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Oct 2015  
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Industry News Items

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Strong arm with machining units
More and more often, machining units are used with strong arm robots in drilling, milling, deburring, grinding or brushing operations. SUHNER has a spindle-program specifically made to use with robots. Manufacturing cells with robots typically work in a fully automatic mode, requiring automatic tool changes as well.
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Adept introduces new 6-axis articulated robots
Adept Technology Inc. has introduced two new additions to its Viper family of 6-axis articulated robots: the Viper 700 and Viper 900.
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Mencom offers electrical connectors for automation
Mencom Corp. offers industrial automation connectors and has a reputation of producing top-quality products.
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ATI Industrial Automation introduces force/torque sensor
The Capacitive F/T Sensor, a low-cost solution for industrial robots, pressing force control, grinding and deburring, was introduced by ATI Industrial Automation.
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toolcraft and PCam reinvent the automation era
toolcraft is now once again investing in the future and will take its first step towards Industry 4.0 in early 2016.
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Finger On The Pulse
Author: Alan Richter
Published: June 2015

A direct-drive, servomotor robotic finger.
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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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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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