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Conventional handling systems often cause contamination or surface damage. ZS-Handling’s system featuring the MicroLevi gripper avoids both problems by using negative pressure and a patented ultrasound bearing.
Gotta move heavy stuff fast? Yaskawa Motoman’s powerful PL500 robot efficiently enables a variety of palletizing applications, order picking and other logistical tasks for end-of-line or distribution automation. Payload: 1,102 pounds (500 kg).
Save time and simplify scrap separation with Wisconsin Metal Parts’ customizable Mini-Hopper. Developed in-house for its own use, the company’s product is safer and more convenient than using the industry-standard garbage can.
KASTO’s plate handler significantly reduces the amount of manual labor involved in unpacking and storing heavy plates. The machine also provides processors of sheet metal an attractive way to automate storage of heavy sheet metal stacks.
Now is a challenging time for companies to recover fast and get production back up to speed to stay competitive. Pre-engineered for delivery in just eight weeks, Acieta’s FastLOAD DR2000 pays for itself in 24 or fewer months.
Now available from IMI, the FXE uses almost no energy and performs in rapid cycles with the push of a button. Operators have clear visibility and need never touch the load.
TC/American Crane’s enclosed-track Spanmaster has articulating and pivoting end trucks that provide a range of motion not possible with the rigid end trucks found on many workstation cranes.
RUD’s Tool Mover safely turns over tools and machine components weighing up to 64 tons in less than a minute. The most recent version provides a much larger working surface at the lowest possible working height for maximum technician comfort.
Syclone ATTCO Service’s lightweight, infinitely configurable Sky Hook fills the gap between a chain hoist and an overhead or portable gantry crane. The company has waived expedite charges; cleanroom modifications meet wide variety of work environment needs.
Schunk’s extremely small, extremely lightweight Vero-S NSR coupling enables automated machine loading via extremely small robots. Integrated cleaning function ensures a chip-free flat work surface between pallet and robot coupling.
This remote-controlled omnidirectional material handler developed by Conceptual Innovations moves and precisely positions large but delicate workpieces. Fits on a flatbed truck for convenient cross-country shipment and delivery.
Designed to overcome challenges related to production fastener welding, the latest addition to CenterLine’s configured-product family feeds parts into robotic lines and cells.
U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Dip Slightly From June to July
Although a wide variety of sectors were positive in July –– including automotive and medical equipment –– AMT reports the 2020 orders to date of $2 billion is about a quarter down year over year.
How Does Your Company’s Compensation Package Stack Up?
FMA has released a report that details salaries and benefits for practically every position in a fabricating or manufacturing company, from CEO to janitor and everything in between. The survey results also provide insight into several HR policies and procedures.