AUTOMATION

Automation

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.

Electronics

How to Automate High-Precision ‘Micro’ Insert Molding

What does it take to automate a horizontal injection molding cell to handle micro-sized inserts and molded parts? General-purpose top-entry robots and tooling may not be up to the job.
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Automation

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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Automation

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.

Injection Molding

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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Automation

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.

Automation

Rethink Robotics Gets New Headquarters & Production Plant

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

Automation

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.

Automation

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.

Molds & Tooling

'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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