Which robot is appropriate for loading and unloading machines is especially pertinent with injection molding and die-casting machines with their high cycle rates.  Scott Kendrick, Engineering Manager of Sepro America, published an article in “Plastics Today” magazine on April 23, 2014 that is still definitive today.  We reprint it here: ROBOTS FOR INJECTION MOLDERS The […]

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Automated Assembly
FUTURA AUTOMATION | Automated Assembly and Lean Manufacturing Automated Assembly: This month we are featuring products from our partners utilized to create automated assembly solutions: Glide-Line, Visumatic, Robot System Products (RSP), and OnRobot. Check out our pallet conveyor partner, Glide-Line, for automated assembly applications. See the video below for the Glide-Line Pallet Assembly Line. This is [...] Read more
CiRo Tool
Futura Automation: Advanced Manufacturing and Machine Tending Advanced Manufacturing & Machine tending "Machine tending" is the process of automating the loading and unloading of industrial machine tools in a manufacturing plant, primarily using robot automation systems. While loading and unloading is the primary function of machine tending systems, the robot will often perform other valuable functions within the automation process.  This might include part [...] Read more

Amazing to say that we are on the doorstep of autonomous electric trucks.  This is the next great wave in transportation.  Many experts five years ago thought it would be 2030 or 2040 before this day arrived.  Now just a few short years later, it looks like we will have commercial autonomous trucks and then […]

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ReeR Safety Light Curtain
Summary:  Marco Paglietti, Sales Director at Reer Safety, will discuss and answer questions on the latest in Advanced System developments for machine and robotic safety system, including an overview of the existing solutions for safeguarding: Q&A Style Agenda: Introduction of Speakers and Backgrounds The Problem: Orienting and Locating high mix parts for easy and accurate [...] Read more
ReeR Safety Light Curtain

    THE SAFETY ISSUE: Innovative Machine Safety  Machine  safety  in  automation today   Innovative Safety from ReeR: ReeR has always been at the forefront in the field of optoelectronic curtains for automation, measurement and control. Questions? Get in touch Click for ReeR Products     Safety Light Curtains More info   Watertight Safety Light Curtains More info […]

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