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Using a Hand Crank for Automation Equipment

RJ Ruberti | August 29th, 2017 Using a hand crank for automation may sound like an oxymoron, but there are times when it makes sense. Sometimes an application requires the robustness, precision, and customization that is available from automation equipment, but it also requires manual control. The issue with this is that automation equipment is generally meant

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2-Pressure-Select Pneumatic Circuits

Chris Chatta | August 25th, 2017 When designing pneumatic circuits, there are usually various ways to achieve your desired end goals. Some designs can be complex with many parts to consider, while other designs can be relatively simple; both can give you similar end results. I’d like to explore some options for designing a “2-Pressure-Select” pneumatic

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Achieving Motion Control With A Pneumatic Actuator

Wade Wright | August 21st, 2017 Can true motion control be obtained with a pneumatic actuator? The ideal motion control motion profile has a trapezoidal shape and looks like the figure above. This is the typical profile desired by most engineers when programming a move controlled by servo motor moving a linear actuator. Can a move such

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Universal Robots Application Programming: Machine Features

Grady Turner | June 19th, 2017 Series Introduction Universal Robots has come to be known as the leader in the collaborative robotics industry. They also have a strong reputation for being easy to implement and program. There is no doubt that, compared to other collaborative robot products and traditional industrial robots, Universal Robots has a very user-friendly

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Universal Robots Application Programming: Segmentation and Organization

Grady Turner | June 19th, 2017 Series Introduction Universal Robots has come to be known as the leader in the collaborative robotics industry. They also have a strong reputation for being easy to implement and program. There is no doubt that, compared to other collaborative robot products and traditional industrial robots, Universal Robots has a very user-friendly

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Yaskawa SigmaLogic7 Compact Is Rockwell AOI Compatible

Steve Dickerson | June 7th, 2017 Uncompromising Motion and Control performance are now available to OEM’s and Machine Builders as Yaskawa adds new Rockwell AOI-friendly servo amplifier solutions to the state-of-the-art Sigma-7 line. It has arguably been long regarded that the industry leader in machine control for OEM’s and Machine Builders is the Rockwell Automation programmable

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Optimizing Machine Tending With Robots

Steve Rowland | May 16th, 2017 For years, suppliers to the automotive and truck transportation manufacturing markets have seen demands for additional processing and finishing to make their components ready for the assembly line. Additional machining and assembly processes are now being required in the contracts of Tier I and Tier II suppliers. This pushes many manufacturers to

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4 Steps to Building Custom Industrial Robots

Greg Haley | May 16th, 2017 Industrial robotics typically come in four main types: Delta, SCARA, Cartesian, and robotic arms with 3-7 joints. These have become the standard for the industrial robot market because almost every application can be solved with one of these types. As the demand for industrial robots grows, the type and complexity of

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How to Configure Universal Robots for Inverted Mounting

Josh Westmoreland | May 4th, 2017 In this video, you will see just how easy it is to configure a Universal Robot for inverted mounting. The 4-hole bolt pattern on the Universal Robot makes mechanical installation extremely simple. You only need a matching hole pattern of threaded holes on a surface stable enough to support the

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