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Automating Water Jet Processes is a Smart Business Decision

by Bob Rochelle, Stäubli Robotics

POSTED: 10/09/2012

For the past fifty years, manufacturers have experienced increasing pressure to produce more while simultaneously meeting challenges to reduce operating costs, improve operational efficiencies, increase part quality, reduce waste and reduce labor content.  These challenges are being met by adopting Lean Manufacturing practices and at the heart of Lean Manufacturing

Getting Swinging Lights to Stop on a Dime

POSTED: 02/15/2012

At the Royal Shakespeare Company’s refurbished venue, lightweight lights are hung from swinging cables. A unique design stops the swinging to put the spotlight on the actors.   The Royal Shakespeare Company recently went through a $200 million refurbishment atThe RSC Lightlock system operates using Newton’s third law of motion:

Focusing on Dark Energy

POSTED: 02/15/2012

The HETDEX project is the first major experiment to search for dark energy in the universe using a set of spectrographs to map the three-dimensional positions of one million galaxies.   The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) is located at the McDonald Observatory in West Texas.The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (left) shown with its

Humanoid Robotic Hand Moves

POSTED: 01/18/2012

Robot performance moves NASA. Cape Canaveral tour guide will have same motors as the Mars Rover

POSTED: 01/18/2012

A versatile robot actor, created in the UK, has beaten off international competition to become the public face of NASA’s world-famous Kennedy Space Center. First developed in 2006 by Cornish company Engineered Arts, “Robothespian” stands five feet nine inches tall, with

Finding Hidden Treasures in Manufacturing

POSTED: 11/04/2011

Planning ahead for short- and long-term growth is a basic strategy for business in any economic environment in all industries producing any kind of product. Industry looks for proven solutions that may assist in improving the bottom line regardless of which domain

The True Cost of Bearing Lubrication

POSTED: 08/15/2011

The True Cost of Bearing Lubrication By Matt Mowry Product Manager Spring 2011 *This is only an excerpt from the whitepaper. To download the entire paper - no registration required - click here. Table of Contents Introduction..................................................................................................................................2 Hidden Costs of Lubrication ....................................................................................................3 Ancillary components for OEMs

Picking the Best Robotic Tooling for Palletizing

by Earl Wohlrab

POSTED: 08/02/2011

By asking the right questions, companies can design robotic systems that maximize end-of-line efficiency and ROI   Today’s manufacturers have started looking downstream more and more for automation opportunities. And when they do, more are choosing robotic systems. According to PMMI’s 2007 Packaging Machinery Shipments & Outlook Study, shipments of

Minimally Invasive Tissue Removal System

POSTED: 07/25/2011

Medical engineers consistently look for ways to provide devices to physicians that offer smaller incision requirements, a more accurate procedure, and the opportunity for a quicker recovery.   The five man engineering team at Interlace Medical worked on their latest tissue removal system for about two and a half years

Precision Guided Parachutes

POSTED: 12/22/2009

Used to deliver critical cargo, these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) provide unprecedented accuracies in flight.  The Onyx guided parachute designed and manufactured by Atair Aerospace (NY) is an autonomous precision airdrop system. Each system fulfills the precision airdrop requirements under the U.S. Army's Joint Precision Airdrop System (JPADS) program,

Automating a Confectionery Packaging machine

POSTED: 03/31/2009

Quick, but gentle   Chocolate products place heavy demands on packaging machine manufacturers. Speed and flexibility need to be combined with gentle handling. The Italian


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