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A predictive maintenance program can reduce unexpected failure by up to 90 percent, almost eliminating breakdowns.

Preventative Maintenance: From Downtime to Uptime

May 26, 2022
Predictive maintenance is a way to predict every possible scenario of hardware failure, identifying when maintenance is required and alerting maintenance staff, when necessary, as well as providing preventative solutions.
Claudia Jarrett
By Claudia Jarrett EU Automation,
To get operators up to speed and productive in the shortest time, MAZATROL allows shops to program Mazak machines using either conversational or EIA/ISO programming.

Take Control of the Multitasking Fear Factor

May 25, 2022
How shops can reap all the benefits of their multi-tasking machines.
Chuck Birkle
By Chuck Birkle Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mazak
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Mazak Makes Distribution Changes

May 25, 2022
Mazak has announced new distribution in Northern Ohio, Virginia, Southern West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
By Mazak Corp. Press Release
Being that the pallet automation business is “the heart” of Fastems, the Finnish company is at the forefront of emerging automation trends. The pandemic has hastened the addition of robots to load and unload parts into FMS setups.

Pushing the Envelope with Pallets and Robots

May 24, 2022
The range and requirements of flexible machining cells are increasing.
Geoff Giordano
By Geoff Giordano Contributing Editor, SME Media
Engineers from aerospace and other large-part sectors come to Ingersoll Machine Tools to collaborate on breakthroughs in additive and subtractive manufacturing.

Robotic Fiber Placement, 3D Printing Spur Advances

May 23, 2022
The advantages promised by Industry 4.0 are being realized at Ingersoll Machine Tools in Rockford, Ill.
John Meyer
By John Meyer Marketing Communications Manager, Siemens Industry, Inc.
MT Solar of Montana solved its low-volume, high-mix welding needs with a UR10e collaborative robot and Cobot Welding Tool from UR partner Vectis Automation.

In the Robotic Trenches

May 19, 2022
Tales from manufacturers who’ve implemented automation: Why they did it, what the results were—and advice to others considering a new droid.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
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