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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.

Published: 7/29/2014

ComauFlex: Automation as Strategy
You can’t buy one. But you can buy into this approach to highly efficient automotive assembly automation.

Published: 7/16/2014

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

Published: 6/19/2014

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.

Published: 3/17/2014

Get a Grip on Workhandling
Machine tool builders are moving away from hydraulics and pneumatics to conserve energy and reduce costs.