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19
Apr

As businesses struggle with labor shortages and supply chain constraints: What is the FPE Automation advantage?

Why trust FPE as your industrial automation partner? “Don’t automate to survive. Automate to thrive.” Trust FPE Automation. Here’s why.  Knowledge Have you found that virtually everyone in our industry has a tendency to talk up their technical expertise? This is for a few reasons. First and foremost, automation demands it. Solutions need to be effective and precise. Accomplishing that

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29
Mar

VIDEO: The Wrong Gripper Can Cause the Entire Application to Fail

 Spotlight on PHD Precision Grippers:  This month, PHD Inc. recognized FPE Automation for their efforts in three separate applications. One was the manufacturing of large, heavy items. Another involved robot cells and pick and place. The part was small in this instance, the robots were picking up castings. The third was in the packaging machinery sector.  “Even when everything else

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4
Mar

SCARA, 6-axis and Collaborative Robots Are IN STOCK and Ready to Ship at FPE Automation

Are long lead times getting in the way of your automation plans? Ideas can only become a reality when the items you order arrive at your door. With global supply chain delays, it’s great to know that FPE Automation has robots in stock and ready to ship to you. Collaborative Robots: In stock at FPE Automation. SCARA Robots: In stock

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24
Feb

Fixed Scanning and Machine Vision: Zebra’s Groundbreaking New Approach

New Devices Are Revolutionizing Fixed Scanning and Machine Vision With demand for manufacturing production, quality, and supply chain performance at all-time highs, there’s some good news on the way with a big change in the world of industrial automation. More than ever, companies need to boost high-quality output and do it as efficiently as possible, with minimal labor. Thankfully, it’s

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16
Feb

Lowering the Bar to Reap Automation Benefits: With Epson RC+, No Programming is Required

The right automation means increased production quality, accuracy, speed, and so much more. With no-code, icon-driven programming, anyone can program an Epson SCARA robot. The time has never been better to check it out.  Jake Hall, aka #TheManufacturingMillennial put together this video highlighting how RC+ Express from Epson is eliminating a learning curve. This puts automation within reach of countless

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22
Jan

FPE Automation’s Steve Kocmond is PHD Top Performer for Custom Wireforming Solution

FPE Automation’s Steve Kocmond was named a Top Performer this month by PHD Inc. for his work at a wireforming facility.     A local manufacturer needed a cylinder solution that would hold up in a rugged production environment. The non-rotating rod cylinder they were using previously was obsolete. PHD had many available options. None were a direct drop-in functional

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10
Dec

A Single Robot Tends Two Machines: A Filling Application Case Study

Pick & Place: When it is beneficial to build a robotic cell. A repurposed UR3 now tends two machines and still gets better output. Before this project started, Bisco’s Won Suh already understood the advantages of automating. He had a Universal Robots UR3e that he wanted to repurpose for a new pick and place filling application. He just didn’t have bandwidth to get

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9
Dec

Is Automation Really "Revolutionizing Manufacturing"?

Revolutionizing Manufacturing: It’s What We Do. It is also the title of an article run recently by the Elk Grove Village Business Journal, a publication in the hometown of FPE Automation‘s corporate offices; Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Revolutionizing? That’s quite a word! If you think the journalists are overstating it, consider this: At no time in the 50+ years of FPE

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23
Nov

Watch: Zero to Fully Prepared in Less Than Two Days

Deploy Collaborative Robots and Automate Your Business: No Programming Skills Needed Adam Homan from Integrated Machinery Systems recently attended Universal Robots CORE Training at FPE Automation. He knew he would be learning how to program a Universal Robot. He left with a comfort level that he didn’t expect. This is what he had to say about the two days he

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18
Nov

Business Owners and Entrepreneurs: Let’s Talk About Automation

Automation: A Topic That Can Make or Break Your Business FPE Automation is answering your questions about how to move forward. Staying competitive in today’s business landscape depends on it. FPE Automation is a local, family-owned business. We have lived and worked in the community we serve for nearly 60 years. We realize that a big part of making sure

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