Automation Raises Output and Cuts Labour Costs in Engine Component Manufacture
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Automation Raises Output and Cuts Labour Costs in Engine Component Manufacture

Gantry robot loader makes chuckers as productive as bar-fed lathes On the shop floor at Burnley subcontractor, BCW Engineering, an Iemca gantry robot loading system from 1st MTA has been retrofitted to a twin-spindle Biglia CNC chucking lathe supplied in 2008 by Whitehouse Machine Tools. As a result, productivity has increased by up to 50 per cent compared with when billets were loaded and...

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Robotic Feeding System offers flexible configurations.
Handling Equipment

Robotic Feeding System offers flexible configurations.

TaskMate(TM) Flexible Feeding System includes high-speed FANUC multi-axis robot with end-of-arm tool and impulse-based flexible feeder. Feeder flips or recirculates parts into robot's pick zone, which uses FANUC iRVision system to locate and pick part regardless of orientation on feeder. Able to be programmed to handle many product configurations, system integrates with other packaging machinery...

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Pick and Place Unit eliminates need to move motor cables.
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Pick and Place Unit eliminates need to move motor cables.

Suited for assembly of small components, programmable PPU-E30 is designed for up to 100 mm vertical stroke, 270 mm horizontal stroke, and 3 kg moving mass. All utility lines for power supply, sensor, and pneumatic systems are plugged into rear stationary connection, eliminating need to move them during operation. Able to achieve cycle time of 0.58 sec, unit integrates 2 linear encoder systems...

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Manncorp to Use Apex Exhibit Space for Product Information & Quotes
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Manncorp to Use Apex Exhibit Space for Product Information & Quotes

Visitors to Booth #2625 at Apex are in for a surprise. At this year's show in Las Vegas, they won't get a live view of Manncorp's usual array of latest-generation pick-and-place machines, stencil printers, reflow ovens and other PCB assembly equipment. But they will be able to access specifics of every Manncorp product via a large monitor, and after discussing their application with a sales...

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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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Adept Technology Announces Orders for over $600K from Chinese Partner

Market Leader in RFID Solutions in China Places Orders for High-Performance Linear Module Systems for Turnkey Solutions PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), the leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, announced that they have received over $600,000 in bookings from Golden Spring Internet of Things, Inc. over the past two quarters...

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ABB Robots Help Wolfgang Candy to be More Competitive
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ABB Robots Help Wolfgang Candy to be More Competitive

Founded in 1921, Wolfgang Candy of York, Pennsylvania is one of the oldest family-owned confectionery manufacturers in the United States. Until recently, the picking, placing, inspecting and packaging phases of its operation were done manually. This limited their efficiency and growth so they turned to leading automation integrator JLS Automation for a solution. We needed a system that could meet...

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Health Robotics Expands i.v.STATION® Footprint in North America with Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

BOZEN, SUD-TIROL, Italy, -- Health Robotics today announced its first 2011 contract for the installation of 2 i.v.STATION robots at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, marking the third California hospital, after Cottage Health System and Memorial Care, to purchase 2 i.v.STATIONs each. The installation of the 2 i.v.STATIONs is scheduled to occur during 1Q2011 initially focusing on antibiotics and...

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Evolution Robotics' Mint(TM) Automatic Floor Cleaner Set for European Launch and Expanded National Retail Distribution

Following exciting sellout in 2010, Mint adds Good Housekeeping VIP Award and CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Award to list of accolades LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2011 - (CES - CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW) Evolution Robotics, Inc., a leading robotics technology company, today announced that the company's Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner sold out the company's inventory in 2010, after experiencing...

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RMT Robotics Wins Major Warehouse Automation Project for North American Beer Distributor

One of North America's largest beer distribution centers will utilize robotic case picking system to handle 300 SKUs and 250,000 cases per day Grimsby, Ontario, Canada - RMT Robotics® (www.rmtrobotics.com), a Cimcorp Oy company, announces that it has been awarded a contract to supply a large-scale robotic case picking solution for a major North American beer distributor. The system, which...

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