANUC Robotics Canada and Lincoln Electric will be on hand to answer these questions and to explore a number of successful robotic applications that are specifically geared for manufacturers in Manitoba.
FANUC will explore examples such as: robotics with integrated machine vision; CNC load/unload for batch production using vision; various aerospace applications; robotic fiberglass manufacturing; small-batch robotic painting; plastic injection moulding load/unload and post processing; picking/packing/palletizing; simulation CAD to path; successful implementation considerations.
Lincoln will explore answers to the following questions:

  • What does it take to implement robotic welding?
  • What applications are effective for good welding results (through robotic automation)?
  • What are the best ways to work with low, medium and high part volumes?
  • What tools are available to resolve tolerance issues on parts (touch sensing, seam tracking, vision)?
  • What is the best approach to ROI calculation and risk management?

This seminar is supported by the National Research Council Canada’s Digital Technology Adoption Pilot Program (DTAPP).
Event details
Location: 2nd Floor, Western Canadian Aviation Museum | 958 Ferry Road | Winnipeg, MB
Date: Nov. 21, 2012
Time: 7:30 am – 8:00 am (Breakfast) | 8:00 am – 9:45 am (Seminar)
Click here to register online.