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Category: 6-Axis Robots

  A Timeline History of Robotics   IN THE BEGINNING   Before 1920 In ancient times, the percursors to robots were Automata, the word which was originally an Italian renaissance term for a mechanical device, usually powered by water, windpower or clockwork.  The word Automaton was a plural version and came to mean a self-operating […]

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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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Futura Automation, LLC is very pleased to have been named the Western and Southeastern USA partner of Robot System Products (RSP) of Västerås, Sweden through a relationship with Essential Robot Products of Bellbrook, Ohio.   RSP has introduced a 20kg Swivel Tool Changer for all brands of robot arms: Fanuc, ABB, Kuka, Mitsubishi, Yaskawa, Panasonic, Nachi […]

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ  85255, JANUARY 24, 2018 –  Futura Automation LLC is pleased to announce the addition of a new product line, Applied Robotics, throughout its served territory of the North American West and the Southeast.  Applied Robotics Inc. is a leading global provider of robotic end-of-arm tooling and connectivity solutions and increases the capability and […]

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One of the hottest, most important ideas in decades is the concept now known as Industry 4.0.  This is not a new concept, but is a continuation of the advancement of technology to support product manufacturing.  It demarcates one of those times when technology and society is beginning to intersect to change the way we […]

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The hottest trend in dining today is the automated restaurant.  Every aspect of restaurant services are under review for updating and streamlining, mostly through automation.  The reason for this is the confluence of several current trends.  The trends are:  1. The reduction in cost of robots to do specific tasks.  2. The knowledge of robot […]

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Some types of “artisan” bread, for example Italian bread loaves, are first proofed in an oven to cause the dough to rise and then are “scored” on top to create a split in the dough that when baked adds a pleasing crunchiness to the bread.  Scoring has been done by a baker with a knife, […]

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