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4
Dec

Cognex In-Sight 2D Robot Guidance for Universal Robots

It’s big news when two of FPE Automation‘s premier products work together in industry’s groundbreaking area of robot guidance. By: Sandia Harrison, Marketing Manager Announcing 2D Robot Guidance for Universal Robots by Cognex* Simply put, robot guidance, collaborative robots and robot guidance are all at the cutting edge of manufacturing. It doesn’t get much more groundbreaking than this. Working with

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3
Dec

FPE Automation Wins an Exceptional Three MAC Distributor Awards for November

FPE Automation Received Three MAC Distributor Awards for November The FPE Automation team has been hard at work! We just read the latest announcement released by MAC Valves, and it seems congratulations are in order. To receive just one MAC distributor award is exceptional. To receive three in a single month (November 2018) is a tremendous accomplishment. I’d like to share with

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3
Dec

Year End Savings: Up to 100% Tax Deduction for UR Collaborative Robots

YEAR END TAX INCENTIVE YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A SIGNIFICANT FEDERAL TAX DEDUCTION As 2018 comes to an end, we wanted to inform you of a potentially game-changing year-end event involving Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code. If you are planning a #cobot purchase, there is no better time. Hurry – take advantage of the IRS tax deduction while

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16
Nov

MiR Demo Van Hitting the Road in 2019

MiR (Mobile Industrial Robots) just announced plans to take the new MiR500 on the road! By Sandia Harrison, Marketing Manager. Introducing the MiR Demo Van   Beep beep! MiR will be travelling cross-country in 2019, offering demonstrations of their popular MiR500. MiR-North America has had another record-setting year experiencing over +100% growth from 2017. It’s time to “Hit the Road, Jack“. The MiR500 is the

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31
Oct

FPE Introduces Metaphase

FPE Automation’s new partnership with Metaphase: A perfect fit for both companies. By: Sandia Harrison, Marketing Manager We’re pleased to announce a brand new alliance with the Metaphase Lighting Technologies – offering the world’s largest selection of LED illumination. I had the opportunity to see Metaphase in action last week at the 2018 Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference (CRAV). There,

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31
Oct

Murr IO-Link Solutions

Introducing IO-Link from Murrelektronik: Eliminates device configuration from the shop floor. Simplifies integration like never before. The new IODD On Board technology by Murrelektronik allows you to store your sensor/actuator parameter data, eliminating the need for manual settings or special tools. Get the flyer! This greatly simplifies matters. Up to now, every new IO-Link device had to be integrated into

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31
Oct

3D Pick or Place & Part Identification with AI

Visual Guidance at FPE Automation With visual guidance, random parts and images can be identified so that the part can be targeted. The applications are nearly infinite. It’s not an overstatement to say visual guidance the most eagerly-awaited technology since the invention of the collaborative robot, or cobot. Here’s what we have to offer. The introduction of two new partnerships:

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9
Oct

PHD to Showcase FPE Automation’s UR Cobot at PackExpo and Assembly Shows

FPE Automation’s Traveling Cobot from UR to be on Display at PHD Inc.’s Booth At the PackExpo and Assembly Shows, PHD Inc. will be demonstrating new products, like their innovative Pneu-ConnectTM  gripper for Universal Robots collaborative robots. FPE Automation has been PHD‘s local Illinois distributor for many years. The two companies have had a close, working relationship for decades. So, when PHD Inc. approached

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31
Aug

FPE Automation’s New Training and Technology Center

FPE Automation will be opening an all-new training and technology center.   FPE Automation is pleased to announce plans for a new, state-of-the-art facility. Located just two doors down from FPE’s corporate HQ, the new, cutting edge training and technology center will feature six collaborative robot training stations from Universal Robots, 10 Cognex training modules, and the latest pneumatic components.

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29
Aug

Breakfast with the Bots

Announcing Breakfast with the Bots: Collaborative Robotics in Manufacturing In Schaumburg on October 3   Is your company faced with a workforce shortage? Are you having difficulties finding qualified people to work in your factory? Come learn how collaborative robotics can help solve your workforce challenges. In this show-and-tell workshop, you will learn how collaborative robots (also referred to as

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