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3900 W Hamlin Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309-3253 US
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Connectivity & Collaboration in Robotics & Automation at K 2016
Besides a handful of new robots and pickers, the big themes were modular ‘plug-and-play’ automation, Industry 4.0 connectivity, easier programming, and safer collaboration with human workers.
Making Standard Robots More “Collaborative”
Laser scanners can slow or stop a robot temporarily when a human approaches.
Now That’s “Collaborative”!
Pick-and-place product handling … simple assembly tasks … sure, or why not serving a cold beer?
FROM ROBOTS TO ‘COBOTS’: Next-Generation Automation Arrives in Plastics Processing
So-called ‘collaborative robots’ are a new category of ‘human-friendly’ automation that can work safely side by side with people, unprotected by guarding.
Molder Builds a Business From Next to Nothing
Under new ownership, Cumberland Plastics Solutions’ decision to invest when times were tough has paid big dividends.
Highlights of Fakuma 2015
A selection of the hottest news and molding trends at this “little brother” to the K Show.
Funny Looking Robots
Super-high-speed pick-and-place units made their debut at a plastics show.
Technology, Creativity, and Fun: The Noble Plastics Recipe
Most people find jobs within companies thatahave an established corporate mission and business culture.
NPE News in Injection Molding
If a better machine can help your company beat challenging economic conditions, you’ll probably find it at NPE. And finding it will be easier, thanks to our editors’ efforts to sift out of some 2000 exhibits the most significant news in injection and blow molding, extrusion, compounding, and thermoforming.
Mini Six-Axis Robot Mounts 'Anywhere'
A new six-axis "mini" robot designed for parts handling, machine tending, and assembly is new from Fanuc Robotics America Inc., Rochester Hills, Mich.
NPE 2006 News Wrap-Up: Brains and Brawn - New Robots Are Handier Than Ever
Injection molding robots introduced at NPE pushed the work envelope for speed, reach, payload capacity, ease of programming, and ability to handle more sophisticated tasks.
Robots for Cutting, Trimming and Assembly
The recent NPE show in Chicago saw the debut of several new 5- and 6-axis articulated-arm robots and programming software for secondary operations.
Spray-Coating Robot With Enhanced Motion
A new articulating-arm spray-coating robot was demonstrated at NPE last month by Fanuc Robotics America, Inc., Rochester Hills, Mich.
Six-Axis Robots: Where They Fit in Injection Molding
Injection molded parts are typically demolded with simple pick-and-place automation—a top-mounted, gantry-style (also called Cartesian, linear, or traversing) three-axis robot.
Automotive Innovation Trend-Setting Technologies Garner SPE Awards
Paintless in-mold film decorating and carbon-fiber composites are making inroads in appearance and structural parts. Blow molding is finding new interior applications. And long-fiber thermoplastics are cutting weight and cost on the inside and outside of new passenger vehicles.
Tips For Injection Molders: IMD Tooling & Robotics
Injection molders looking to get in on the IMD action should ask plenty of questions: What are the mold-design considerations?
From NPE 2000: Where Robots Are Headed
If the big show in Chicago was any indicator, linear servo drives and jointed-arm designs may be the next trends in robots for injection molding.Injection molders visiting NPE 2000 last June may have glimpsed the future of injection molding automation.
From NPE 2000: What's New in Printing & Decorating
Recycled Resin Prices Flatten OutNew systems to process mixed plastic waste and to upgrade it with fiberglass or wood flour were prominent at last June’s show in Chicago.
NPE Newsfinder: Blow Molding
Examples of the growing trend toward all-electric blow molding machines for packaging will either be physically present or shown in videos and brochures at NPE.
NPE News Wrap-up: Robots
From micro to maxi, from simple sprue pickers to sophisticated six-axis models, NPE had it all. A raft of new robots, faster and smarter than ever, will help make automation an irresistible choice for U.S. molders.