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Ideal for handling full-size blank sheets and finished parts, FS Tower Series cell stocker systems from Murata Machinery can double the production of a stand-alone machine and provide lights out, unattended operation during breaks, shift changes, lunch and after hours, as well as more consistent production to improve job estimates and costs.
The BASIC Tower Sheet Metal 4.0 system from Remmert allows shops to keep an economically sensible stock of sheet metal inventory while maintaining flexible handling of the material.
For CNC machine tools, the Flexible Pallet Container pallet handling system from Fastems enables operators to set up new pallets while parts on other pallets are being completed, eliminating the need to stop machining to change setups.
The SmartControl system for hydraulically-operated VRCs from Wildeck enhances operation, simplifies maintenance, and protects the lift from damage.
An IRB 2600 will be used by Hitachi Powdered Metals for handling in-process engine components.
Pioneering cobots from Universal Robots, working in tandem with the operator, can now integrate interactive augmented reality into labor intensive tasks and improve jobs that are prone to human error.
The IntelliSort HDS sliding shoe sorter from Intelligrated uses patented soft touch divert technology for gentle product control and reduced item impact speed without compromising throughput or divert accuracy.
The unique capabilities of the innovative AURA collaborative robot, the Rebel-S SCARA robot and the Racer5 robot from Comau demonstrate the ever-changing future of automation in a variety of applications.
The smallest foundry robot in its class, the flexible IRB 1200 Foundry Plus 2 from ABB Robotics reduces cycle times for precision die casting processes used on smart phone cases and other electrical components.
Quickly grabbing and orienting a random part from a bin has never been an easy task for a robot. So it often falls to humans to find and process parts – until now.
The Multi Mini Rhinobar bar feeder from Lexair makes multi-diameter bar stock processing faster and easier with a feedtube cartridge that automatically centers and feeds three sizes of small-diameter bar stock to Swiss-style CNC screw machines and sliding-head lathes.
Integrating material positioners into their operations enables this manufacturer of HVAC products to deliver quick job turnarounds at lower costs.
Solar Atmospheres Eastern PA Commissions 20-Bar High Pressure Gas Quench Furnace
The furnace utilizes a 600-HP cooling motor and fan with a creative gas nozzle design to maximize gas flow as it moves through the hot zone and the heat exchanger and back across the workload
Glassett Named Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at SMX Industrial Solutions
Neal Glassett brings a wealth of experience and expertise in financial management, strategic planning, and business development to his new role at this leading provider of advanced steel fabrication solutions.