Today, manufacturers are practical, creative, open to opportunities, and ready to work with the technologies available now. This special report looks at advanced manufacturing technology as it is now, and where it is leading today's manufacturers.
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In addition, if a product's patterns or textures change, the PC Eyebot stores
its previous "training" and learns the new patterns for inspections and outputs
the differences to PLCs and enunciators for physical responses.
polygonal mirrors and high-speed motors make it possible for Mitutoyo America
Corp. LSM-544 Series laser-scan micrometers to operate up to 1,600 scans per
second. This is ideal for measuring vibrating workpieces or items moving on
ShopMill Version 6.4 software has easy, step-by-step, on-screen programming that reportedly reduces programming, tooling, and production times. It works with Siemens' Sinumerik 810D or 840D CNCs running Windows XP. Additional software features...
DPD series double-wedge parallel grippers come in 12 sizes with strokes from 1 /16 to 2 in. and exert grip forces ranging from 12 to 400 lb. Both DPDL long-stroke models and DPDS short-stroke models have patterns for mounting to other modular...
The "world engine" will soon be moving from the drawing board to actual production thanks to the signing of a major automotive contract. Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc., Vernon Hills, Ill., will supply automation products, machine controls, IT...