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23
Nov

ARTICLE: As boomers prepare to retire, addressing a shrinking labor force

Already Tired of Hearing About Labor Shortages? It’s Going to Get Worse The good news? Automation has reached a point where technical feasibility allows it to fill in the gaps. The takeaway? Automation is ready now to step up when there are too few workers to do the job.  By Sandia Harrison, Director of Marketing, FPE Automation There is no

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7
Nov

Forging and stamping case study: when material handling is critical

FPE Automation’s Cody Schmelzle Helped Streamline Processes at a Utility Power Component Manufacturer.  The resulting improvements were so significant that he won a PHD, Inc. Top Performer award for his efforts.  If you speak to engineers and operations managers in forging and stamping plants, they’ll nearly always mention reliability. In such harsh manufacturing environments, not any workholding solution will do. In

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26
Oct

Tying it all together: The last steps before a new robot cell hits your production floor

Making Automation a Reality  To set the scene, I’ll just say that Pack Expo was… packed! Pun intended. The foot traffic at this year’s Pack Expo trade show at McCormick Place in Chicago was unusually heavy. That’s great news for businesses! It’s also nice that people are feeling comfortable enough to venture out in this post-COVID world. It was good

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18
Oct

Your CNC Machine: one of the smartest ways to leverage a collaborative robot

Machine Tending with a Collaborative Robot If you ask most people, they would likely define machine tending as loading or unloading parts from a machine like the one in the background here. That’s correct, of course, but it doesn’t end there. Machine tending can also include transferring items to post-processing stations and other material handling tasks.  If you still have

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7
Oct

FPE Automation is rethinking the way we recycle old equipment, and it shows that one person can have a big impact

Julie Pearson Heads Up the FPE Automation Equipment Recycling Program With technology and automation growing at unprecedented rates, the tendency is to give more thought to implementations than to recycling. While the life span of the products FPE Automation provides is exceptionally long, nothing lasts forever. What happens to obsolete or non-functioning electronic items?    At FPE Automation, one very special

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6
Oct

FPE Automation breaks records to become Tolomatic distributor of the year

FPE Automation is Awarded Tolomatic Distributor of the Year Adam Toles, Tolomatic’s Managing Director,  presented Joey Bardos, President, FPE Automation, with the Tolomatic Distributor of the Year award in Chicago on October 4, 2022.  Andy Zaske, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Tolomatic, accompanied Toles to Chicago to present the award. “We had a great day celebrating with FPE

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31
Aug

“If you need to capture data or images to help automate, streamline, and error-proof any process, we’ll make that happen”

Using DPM to Streamline and Error-Proof Manufacturing Processes Every manufacturer is under pressure to be as lean as possible and create more efficient and accurate processes. At the end of the day, it’s all about ensuring high-quality and profitable production. But achieving ideal production is the real challenge, and it’s particularly difficult if you’re still relying too much on the

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26
Aug

Artificial intelligence (AI) is here… and it works

FPE Automation Announces a New Partnership with Apera to Bring Artificial Intelligence to Companies in the Midwest 4D Vision for Robotic Process Automation That Works Apera delivers AI-powered vision technology that humanizes computer vision. Their flexible, scalable platform enables robotic systems to deftly handle complex automation environments, helping manufacturers maximize productivity and achieve ROI. Apera works seamlessly with Universal Robots, the

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24
Aug

Thank you for helping FPE Automation achieve prestigious Universal Robots platinum status once again!

FPE Automation is Named Winner of Multiple Universal Robots Awards   This week at the Universal Robots partner event, FPE Automation was recognized as one of the country’s top distributors. Above, Justin Tanaka and Kurt Vaeth, both UR Product Managers, accept the prestigious honor on behalf of FPE Automation.  The country’s top salespeople were also honored. In that exclusive group of 50, an impressive

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18
Aug

From Zebra Technologies and FPE Automation: How do I automate my business?

Zebra Technologies Sits Down with FPE Automation for an In-Depth Conversation About Automation Recently, FPE Automation was selected by Zebra Technologies to take part in a video series about companies and how they are using today’s technology to tackle real pain points in their organizations.   This is a must-watch for anyone involved in an industrial automation project. In this

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