Application: MacBuilt X / Y Dual Systems Industry: Material Handling & Packaging Automation Background: Faced with a legacy system and in search of an automated solution to increase productivity and decrease or eliminate the liability of safety hazards associated with manually operated manufacturing machines for one of their plywood manufacturing clients, OES Automation, a partner company for Futura […]

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We are pleased to announce that Futura Automation, Scottsdale, AZ, and Sanyo Denki Motion group have partnered up to provide motion control solutions in the American Southwest and beyond. Futura Automation will begin designing in Sanyo Denki servo and stepper drives and controllers on all its projects and solutions requiring precise motion control. Futura Automation […]

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Innovative deep learning software solves complex inspection applications VisionPro Deep Learning is the best-in-class deep learning-based image analysis software designed for factory automation. Its field-tested algorithms are optimized specifically for machine vision, with a graphical user interface that simplifies neural network training without compromising performance. VisionPro Deep Learning solves complex applications that are too challenging […]

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Are you worried about your machine guarding system integrity? Are you concerned that a robot might smash into the guarding and break through? Check out this video of a dynamic test of a Troax guard door held closed by our Fotress AmGard safety lock.  It survives the impact and still opeartes:    

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Industrial Machine Guarding Troax offers a flexible system of modular protective walls for production environments. The systems are based on posts with different fittings that are combined with sturdy panels of metal mesh, sheeting or polycarbonate. The posts fit several fitting systems so you can create the optimal combination for your machine guarding cell. All […]

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(reprinted with permission of Macron Dynamics) Background: While the majority of the world’s agricultural and horticultural products are grown through traditional farming over an outdoor space in natural environments, a growing number of farmers are beginning to embrace modern, vertical farming. Vertical farming is the practice of growing plants in vertically stacked layers. It’s typically done […]

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Advanced storage solutions bring game-changing benefits to your space This isn’t the traditional warehouse solution. It’s a new way of looking at storage space and making the most of it. By capitalizing on high ceilings and high storage density, Modula vertical lift modules (VLMs) drastically trim the need for floor space. Recover floor space Reduce floor […]

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OVERVIEW OF MACHINING AND MACHINE TENDING Machining is the process of material removal of a metal “blank” in order to produce a desired complex shape. Machine tending refers to the automated operation of industrial machine tools in a manufacturing plant, primarily using robot automation systems. While loading and unloading is the primary function of machine […]

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Businesses can immediately expense more capital equipment under the new law A taxpayer may elect to expense the cost of any section 179 property and deduct it in the year the property is placed in service. The new law increased the maximum deduction from $500,000 to $1 million. It also increased the phase-out threshold from […]

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