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July 2014  
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Inductive rotary encoders provide functional safety
HEIDENHAIN is expanding its third generation of absolute inductive rotary encoders with the ExI 11xx series, providing a single encoder safety solution for many industries, such as packaging, automation and robotics.
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Open interface is for more efficient controls programming
The new Automation Interface in TwinCAT3 automation software from Beckhoff enables remote control of TwinCAT engineering systems and the automatic generation of programs and configurations.
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Bosch Rexroth offers energy-efficient machine automation
Greater energy efficiency and safety increasingly determine the selection of electric drives, even at high levels of power. With its IndraDrive CL/ML, Bosch Rexroth now offers a scaled product range of strong drive solutions from 110 kW to 4 MW for applications in metal forming, plastics, test, printing, metallurgy, marine, offshore and other heavy industries.
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GF Machining Solutions offers flexible, modular automation
GF Machining Solutions has announced the System 3R TRANSFORMER, a modular automation system designed to integrate with a variety of technologies.
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Robotic automation cell is available for turning centers
Machine shops of all sizes continue to seek ways to automate what they do to improve consistency, save time, and reduce cost per piece produced. In response to that need, EMCO Maier has partnered with UltraTech Machinery, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, a leading designer and builder of high production equipment, to offer a modular robotic automation cell that provides cost-effective, flexible part load/unload for its turning machines.
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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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Going Toe To Toe On Robotics
Author: Alan Rooks, Editorial Director
Published: March 2013

One fond memory from my long-ago youth was playing Rock’Em, Sock’Em Robots with my next-door neighbor. My parents wouldn’t get me the game, for reasons I forget, but my friend Ronnie, who always got the latest, greatest games and toys, had a brand-new version. The objective was to manipulate your plastic robot to knock out the other robot by hitting his spring-loaded head, making it pop up. In January, the robotics industry was playing Rock’Em, Sock’Em Robots with CBS’s “60 Minutes.” The news program broadcast a segment called “Are robots hurting job growth?” based in large part on an interview with Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and co-authors of the 2011 book, “Race Against the Machine.”
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Armed With Automation
Author: Alan Richter, Editor
Published: December 2012

Lightweight and easy-to-program robotic arms.
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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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High-speed Wire Act
The CTE Plus video crew captured a brief demonstration of the FI 240 CC high-speed wire EDM machine at the GF AgieCharmilles booth during the EASTEC show this spring.
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