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Published: 2/1/2007

Rethinking Robot Anatomy
Actuator-based models offer alternative robot designs.

Published: 12/5/2006

Bar Puller Basics
Bar pullers are cost-effective alternatives to enable automated turning on CNC lathes. This article explains how they work and how shops can benefit from using them.

Published: 11/8/2006

'Lights-Out' With A Lighter Commitment
For this integrated flexible pallet cell, the machines and the pallet system came from different suppliers. The shop is not locked into any supplier for adding machining centers later.

Published: 10/18/2006

Simplifying Machine Load/Unload Automation
Today, lower part volumes and frequent change-over are changing the offerings of some automation integrators. Standard, off-the-shelf components are being engineered to work together in a large variety of applications and, in some cases, are even po...

Published: 9/20/2006

Turning The Tide
When Briggs & Stratton decided to make the crankshaft machining lines in its Poplar Bluff plant globally competitive, it had to choose between CNC lathes and dedicated special machines for its main turning operations. The company chose the lathe...

Published: 9/7/2006

Making Strides To Maximize Worker Efficiency
This 40-year-old shop combines original best practices with new technologies and manufacturing approaches to make the most of its home-grown skilled labor.

Published: 6/19/2006

Gantry Takes Hands Out Of Part Handling
Automating material delivery and removal from the machining process is one key method of taking some of the production cost from manufacturing. Iemca, known for automating machine tools with its line of bar feeders, has introduced a new gantry syste...

Published: 5/3/2006

Direct-From-CAM Machining Streamlines Robotic Milling
The controller on this robotic milling system drives robot movement directly from a CAM model without requiring a postprocessor to generate machining code.

Published: 2/2/2006

Inspection For Free
Gaging integrated with a robot delivers inspection without any cost in floorspace or cycle time.

Published: 7/11/2005

Re-envisioning Automation
The Future of Machining - 2005 Add vision systems to robots, and fundamental aspects of the process deserve a second look.