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Modular Automation Package for Turning Machines

Here's a modular robotic automation cell for cost-effective, flexible part load/unload of turning machines.


Automation System Loads up Expandability, Scalability and Precision

Determining the scope of an automation system involves trying to anticipate a facility’s future needs, and system design, assembly and installation can include long lead times and significant expense.


Get a Grip on Workhandling

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


Compact Cylindrical Grinding Machine for High Production

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.


Technology Advances Automation Trends

Shops of all sizes looking for better efficiency are realizing the benefits of a deeper investment into automation.


Checklist for Lights-Out Manufacturing

Many shops of various sizes are trying to hop on the lights-out bandwagon. This article looks at some things to consider and check out before “hopping.”


Labor Savings in Grinding

Representatives of a grinding equipment supplier comment on how this critical process can be made more efficient.


A Robotic (R)evolution

This shop’s evolving approach to automation has led it to streamline processes, challenge preconceived notions about robotics and embrace the notion that a manufacturing sequence is greater than the sum of its parts.


Robotic Part Handling Reduces Labor Costs

To remain competitive, many manufacturing companies are looking for accurate, reliable and maintenance-free machine tools offering fast change-over, programming and setup.


(Un)Stoppable Automation for the Mold Shop


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