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Change is Constant: 80/20 T-slot Aluminum Products

Posted by Mark Howe

Aug 28, 2018 11:48:00 AM

T-Slot Provides Flexible Solutions

From cycle time to throughput to changeover metrics, there’s no end to the daily concerns and issues that you deal with in an industrial marketplace. You’re tasked with continually improving key metrics as well as complying with evolving regulations, which means change is the only constant.

The structure of 80/20 profiles and accessories allow infinite positioning along the T-slot which equates to reduced set up times and faster changeover rates. With T-slot profiles you don’t need to compromise between strength, appearance and flexibility.

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Topics: Products, 80/20, guarding, Machine Guarding

Introducing Bimba's IntelliPress™ Electric Bench Top Press

Posted by Mark Howe

Aug 21, 2018 2:16:22 PM

Our Partner, Bimba, is excited to announce the release of the IntelliPress™ electric bench top press. Complementing Bimba's line of pneumatic presses, the electric IntelliPress™ delivers high performance at a low price. Review its impressive list of features....

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Topics: Products, bimba, IntelliPress, bimba pneumatic

Payback Calculator - Let’s Do the Math

Posted by Mark Howe

Aug 14, 2018 7:35:03 AM

Is new technology right for your business? The question driving this response is almost always: will it make a difference to the bottom line?

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Topics: Products, The Knotts Company, The Knotts Co, robot

A Peek Inside Knotts’ Toolbox

Posted by Mark Howe

Jul 18, 2018 7:45:44 AM

One of the strengths of our President, Rick Howe, is looking broadly at our industry and our company, noticing things the rest of us may miss. He’s great at stepping back, analyzing things and sharing his insight. Oftentimes it’s a market opportunity we hadn’t considered before or a subtle industry shift that’s caught his attention, but recently it was far simpler a message than usual.

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Topics: Products, The Knotts Company, The Knotts Co, robot

Christmas in July? Universal Robots' e-Series is On Its Way!

Posted by Mark Howe

Jun 28, 2018 5:47:26 PM

We were excited to hear the recent news that Universal Robots unveiled its new e-Series. We immediately ordered one to demo and it arrives in our offices in July. It will be a bit like Christmas morning as we unpack the box and gather the team to test this new cobot (collaborative robot). 

Universal Robots has a history of solid design and quality. We expect nothing less with the e-Series and look forward to offering it to our customers. Why will the new e-Series be a smart investment? Among its numerous benefits are:

  • Quick activation and deployment: under an hour to unpack, mount, and program a cobot’s first task.
  • Flexibility to change its nature of work over time as production line needs change. 
  • A redesigned control panel for an easy user interface (for the humans that need to program and control it).
  • Single phase A/C source compatibility (connect to any regular power outlet).
  • 17 safety features like collision detection are built in.
  • Space saving by design: compact and flexible. 
  • All joints are field replaceable within 2-6 minutes.
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Topics: e-Series, cobots, cobot, collaborative robot, automation, automation solutions, Universal Robots

Introducing a Bigger, Stronger and Faster MiR - MiR500

Posted by Mark Howe

Jun 28, 2018 1:47:26 PM

Meet MiR500

The brand new MiR500 joins the MiR100 and MiR200 to form a complete fleet of flexible and easy-to-program MiR robots for both heavy and light transport that can optimize logistics throughout the entire production chain, from the warehouse to the delivery of goods.

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Topics: Mobile Robots, automated mobile robot, MiR

C3: Coffee, Cobots & CNCs - Updated Date

Posted by Mark Howe

Mar 5, 2018 5:39:03 PM

***DUE TO THE PENDING INCLEMENT WEATHER, OUR "C3: COFFEE, COBOTS, & CNCs SHOW DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 9th from 9am-12pm!!!***

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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Material Transfer Pumps Improve Throughput & Quality in Pharmaceutical Assembly Operations

Posted by Mark Howe

Feb 28, 2018 8:10:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Bimba | Vaccon

Material transfer pumps automate the sorting and recycling of defective sample tubes in pharmaceutical assembly operations. The previous process required manually removing uncapped sample tubes from an assembly line, a labor intensive and inefficient process that reduces productivity.

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Topics: Vaccon, vacuum

Bimba TECH TALK: Telescoping Electric Actuator

Posted by Mark Howe

Feb 27, 2018 11:13:00 AM

Bimba's Electric Motion Group (EMG) created this special telescoping electric actuator. This actuator uses arc belt technology and two different carriages to produce 60% more stroke than actuators of comparable size with a single carriage.

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Topics: bimba, bimba electric

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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