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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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Servo units feature drilling applications on robots
Sugino Corp. offers the newest application for its SSV2 Selfeeder Servo Series: the capability to mount to robots for complex automated drilling applications.
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Tube bender delivers high levels of automation
The ELECT XL150 all-electric tube bender from BLM GROUP USA brings advanced levels of accuracy and productivity to the bending of tubes up to 6 inches in diameter.
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Pick-and-place direct-drive module has a compact design
WEISS North America Inc. has introduced its HP70 Pick-and-Place direct-drive component that is thin at 60 mm wide.
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Quick-change system ensures precision for auto loading
The NSA plus module for the VEROS quick change pallet system from Schunk Inc. reportedly ensures maximum precision for automated machine loading.
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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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Automation Domination
Author: Alan Richter, Editor
Published: September 2012

Automated parts handling with robotic work cells is an affordable option for job shops and other parts manufacturers.
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Automation Made Easy
Author: Dave Nelson, Productivity Inc.
Published: September 2008

A multitasking lathe, coupled with robotic loading or bar loading, is a simple but effective form of 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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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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