AUTOMATION

How to Design and Analyze the Right Clamping System

The use of innovative clamping systems to optimize the moldmaking production process requires consideration of five factors based on Industry 4.0 principles.
#tips #workholding #analysis

Automation Technology Enables Flexible Capacity Adaptation

Grob Systems Inc.'s automation technology enables flexible adaptation to capacities and guarantees coordinated pallet handling.

Software Features Automation Functionality

The NCSIMUL machining module now includes  automation functionality that provides wider control for jobs across various devices by communicating with distant servers.

BIG KAISER Presents Fourth Annual Donation to National Robotics League

Customers and partners of Big Kaiser Precision Tooling teamed up to generate a $7,283 donation to benefit the National Robotics League (NRL).

Integrated Laser Automation Solution Controls Entire Production Process

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation offers its laser automation solution, a multifunctional, fully integrated system that is capable of controlling the entire production process from loading, cutting, sorting, and unloading through to the storage of finished parts.

Collaborative Robots Set Standards for Ease of Use, Reliability and Safety

FANUC introduces the CRX-10iA and CRX-10iA/L (long arm version) collaborative robots that set new standards in terms of ease of use, reliability and safety.
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5 Reasons to Consider Automation

As ongoing advances enable machines and humans to get better at talking to each other, eventually more shops will become more automated. If your shop hasn’t yet looked into upping its automation game, here are five reasons why you should.

Association Update: News and Reviews from Industry Organizations, December 2019

News and reviews from the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) and Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM), and The Mold Technologies Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).

Automation Is for Small Manufacturers

Although there is constant talk about Industry 4.0 and automation, many smaller manufacturers I speak with are challenged with understanding and implementing these concepts. I came across this white paper that breaks down how to use available networking and automation technology to compete like the big guys. 

Robot Cell Developed for Flexible Production of Different Batch Sizes

The Fastems RoboCell One features adaptable and flexible machining, particularly heavy workpieces within batches of different sizes.

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CNC Machining Cell with Robot Elevates Production and Savings

Cooper Tires speeds tire-mold production with advanced CNC machining and automation technologies.

Innovation Abounds at NPE2018

Here is a review of some notable moldmaking innovations and advancements on display at NPE2018.

Robots Offer Speed, Precision and a Compact Design

The SR-3iA and SR-6iA SCARA robots from FANUC offer the same intelligence and reliability that is available on all FANUC robots.

Automation Amplifies Machine Sophistication and Speed

MC Machinery Systems will display new automation and machines at FABTECH 2019.

Tech Trends: Automation Nation

Automation can be key for improving overall mold manufacturing operation, so check out these automation products from supplier companies MC Machinery Systems, Schunk, Fastems and Shop Floor Automations.

Versatile Gripper Line Made Directly in the U.S.

Schunk will be assembling an extremely versatile gripper line directly in the U.S., meaning a faster response time and better end results for the company’s customers.

Leadtime Leader Q&A: X-Cell Tool and Mold on Automation

X-Cell Tool and Mold discusses how automation is used to increase machine utilization and reduce costs.

DMG MORI Manufacturing Days Presents Technological Innovations

During Manufacturing Days at the factory in Davis, CA, October 8-9, DMG MORI will present the latest developments and innovations in horizontal machining, automation, additive manufacturing and digitization.

Seasoned Moldmakers and Advanced Technologies Give Del-Tool A Cutting-Edge Advantage

For Del-Tool Co. Inc., a seasoned crew using automation, five-axis CNC and shop management software is the edge needed for continued success.