Microscan Demonstrates One Imaging Device for all Automation Needs at SLAS 2017

Microscan, the number-one brand of embedded clinical barcode readers and leading innovator of machine vision solutions for the life sciences, announces that it will demonstrate the MicroHAWK® family of barcode readers - the world's smallest enclosed imaging devices for barcode reading and machine vision for clinical instruments - from Booth #1246 at the Society for Laboratory Automation & Screening (SLAS) Annual Conference and Exhibition, scheduled to take place February 6-8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C., U.S.A.

Interroll's New Modular Conveyor Platform optimizes delivery processes at Liwayway in China

Liwayway, a leading snack food company, has placed an order to Interroll for a modular conveyor platform (MCP) system and three Pallet flow systems, which aim to upgrade its plant in Qingpu District, Shanghai.

Adidas reveals plans for 3D printing 'Speedfactory'

Corey Clarke for 3DPrintingIndustry:  Adidas is moving closer to a 3D printing shoe manufacturing revolution. As previously reported the sports shoe manufacturer used 3D printing to produce the Ultraboost Parley and 3D Runner releases in 2016. This year, Adidas are keen to up the tempo with their Speedfactory concept.

Industrial factories where 3D printing and robotics manufacture sneakers on-demand are at the core of the plan. Manufacturing will also become localized, eliminating costs associated with logistics and supply chains. Large-scale production at German Speedfactory in Ansbach is set for mid-2017, with Adidas expecting to create 500,000 shoes a year in the future. While in the U.S, Adidas has announced plans to create a Speedfactory in Atlanta in late-2017.  Cont'd...

Maintenance Trends in 2017

Remember that these trends are already in place, for the most part. What you'll deal with are advancements and enhancements that make the trends more apparent.

Schunk - ELP Electric Linear Module

The SCHUNK ELP can be adjusted in two simple steps making it the most user friendly electric linear module on the market! The end positions can be mechanically adjusted with a screw and the speed of extension and retraction is adjusted using rotary switches on the side of the unit.

Award-Winning Television Personality and Special Effects Master, Jamie Hyneman Adds Star Power to UBM's Advanced Design & Manufacturing Keynote in Anaheim, CA

Automated Smart Inspection Station™ Now Inspecting F135 Parts for Industry Leader Level 3 Inspection

Complex Geometries and Tight Tolerances Are Quickly Measured with Computer Aided Inspection Process

Sciemetric releases turnkey leak test station that cuts costs, boosts efficiency

The 3675 can combine up to three of Sciemetric's 3520 Series Leak Test units in one stand, controlled by a single sigPOD controller. This turnkey station can be used to conduct a range of leak tests, including pressure decay, mass flow and more with pressure or vacuum. It can be used in production, in a lab or wherever leak testing must be conducted.

New Linear Motor Stages with Magnetic Direct Drives and New Motion Controller, from PI

Ultra-precise linear motor stages are well-suited for industry and research positioning and scanning applications, such as found in precision automation, micro-assembly, biotechnology, laser beam control, optics, lens testing, and photonics alignment.

Sierra-Olympic Introduces World's First True HD Thermal Camera

New Viento HD Lab LWIR camera provides true 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution.

BEA Lasers Introduces New Rugged MIL Series Laser Modules with Integrated Power Supply

Both new models utilize a low profile 3/8" rugged laser housing, fitted with a M12 connector, 2 meter long PVC jacketed cable, and integrated power supply. The optional sensor-style bracket, or multi-adjustable "LB" bracket, completes the laser system.

Marlin Steel CEO Drew Greenblatt Named Leading Voice for Small Manufacturers in the U.S.

Largest manufacturing association in America taps Greenblatt for Small and Medium Manufacturers Group Chair.

Stäubli Robotics to exhibit at ATX 2017

At booth #4604, Stäubli will exhibit the latest in robotics automation. Stäubli's range of clean, consistent high performance robots will be illustrating a number of tasks specifically for manufacturing automation. From product picking at extremely high speeds, to the safety aspects of product handling, Staubli robotics offers a full solution for automating many manufacturing processes.

ASU site of largest academic additive manufacturing center in the southwest US

Gail Overton for LaserFocusWorld:  By forming a partnership with Concept Laser (Grapevine, TX), Honeywell Aerospace (Phoenix, AZ), and Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies (PADT; Tempe, AZ), the largest additive manufacturing (AM) research facility in the Southwest is now on the Polytechnic campus of the Polytechnic School at Arizona State University (ASU; Tempe, AZ). The 15,000 square foot center holds over $2 million of plastic, polymer, and 3D metal printing equipment and the Polytechnic School at ASU offers the only manufacturing engineering undergraduate degree in Arizona and is one of only 22 ABET accredited manufacturing engineering programs in the United States.

The lab has a Concept Laser M2 cusing and Mlab cusing machine which are dedicated to 3D metal printing, also known as metal AM. Unlike conventional metal fabrication techniques, AM produces fully dense metal parts by melting layer upon layer of ultrafine metal powder. The Polytechnic School is using the machines for a wide range of research and development activities including materials development and prototyping complex mechanical and energy systems.  Cont'd...

ALPHA-RLH showcases innovations from nine cluster members at Photonics West this month

Products on show include ALPhANOV's PRISM-Award-2017-finalist 'GoSpectro', a device that turns smartphones into light spectrometers Novel devices improving imagery, laser accuracy and speed will also be unveiled at ALPHA-RLH stand #1823 during the event

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Innovative, Modular, Dual Belt Conveyor Pallet Systems

Innovative, Modular, Dual Belt Conveyor Pallet Systems

Dorner's 2200 Series Precision Move Pallet Systems feature the latest advancements in pallet traffic management. A unique pin tracking system guides pallets through merges and curves while maintaining product orientation. The fast belt change capability increases efficiency and reduces downtime in assembly automation processes. They are available in lengths up to 25 ft., can handle loads up to 500 lbs. and travel at speeds up to 114 ft/min.