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Digitally Simulate and Validate Robot Applications with KUKA.Sim 4.0
KUKA Robotics Corp. (Shelby Township, MI) has launched KUKA.Sim 4.0, a major enhancement of its modular digital simulation software package.
Seven-Axis Cobot Brings Worker and Productivity Benefits to B.I.C. Precision
Absolute Machine Tools’ introduction to cobots and its ongoing support to B.I.C. Precision has resulted in many benefits for this job shop, including a productivity increase of at least 20 percent, fewer scrapped parts, faster delivery times and competitive pricing.
Seeing Double: How Smart Factories Use Digital Twins
Implementing digital twins in your shop allows you to understand what is happening in your machines now and in the future. The data allows you to extract meaning.
FANUC America Works to Address Shortage of Robotics and Automation Operators
FANUC America Corp. (Rochester Hills, MI) and the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) have aligned to co-market the stackability of their respective industry-recognized certifications.
High-Speed MPX1400 Adds Versatility to Line of Paint Robots
Yaskawa Motoman (Miamisburg, OH) has added the very fast, very robust, six-axis MPX1400 robot to the MPX-series of paint robot. Optimized to create smooth, consistent finishes, this model is well-suited for a variety of dispensing and coating applications.
Fastems Delves into Link Between Automation and Improving Sustainable Manufacturing
By calculating its carbon handprint and footprint, Fastems LLC (West Chester, OH) has taken its first steps toward understanding how automation enables development of more sustainable production and how to reduce the company’s own environmental impact.
Beckhoff Introduces Frequency Analysis Without Programming Requirements
TwinCAT Analytics now includes even more easy-to-configure functions for condition monitoring.
168 Manufacturing Optimizes New FullShop™ Model for Common Sizes of Machine Shops
A developer of automation technologies, 168 Manufacturing has announced its new FS40 series of FullShop™ automated coolant management systems. 168 Manufacturing is a brand of Precision Tool Technologies (Brainerd, MN).
Beckhoff Automation Opens Milwaukee Office to Strengthen Business Development in Great Lakes Area
With a focus on freshwater conservation technologies, Beckhoff Automation LLC (Savage, MN) has officially opened its office in downtown Milwaukee inside the Global Water Center after a yearlong delay due to the pandemic.
Machine Data Collection as a Foundation for Smart Manufacturing
Machine data collection enables data-driven manufacturing, which drives factory floor optimization.
Vention and OnRobot Partner to Bring a One-Stop Shop for Cobot Applications to Manufacturers Globally
Vention Inc. (Montreal, Canada) has announced a partnership with OnRobot A/S (Odense, Denmark). Vention offers a manufacturing automation platform (MAP), OnRobot makes tools for collaborative applications.
Absolute Machine Tools Earns Diamond Partner Status from Mitsubishi Electric Automation
Absolute Machine Tools Inc. (Lorain, OH) has earned the title of Diamond Partner Systems Integrator from Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc. (Vernon Hills, IL). The partnership is expected to expand opportunities for and bring value to both companies.
Aluminum Rolling Leader Launches Roll Forming Line to Accelerate Auto Parts Innovation
Investment demonstrates Novelis Inc.’s continued commitment to bring the lightweight, sustainability and cost benefits of high-strength aluminum to the automotive market.
Beckhoff Celebrates 20 Years of EtherCAT
EtherCAT has forever changed the world of industrial networking and remains the leader in speed, flexibility and openness.