Tooling & Workholding

Robots & Automation

Industrial robotics systems are becoming increasingly important to shops of all sizes for their potential to help do more with less. Automation enables businesses to perform unattended and lights-out operations, free personnel from repetitive tasks, and more. This zone contains product information, videos and stories of companies using everything from robotic arms to machine-tending systems to completely automated cells in order to boost productivity and take advantage of robotics technologies.

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‘Collaborative’ Robot Works Safely, Comfortably Alongside Human Workers


The goal of Baxter's builder is to make U.S. manufacturing more globally competitive by making automation more affordable and easier to implement.

The Unexpected Advantages of Robotic Automation


This shop justified the robot solely through improved use of labor. Other benefits came to light after the automation arrived.



ABB Robotics Integrated Force Control

Feature Package Integrates Robotic Force Control

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ABB Robotics offers Integrated Force Control, a single, base module that consolidates discrete software features for robotic force control that were previously available separately.

DocMagnet Pick and Place magnetic end-effectors for robotic arms

Magnetic End Effectors Offer Fail-Safe Operation

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DocMagnet offers its Pick and Place (PNP) magnetic material-handling system, a range of magnetic end-effector products for use with robotic automation.

Get a Grip on Workhandling

By: Lori Beckman
Machine tool builders are moving away from hydraulics and pneumatics to conserve energy and reduce costs.

Yaskawa Mototman MS series six-axis robot

Robots Optimized for Spot-Welding Applications

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Yaskawa Motoman’s MS165 and MS 210 six-axis robots are designed for faster performance and increased reliability in spot-welding applications over the previous ES series.

The top-mounted, linear-axis ABB 6620LX robot serves four CNC machining centers

Robots Increase Automotive Component Production

By: Edited by: Emily Probst
Auto parts manufacturer DAU Componentes in Burgos, Spain increases shop efficiencies by using robotics to automate loading and unloading of workpieces into CNC machines.


Over 300 unique robot models on PC based controllers we have the fit to improve your productivity!
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