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Talking PACK EXPO with Doug Stoll of Intelligrated

2017-09-12 17:30:07

The booth demonstration showcases a unitizing approach to robotic palletizing in which loads are built directly onto slip sheets or conveyor, a practice common in manufacturing operations serving a variety of international markets or handling empty containers.


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More than 60,000 Students Worldwide to Build Robots and STEM Skills with FIRST® Tech Challenge RELIC RECOVERY? Presented by Qualcomm

2017-09-11 12:30:08

6,000+ Teams of Students Tackle New Adventure-Themed Challenge During 2017-18 Season MANCHESTER, N.H.--FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an international, K-12 not-for-profit organization founded to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology, launched its 2017-18 FIRST®


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Automation to Transform Employment for Americans

2017-09-07 22:31:25

Fears of Robots Eliminating Jobs is Overblown, Says Machine Vision Manufacturer WOBURN, MA, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 -- Job insecurity has fueled a general unease among American workers, driven not by foreign competition but by advancing technology. According to pessimists, millions of jobs will disappear in coming years because of robots, driverless


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Mitsubishi Electric Automation and Bimba Manufacturing Announce Collaboration to Provide Single-Source Turnkey Electric Motion Solutions

2017-08-31 22:00:09

This arrangement brings together Mitsubishi Electric’s servo motors and control products with Bimba’s electric mechanical actuators. The relationship will allow both companies to benefit from each other’s strong presence in the industrial marketplace, providing greater value to customers by offering a turnkey electric motion


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Upgradable I/O communication module monitors decentralized applications via 2G and 3G wireless networks

2017-08-29 20:00:05

CONTA-CLIP presents the communication module GSM-PRO2, a remote control and maintenance solution for decentralized applications via 2G and 3G wireless networks that features I/O expansion modules for a customizable number of inputs and outputs. The multifunctional I/O module alerts users via automated SMS or email messages when the monitored


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Robust pneumatics helps packaging manufacturer set it then forget it

2017-08-22 15:06:53

Elopak equips fully aseptic filling machine with robust pneumatics. By Xavier van Aelst, Director Food & Beverage and Christian Broich, Sales Engineer, AVENTICS GmbH, Laatzen, Germany The E-PS120A is the first fully aseptic filling machine for gable-top packaging. Image courtesy of Elopak Machines for filling consumer-friendly containers with


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HEIDENHAIN’s Compact TNC 620 Control Now with Touchscreen Technology

2017-07-26 22:00:04

TNC contouring controls from HEIDENHAIN are popular with users thanks to their workshop-oriented operational design and conversational programming. And now, HEIDENHAIN’s compact TNC 620 control combines its advantages of field-proven HEIDENHAIN contouring controls with the latest in touchscreen technology. The TNC 620 control with


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Pneumatics system from FIPA creates safe injection molding and cutting solution

2017-07-26 21:06:22

When a well-known automotive manufacturer needed its front and rear wheel arches molded by an injection molding specialist, it turned to Proper Polymers, a South Carolina-based company that manufactures plastic parts using the injection molding process. The project presented considerable challenges, achieving a viable solution maintaining zero


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Aventics expands product range to include intelligent compact ejectors with display

2017-07-24 16:36:34

Aventics is expanding its project range for vacuum technology. In August 2017, the company will launch the ECD series with four compact ejectors. The new products, some of which are IO-Link-capable, will reduce air consumption significantly. The new ECD (Ejector Compact Display) series consists of four product versions: ECD-BV, ECD-SV, ECD-IV and


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Aventics plant is named “Factory of the Year” in Hungary

2017-07-19 22:35:51

The Aventics location in Eger, Hungary can now call itself the “Factory of the Year 2016.” The Hungarian production location for the pneumatics specialist was honored in three categories, making Aventics Hungary Kft. one of the top-rated companies in Hungary. The award ceremony on May 5, 2017, in Budapest was thrilling: Aventics won


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New Product: LEANTECHNIK launches their linear gear rack lift drives in North America

2017-07-11 12:36:07

It has been touted as one of the more innovative products in recent times, and the possibilities of its application are truly endless. Linear gear rack drives from LEANTECHNIK convert rotation into linear motion and their modular design allows multiple options. The quadrilateral rack with roller bearing drives have a high exact positioning for


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Teaching Robots to ‘Feel with Their Eyes’

2017-07-07 15:01:31

Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science: Burka hopes to build up a database of one thousand surfaces to help coach robots on how to identify objects and also to know what they’re made of and how best to handle them.


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How Dimic Steel Tech Cut Their Programming Time In Half

2017-07-06 22:31:22

Dimic Steel Tech, a metal fabrication and machining service provider in Upland, California cut their programming time in half by using OCTOPUZ software. Read on to find out how. Dimic Steel Tech, a metal fabrication and machining service provider in Upland, California uses OCTOPUZ to program their robot, a KUKA KR 16 for MIG welding, from start to


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Case Study: Flex uses mobility to stay lean

2017-07-06 17:30:06

Two mobile robots independently transport goods internally in the Austrian location of Flex, one of the world’s leading technology companies. The automation of these monotonous tasks keeps processes lean, efficient and flexible and takes the strain off the employees and enables them to devote more time to more important activities.


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New Service Helps Robotics Companies Drive Revenues & Grow Business

2017-07-05 17:30:07

Service Advantage is a substantial addition to Ricoh’s services suite that offers businesses access to its global network of highly skilled and certified services employees to assist with lifecycle management for electromechanical devices.


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