Automation Systems

ABB Robotics Flexible Tube Press and Weld System Wins Ford Global Powertrain Excellence "2012 Top Award"
Automation Systems

ABB Robotics Flexible Tube Press and Weld System Wins Ford Global Powertrain Excellence "2012 Top Award"

The new system allows Ford Sterling Axle to manufacture to the necessary volumes, and eliminate overcapacity and underutilization of equipment AUBURN HILLS, Mich.- A flexible Tube Press and Weld System developed by ABB Robotics for the Ford Sterling Axle Plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan, has won the 2012 Ford Global Powertrain Technical Maturity Model Excellence Award. Installed in 2012, the...

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Safety Equipment

Emerson Wins $33 Million Contract to Upgrade Automation on Statoil Platform in Norwegian North Sea

New safety and automation systems using Emerson's new electronic marshalling with CHARMs technology will help improve oil recovery from Visund platform AUSTIN, TEXAS – Statoil has awarded Emerson Process Management, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), a $33 million contract to upgrade safety and automation systems on the Visund oil platform in the Norwegian North Sea. Previously selected by...

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Manufacturing System handles pallet loads up to 7,500 kg.
Automated Guided Vehicle Systems

Manufacturing System handles pallet loads up to 7,500 kg.

Designed to handle 1,000 and 1,250 mm pallets, FPC-7500 single-level flexible manufacturing system (FMS) features dual-rail guided pallet change vehicle with low-profile design. Accommodating loads up to 7,500 kg, heights up to 2,300 mm, and diameters up to 2,300 mm, this complete FMS is configured with load station and 4 pallet positions as standard but may be expanded to configurations of 6, 8,...

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Air / Hot Air Dryers

Metso to Supply Biomass Power Plant to Bioenergeticheskaya Kompaniya in Russia

Plant will enable utilization of sawmill residue for sustainable heat and power production Metso will supply Bioenergeticheskaya Kompaniya LLC with a complete biomass-fired combined heat and power plant in Syktyvkar, the Komi Republic, Russia. The power plant is scheduled to be in operation in 2014. The value of the order will not be disclosed. Metso’s delivery will include process equipment...

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Key Electronics Chooses Cogiscan for Factory Wide Traceability
Parts Feeders

Key Electronics Chooses Cogiscan for Factory Wide Traceability

BROMONT, CANADA — Cogiscan Inc., the leading track, trace and control solutions provider for the electronics manufacturing industry, announces that it was selected by Key Electronics, Inc. to expand its existing traceability structure into a complete Track, Trace and Control system that spans the entire factory.Â-  In early 2012, Key Electronics purchased two new Juki pick-and-place lines...

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Power Clamps

Stäubli Connectors to Exhibit at PLASTEC South 2013

StÃ-¤ubli Connectors is a leader in plastics processing and quick mold change solutions, including mold loading, clamping, energy connection and transfer technology engineered to boost efficiency and productivity. This year at PLASTEC South, taking place March 6 - 7 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, attendees will have the opportunity to experience Stäubli's latest...

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Assembly Machinery

Evana Automation to Supply Custom Assembly Cells to Tier 1 Automotive Supplier to Simplify the Production of Automobile Seat Rail Link Arms

Evansville, Indiana – Evana Automation Specialists, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and leading Systems Integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems, recently received a contract from a Tier 1 automotive supplier to provide two custom, semi-automated assembly cells that will simplify the production of automobile seat rail link arms. The first automated...

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Bilsing Automation Tooling Saves Millions in Robot Investment
Fiber

Bilsing Automation Tooling Saves Millions in Robot Investment

Carbon fiber solution enables use of smaller payload equipment Clinton Township, MI - Bilsing Automation has recently proved out the value of its carbon fiber tooling solutions on a recent project where it saved an integrator over $2.7 million in robot investment by enabling use of smaller payload models. The project involved 18 robots that were unable to meet processing requirements when...

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Miscellaneous Controllers

Rockwell Automation and Jacobs Automation to Collaborate on Intelligent Track Motion Control Technology

MILWAUKEE - Jacobs Automation, the leader in intelligent track technology, and Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation solutions, announced today a collaborative effort to offer closer integration between the Jacobs Automation iTRAK System and the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture system. The effort will result in a tightly integrated motion...

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