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The #1 Reference Book on Stress Analysis and Transducer Design Using Strain Gauges

POSTED: 02/24/2016

The classic, definitive work on strain gauge measurement The strain gauge has become an essential tool in stress analysis, part optimization, safety testing and technical investigative work. It is also a major component used in the manufacturing of measurement transducers. In this 250-page, richly-illustrated book, Karl Hoffmann describes, in plain language, the

Four Points You Need to Consider When Thinking About Automating or Robotizing Your Operations

POSTED: 02/24/2016

4 Things That Will Help You Make a More Informed Decision About Automating or Robotizing Your Operations 1. Why do you want to automate or robotize? Is it to increase throughput, reduce cost, lower waste, improve quality, add flexibility or avoid safety issues? There is no “perfect” automation project that will solve

3 Things to Do Before Operating Your New Automated Equipment

POSTED: 02/18/2016

Before turning the main switch You’ve made an informed decision about robotizing your operations and you finally just installed your new automated equipment. You’re getting impatient to turn the main switch “on” to benefit from the enhanced productivity that it will give you. Before doing that, we recommend a few

Robotics in the Folding Carton Industry: The Human Factor

POSTED: 02/09/2016

Robot Integrators design systems that put people at the forefront of their back-ups The folding carton industry, the people who manufacture and print packages for our products and make the boxes that ship our goods, is a sector that uses a lot of automation. It’s easy to see how robots could

How Robotics Play a Key Role in the Tissue Manufacturing Process

POSTED: 01/29/2016

The Tissue Manufacturing Process: It's All About the Flow Those who design factory production lines use the terms “upstream” and “downstream” when referring to the two ends of the tissue manufacturing process. Perhaps sitting inside their factory offices the engineers harbour dreams of putting up Gone Fishing signs. Or they simply

Impact Productivity Not The Product

POSTED: 12/31/2015

A common side effect of using air cylinder to performing high-speed diverting and sorting of all types of products, and heavy products at any speed is the of the decrease in productivity caused by the higher energy the air cylinder imparts on the product at the point of impact.  This

Identify Potential Processes for Automation - Step 2 of the Practical Guide

POSTED: 12/01/2015

While there are many ways in which production processes can be automated, the best way to introduce automation into your SME is by starting small and simple, and build up your expertise as you go. Tasks that are

What Can Collaborative Robots Do? Step 1 of the Practical Guide

POSTED: 12/01/2015

The bottom line is that with collaborative robots, it is possible to do certain tasks that would have traditionally been done with an industrial robot, but with a smaller, less risky investment and greater flexibility. Being a new technology

3 Best Collaborative Robot Applications

POSTED: 11/05/2015

When bathing in a world where robots are a normal part of everyday life, I usually have a reality check when I am meeting customers or doing demos. The thing that I hear the most is: ''What can I do with this robot ?'' It is then that I realize that the

‘The DENSO Difference’: Small Assembly Robots, Unbeatable Value

POSTED: 11/03/2015

New Brochure Highlights the Win-Win Economics of DENSO Robots LONG BEACH, Calif. — DENSO Robotics, a global supplier of advanced robotic technology, knows firsthand what customers want in their assembly robots. Speed, accuracy, ease of operation, high reliability, low maintenance, durability and energy efficiency are all part what makes “The DENSO

8 Ways SMAC's Revolutionary SOFT-LAND is a Game Changer

POSTED: 10/22/2015

“Soft-land” is the ability to softly land on a surface with a Moving Coil Actuator shaft and virtually instantly (in milliseconds) recognize that contact has been made and at what distance.  The “Soft-Land” is a patented unique routine which allows the actuator rod or gripper jaw to land on the

Robotics and Automation

POSTED: 10/07/2015

Compact, powerful Air Turbine Motors® in robotic applications with governed direct drive accelerate production while reducing repair costs and vibration. Air Turbine Motors® 50,000 RPM, 722MX, cuts 5 times deeper than a vane motor in the same application on a lathe test. Just 90PSI/6.2Bar compressed air required. Air Turbine Motors® feature: Higher

Should CPG Companies Invest in E-commerce?

POSTED: 09/02/2015

What are the advantages and challenges for CPG companies who invest in e-commerce? For consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, direct selling through the Web represents a great opportunity. It allows them to build a unique relationship with end-users and offer an additional point of sale by tapping into e-commerce’s growing popularity. But

Sustainable Packaging: The Trends for Consumer Goods Manufacturers

POSTED: 08/21/2015

Sustainable packaging is more than a trend, it is now a must! In a recent market assessment realized by PMMI, the most common issue mentioned by respondents was sustainable packaging. Some state that any type of non-sustainable packaging material will become obsolete in 5 to 10 years. Today, brand identity is

Folding Carton Manufacturers New Challenges

POSTED: 07/14/2015

Upcoming challenges for folding carton manufacturers and the need to invest in technologies Even if the folding carton packaging is known as a mature industry (see our previous blog post), producers still have growth opportunities to tackle. As food and beverage


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