Automation/Robotics

Seeing the Way to the Factory of the Future

Why machine vision is a crucial technology for Industry 4.0.

Connecting Machines, Connecting People: Re-Connecting Meaning with Work

FreePoint tools connect any machine to the cloud simply and cost effectively, regardless of machine type, brand or age, and without any modification to the machine, the control, the processes or IT system – often for less than $1,000 and one hour installation time.

Low Cost, Easy to Use MES Software for Small Shops

BellHawk uses barcode tracking and mobile computer technology to track the receipt and put-away of raw materials, their conversion into finished products through a sequence of operations and the packing and shipping of finished products to customers.

Flexible Automation for Punch Presses

FA-P advanced automation on the Strippit-PX punch press from LVD provides dynamic load/unload capacity, smart part picking and a large area for stacking punched parts directly onto designated pallets from sheets up to 120 in x 60 in by 4 mm thick from two shuttle tables with a maximum capacity of 6,600 lb.

Ultrasonic Cutting Workcell Reduces Operating Costs and Improves Trim Quality

For high speed ultrasonic cutting, trimming, deburring and chamfering, the flexible EcoTrim workcell from Yaskawa Motoman can adapt to cutting top layer only (kiss cuts), perforated line cutting and compression of foam or other thick materials.

One Digital Factory Platform, Endless Options

The unique software architecture of FASTSUITE Edition 2 digital factory software from CENIT can easily program robots and/or machine tools by using the process geometry defined on the workpiece and the available technology packages.

Augmented Reality Technology: The Future is Here!

Smart technologies and augmented reality are a growing part of the future of manufacturing. Shops must embrace this growing interaction between humans and computer systems in order to remain competitive in the future. Are you ready?

Shaping the Made in America Movement

A looming skills gap that must be filled. Robots taking away jobs. Shops fighting to keep jobs in our country. How about some promising news regarding our manufacturing sector?

Affordable Wireless Shop Floor Tech

The WiFi USB Connect from Shop Floor Automations emulates a USB stick by allowing the machinist at his machine tool to share wireless network files, email, FTP, SMB, and cloud services with other PCs.

Robotic Inspection Made Easy

Metrolog X4 I-Robot version v7 from Metrologic controls both the measuring device and the robot directly, eliminating the need for several software packages and a complex integration to control a robotic cell.