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Achieve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Using Hygienic Conveyors

Posted by Kelly Howe

Mar 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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ACHIEVE OVERALL EQUIPMENT EFFECTIVENESS (OEE) USING HYGIENIC CONVEYORS

 Efficiency in manufacturing is heavily influenced by the use of equipment. If equipment isn’t running at peak performance, then it can’t yield a large enough output to cover the initial investment. Because equipment generally interacts with both products, laborers, and conveyors that feed equipment there are multiple factors to account for when determining the effectiveness of equipment.

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Topics: dorner, Dorner Conveyors,, hygienic conveyors, OEE

Polishing Components with Collaborative Robots

Posted by Mark Howe

Mar 20, 2017 12:44:54 PM

Polishing, buffering and sanding often require a very specific, delicate touch to ensure consistent quality.  Collaborative Robots combined with a Force Torque Sensor can ensure consistent polishing and buffing on the parts surface.  A Universal Robot with force control as part of its programming structure allows for this, and offers a flexible solution that will automatically adjust position in order to achieve the desired force.

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Topics: Universal Robots, Application, OptoForce

Unitronics - Energy Plant Solutions with PLC+HMI

Posted by Kelly Howe

Mar 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Unitronics.

When you need reliable control fast, an all-in-one PLC+HMI saves development time.

Summary:

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Topics: solutions, PLC, HMI, energy plant, Unitronics

The Hidden Cost of a Leaky Valve

Posted by Kelly Howe

Mar 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This infograph is brought to you by Humphrey.

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Topics: humphrey products, Humphrey, valve, leaky valve, hidden costs

Solving Complex Problems with Innovative Concepts & Robotic Solutions

Posted by Kelly Howe

Mar 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Universal Robots.

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Topics: collaborative robots, UR, Universal Robots, cobots, grippers

PLC & HMI Controllers: Selecting Smart

Posted by Kelly Howe

Mar 2, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This whitepaper is brought to you by Unitronics.

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Topics: PLC, Unitronics

Universal Robots - Compliance for Robotic Companies

Posted by Kelly Howe

Feb 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Universal Robots.

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Topics: Universal Robots, cobots, cobot compliance

Bimba - Diaphragm Actuator Gives High Clamping Forces in Small Package

Posted by Kelly Howe

Feb 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Bimba.

Challenge:

A customer was looking for a compact design that could produce high forces in a clamping application. Solutions they had tried from other companies were causing the parts to be scratched when they were clamped.

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Topics: bimba, actuators, diaphragm actuator

Dorner - Unique Metal Chain Transfer Moves Meats in Sanitary Environment

Posted by Kelly Howe

Jan 26, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Topics: sanitary conveyor, Dorner Conveyors,, AquaPruf, metal chains, meat conveyors

Unitronics Success Story for Oil & Gas Industry

Posted by Kelly Howe

Jan 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Unitronics.

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Topics: PLC, HMI, Unitronics, Oil, Gas