Breakthroughs, trends and musings from the world of automation.

Value Add Case Study – Roller Control System

CUSTOMER REQUEST "We are wanting to power the roller in the attached picture. It is a 4" roller on a 3/4" shaft.   We are wanting it variable speed on a foot pedal.  Reversing switch. 110v powered. 5fpm max speed using a right angle hollow shaft gearbox. Quarter horse...

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Electrical Junction Box

/ Electrical Cabinet Electrical Junction BoxJob Number:NE04-18-0001Project Overview:Control box for sensor, foot pedal, machine power and blowerMajor Product Lines:Phoenix ContactTell us about the project you're working on.Online Form - VA Project...

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Low Pressure Alarm Panel

/ Electrical Cabinet / HMI Panel / Lighting Low Pressure Alarm PanelJob Number: NE21-17-0001 Project Overview: Sensory pressure transducer alarm electrical cabinet for maximum and minimum pressure readings Major Product Lines:MURR NOSHOK Pro-face WAGO[goal...

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The Next Generation of Kollmorgen Motors and Drives

AKD2G Servo Drive Twice the Power Density! The AKD2G are planned to launch in December 2018. AKD2G features dual-axis, expandable I/O (without increasing the size), removable memory, dual-channel STO, and the first drive-resident graphic display in the industry. The...

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All New MI/O-67® Fieldbus Platform

We are pleased to announce the release of the MI/O-67® Fieldbus Platform. Our initial release includes several different protocol options in addition to several modules to ensure a complete system package.  Key BenefitsMAConnect® MI/O-67® will utilize existing...

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Pick-it presents Pick-it 2.0

Combined with a Pick-it M-HD camera, the Pick-it 2.0 system is 30 times more accurate and can detect objects that are 10 times smaller than before. With Pick-it 2.0, we take the future of your production seriously. Set it up once with our intuitive web interface and...

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It’s time to reap all the benefits of the MiR500

MiR500 is designed to automate the transportation of pallets and heavy loads across industries. With a payload of 500 kg, speed of 2 m/sec and a footprint of 1350x920 mm, MiR500 is the largest, most powerful, fastest and robust collaborative, autonomous mobile robot...

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Cognex & URCaps

The Cognex In-Sight 2D Robot Guidance plugin greatly simplifies the communication, hand eye calibration, and vision guided robotics development between a UR robot and Cognex 2D Vision System. Take advantage of Cognex’s world class vision tools for any robot...

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Seamless Integration of PHD Grippers to Universal Robots

A new accessory for seamless integration of pneumatic grippers on collaborative robots is available from PHD, Inc.  Pneu-ConnectTM connects directly to the tool port on the robot arm making it easy to attach a PHD pneumatic gripper to a Universal Robot (UR) brand...

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NEFF develops a problem solving machine vision system

When a Tier 1 supplier of automotive exhaust system components turned toward automation for quality inspection, it reached out to NEFF to develop a machine vision system that verifies not only the integrity of a specific part, but also its proper assembly to...

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Introducing the new Universal Robots e-Series

Universal Robots e-Series cobots exemplify all that we believe in productivity, adaptability and reliability. Equipped with intuitive programming, versatile use and an almost endless list of opportunities for add-ons, the e-Series is able to complement production...

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Meet the robot kids.

Meet some kids we’ll probably all be working with (or for) someday.   They’re young, energetic, uber-smart, and quite-frankly, a little crazy. But when it comes to robotics, they rule. They are the Trisonics, members of Allendale Robotics, a student...

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Buncha Showoffs.

That’s who we work with. A bunch of showoffs. Always showing off cool products and services. So we figured we might as well give them a forum in which to do it. (We’d rather have them doing it under our roof than out in the streets somewhere.) It’s called...

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Meet a robot adult.

As robotics become more important in manufacturing, the NEFF newsletter staff decided to find out more about the topic by going straight to the source.     NEFF: Good afternoon. Statistics show that manufacturers are having difficulties retaining employees. Is that...

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You have the right to the right arms.

When designing an automated process that requires moving objects or performing repetitive functions, you’re going to need robotic arms. But not just any robotic arms… the RIGHT arms. Making the right choice can make your process go smoother and faster....

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Wanna see something cool?

Of course you do. Who doesn’t? And in our industry there are so many cool things to see.   So we developed a series of events where great manufacturers get together and show off their cool automation stuff, and people like you (who want to see cool...

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Pop Quiz: What is Industry 4.0?

a). The fourth industrial revolution b). Some term the German government made up c). A future where robots work without humans d). “Smart” factories and intelligent production systems e). The “Industrial Internet of Things” f). Marketing buzzwords g). Nobody knows for...

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Join NEFF in suporting American Manufacturing.

In Pennsylvania, there’s a group of people who just won’t stop talking about robots. And we’re listening to them. NEFF is partnering with groups like ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) to explore how robotics can enhance the future of American manufacturing....

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Another one bites the dust.

by Anthony Shave, NEFF Technical Sales Representative The cement industry is a VERY dusty business. And all that dust can be murder on equipment – and your career if you’re in charge of keeping the plant running at optimal production. For those of you non-cement...

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