Tooling & Workholding
The goal of Baxter's builder is to make U.S. manufacturing more globally competitive by making automation more affordable and easier to implement.
This shop justified the robot solely through improved use of labor. Other benefits came to light after the automation arrived.
Edited by: Emily Probst
By adding a Brown & Sharpe One CMM from Hexagon Metrology, Strattec was able to eliminate a production bottleneck in its automated cell and improve efficiency in other departments throughout the facility.
The value of a contractual agreement to keep on supplying the same part number to a customer is even greater than many shops realize.
Modern Machine Shop
The MA1440 six-axis welding robot from Yaskawa Motoman offers a 6-kg payload, an improvement on the 3-kg payload of its MA1400 model, as well as a larger wrist hole for utilities and faster operation.
United Grinding recently introduced its Studer S11 small-parts production grinding machine to the North American market on the USS Yorktown. You’ll soon be able to see it, too, as it embarks on an eight-city tour, which started Feb. 19.
United Grinding recently introduced its Studer S11 small-parts production grinding machine to the North American market. An online video demonstrates an interesting cam-actuated loading system that’s available with the machine.