AUTOMATION

Power Skiving Enables Smaller, Precise Robotics Machining

Power skiving tools like Sandvik Coromant’s CoroMill 178 can increase productivity, precision and flexibility when machining gears for applications such as industrial robotics.
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Unlock Your Capacity with Automation

Download the collection to explore opportunities and challenges within machining automation.

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Practical Approaches to Automating Five-Axis Machines

There are many approaches to automation in five-axis machining, and whether a shop uses robots or pallet changers, the benefits are often easier to realize than many believe.

Methods Machine Tools Offers Automation System

PMTS 2021: The machine incorporates a main enclosure with several different pre-engineered end-of-arm and infeed/outfeed options for a range of part and capacity requirements.
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The Case for Automatic Door Operation

Automatic door systems for stand-alone machine tools require periodic inspection and maintenance, but excel in environments with automation capability or frequent door use.

Absolute Machine Tools Offers New Automation Package

Absolute Machine Tools and Kurt Workholding have partnered to offer an automation package designed to make automation simple.

Supfina's Modular Cell Extends Robotic Process Flexibility

Supfina’s Modular Cell enables swift change-over times and significant process flexibility, allowing high-mix shops to benefit from automation.

Methods Unveils New Automation Solutions

Methods Machine Tools has released a new automation package and other "bolt-on" automation solutions.

KUKA Offers KR C5 Micro Robot Controller

KUKA's KR C5 Micro Robot Controller is designed to be compact and offer increased mounting flexibility.

Siemens, Toyota Partner for AI Die Casting Solution

Siemens partnered with Toyota to develop artificial intelligence that can predict product abnormalities in aluminum die casting.

Siemens Supports BioNTech Vaccine Production in Marburg

Siemens helped the vaccine supplier convert new Marburg facility for vaccine production, providing automation solutions and enabling paperless documentation of production.
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FANUC Partners with Recycleye to Automate Recycling

FANUC and Recycleye have collaborated to offer an automated waste-sorting solution.

Kurt's RV36 Robotic Gripper Automatically Changes Fingers

Kurt Workholding’s RV36 Gripper allows automated finger or end effector changes without changing the gripper body.

Reynolds Machinery Recognized As 2020 Top Hurco Distributor

Hurco has recognized Reynolds Machinery as its 2020 top distributor in unit sales — a first for Reynolds, though it has come close several times in the past.

ATI Now Offering CRX-Ready End-Effector Kits

ATI Industrial Automation has introduced CRX-ready end-effector kits, which increase the versatility of ATI’s end-effectors for FANUC CRX cobots.

Yaskawa and Realtime Robotics Create Logistics Solutions

Yaskawa and Realtime Robotics have combined their technologies to increase automation versatility in logistics automation, specifically in piece picking and mixed-case palletizing.

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Practical Approaches to Automating Five-Axis Machines

There are many approaches to automation in five-axis machining, and whether a shop uses robots or pallet changers, the benefits are often easier to realize than many believe.

Anca's AIMS Enables Modular Automation Capability

The Anca Integrated Manufacturing System is a modular automation approach for tool production that reduces downtime, streamlines handling and enables lights-out manufacturing.

EMO Milano Sets Oct. 4-9 Dates

EMO Milano 2021 will take place Oct. 4-9, with a particular emphasis on machine tools, automation, IoT systems and advanced digital production technologies.

ATI QC-7 Robotic Tool Changer Features Wide Interoperability

ATI Industrial Automation’s QC-7 Robotic Tool Changer offers a wide variety of configuration and compatibility options.

Halter CNC Robotics Offers $2,500 Scholarship to US Veterans

Halter CNC Robotics is offering a $2,500 scholarship to US veterans or active military studying manufacturing automation or robotics. Applications are due August 31.
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Avoiding a Failed Automation Integration

New features that simplify robot use have blurred the lines between tasks that shops can automate independently from those that will require the support of an integrator. Here’s what shops should keep in mind to avoid a costly failed integration.

LiDAR Technology Coming to Factory Systems

Industrial sensor company Sick AG and automotive sensor company IBEO Automotive Systems GmbH have partnered to create an industrial, solid-state LiDAR solution.