Top Safety Innovations in Manufacturing

Whether you're following standard OSHA laws or their newest guidelines, choosing one of the innovative approaches to safety below can allow you to meet these in addition to going beyond what is expected.

Warehouse Efficiency Improves Operations

According to supply chain and logistics consulting firm MWPVL International, when the storage capacity of a warehouse distribution center surpasses the 85% utilization level, there is also a reduction in productivity.

What Do Robotics Mean for the Cutting Tools Industry

Friend or foe? Helper or fiend? Here's what robotics really mean for the cutting tools industry and what are the pitfalls to watch out for.

Phase 1 Technology Now Representing Newsight Imaging High Performance CMOS Sensors

Leading machine vision and automated vision camera and component distributor Phase 1 Technology has been selected to represent high performance CMOS sensors from Newsight Imaging.

Seven Key Considerations When Choosing the Right Equipment Lubricant

Not investing in the right lubricant is clearly a costly mistake especially if you are buying old machinery for business use. This is because a good lubricant can maximize the returns on your investment by ensuring that your old machinery runs at optimal efficiency...

Unique in the market: Basler launches intelligent lighting solutions

Basler launches intelligent, easy-to-install and cost-effective lighting solutions. Depending on the requirements of the vision system, customers can choose between a flexible and an easy approach.

Critical Link Receives Two Innovators Awards at Automate Show 2019

The company was honored with two Innovators Awards - Silver & Bronze Levels from Vision Systems Design (VSD) at a special ceremony in Chicago on April 8, 2019.

Complete Guide to Gas Mixing and Blending

Gas mixing sounds simple enough. You simply mix a number of pure gasses to create a new mixture. Unfortunately, it's not usually as simple as it sounds. There are many variables and factors that play a role.

Positioning Accuracy on the Gripper of a Robot Arm

For the grinding machine producer Strausak, the robot manufacturer Stäubli and the encoder supplier HEIDENHAIN, the insertion of cylindrical tools into tool holders with a robot arm was a real challenge-and therefore a task made to measure.

Allied Highlights Indexable Drills and Vibration Reduction Module at Northwest Tool Expo

Allied Machine exhibits a material-specific GEN3SYS XT Pro drilling line, a new vibration damper module for boring applications with a long overhang, and the 4TEX indexable carbide insert drill which excels in high-temp alloys and stainless steels.

Inspekto - the gold mine of productivity

Inspekto wins Gold Vision Systems Award in Chicago

Robotic VISION Technologies Announces its Exclusive Patent License to 5 Newly Granted Patents to Advance Machine Vision Automation

RVT has long been active in creating and protecting new IP to usher in the next generation of machine vision and structured light-based 3D image detection. RVT now owns a portfolio of 20 granted patents, exclusive licenses and pending future-thinking inventions.

Cleaning or Etching Items with Unique Geometries Requires Specialized Expertise

"Cleaning," in this case, refers to the use of agents such as solvents, acids or bases to remove unwanted particulates and other contaminates from products ranging from optics to semiconductor and electronic devices.

HazLoc Cabinet Coolers Approved for Class I Div 1

EXAIR's new Hazardous Location Cabinet Cooler® Systems have been set apart from the competition by achieving the UL classified designation for Div1 environments. They have been tested by UL and passed their stringent requirements for use upon classified purged and pressurized electrical enclosures within Class I Div 1, Groups A, B, C and D; Class II Div 1, Groups E, F and G - and Class III environments. The cooling capacity of up to 5,600 Btu/hr. is ideal for electrical enclosures with problematic overheating. They are CE compliant and available for NEMA 4 and 4X enclosures.

Staubli joins Alliance AutoGas at NPGA Expo to demonstrate alternative fuel solutions.

Staubli collaborates with Alliance AutoGas, providing the nozzles for autogas fueling. Ergonomic and easy to use, the GPV14 refueling nozzle is ideal for self-service filling Propane vehicles with ISO19825 K15 receptacle profile.

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Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series: High Precision Stages with Built-in Controllers and Linear Encoders

Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series: High Precision Stages with Built-in Controllers and Linear Encoders

Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series of linear stages have high stiffness, load, and lifetime capabilities in a compact size. The integrated linear encoder combined with stage calibration provides high accuracy positioning over the full travel of the device. At 36 mm high, these stages are excellent for applications where a low profile is required. The X-LRQ-DE's innovative design allows speeds up to 205 mm/s and loads up to 100 kg. Like all Zaber products, the X-LRQ-DE Series is designed for easy set-up and operation.