Illinois-based PBC Linear is meeting changing customer demands with automation tools to revolutionize the manufacturing process. Operating in one of the most important industries in the world – Linear Motion technology – PBC Linear has taken the “Factory of the Future” to new heights with advanced automated storage retrieval systems, collaborative robots, and augmented reality machine training programs. Their new brand, Applied Cobotics, is designed to impact factory and assembly line efficiency, safety, quality, and return on investment.
Manufacturing is facing constant challenges stemming from labor shortages and disrupted supply chains to productivity declines and the high replacement and maintenance costs of legacy equipment. Trends today include equipment upgrades, e-commerce, a push for more robotics and automation and faster software and IIoT solutions.
Automate 2022 takes place June 6 – 9, 2022 at the Huntington Place Convention Center in Detroit, Michigan to discuss the latest trends and emerging technologies in areas like robotics, automation, mechatronics and motion control.
Rollon has unveiled a new digital tool to help engineers design equipment and systems more efficiently. The new ecosystem consists of two core elements: a redesigned corporate website and myRollon — a tool that personalizes product selection.
Bosch Rexroth (Booth #4400) at ATX West will feature interactive exhibits and several working systems demos, including a Smart Function Kit for Handling 3-axis Cartesian robot, as well as a state-of-the-art linear motor transfer system that moves magnetic pallets with speed and accuracy. There will also be a demo of the ctrlX CORE controller, part of the ctrlX AUTOMATION controls and drive platform that makes automation as easy as using a smartphone.
ABB has upgraded its extensive range of High Dynamic Performance (HDP) induction motors. This creates new opportunities for machine-building OEMs seeking motor and drive solutions with dynamic response and high-power density. The motors are typically used in plastic and rubber extrusion, injection molding, winders, lifting, conveyors, test benches and machine tools.
Schaeffler has signed an agreement to acquire all of the shares of Melior Motion GmbH. The acquisition of this supplier of precision gearboxes for robotics and other applications in automation expands the robotics portfolio of the Schaeffler Group’s Industrial division.
New communication features, European partnerships and high-performance stepper motors underline PTE's recent motor news coverage. Companies like Nidec Servo Corporation, Piezo Motion and Faulhaber are providing motor precision and reliability requirements for a wide variety of applications.
At Ford’s Advanced Manufacturing Center, Javier is tasked with operating the 3D printers completely on his own. He is always on time, very precise in his movements, and he works most of the day – taking only a short break to charge up. This innovative robot on wheels from supplier KUKA, called Javier by Ford’s additive manufacturing operators, is integral to the company’s development of an industry-first process to operate 3D Carbon printers with an autonomous mobile robot rather than a fixed, stationary unit.