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Video: Automation Inside the Workzone

What is automation? Not just a robot. Technology for holding, moving and measuring the part inside the machine can also achieve considerable time and labor savings.

FANUC Open House 2015

A visit to FANUC Corp. headquarters in Japan during its 2015 open house revealed new equipment, technologies and advances in factory automation, robotics and robomachines.

Video: Robot Flipping System for Turning

This video demonstrates how robot flipping station can serve the same purpose as a subspindle on a one-spindle multitasking center.

April 2015 Digital Edition Available

Automation, data-driven manufacturing and more are covered in this month’s issue.

Video: Robot Changes Vise Jaws for Continuous Machining

If a robot can load and unload parts, why can’t it do the same for workholding? Here is video of a robot changing the vise jaws so the same machining center can run different operations in unattended machining.

Strong Growth Projected for Industrial Robots

A predicted surge in the use of advanced industrial robots in the United States and elsewhere over the next decade would raise productivity substantially.

Strongest Year Ever for Robots in North America

North American companies ordered more than 27,000 robots last year, says industry group—a 28-percent increase over the prior year.

Video: Machinist Describes His New Role with Robot

Do robots in manufacturing replace people? Here is a machinist who now programs the robot that performs some of the work that he used to do.

Product Spotlight: Robots & Automation

View the January slideshow for automation products ranging from welding robots to workpiece transport systems.

Three Reasons Machine-Tool Automation Is on the Rise

Makino says the difficulty finding skilled employees is only one factor. The company plans to demonstrate various automation options at IMTS.

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