ARC Specialties’ Applied Automation Seminar Delivers Industry-Leading Insights

RIA Certified integrator ARC Specialties is proud to be leading the charge in educating and empowering major players in the robotics, automation and finishing industries.

To that end, ARC hosted January’s Applied Automation Seminar, or AAS 2020, highlighting the company’s commitment to elevating the industry and its collective efforts to innovate and drive the future.

Representatives from Across the Industry

Sponsored by Graebener Maschinentechnik, AAS 2020 featured insights from representatives from a variety of industry leaders, including ATI Industrial Automation, KUKA North America, Xiris Automation, Inc., 3M and FANUC America Corporation.

The event was a tremendous opportunity for the industry to gather with a shared purpose – providing a forum for critical discussion of the latest advancements in robotics and how those at the industry’s forefront can take advantage.

Highlights of AAS 2020

The event featured eight distinct presentations, each highlighting an engaging and impactful look at an aspect of the industry.

Each of the presentations is linked below – you can also view all eight videos by here.

RIA & A3: Robotic Application of Tool Changers and Compliant Finishing Tools

Keynote speaker Catherine Morris, Director of Automation Sales for ATI Industrial Automation, delivered a deeper look at how being a part of trade associations RIA and A3 can help you ensure you’re at the forefront of emerging technology, business opportunities and new markets.

The Evolution of Cladding

ARC Specialties Vice President John Martin walked attendees through “The Evolution of Cladding,” highlighting how equipment needed to manufacture components that keep pace with the ever-evolving needs of the oil and gas industry is being designed and innovated to fulfill that purpose.

KUKA – ready2_grind

KUKA Robotics Senior Robotics Software Engineer Constantin Opreau presents the latest collaborative innovation between 3M and KUKA – the ready2_grind preconfigured robotic weld grinding system, designed to provide increased automation and efficiency in grinding applications.

Robotic Thermal Spray

ARC Specialties Project Manager Randy Ellington took the stage to give attendees an in-depth look at the processes, history, efficiency, safety and automation innovations in the thermal spray process, helping them understand both how far the process has come and where it’s headed.

XIRIS: Arc Monitoring with Real-Time Dimensional Data

XIRIS Automation Product Manager Greg Cooke examines how real-time dimensional data elevates arc video monitoring, diving into how users can make applications with XIRIS cameras for OEM and research use cases and more.

Robotic Machining, Sanding & Surgery

ARC Specialties Control System Programmer Kevin Sevcik presents not only the current aspects of robotic automation that are innovating the way finishing is done and providing unmatched manufacturing benefits, but a cutting-edge endeavor from the company – robotic surgery.

3M: Automated Material Removal & Media Selection

3M Advanced Application Engineer Tyler Naatz enlightens his audience about how they can correctly choose an abrasive product solution that meets their unique process needs, outlining how 3M’s solutions deliver benefits throughout the automation process.

FANUC: Collaborative Robotics

FANUC America Senior District Manager Matt Gresens provides an overview of the world of collaborative robots before taking a deeper look at the six different models offered by FANUC, which range from 4-35 kg in payload and 550-1,813 mm in reach.