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July 13, 2016 - Volume 10 Issue 09
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Image - Tennessee Manufacturer Employs Collaborative Robots to Optimize Production By 20% Tennessee Manufacturer Employs Collaborative Robots to Optimize Production By 20%
A mobile fleet of Universal Robots now receives daily work orders to take over monotonous and potentially hazardous tasks from employees now reallocated to more rewarding jobs at Scott Fetzer Electrical Group (SFEG), a high mix - low volume electronics manufacturer. The capabilities of the robots have drawn a lot of interest from tier one & two automotive suppliers as well as the medical device industry.
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Image - Custom Rifle Barrel Makers Learn Trick from the Hammer Forging Guys Custom Rifle Barrel Makers Learn Trick from the Hammer Forging Guys
Hammer forged barrels are not well thought of by precision rifle shooters, but according to Sunnen's application engineer, Dave Sengelaub, a critical manufacturing process used by the hammer forging guys is suddenly getting attention from custom barrel makers today.
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  Industry News
Image - Study Reveals Manufacturers Looking to Grow Need to Use Technology to Attract, Engage and Support the Next-Gen Workforce Study Reveals Manufacturers Looking to Grow Need to Use Technology to Attract, Engage and Support the Next-Gen Workforce
There has been plenty written and said about the current skilled labor shortage in manufacturing. Part of the reason may be a huge disconnect between the people doing the hiring and the people hoping to be hired. Management may have no choice but to hold its breath and dive into the millennial talent pool.
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  Only Mobile 5-Axis CMM for the Shop Floor Will be Demonstrated at IMTS
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Conferences to focus on Process Innovation, Alternative Manufacturing, Plant Operations, Automation, and Quality. Click through to see the schedule.
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  New Lab Opened to Test Efficiency of Your Air Nozzles, Air Knives, and Air Guns at No Cost
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Image - How Cobots Working in Tandem Pay Back in 34 Days How Cobots Working in Tandem Pay Back in 34 Days

Task Force Tips, a manufacturer of firefighting equipment, wanted to better utilze personnel tending machining cells while keeping spindle time up and product quality consistent. Watch how two collaborative robots from Universal Robots use vision guidance to pick parts from conveyors and place them in CNC machines for milling. ROI: 34 days.


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  Product Spotlight
Image - EcoFilter Conveyor and Filtration System Ideal for Entry Level and Mid-Priced Turning and Machining Centers EcoFilter Conveyor and Filtration System Ideal for Entry Level and Mid-Priced Turning and Machining Centers
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  New Portable Laser Marker Perfect for Marking Large Parts on the Spot
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Image - Quick-Swap Fixture System Now Speeds Optical Comparator Inspections Quick-Swap Fixture System Now Speeds Optical Comparator Inspections
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  Check Out the Latest Vertical Pick-Up Lathes, Advanced Crankshaft Grinders, and Multiple Spindle Turn/Grind Machines
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Image - Super Air Knife Replaces Noisy Blowers Super Air Knife Replaces Noisy Blowers

EXAIR's Super Air Knife delivers a uniform, high volume, high velocity sheet of air for blowoff, cooling and drying applications. Energy use is 1/3 that of typical blowoffs. Eliminates costly downtime of blowers. Noise is under 70 dBA at 80 PSIG.


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  Product Spotlight Cont'd
Image - New Series of Micro Engraving Cutters Provide Burr-Free Surface Finish New Series of Micro Engraving Cutters Provide Burr-Free Surface Finish
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  New Wheel Changer Helps Provide Uninterrupted Operation for Grinding Machines
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Image - Waterjet Shuttle System Allows Operators to Keep Cutting While Unloading Parts Waterjet Shuttle System Allows Operators to Keep Cutting While Unloading Parts
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  Flexible Shaft Grinding Machine Performs Variety of Functions While Saving Time and Space
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Image - Robotiq Releases New Plug+Play Vision System for Universal Robots Robotiq Releases New Plug+Play Vision System for Universal Robots

Robotiq breaks down barriers to vision integration with new wrist camera and vision system. You can now set up a vision-guided pick and place on a shop floor in only 5 minutes.


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