Articles Tagged with ''robotics''

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Dual-arm robots

January 10, 2014
Able to perform a variety of assembly, handling, machine tending and part transfer applications, Yaskawa Motoman Slim dual-arm robots have 15 axes of motion (7 axes per arm, plus a single axis for base rotation).
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Robotic case packer

September 10, 2013

 Available in single- and dual-head configurations, JLS Osprey vision-guided robotic case packers pack products at a rate up to 180 packages/min.  


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Scissor lift table

September 10, 2013

The EnKon model LSBD04 “off-the-shelf” electric belt drive scissor lift table provides a high-duty cycle, static positioning and repeatability. 


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Robotics

Is there a robot in your line’s future?

Robots aren’t all things to all people, but in the right place, they can be a big time and labor saver.
August 7, 2013

 Robots can help increase overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), which improves a processor’s bottom line. 


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4-axis robot

January 9, 2013

Specifically for the high throughput requirements of end-of-line and bag palletizing applications, the ABB Robotics IRB 460 4-axis, 110kg payload, 2.4m reach robot utilizes a FlexGripper Clamp end-of-arm tool for the secure handling of heavy cases or products not compatible with vacuum handling techniques; the function package controls robot cell operation.


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High-speed robot

January 9, 2013

Used for high-speed picking, packing, cartoning and kitting applications, the Yaskawa delta-style Motoman MPP3 robot operates at a rate of 150 cycles/min.


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Distributed motion controller

January 9, 2013

The Adept SmartController EX lead-free, high-performance distributed motion controller is used with Adept robots.


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Future manufacturing

Food Plant 2023: Rise of the Visual Factory

January 7, 2013

If the past is prologue, production of food and beverage products will look a lot different in 10 years than it does today.


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TECH FLASH

Technical training partnership to prepare students for jobs

Robotics and advanced automation jobs are crying out for capable people
October 29, 2012
The partnership will offer Mechatronics certificates to students preparing for high-tech jobs in manufacturing.
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Miniature, automated chocolate factory assembles bars for guests

September 25, 2012
Though a guest attraction at HERSHEY’s Chocolate world, this automated line works just like its big brothers in the plant.
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