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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
Vecna Robotics’ Oxen Series Tugger, designed for long hauls and heavy payloads, autonomously picks up loaded carts.

AMRs Not Just New AGVs

May 18, 2022
Autonomous mobile robots are more than automated material handling.
Ilene Wolff
By Ilene Wolff Contributing Editor, SME Media
SME Speaks

Embarking on the Automation Journey

May 12, 2022
A member of SME describes how to get started on the automation journey.
Jeff Chu
By Jeff Chu Director, Future Factory Services, Eckhart, SME Member Since 2020
Fastems is introducing Version 8 of their Flexible Pallet Container (FPC 8)

Fastems Announces Version 8 of the Flexible Pallet Container

May 9, 2022
For simple automation of milling machines in a smaller footprint
By Fastems LLC Press Release
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