Packaging Machinery

Combi Packaging Systems LLC and QComp Technologies, Inc. are Partnering to Offer the Latest in Robotic Case Packing Technology

Canton, Ohio - Combi Packaging Systems LLC and QComp Technologies, Inc. are partnering to offer the latest in robotic case packing technology. The integration of these two companies' knowledge and expertise will provide customers with state of the art methods for pre-sorting mixed products for tray and case packing. Over 30 years customers have recognized our ability to develop and deliver...

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Controls and Controllers

Energid Technologies Applies Actin Dexterous Control for Black-I Robotics Heavy-Lift Arm

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Black-I Robotics is developing a series of powerful robotic arms for its innovative multi-payload LandShark base. Through a recent collaboration agreement, Energid Technologies will be providing control and simulation for these arms with its Actin software toolkit and grasping algorithms. Black-I's heavy-lift arms, when coupled with Energid's control software, will offer a...

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Controls and Controllers

Adept Technology Ships Major Order from Packaging Automation Solution Partner in China

12 Quattro Order From Austong Intelligent Robot Technology Destined for Secondary Packaging Line PLEASANTON, Calif., Aug. 17, 2010 - Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, today announced that Austong Intelligent Robot Technology of China placed an order for twelve Adept Quattro s650H robots to automate a...

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Swiss-Made SMD Production Machines for Mexico
Robots

Swiss-Made SMD Production Machines for Mexico

Essemtec will exhibit highly flexible equipment at MexitrÃ-³nica 2010. Essemtec will introduce top-quality SMT production equipment for highly flexible production at the upcoming Mexitrónica exhibition, which will take place October 5-7, 2010, in Guadalajara, Mexico. The Swiss company Essemtec is a true turnkey supplier that provides machines and know-how from one source for all...

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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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STROTHMANN at EuroBLECH 2010 Trade Exhibition: Handling and Logistics Solutions for Automation
Automation Systems

STROTHMANN at EuroBLECH 2010 Trade Exhibition: Handling and Logistics Solutions for Automation

Schloss Holte - Stukenbrock, Germany - STROTHMANN Machines & Handling will attend the EuroBLECH 2010. The 21st International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition will take place on October 26-30, 2010 in Hanover, Ger-many. STROTHMANN's main exhibit will be the new eight axis FEEDERplus8, which has been specifically designed for press lines and combines the advan-tages of linear feeders and...

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Robotic Cutter/Scriber processes beams, channels, and plates.
Robots

Robotic Cutter/Scriber processes beams, channels, and plates.

Built to accommodate structural steel industry needs, Robotic Beam Cutting and Scribing System automatically generates tool paths from CIS/2 part files for cuts, copes, holes, slots, notches, cutouts, and assembly markings on beams up to 40 ft long, 4-44 in. wide, and 4-18 in. high. Servo-Robot laser vision, FANUC ARC Mate® 6-axis robot arm, and StruCIM® 3D simulation software promote...

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Software

Intelligent AGV enhances lean manufacturing environments.

ADAM(TM) (Autonomous Delivery and Manipulation) optimizes operational productivity by robotically transporting work-in-process and finished goods between locations. Intended for lean manufacturing operations, it adjusts to changing environment without assistance from support lifelines such as guide wires, reflectors, or transponders. Standard features include laser range finding system, on-board...

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Automated Pick/Place Unit offers vision-based centering.
Robots

Automated Pick/Place Unit offers vision-based centering.

Complementing SMT placement applications with its operational speeds to 3,000 cph, benchtop LE40V employs Windows®-based GUI that enables board programming within minutes. It places range of components, including 0201s, LEDs, BGAs, 15 mil pitch QFPs, SMT connectors, and offers on-the-fly component centering using vision (Cognex®), laser technology (Cyberoptics®), or mechanical...

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Wolf Robotics Introduces Welding Robots with Grinding Capability at Fabtech
Robots

Wolf Robotics Introduces Welding Robots with Grinding Capability at Fabtech

Finish grinding of weld beads by robotics. Fort Collins, CO: Robotics can now be used to both weld and grind when finish grinding is required. Previously, a part that was welded and needed the weld bead to be finished smooth or the weld spatter removed, required a manual operation or relocation of the part to another cell for further processing. Now, through the use of a tool changer, and new...

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Non-Contact Solar Wafer End Effector handles thin solar cells.
End Effectors

Non-Contact Solar Wafer End Effector handles thin solar cells.

Utilizing Non-Contact Transfer units (NCT), End Effector creates dynamic lifting force using positive airflow to handle solar PV wafers without physical contact with their surface. Edge guides align and constrain wafer during transport, while presence sensor enables constant detection and feedback for integration with SCARA, 6-axis, or Cartesian robots. Unit is available for 156 mm...

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