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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FANUC tour

Three Technology Takeaways from FANUC Tour

New CNC, automation and Internet of Things technologies stood out during a recent event at FANUC’s manufacturing campus in Japan.

 Automated finishing process that uses one or more robots to immerse the workpieces into the agitated media.

Mass Finishing in a Less Frenetic Fashion

Finishing systems with robotic loading capability can enable complex parts to be deburred, polished or smoothed without bumping into each other and causing them to be damaged.

Hypertherm robotic cell

Robotic Cell Increases Shop’s Productivity by 200 Percent

A new building spurred Hypertherm Inc. to revamp its production process with a robotically automated work cell, providing improved productivity and efficiency.

Fives Line Robotics

Fives Launches Liné Machines Robotics

By: Jedd Cole
The platform will offer robotics to complement large machine tools.

Mike Ciccio

FANUC America Appoints President and CEO

By: Jedd Cole
Mike Cicco will be responsible for all of the company’s operations in North and South America.

Five Steps to Choosing a Conveyor

By: Matt Danford
Based on the most frequently asked questions directed at Dorner Mfg. Corp., the company made an infographic that details various configurations and options to consider.

Doosan LPSII

Compact Linear Pallet System Increases Productivity

By: Katie Cattell
Doosan Machine Tools America offers the LPSII linear pallet system, which will be displayed with the company’s HP 5100II horizontal machining center.

Automated Cells & Equipment WS8100 Workstocker

Updated Part-Storage System Increases Productivity, Efficiency

By: Katie Cattell
Automated Cells & Equipment introduces the latest version of its WS8100 Workstocker

With the KR AGILUS series, KUKA is presenting a comprehensive small robot family.
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