Category: 6-Axis Robots

Summary:  Rudy Winter, Sales Director at Flexfactory, will answer questions on the applications and design considerations for flexible feeding for robotic assembly applications.  He will discuss how Flexfactory interfaces with a wide variety of robots including Fanuc, ABB, Universal, Kuka, Yaskawa, Denso, Omron/Adept, Epson and others.  For more details on flexible feeding, see the article […]

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Futura Automation is pleased to preview its exhibit #4481 for ATX West / MD&M 2020 in Anaheim, CA on February 11-13.  Several of our manufacturing partners will exhibit with us.  We will be showcasing: Macron Dynamics offers a wide range of belt and screw drive linear actuators that can be customized into Cartesian robots of [...] Read more
Cobots V Robots Futura Automation
Cobot vs Robot in Assembly Brian McMorris For robotics cognoscenti, the great debate of our time is: “what is better, a cobot or a robot” for robotic assembly, finishing or machine tending? People line up on both sides of this argument, with equal degrees of passion. Online journal "Asian Robotics" is a website that falls [...] Read more

  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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