Our Applied Cobotics team looks at how Illinois-based PBC Linear is meeting changing customer demands with automation tools to help revolutionize the manufacturing process. They are building flexible automation systems such as the Cobot Feeder, and incorporating collaborative robots and augmented reality machine-training programs into their factory of the future. Sitting on the distinguished panel are Beau Wileman, product manager for Applied Cobotics and 3D Platform, along with Tim LeCrone, Director of Manufacturing Engineering at PBC Linear, and one of the newest team members, Derek Neises, Manufacturing Engineer and Robotics Specialist. Together they make up part of a core group of engineers, company leaders and frontline workers dedicated to strengthening American manufacturing.
PBC Linear has expanded its comprehensive portfolio to include Miniature Metric Ball Screw Assemblies. Building on their lead screw technology, this combination of precision-rolled screw and compact nut is driving exceptional performance from an economical package. Manufacturers of sophisticated laboratory equipment, medical devices, semiconductors, and other automation applications will find these high-precision ball screws a valued solution to their small-scale linear motion needs.
Product design remains the most fascinating aspect of linear motion components as manufacturers try to answer the speed, size and efficiency challenges of customers utilizing rails, tables, actuators, sliders and other components. Companies like Heidenhain, AMTEK, NB Corporation and PBC Linear continue to provide technologies that increase productivity in this rapidly evolving market segment. Credit e-mobility, robotics, motion control and automation technologies for the market growth.
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.