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Published: 8/17/2015

Automation for Turning Applications
Automation systems can be configured to support many different requirements, including applications.

Published: 8/1/2015

Adaptive Machining Makes a Robot More Productive
This system for machining and polishing turbine blades shows the value of software for inspection, toolpath calculations and adaptive machining working together.

Published: 7/16/2015

Shop Combines Automated Grinding and Swiss Turning
Many shops are increasing the scope of their machining capabilities. This Ohio shop has added cylindrical grinding to its 24-hour Swiss-type operations.

Published: 7/1/2015

Employees and Automation in Harmony
For a well-known guitar maker, automation sets employees free, and product improvement engages those employees’ attention.

Published: 6/8/2015

Automated Laser Scanning Using a Collaborative Robot
This device is said to be the first programmable laser scanning system to enable automated 3D scanning, dimensional measurement and dimensional gaging leveraging a collaborative robot platform.

Published: 5/14/2015

Pallet System Software Boosts Cell Flexibility
The software running this shop’s newest FMS from Fastems adds a layer of automation that enhances the inherent flexibility, productivity and effectiveness of lights-out operation. Dynamic job scheduling is the key.

Published: 3/27/2015

Adaptable Automation
A system for automatically swapping both workpieces and workholding enables a robot-loaded VMC to be quickly reconfigured for a new or modified job. The same system lets the robot change jobs in the midst of an unattended run. Thanks to the extra ca...

Published: 2/17/2015

Collaborative Robots for DIY Automation
Next-generation, new-generation, co-worker—call it whatever; there is a robotics revolution rolling into manufacturing, warehousing, materials handling and supply chains worldwide.

Published: 7/29/2014

Reshoring, Robots and the New Factory Floor
Plastics processors are adopting robotics in a major way to compensate for a dwindling talent pool and reshored jobs.

Published: 7/29/2014

No Cage Required
The next frontier for robotic automation is near human workers.