Automation and Robotics


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Assn. for Advancing Automation


New Products

Smart Gripper for Cobots

March 18, 2024
A new design available in three variants will facilitate fast and cost-efficient automation of processes with low payloads, and can be operated quickly and easily.
ABB Robotics
Speeding up diagnostics and decision making, OptiFact software increases uptime with less engineering effort, ensuring production can keep pace with customer demand.
New Products

Data Collection, Visualization, Analysis

Sept. 28, 2023
Speeding up diagnostics and decision making, OptiFact increases uptime with less engineering effort, ensuring production can keep pace with customer demand.
Siemens Industry
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Automation and Robotics

Aerospace Shop Drives More Business

Sept. 7, 2023
First came a single, five-axis universal machine, and then more, plus onboard CNC control, ... reducing cycle time by 50% and tooling costs by 60% for a Seattle-area job shop....
KUKA Robotics
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New Products

Digital Platform for Automation

Aug. 31, 2023
Customers can purchase robots, source and buy spare parts, manage their assets, and access training materials and cloud-based software – at any time, from anywhere.
DCM Tech
Advanced surface grinders like those like DCM Tech’s IG 282 SD machine are designed with sensors and controls that automatically maintain very tight tolerances, removing material down to within one ten-thousandth of an inch of the final thickness.
Automation and Robotics

Robot-Ready Grinding Systems

Aug. 24, 2023
A robotic arm can increase productivity for higher volume manufacturing – as well as relieve the operator from repetitive loading and unloading, to be available for more complex...


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White Papers & Manufacturing eBooks

Managing Machine Shop Maintenance

May 19, 2021
Get this AM eBook on increasing system reliability and productivity, and decreasing maintenance costs.
Siemens Industry
The SINAMICS S210 servo-drive system is ready for digitalization and brings an enhanced level of safety and security to standalone or multi-axis machines for various manufacturing industries.
ABB Robotics
The new models include the IRB 6710, IRB 6720, IRB 6730 and IRB 6740, suitable for payloads ranging from 150 kg to 310 kg, with a reach from 2.5 m to 3.2 m.
Dmitry Kalinovsky | Dreamstime
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Shop Operations

Advanced Machining That Drives ROI

June 21, 2023
“Return on investment” is not a simple calculation for machine shops, but using technology to optimize processes helps to achieve higher productivity, reduce costs, and maximize...
Productive Robotics
Productive Robotics’ Blaze welding cobot is designed to work with existing equipment.
New Products

7-Axis Welding Cobot

May 25, 2023
The Blaze collaborative robot can be installed to work with an existing table, fixtures and welder, and can maneuver around all sides of large or complex parts and fixtures.
Siemens Industry
A rock bit for oil-and-gas drilling, produced from 1045 grade steel.
Automation and Robotics

CAD-CAM-CNC for 5-Axis Machining

May 18, 2023
The task of processing a hard steel rock bit for oil-and-gas exploration shows the flexibility needed for optimal efficiency in machining precision parts.
GROB Systems
GRC-R12 Robot Cell for the GROB G150 five-axis universal machining center
New Products

Compact, Versatile Robot Cell

April 6, 2023
Customizable and affordable automation for universal machining can be designed to meet customer needs, making it possible to produce a wide variety of parts and processes on one...