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Adding Value with Robotics
A robot may not directly make the final part, but it can add value to the overall process, if its use is properly planned and executed. more (+)

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Automated Solutions Tailored for Tool, Die and Mold Applications
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Makino offers a variety of automation and engineering solutions that can be used to design and create complex material-handling cells for a variety of applications and processes, including hard milling, graphite milling, five-axis machining, and sinker and wire EDM.

Machine Monitoring Software Tracks Shopfloor Productivity
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Scytec DataXchange software from Shop Floor Automations (SFA) is a machine monitoring software that provides detailed data collection and real-time reporting on a dashboard, enabling users to instantly track productivity, and plan for increased efficiency and time savings on the shop floor.

Industrial Molds Invests in New Automated EDM Cell
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Investments in cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art equipment continues at Industrial Molds.

Machine-Tending Robot Offers Heavy Payload
MoldMaking Technology

The MH280 II robot from Yaskawa Motoman is designed to eliminate the inconsistencies of a manual process, improving production quality and providing cost-savings benefits in metal, polymer, ceramic and composite applications.

Six-Axis Robots Allow Additional Operations
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Stäubli’s six-axis robots are designed to provide all the advantages of simple Cartesian systems—high speed, slim forearms and simple programming—without the limiting features that restrict the incorporation of additional tasks.

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Automation

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Integrating automation technologies and strategies is key for improving overall mold manufacturing operations. Challenges and solutions for achieving a level of lights-out machining/ unattended operations are met via the use of a variety of automation options including, robots, work cells, tool management and software.


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