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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

7 Benefits of an IAI ROBO Cylinder

Posted by Kelly Howe

Jun 4, 2015 9:00:00 AM

This post brought to you by IAI.

IAI has listed 7 great benefits of using their ROBO Cylinders below: 

1.)  Multiple Positioning -With the ROBO Cylinder, you can achieve positioning of up to 1,500 points and a repeatability of ±0.02mm.
  • Benefit
    Use one assembly line to produce a variety of products and achieve higher quality production with a repeatability of ±0.02mm.
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Topics: intelligent actuator, ROBO Cylinder, Benefits

Transforming Manufacturing by CT Effects

Posted by Mark Howe

Oct 14, 2013 2:49:00 PM

The key to reducing production costs is found in CT effects. You may be able to further reduce the costs if you look closely at the CT effects.

So what exactly are CT effects?

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Topics: cost savings, manufacturing, cost effective, industrial automation nj/ny, automation solutions, intelligent actuator