Automation in Action
Apr. 24, 2017 - The easiest and most cost-effective way to achieve the highest level of performance from existing CNC mills and tooling is to eliminate toolholder expansion.
Apr. 20, 2017 - Many years ago, U.S. senator Everett Dirksen is reported to have said, “A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.” Manufacturers looking to decrease the cycle times of robotic work cells might paraphrase Dirksen as follows: “A second here, a second there, and pretty soon we’re seeing real improvement in efficiency, throughput and profits.”
Mar. 26, 2017 - In response to a request from Unilever Ice Cream UK to increase the efficiency of the tray placement for its Viennetta product, Linkx Packaging Systems have developed and installed four new, bespoke servo-driven pick-and-place tray systems in the company’s Gloucester plant.
Mar. 26, 2017 - Chip manufacturer Naturally Homegrown Foods has been able to improve application consistency, reduce waste and simplify cleaning operations by installing a new seasoning system from integrated food processing and packaging equipment provider tna.
Mar. 26, 2017 - Simplimatic Automation’s beverage industry team recently worked on the design details of a high-speed conveyor that would serve as the overall control and coordination backbone for a new multi-million dollar canning line for a premium beverage brand.
Mar. 26, 2017 - MJB Wood Group, headquartered in Irving, Texas, has successfully completed the implementation of Plataine’s solution for automated & optimized manufacturing processes and capabilities, and overall operational costs savings.
Mar. 26, 2017 - NVision’s reverse engineering services enabled Mercer Metals, a metal fabricating and machining shop, to cut the time required for reverse engineering from three weeks to three days and reduce the cost by 30 per cent.
Mar. 26, 2017 - For years Murrco Fabrication’s competition pit boxes have been the go-to tool cart for Saturday night racers. Now the Nashville-area metal fabricator is extending its business beyond the motorsports industry with the opening of a new waterjet job shop cutting service.
Mar. 25, 2017 - Home Hardware Stores Limited is one of Canada’s largest independent home improvement retailer with close to 1,100 independent small business operators from every corner of the country.
Feb. 27, 2017 - Marking barcodes on parts is a must in the automotive industry in order to diagnose problems quickly and accurately and maintain high levels of quality.
Feb. 13, 2016 - If you’re interested in saving costs through reducing your water usage, just ask Dextran Products how to do it. In late 2015 and early 2016, this Scarborough, Ont.-based manufacturer of organic chemical products began retrofitting various aspects of the company’s process water and wastewater systems with the goal of substantially reducing its water footprint — and saving big money.
Dec. 22, 2016 - Nearly every manager or supervisor in heavy industry has heard that safety is good for business. According to the OSHA document, Safety and Health Add Value, effective safety and health programs can mean the difference between organizations operating “in the black and running in the red.”
Dec. 16, 2016 - VHM Fonderie, a French foundry and machining company, says it is experiencing faster product development time and improved capacity since introducing Stratasys PolyJet 3D printers across its design and manufacturing process.
Dec. 7, 2016 - Gray Tools Canada Inc. (Brampton, Ont.) has acquired a new vertical machining centre (VMC) — essentially a computer-controlled mill — to take its manufacturing up a notch and the recent commissioning of the equipment was the final step in a nearly 18-month process.
Nov. 15, 2016 - VSP Optics Group provides ophthalmic technology, lens products and lab services that aim to strengthen patient experience and promote practice growth. Its portfolio of customized lens products claim to be the fastest growing lens brand in the optical industry, and in the midst of its tremendous growth, the company reached out to Wynright’s engineering and software controls team to turn its manufacturing objectives into reality.
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