A flexible manufacturing system helps an Indiana job shop run a high mix of aerospace work for long stretches of time and function more like a contract shop.
As the novel coronavirus presents challenges for manufacturers and new opportunities for suppliers, manufacturers should not miss the chance to strengthen their supply chains.
Yaskawa’s SG400 and SG650 SCARA robots integrate easily into existing automation and provide modularity for rapid redeployment.
Agile Robotics Systems has added compact models to its Agile Flex range of machine loaders, which are compatible with any CNC machine.
Easy to implement and flexible enough to handle a range of applications, hand-guided robots can help job shops automate high-mix, low-volume production.
Cybersecurity, hybrid machines, automation and the state of the market among the topics addressed. Virtual event with product launches to be held August 11.
IMTS Spark: New automatic pallet changers from Midaco aim to increase CNC machine efficiency and overall productivity by eliminating spindle downtime and easing demands on the operator’s time.
IMTS Spark: New software updates add 50 operational and ease-of-use features to the line of OB7 collaborative robots from Absolute Machine Tools’ partner Productive Robotics.
IMTS Spark: Makino’s MMC2 modular, automated material handling system Increases Production without adding staff or equipment.
IMTS Spark: FANUC America’s Quick and Simple Startup of Robotization (QSSR) package enables its CNCs to control connected robots providing machine tending.
Combined with Hurco’s Automation Manager CNC feature, the partnership is expected to enable job shops to integrate collaborative robots into their processes with minimal effort.
Rocketfarm’s URCap software translates information from the UR robot to OPC UA-compatible information.
Demand for ventilator parts stretched this shop’s supply chain. Here is what it took to rapidly insource production.
Designed for the Performance-Line and High-Performance-Line of five-axis machining centers, Hermle’s HS Flex Heavy work handling system can move workpieces ranging to 1,200 kg.
With the launch of a new application kit for collaborative robots, Universal Robots is creating a new option for lights-out machining. But the company may have tapped into a solution for a deeper problem: attracting millennials to the manufacturing workforce.
New software updates have added some 50 operational and ease-of-use features to the line of OB7 collaborative robots from Absolute Machine Tools’ partner Productive Robotics.
Through patient research and smart investing, this job shop has slowly grown its capabilities and is moving toward lights-out manufacturing for prototype work.
Finding a way to fixture contoured marine propellers proved to be this shop’s biggest challenge in developing an effective automated machining cell.
ABB has introduced a harsh environment version of its IRB 1100 robot and OmniCore controller designed with enhanced protection against water and dust.
FANUC America’s CRX-10iA and CRX-10iA/L (long arm version) collaborative robots are said provide ease of use, reliability and safety with parts weighing up to 10 kg.
Erowa has expanded its Robot Easy line of products for machine tool loading and unloading with the Robot Easy 800 capable of transferring 800 kg (1,760 lbs).