The integrated control system inside this standard casting cell with trim press from Reis Robotics saves the Pierburg foundry up to 30 percent on energy consumption.
The improved affordability of automation and its impressive returns on investment are sweeping through the shop floors of metal fabrication as robots and advanced motion control systems replace the human hands once needed to handle and process material.
Aurelio Banda takes over North American operations on January 1.
The Boeing 777 wide-body fuselage will be assembled by robots using end effectors to do the riveting currently done with handheld tools.
Jeff Randall is now responsible for managing and providing robotic service and repair.
With a flexible robot-based solution, trouble-free change over and user-friendly programming interface, the Twin Robot Xbar from ABB Robotics is a cost efficient and reliable system for transferring big panels in tandem press lines.
For advanced smooth and accurate simultaneous 5-axis high-speed machining, remote operated 30i-B/31i-B5 CNCs from FANUC FA America boast the new High-Speed Smooth TCP with new fairing technology.
The ProNumeric OP 50 M hand-held operating device from Schleicher Electronic represents one of the first times that a machine tool can be controlled with smart-phone convenience.