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1
Nov

Authorized Universal Robots UR CORE Training – New Dates Added

  FPE Automation Authorized Universal Robots UR CORE Training FPE Automation is an authorized UR CORE training facility. We’ve just added new dates to our schedule for this popular 2-day training. Learn how to program and deploy the world’s #1 collaborative robot in a hands-on, relaxed setting.   MORE INFORMATION/TO REGISTER visit www.fpeautomation.com/urcore Source: FPE Automation Blog

21
Oct

OnRobot Case Study in West Chicago: The Benefits of Collaborative Robots

Tomenson Machine Works had difficulty staffing workers to perform their most repetitive tasks until they used Universal Robots with OnRobot grippers in their pin stamping operation. FPE Automation customer, West Chicago-based Tomenson Machine Workschose OnRobot because their versatile RG6 gripper was able to handle their smallest to largest parts. Collaborative robots were a must forTomenson. The ability to work alongside humans and not require safety guarding was imperative.

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21
Oct

UR Enables Franklin Park-Based Die Casting Company to Keep Jobs in the USA

FPE Automation was recently featured in a case study presented by Universal Robots. UR Enables Die Casting Company to Keep Jobs in the USA Universal Robots produced this case study at FPE Automation‘s Franklin Park-based customer, RCM Industries, Inc. FPE’s Cameron Friend was instrumental in getting RCM‘s compelling story told. Turns out, they were able to keep jobs in the

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14
Oct

MAC New Generation High Flow Individual Solenoid Valve for 26 Line Blocks

Designed for Glass Applications   Over 15,000 installations worldwide. This updated solution from MAC Valves has, at its heart, a MAC Bonded Spool as well as a work-horse 35 Series type balanced pilot. It is designed for rugged environments, and available at FPE Automation.   DOWNLOAD THE ALL-NEW BROCHURE/TECH SPECS HERE Source: FPE Automation Blog

9
Oct

PHD Inc. Releases New Hot Stamping Brochure for Industrial Automation

Tooling for Hot Forming Applications A new resource from PHD: Hot Forming Solutions Brochure now available. Hot forming or hot stamping is the process of heating steel to approximately 950°C. It is then formed in water-cooled dies for a certain time. The end result, the item produced is two to three times the strength of conventionally stamped part.  Automotive parts that utilize

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4
Oct

Universal Robots and FPE Partner Fusion OEM Featured on Fox Business

Fox Business aired this live segment featuring FPE partner Fusion OEM‘s Craig Zoberis.  Now hiring robots as your ‘buddy’ on the production floor: Fusion OEM integrates Universal Robots into innovative CNC machine tending solutions. The news story shows how collaborative robots are solving labor challenges in manufacturing, where there are currently job shortages. By performing dull, dirty and dangerous tasks (sometimes

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4
Oct

High School Students Explore Robotics as a Career Path with FPE Automation’s Help

Area high school students visit with business officials and learn about future career and education opportunities, with the help of FPE Automation and the Great River Economic Development Foundation Kurt Vaeth of FPE Automation, left, helps Josey Rarick and Monroe Fox use a robotic arm controlled by a tablet during the third annual Tri-State MakerFest on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at

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19
Sep

IMEC and FPE Automation Talk Collaborative Robots at John Woods Community College

Are you in the Quincy, Illinois area?  If so, you are invited to join FPE Automation’s Kurt Vaeth, together with IMEC Illinois at John Wood Community College on Tuesday, September 24 from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm for a deep dive into taking your manufacturing to the next level.  ABC’s of a Thriving Workforce: Adapt New Technologies, Build Strong Leaders and

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19
Sep

Cognex VisionPro ViDi is the First Deep Learning-based Image Analysis Software Designed Specifically for Factory Automation.

Cognex VisionPro ViDi is the First Deep Learning-based Image Analysis Software Designed Specifically for Factory Automation This video from Cognex explains how deep learning technology gives manufacturing equipment the ability to recognize images and perceive environments in new ways. LEARN MORE ABOUT DEEP LEARNING-BASED IMAGE ANALYSIS  Source: FPE Automation Blog

17
Sep

Introducing the UR16e – the Latest Universal Robot Collaborative Robot With the Largest Payload to Date

Universal Robots introduces the new UR16e! The latest collaborative robot has a 16kg payload, UR’s biggest ever.     … … … “The utility of this collaborative industrial robot is unmatchable. The UR16e is built for heavy duty tasks like machine tending, material handling, packaging, material removal, and screw and nut driving applications.  It handles an exceptional 16 kg of payload

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