Setting up a new machine shop is challenging. Successful owners conduct rigorous research, meticulously inspect every detail, and carefully evaluate every option. So when Kevin Curtis began the search to equip his new venture in 2009, he did his homework.
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Jeff Huerta, Senior VP for Sales at Vecna Robotics, speaks on how successful companies are advancing their operations with fully autonomous material handling equipment, and how some facilities are achieving very quick ROI. He also describes the differences between an AMR and an AGV, and addresses the topic of safety. Lastly, he prescribes ways to get started with this equipment, including what upfront costs companies should be prepared for.
ATI Industrial Automation’s QC-7 Robotic Tool Changer is a solution for automatic end-effector exchange.
FANUC and Rockwell Automation formed a coalition to address skills gap issues with work and apprenticeship programs.
Today’s machine tools create an enormous amount of data. One way of using this information is to implement automated feedback processes that improve machining operations. In this episode, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with Scott Mahrle, director of business development for Q-DAS and Hexagon Integrated Solutions, and Frank Krazer, system engineer for Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, about what automated machine tool feedback is and how it impacts the manufacturing process; how automated machine tool feedback can increase the efficiency of both people and equipment; how it can produce costs savings; and how manufacturers can build workers’ confidence in this process.
Halter CNC Robotics, a CNC automation firm, announced it will be awarding a $2,500 scholarship to a U.S. veteran or active service member who wants to study manufacturing automation, engineering or robotics.
Ethernet ports first started appearing on CNC lathes and machining centers more than 20 years ago.
Claudia Jarrett, U.S. country manager at automation parts supplier EU Automation, explains why robots are more than affordable for small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Automating job shops is accelerating, driven by the combined influence of Industry 4.0, the continued shortage of skilled manufacturing labor and the COVID pandemic.
The LoadMate Plus Robotic Cell From Mitsubishi Electric Streamlines Part Loading, Unloading, and Palletizing in Low-To-High Volume Applications