Breakthroughs, trends and musings from the world of automation.
The U.S. passed a signifcant milestone in the spring of 2018. For the frst time ever, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported more job openings than people available to fill them. While exceptionally low unemployment may seem like a boon to the country,...read more
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...read more
/ 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...read more
/ 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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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....read more
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...read more
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...read more
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....read more
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...read more
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