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C3: Coffee, Cobots & CNCs

Posted by Mark Howe

Feb 23, 2018 11:33:49 AM

Come visit us at Allendale Machinery Systems and enjoy this FREE unique learning opportunity with The Knotts Company featuring Universal Robots and Robotiq.

  • Watch cobots interacting with CNC machines LIVE and learn how they work.
  • Discover how they can help streamline your business to run more efficiently.
  • Learn the benefits of using collaborative robots for your machine tending applications.
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Bimba TECH TALK: Bumpers and Cushions for Pneumatic Actuators

Posted by Mark Howe

Feb 22, 2018 10:13:00 AM

Join Taylor Phillip, Application Engineer for Bimba Manufacturing, as he describes the differences between Cushions and Bumpers and the reasons for using each.

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Topics: bimba, bimba pneumatic

WHEN YOU CAN’T AFFORD DOWNTIME, EVEN IN THE TOUGHEST CONDITIONS

Posted by Mark Howe

Feb 20, 2018 8:07:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Universal Robots.

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Topics: Universal Robots

Reduce Cycle Time with Automatic Sorting System

Posted by Mark Howe

Feb 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Intelligent Actuator

System Overview of a potential automation application.

1. Explanation of Process Cardboard boxes containing CDs travel on a conveyor. There are five different types of cardboard boxes, and each type contains different CDs. Boxes are sorted by type and transferred onto five product conveyors.

2. Explanation of Operation

  • A cardboard box moves on the transfer conveyor and passes the product identification unit. The unit reads the bar code on the cardboard box and identifies the type of CDs packed in it.
  • As the cardboard box arrives in front of the applicable conveyor, it is pushed by the sorting air cylinder onto the conveyor.
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Topics: intelligent actuator, automation

Flex Uses Mobile Robots to Stay Lean

Posted by Mark Howe

Feb 8, 2018 8:22:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Mobile Industrial Robots

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Can You Afford Not to Have a Robot?

Posted by Mark Howe

Feb 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by David Maltais at Robotiq

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Argon Medical Addresses High Labor Costs and Productivity with MiR Robot

Posted by Mark Howe

Feb 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Mobile Industrial Robots

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Technology Forum: Increase Your CNC Productivity

Posted by Mark Howe

Jan 26, 2018 11:33:50 AM

Cimquest is to excited to host a series of educational seminars and live demonstrations on CNC technology, CNC programming, Robot Programming, Lean Robotics and 3D Scanning. These seminars will provide you the latest techniques and processes in manufacturing with a focus on how to increase your productivity. Come learn and see the applications first hand then have lunch on Cimquest and the opportunity to speak one on one with the presenters.

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Topics: Universal Robots

Four Tech Trends Accelerating Robot Grippers and Cobots Into the Future

Posted by Kelly Howe

Dec 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Marc Prosser at Robotiq.

The future of collaborative robots is in their ‘hands’. Perhaps a poor play on words, but also an unavoidable fact. Grippers/robotic hands are almost invariably what cobots use to interact with their surroundings and perform tasks.

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Topics: collaborative robots, collaborative robot, cobots, grippers, Robotiq

Dorner - Transfer Metal Product with Magnetic Conveyors

Posted by Kelly Howe

Nov 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Dorner.

There are multiple options when looking to transfer product between conveyors such as powered or roller transfers, but this recent application used a more unique option. This 2200 Series Smartflex conveyor system features magnetic transfers both on and off the conveyor.

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Topics: manufacturing, dorner, Dorner Conveyors,, smartflex conveyors, 2200 Series, magnetic conveyor