ABB Robotics to Exhibit Full Packaging Lineup at Pack Expo 2012, from Individual Product Handling to Layer Depalletizing
Controls and Controllers

ABB Robotics to Exhibit Full Packaging Lineup at Pack Expo 2012, from Individual Product Handling to Layer Depalletizing

Demos to also feature advanced software developments that continue ABB's mission to make robot systems easier to program and operate AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - ABB Robotics, a leading supplier of industrial robots, is exhibiting two fully operational, multi-robot demonstration cells at Pack Expo 2012, October 28-31 at McCormick Place in Chicago (Booth # N-4533). The two cells accentuate ABB's complete...

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Pneumatic Pick and Place Unit operates at up to 120 cycles/min.
Robots

Pneumatic Pick and Place Unit operates at up to 120 cycles/min.

PPU-P comes with valve control unit (VCU) that minimizes compressed air and energy consumption while accelerating cycle frequency; 5–9 micro valves use one air line connected to back of VCU. With cycle times down to 20 msec, VCUÂ- can also control gripper on PPU-P. Horizontal and vertical motion of PPU-P unit overlap and are positively driven by curved roller cam. At 145 mm...

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When Errors Can Cost Lives
Robots

When Errors Can Cost Lives

Elektrometal produces quality products for the gas and mining industries. Electronic devices used in an explosive environment must meet the highest quality standards. Therefore, Poland-based Elektrometal collaborates with the Swiss manufacturer Essemtec for its electronics production equipment and experience. Elektrometal SA in Cieszyn (PL) has been producing mining equipment since 1948. In later...

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Bench Top Pick and Place System delivers precision placement.
Robots

Bench Top Pick and Place System delivers precision placement.

Utilizing alignment intelligence algorithm, FVX™ enables reliable placement of SMDsÂ- – from small 0201 chip components through large BGAs or high pin-count QFPs with 0.4 mm lead pitch – for low- to medium-volume runs. Standard package includes main frame with FVX controller board, head- and base-mounted vision cameras, pick-up tool changer, sliding PCB holder for 390 x...

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Robotics Automation for the Wire Industry

Highlighting the important reasons supporting the deployment of robotic automation technology in the manufacturing sector, this paper presents robotics as a contributor to improving manufacturing efficiencies. It reviews the gradual shift from an industrial to a service-based economy, resulting in technical labor shortages, while detailing the benefits of using robots. The latest robot models handling material faster and more accurately than a human, at an affordable cost for the small to mid size business are featured, and the easy and inexpensive customization associated with robots, as well as energy savings is mentioned. The paper also covers numerous robot applications in the wire industry, and includes a chart showing robot sales accounted by the North American robotic companies.

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Essemtec to Exhibit Flexible Swiss-Made Solutions at SMTAI 2012
Robots

Essemtec to Exhibit Flexible Swiss-Made Solutions at SMTAI 2012

Glassboro, NJ - Essemtec, a leading manufacturer of surface mount technology (SMT) production equipment, announces that it will highlight Paraquda, its industry-leading, flexible, Swiss-made pick-and-place solution in Booth #520 at the upcoming SMTA International Conference & Exhibition, scheduled to take place October 16-17, 2012 at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, FL. The...

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Packaging Machinery

EDL to Exhibit a Combination Case Packer with Double Tight Wrap and Pick and Place Robotics at Pack Expo 2012

EDL Packaging Engineers, Inc., a leading North American supplier of end-of-line packaging solutions, will showcase its latest technology at Pack Expo 2012, October 28, to October 31, in booth N-4309 at McCormick Place in Chicago. EDL's combination Case Packer with Double Tight Wrap and Pick and Place Robotics features vision guided robotics for bundler product orientation, regardless of product...

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Powerful Performance Is Required: MT2168 for High-Power Applications
Handling Equipment

Powerful Performance Is Required: MT2168 for High-Power Applications

Rosenheim, Germany: Multitest, a designer and manufacturer of final test handlers, contactors and load boards used by integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) and final test subcontractors worldwide, announces that its MT2168 pick-and-place handler has been selected for a challenging high-current application by an IDM that is leading in this segment. Multitest will provide a more than Plug &...

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Robots

Stäubli to Feature Live Demonstrations of Textile, Connectors, and Robotics Technology for a Variety of Industrial Applications at JEC Composites Americas 2012

At JEC 2012, November 7-9 in Boston, you will be able to view the technological breakthroughs Stäubli continually develops to meet new challenges, maximize productivity and minimize downtime in a large range of industries. Stäubli offers a complete product range designed to deliver superior performance and reliability through innovation and a single source to your needs. Be sure to stop by...

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Software

New DMG Machine

In a move to enable the company to machine larger and more complex parts to high levels of precision, dalau has added a new DMG machine, programmed with Delcam's FeatureCAM and a Hexagon inspection arm using Delcam's PowerINSPECT. Founded as a family business in 1955, dalau, which is based in Clacton-on-Sea, has grown to become the largest processor of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) in the UK. It...

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Profiling Robot optimizes AOI and batch X-ray inspection.
Robots

Profiling Robot optimizes AOI and batch X-ray inspection.

Designed to fit virtually any reflow oven, ProBot automatically verifies whether each PCB is processed to specification. Suspect PCBs then can be sent off to batch X-ray. Since neither X-ray nor AOI inspection can see molecular structure of solder joint, more complete quality inspection can be achieved when combined with ProBot, which can verify that solder joints have been processed within...

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Dies & Stamping Services with Over 25 Years of Experience
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Dies & Stamping Services with Over 25 Years of Experience

PDS is an established leader in progressive die stamping, with a reputation for providing precision and value that dates back more than half a century. Through extensive capabilities and a staff of seasoned professionals, we set the standard for quality, delivering flexible services that can meet the needs of the most challenging requirements. See our video to learn more.

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