Yaskawa range of robot models with Motoman GP7 and GP8

Cloos, TWI, DVS, IIW

Yaskawa range of robot models with Motoman GP7 and GP8
Yaskawa is expanding its range of Motoman industrial robots to include the new GP series. The two GP7 and GP8 robots with payloads of 7 and 8 kg respectively are the fastest in their class. They are also executed completely in protective class IP67. Robots in the GP series are controlled by the Motoman YRC1000 control unit which is also new.

Cloos has revised QIROX compact cells
The QIROX compact cells from Carl Cloos Schweisstechnik are perfectly suitable for the automated welding of small and medium components. From the sensors to the controller, each compact cell is a tailor-made unit. Recently, CLOOS completely revised the extensive series of compact cells and gave them numerous new features.

TWI offers webinars
Last October, The Welding Institute hosted a special Ask the Expert webinar on ISO and ASME welding qualifications. Attendees were invited to provide questions ahead of and during the event which was handled by Marcello Consonni.

Technical Bulletin DVS-EFB 3435-2 available in English
The technical bulletin DVS-EFB 3435-2, „Lockbolt systems – calculation of connections according to Eurocode 3 and VDI 2230, Part 1“, is now available in English. It deals with the calculation of lockbolt connections under static and alternating stress. The rules pertain to connections with individual sheet thicknesses greater than or equal to 3 mm.

Stephan Egerland appointed Chairman of IIW’s TMB
Stephan Egerland, Global Key Account Manager at Fronius International, was named as the new Chairman of the Technical Management Board at the Annual Assembly of the International Institute of Welding in June. As the Chairman, Egerland is also a member of the Board of Directors, the IIW’s highest committee.

Aluminium Brazing Congress 2018
The International Aluminium Brazing Congress, organised by the German Welding Society, will take place from the 12th to the 14th of June 2018. Leading specialists and authorities from the sector, well-known experts from industry and research and other important decision makers from this field will gather in Düsseldorf, Germany.