AUTOMATION

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In this Tech Day session, experts Walter Smith of Nordson and Steve DeAngelis of Davis-Standard will speak about new developments in high-speed sheet extrusion and next-generation tooling.

Injection Molding: New Robots & Customer Portal for Monitoring & Remote Assistance

Campetella’s open house showcases enhancements in performance and service.

Cleanroom-Ready Parallel Gripper

OnRobot’s 2FG7 gripper is well suited for low-volume, high-mix production and many different applications, including machine tending, material handling and assembly.

Certified Collaborative Robot Education Program Launched

Curriculum provides cobot training as part of an integrated course and awards industry-recognized certification.
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Wittmann Battenfeld Moves Into New Brazilian Location

Originally planned for March, the move to the larger site was delayed until August due to COVID-19.

How to Plan and Implement Automation in an Injection Molding Plant

There is no “one size fits all” solution in automation. When considering what it would look like in your plant, hone in on the staff, products, space, and goals that are specific to you and the automation system that you will be installing.  
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Sepro Group Launches Virtual Showroom

The robot and automation supplier has assembled an array of equipment and technical expertise in a ‘Virtual Showroom’ that will be live at least through 2020.

Rethink Robotics Gets New Headquarters & Production Plant

New Hahn Group cobot subsidiary gets its own facilities, collaborates with Siemens.

Automation: New A-C Servo Axis Reduces Weight, Boosts Robot’s Payload

A newly developed direct drive from Wittmann Battenfeld and a re-design of the supporting structure has lightened the unit by 40% over its predecessor.

Automation: Robot Series Extended to Support Larger Machines

Wittmann Battenfeld latest Primus robot—48/48T—can support injection molding machines with up to 1200 tons of clamping force.

'10 Things We’re Seeing in Machine Shops Right Now'

Metalworking shops and plastics plants make for interesting comparisons of their responses to the COVID-19 challenge.
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Time Still to Register For PT Tech Days

It’s free. It’s online. It’s scheduled every Thursday through December. And you can register now to hear technology experts address a wide range of topics in plastics processing.  
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Automation: Top Rollers Feature Advanced Sensors

ROEQ’s GuardCom systems uses sensors to instantly communicate with stationary conveyors moving goods on and off the mobile robot topped by a conveyor. 

Hahn Automation’s New Healthcare Technology Center

Hahn Automation in Germany, parent of Hahn Plastics Automation in Windsor, Conn., has a new technology center for the healthcare sector.

Robotics Consultation Service Launched

TM Robotics has created a free robotics consultation service to advise plastics manufacturers on how to add automation to their operations.

Automation: Digital Twin Allows Slow-Motion “Replays” of Robot Movements

Wittmann Battenfeld say all data are recorded in the R9 control’s video assistance system within 4 msec and can be traced back into the past for up to 100 seconds, letting molders replay incidents.

Automation: Robot Line Redesigned

Wittmann Battenfeld says new WX153 is fully updated version of the W8 pro series launched in 2013.

Clear Your Calendars for Plastics Technology 'Tech Days'

Beginning Oct. 8, we will be bringing exclusive, live, online technical content on a wide range of processing topics that you can access for free.
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Engel Announces Virtual Event to Showcase Planned Fakuma Rollouts

The injection molding machine and automation supplier says its e-xperience virtual event to be held Oct. 13-16 will feature exhibits, a presentation program, and one-on-one meetings with local contacts and other experts.

Automation: Vision System Software Updated

OnRobot has issued a software update for its 2.5D camera-based Eyes vision system used in quality inspection applications and mobile setups.

Automation: Preconfigured Robotic Modules with Easy Setup & Operation

Preconfigured modules from Hahn Automation come with camera-equipped setup from a tablet.

Fakuma Show Goes On (Digitally) for Wittmann Battenfeld

Self-contained inline scrap integration; medical, LSR, and packaging Cells; an MES Upgrade and more to be introduced virtually.