Latest News

20
Jan

Work at FPE Automation – We’re Interviewing Client Care Representatives

Industrial automation, robotics, AI and vision systems. Work on the cutting edge of manufacturing technology! Not only is FPE an exciting place to work, we’re also a great company. Established in 1963, we’re Midwestern in our roots and we live & work in the territory we serve. We give back to the community and invest in jobs and the future

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15
Jan

Universal Robots Introduces New Leasing Program

Get ready to grow, compete and profit by increasing automation.  Automating with Collaborative Robots just got easier.  The new leasing program from Universal Robots enables all manufacturers, regardless of size, budgets or cash reserves to take advantage of the value, flexibility and competitive advantage made possible by collaborative automation. READ MORE.  Source: FPE Automation Blog

14
Jan

Machine Vision Workshop Coming to Naperville on Wednesday, February 5, 2020

FPE Automation’s popular Machine Vision Concepts: Cognex EasyBuilder Programming one-day workshop will be at Cognex Corporation‘s Naperville location on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 HANDS-ON OPTICAL INSPECTION WITH THE EXPERTS   GET FAMILIAR WITH COGNEX INSIGHT & EASYBUILDER® In-Sight is Cognex’s powerfully and fully integrated vision sensor software. The In-Sight/EasyBuilder® software allows you to connect, configure, emulate, operate, maintain, and expand

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10
Dec

The Vectis Cobot Welding Tool

The American Welding Society is estimating a shortage of 400,000 welders by 2025. Introducing the Vectis Cobot Welding Tool An automated flexible welding tool by Vectis Automation that uses collaborative robot technology from Universal Robots, the world’s #1 cobot manufacturer, to leverage and boost weld shop productivity and help the industry stay competitive! • Less cost • Less risk • Less

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26
Nov

New Machine Safety Course Available

FPE Automation is proud to offer a new Machine Safety course at its training facility. Introducing… Safeguarding Fundamentals with Omron One-day event offers hands-on training. The session will introduce you to the requirements, methods, and practical application of machine and process safeguarding. You will be introduced to applicable regulatory requirements to help you identify and assess machine safety risks, deploy

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26
Nov

Universal Robots Year-End Tax Credits

Get a tax deduction for the purchase of a Universal Robot collaborative robot. You may be eligible for a significant tax deduction from the Federal Government for the purchase of a cobot.  Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code allows US businesses to take a significant tax deduction for qualified equipment that is put into service by December 31, 2019.

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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 https://academy.universal-robots.com/fpe-automation/ 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