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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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9
Sep

New Date Added for FPE Automation’s Popular ‘Get to Know Your UR’ Training

Hands-on Universal Robots Training PICK & PLACE | TEACH TCP DEPLOYMENT | SAFETY FPE Automation is a premier UR partner, providing authorized Universal Robots collaborative robot (cobot) training.   Exclusively for FPE Automation’s valued UR clients who have recently purchased the world’s #1 collaborative robot, or have made the decision to do so in the near future.  We’d like to congratulate

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30
Aug

MiR’s RaaS Leasing Option Makes AMRs Affordable and Accessible

Deploying autonomous mobile robots from MiR may be a more attainable goal than you think.   Robots as a Service (RaaS) is a leasing option from Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR). It allows companies of any size—from small start-ups to multinational enterprises— to deploy mobile robot solutions with low (or no) upfront costs and low monthly payments. RaaS lowers financial barriers

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23
Aug

How is Deep Learning Different from Machine Vision?

From OCR to defect detection, deep learning thrives when inspection isn’t clear cut. Content courtesy of Cognex.   Deep learning technology might seem cutting edge, but it’s a perfect complement to machine vision inspection applications now. In this quick video overview and downloadable eBook, Cognex explains the differences between the two inspection approaches and when it makes sense to use deep

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