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Published: 7/20/2018

Continuous Production Doubles Shop's Output
GLT was spending $35,000 a year to have bars cut to length by an outside saw operation. The purchase of a Swistek RB20Y CNC lathe that parts the bars (fed by an Edge Technologies Scout 320 bar feeder) has allowed the shop to save that money and more...

Published: 4/20/2018

Cobots Are Coming to the Precision-Turned Parts Industry
The international bar turning machine tool show, Simodec 2018, held March 6-9 in La Roche-Sur-Foron, France, focused on man-machine interaction, connected machining, Industry 4.0 and automation, robotics and particularly cobotics.

Published: 2/22/2018

Transfer Line Reduces Lead Time for Car Maker
To make bevel gears of different sizes with a three-minute line-cycle time, WMZ integrated three of its V300 machines with automation and measuring systems for reduced total lead time of 30 percent. 

Published: 1/18/2018

Robot Wrist Camera Helps Double Production
Automation can be one way to deal with time constraints without losing quality, which is what Walt Machine Inc. did by implementing the Plug and Play Wrist Camera from Robotiq on the company’s existing robot.

Published: 1/1/2018

Vision-Guided Cobot Doubles Daily Production
Walt Machine Inc. needed to meet a short-term rise in production volume. A Universal Robot UR10 with a Robotiq wrist camera and a two-finger 140 gripper enabled lights-out production and reassignment of current staff. 

Published: 9/1/2017

Small Eyewear Manufacturer Sees the Benefit of Automation
Lowercase Eyewear needed a cost-effective way to produce eyewear in the United States. A Robotiq gripper on a UR5 collaborative robot arm enabled repeatable, consistent production so employees could work on more labor-intensive projects. 

Published: 7/3/2017

Machine Communication Removes Operator Intervention
Gilson Co. needed a cost-effective way to produce thousands of parts. A fully automated cell from Gosiger Inc. reduced costs, improved quality and eased inventory management.

Published: 12/1/2016

Automation Increases Production, Employee Retention
Employee fatigue at SEW Eurodrive was limiting productivity when production demands increased. Automation from Makino helped to increase machine utilization as well as worker satisfaction.

Published: 11/1/2016

Automotive Manufacturer Grows through Automation
Gil-Mar Manufacturing met growing application demands on their average machines by partnering with Methods Machine Tools to automate and integrate them.

Published: 9/1/2016

Collaborative Robots Deliver Flexibility to Shop Floor
Task Force Tips needed more flexibility in robot use. Four collaborative robots from Universal Robots improved product quality and helped the shop to make better use of its employees.