Automation Systems

ARIA (Automated Robotic Industrial Assistant)

ARIA’s Standard Base option is designed for various industry applications where flexibility and mobility are a must. The Machine Tool Base is designed for tending CNC Mill, Lathe, and Swiss applications. Both bases are suitable for Mitsubishi Electric collaborative, vertical/articulated, and SCARA robots. Included in the ARIA package is an FX5 PLC, an external 120V outlet, casters with jackscrews, a network switch with an external EtherNet port, an Operator station w/button pan- el, floor mounting brackets, and much more.


The EZ-AutoCart, part of Lyndex-Nikken’s EZ-Automation product line, easily automates CNC machine tending of CNC lathes, mills, and similar machines. The EZ-AutoCart machine tending solution enables machine shops to streamline machine tending with minimal effort; no-code automation empowers manufacturers to easily operate the EZ-AutoCart. Results include significantly boosting spindle time and enhancing overall machine efficiency.

MT-S Spindle Gripper

The MT-S spindle gripper allows continued machined cycles by picking and placing finished components in a temporary part loading tray located within the machining area. The MT-S is stored in the tool magazine like any tool and engaged at the end of each cycle allowing continuous machining until the part loading tray is full. Advantages of the new gripper are no additional floorspace needed, lower initial investment compared to robotics, and fast training without extensive programing.

RenAM 500 Ultra AM System

The RenAM 500 Ultra metal AM system is the latest model in the RenAM 500 family, which also includes the Flex system, optimized for R&D work, and the flagship closed-loop powder recirculation model for series production. The entire RenAM 500 family is available with one (500S) or four (500Q) high powered lasers, each able to access the whole powder bed simultaneously.

Servohydraulic Press

AP&T's engineers have equipped the press with a closed, robust hydraulic system with a small oil volume and few components. Thanks to the modular system, each press can be optimized to use one or more cylinders depending on the application. The new version of AP&T's servohydraulic press is suitable for embossing heat exchanger plates and fuel cell plates, transfer applications and progressive die stamping, as well as for most types of drawing operations.

ZOLLER Automation Days 2023

ZOLLER highlighted unique solutions that optimize and automate cutting tool processes, and launched a new Toolroom of the Year competition

ZOLLER Inc. welcomed manufacturing professionals from a range of industry verticals to its North American headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for Automation Days on Aug. 9 and 10, 2023.

KASTOsort Tower

The new KASTOsort tower will appeal to, for instance, metalworking companies who already use a high-performance saw such as the KASTOvariospeed oder KASTOtec with or without KASTOsort robots. For an efficient process, the parts must be sorted by order after sawing and handling and placed in appropriate boxes. One of the solutions used to date has been a container carousel with eight pallet spaces on which the robot can independently place and fill the respective boxes. This is a simple and cost-effective solution for buffering manageable quantities of material.


The new generation of MR-J5 servo products includes two new servo types, HK-RT/ST, and the addition of high-speed HK-KT/ST servo motors with 3000rpm rated speed. In addition, new features for improved programming have been added including Simple Motion Mode for the RD78G Motion Module, Advanced Synchronous Control, and positioning mode or “point table” for MR-J5G servo amplifiers. Networking and communication have drastically improved with master “follower” operation to transmit commands to master and following axis in a synchronized servo system, auto-detection of IP address on the CC-Link IE TSN network, and support of Line Star and Ring topologies with CC-Link IE TSN.