Supplier Directory Subscribe
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Home / Machining / Automation/Robotics

Automation/Robotics

Automation is the individual use or integrated configuration of computer software, machines or other technologies ranging from fully mechanical systems to fully virtual networks, very simple to intensely complex in functionality, to carry out a task that would typically be done by a human worker. Robotics is a segment of automation involving a machine (robot) capable of making independent movements programmed to perform complex tasks ranging from simple handling of parts to full machine tending, welding, grinding and other operations typically performed by a human worker.

A Faster, More-Accurate Way to Tap and Drill Structural Steel

Acieta drilling

A heavy equipment manufacturer is using a 6-axis robotic arm equipped with a drilling spindle to very precisely make holes in structural steel up to 1 inch thick. The solution is one-third the cost of traditional drilling but performs many other applications and requires just one operator.

Automation/Robotics: Articles

A Faster, More-Accurate Way to Tap and Drill Structural Steel

Acieta drilling

A heavy equipment manufacturer is using a 6-axis robotic arm equipped with a drilling spindle to very precisely make holes in structural steel up to 1 inch thick. The solution is one-third the cost of traditional drilling but performs many other applications and requires just one operator.

A heavy equipment manufacturer is using a 6-axis robotic arm equipped with...

The Six Things COVID-19’s Manufacturing Winners Have in Common

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology President Doug Woods outlines the six transformative technologies that are helping companies meet swiftly changing market demand without sacrificing quality or employee safety.

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology President Doug Woods outlines the...

Think of Weld Traceability As Your Company’s Unofficial Insurance Policy

Yaskawa’s AccuFast II laser-based seam finder

Robotic welding cells with arc-monitoring and -reporting capability provide peace of mind in two ways. They ensure consistent production and automatically collect and store data a fabrication company can easily share with customers that impose traceability requirements.

Robotic welding cells with arc-monitoring and -reporting capability provide peace of mind...

Will the Real Collaborative Robot (aka Cobot) Please Stand Up?

Yaskawa Cobot Welding

A robotic system is ‘collaborative’ only if all elements – robot, tooling, workpiece, and work area – meet international safety standards. Depending on application, you may be able to turn a standard industrial robot into a cobot and comply.

A robotic system is ‘collaborative’ only if all elements – robot, tooling,...
Automation/Robotics: Products

Grinder Enables Lights-Out Production of Extremely Tight-Tolerance Machining Tools

Vollmer VGrind 340S

Vollmer’s 5-axis VGrind 340S machines carbide drills and milling cutters with diameters from 0.3 mm to 12.7 mm, sizes increasingly in demand in the automotive, electronics and medical sectors. Automation options enable unattended production around the clock.

Vollmer’s 5-axis VGrind 340S machines carbide drills and milling cutters with diameters...

Add the Latest Controls to Older-Model Grinding Machines

United Grinding North America, Walter Helitronic Power rebuild

Owners who rebuild their Walter Helitronic Power machine can get the same speed, functionality, and ease of use as new models without the expense of buying a new machine with standard automation features.

Owners who rebuild their Walter Helitronic Power machine can get the same...

CNC and Robotics Integration Simplifies Operations

FANUC QSSR

The Quick and Simple Startup of Robotization (QSSR) from FANUC America enables FANUC CNCs to directly program robots through the G-code – special operator training in robotic programming language not required.

The Quick and Simple Startup of Robotization (QSSR) from FANUC America enables...
Calendar & Events
AmCon Orlando
April 27 - 28, 2021
Orange County Convention Center – Orlando, FL
Greater Chicago Design-2-Part Show
August 3 - 4, 2021
Schaumburg Convention Center – Schaumburg, IL
MD&M West
August 10 - 11, 2021
Anaheim, CA
rapid + tct
September 13 - 15, 2021
Chicago, IL
FABTECH
September 13 - 16, 2021
Chicago, IL
Wisconsin Manufacturing & Technology Show
October 5 - 7, 2021
West Allis, WI
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement