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Category: Cartesian Robots

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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*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* FUTURA AUTOMATION | THE AUTOMATION & ASSEMBLY ISSUE  How is automated assembly  making the US globally competitive? By utilizing robots for flexibility and Lean Manufacturing Principles, that’s how. This issue of the Futura Automation newsletter, in conjunction with the Assembly Show in Chicago on October 23-25, is dedicated to Automated Assembly.  Automation assembly machines and robots […]

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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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Next week will bring us in the robotics and automation space two big international trade shows: Pack Expo Las Vegas and RoboBusiness 2017 in San Jose, CA.  I will be at both. I hope to see you at one or the other.  Pack Expo always delights with all the new ways to manufacture and package […]

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There have been several investor indexes created around the robotics market over the past 20 years.  I myself put together such an index in the 1990s which included Cognex, RVSI, Acuity, ABB, Fanuc, Adept and Yaskawa.  The problem with such indexes is the components were rarely a pure industrial robotics play (exception being Adept Technologies). […]

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Here is a great example of untended machine loading / unloading. Add a mobile vehicle to transport parts for machining from a storage area plus #FELIX IoT diagnostic and analytic services and we have a “lights out” totally automated manufacturing facility.

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