AUTOMATION

Making Waves with Lathe Automation

After years of relying on an extensive machining cell for part production, this marine equipment manufacturer has now reduced part handling and improved quality through use of single-setup lathes and automated loading and unloading.

Automation

ABB Configures IRB 1100 for Wet, Dusty Environments

ABB has introduced a harsh environment version of its IRB 1100 robot and OmniCore controller designed with enhanced protection against water and dust.

Automation

FANUC's CRX-10iA Cobot Safely Handles 10-kg Parts

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.

Interest in Robotic Automation for CNC Machine Shops Increasing

Have you considered how robots can be beneficial to your shop?
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Automation

Erowa's Robot Easy 800 Transfers Workpieces Weighing 1,760 lbs

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).

Cobot Fleet Addresses Labor Shortage

An Ohio manufacturer deployed nine collaborative robots to improve and optimize the work environment, automating hard-to-staff tasks such as machine tending, assembly and product inspection.
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OnRobot's 3-Finger Gripper for Handling Range of Cylindrical Objects

OnRobot introduces compact, large-stroke 3FG15 three-finger gripper that handles a range of cylindrical objects.

Additive Manufacturing

DMG MORI Invests in the Future by Providing Integrated Solutions

During a recent open house event at DMG MORI’s factory in Pfronten, Germany, the company highlighted advances in digitalization as well as automation and additive manufacturing.

Automation

Robots Get Hand-Eye Coordination

Artificial vision, touch and intelligence help collaborative robots cope with the unpredictable.
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Automation

Taking an Automated Aerospace Approach

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.