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Automated VRC is for conveyor system
In response to customer needs for a more efficient multi-level vertical lifting solution for automated conveyor applications, Wildeck’s industry-leading VRC product development team has unveiled the XpressLift Automated VRC.
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Universal Robots introduces lightweight tabletop robot
With the new UR3 robot, Universal Robots brings the collaborative benefits of a user-friendly robot to the table.
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Robot is for applications requiring strength and high reach
The Comau family of robots has added a new model, SMART NJ 650, with an elevated payload to complete its range of high-payload robots.
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CENIT offers digital factory software platform
CENIT’s new FASTSUITE Edition 2 software platform combines machine based simulation, offline programming for robotics, virtual work cell layout, and component handling in one platform.
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Robot blast system is for finishing aircraft turbine blades
Guyson Corp. has designed and built a robotic grit-blasting machine that is specially adapted for processing aircraft turbine blades in production lots.
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Mind Your Modules
Author: Evan Jones Thorne, Assistant Editor
Published: March 2015

Modular automation increases productivity and flexibility at a lower price point than custom solutions.
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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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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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