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Optomec integrates Fanuc LRMate 200 robotic loading with its Huffman line of production 3D metal additive repair machines for high-volume turbine work and myriad industrial applications. Autonomous batch processing expedites cycle times and frees the operator to add value elsewhere.
Machine tending steps into a new playing field with Universal Robot’s ActiNav, where pick and place accuracy exceeds dropping into a box. With minimal operator intervention, parts are inserted into a fixture for their next step in the processing journey.
As many fabricating and metalworking companies seek to revitalize production in these trying times, a new sense of urgency is prompting creative approaches to automation. While each shop will forge a unique path to its own new reality, they’ll share common challenges and solutions.
The OB7-Stretch from Productive Robotics extends 1.25 meters, but with a payload of 4kg, it offers an affordable alternative to bigger-payload, long-reach cobots. Its seven axes design gives it a dexterity with which to circumvent obstacles.
Comau’s highly specialized laser laboratories feature Comau NJ-220 robots and LHYTE technology that optimizes high-precision joining. The labs are in Italy, Shanghai, and Michigan.
To help their customers maintain production during the pandemic, ABB announces that as of March 27, they will offer key digital services at no charge. These services include ABB Ability Connected Services and RobotStudio, and the company is also providing complimentary virtual technical support.
With its 25-inch bending length and 30-inch table length, MC Machinery Systems’ 28-ton BB306 press brake fits just about any facility. AC servomotor and ball screw drive ensure high-speed productivity and repeatability.
Improvements in finishing tools over the last decade have opened the door to productivity-enhancing automation. Here are solutions manufacturers can confidently implement today.
Universal Robots expands its UR+ platform of certified partner products with application kits that remove barriers to industrial automation for small, medium and large companies. Decreasing project risk and complexity, the kits are ready to expedite finishing, inspection, assembly, machine tending, material removal, dispensing, and material handling tasks.
FANUC’s R-2000iD/210FH Robot offers system uptime while operating in tight workspaces.
Automatic Feed’s three new models handle many material types as well as a range of widths, thicknesses and yield strengths. Gearboxes powered by AC servo-driven motors help achieve high precision and accuracy.
CAD design to final modeling is expedited with ABB’s RobotStudio for low-volume, high-mixing printing. Users program robots to complete production prototypes in 30 minutes.
U.S. Manufacturing Grows in September –– PMI Dips 0.6% to 55.4
The Institute for Supply Management reports that among the six biggest industries, food, beverage & tobacco remains the best-performing sector, with fabricated metal and chemical products growing strongly.
Crawford Co., Seaberg Industries Complete Purchase Agreement
As of Oct 2., Seaberg Industries, a manufacturer of metal fabricated and precision machined parts, components, and assemblies, will operate as part of Crawford Co.’s fabrication division.
Virtual Trade Show to Unveil Latest Mitutoyo Technologies
On Oct. 20-23, Mitutoyo America Corp., together with some of its U.S. Solution Centers, will combine live demos, education and interactive tools to engage customers and distributors. Titan Gilroy, CEO of the industrial and corporate education platform, Titans of CNC, kicks off the event.