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Jan 2015  
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New chucks automate parts loading
The worlds of workholding and automation collide with the addition of Unilock’s new ESA 120/70 automation chuck from BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc.
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High-tech automation solutions for North American market
According to analysis by the international trade experts at Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI), US and Canadian industry will focus on high-tech machine tools in the coming years with flexible, largely automated and energy efficient manufacturing systems that provide a viable alternative to Asian competition in demand. EMAG’s solution to these challenges is their patented pick-up technology machining concept, developed and tailor-made for the North American market.
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Rotary indexing ring with large open center has advantages
Industry leading specialist for rotary tables and automation, WEISS North America Inc. has produced cutting-edge designs in the automation industry for over 45 years. When approached by Alpha Integration, Inc. (Murfreesboro, TN), a manufacturer of turnkey automated assembly, vision and testing systems, to provide a reliable turnkey solution for their 6’ tall automotive parts assembly machine, WEISS ‘tiered-up’ an innovative chassis and indexing table system solution.
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Pallet systems control product flow and routing
Dorner Mfg. has introduced new pallet system components for use on its 2200 SmartFlex flexible chain conveyor platform that provides accurate positioning and routing of parts for assembly, robotic and inspection applications.
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Universal Robots creates equivalent of app store for robots
With URCaps, Universal Robots has created the equivalent of an app store for robots.
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Collaborative Robots Lend A Helping Hand
Author: Kip Hanson
Published: January 2015

Joeís struggling to package a truckload of parts before noon. Mary canít keep up on the painting line. Jimmyís in trouble with the boss because he canít make quota. These are just a few of the challenges faced by workers on the manufacturing floor, problems that, in many cases, can be solved with collaborative robots.
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Vertical Automation
Author: Kip Hanson, Contributing Editor
Published: August 2014

Teach your vertical machining center to "dance without a partner."
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Automation Marches On
Author: Alan Richter, Editor
Published: June 2014

Mobile robots for massive-part manufacturers.
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Automating The Impossible
Author: Evan Jones Thorne, Senior Editor
Published: June 2014

Cutting Tool Engineering Senior Editor Evan Jones Thorne interviews Len Graham of Rexam Mold Manufacturing.
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What's On Your Pallet?
Author: Susan Woods, Contributing Editor
Published: June 2013

Implementing automated pallet systems in small and medium-size shops can reduce labor costs and increase profitability.
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Robotics And The Ethernet
A Rockwell Automation representative talks about the Ethernet trend based on open standards and how its potential application for many industries. The video captures a robot arm sorting and aligning pucks. Driving the automation are Stratix switches, which were jointly developed by Cisco and Rockwell Automation.
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True Mold Manufacturing
Len Graham, Business Unit Leader, Rexam Mold Manufacturing, discusses the motivation behind the Buffalo Grove, Ill., company's decision to build a Mega Cell automated mold manufacturing system. Graham offers a detailed walk-through of the company's Mega Cell, which began operation in March 2013.
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Smart Automation
Perplexed by the lack of automation for vertical machining centers, Steve Simons, president of Simons Design Innovation, decided to do something about it. His Mountain View, Calif., company then built a working prototype in 2010 and launched Smart Valet Model SV-1 in May at an event held at K-Fab Inc., a parts manufacturer in Santa Clara, Calif.
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FANUC's New Automotive Solution
FANUC FA America featured a seamlessly integrated automotive solution at the imX event held in Las Vegas Sept. 12-14. The new system integrates CNCs, robots, Rockwell Automation PLC Pack Motion and Enterprise Software solutions.
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FANUC Connectivity: A Focus On Fast Atom
FANUC FA America's Paul Webster provides a tour of the company's Fast Atom plant floor management/connectivity system. In addition, Webster explains how the company is extending its assistance to help keep legacy equipment connected.
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