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Automated Epoxy Plant Has More Flexibility

Established in 2002, Polystar LLC produces a full line of chemicals for epoxies used in assembly applications

Over the past decade, Polystar has grown in both size and chemistry complexity. Simultaneously, so has the need for the company to more closely control product consistency and safety.


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Bosch Automation Software Links PLCs to Factory IT

CHARLOTTE, NC—Bosch Rexroth has introduced a software platform, called Open Core Engineering, that allows OEMs to access PLCs and motion controllers from applications based on high-level languages.


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Latest Pneumatic Controls Increase Assembly Capabilities

The hub features point-to-point technology.


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Lid-Lift Bushings Earn Kiss of Approval From Lipstick Manufacturer

Kingston, Ontario-based Pure Ingenuity Design & Fabrication Group is a custom stainless steel equipment fabricator that manufactures all sorts of processing equipment for global companies in the food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.


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There’s an App for...Bosch

CHARLOTTE, NC—Bosch Rexroth Corp. has introduced an app that enables engineers to access the company’s line of linear motion, hydraulic, pneumatic, controls and tightening systems through their iPhones or iPads.


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How to Specify a Rotary Ball Spline

When specifying a rotary ball spline, engineers must consider stroke, speed, space and other factors.


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Precise Linear Motion is Key to Achieving Optimum Machine Control

CHARLOTTE, NC—Precise motion controllers are certainly important in advanced manufacturing equipment. But just as the performance of a super athlete depends on a combination of brains and physical ability, so do high-precision linear motion systems. Without mechanical systems capable of taking full advantage of the instructions supplied by the motion controller, many processes would be impossible.


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Assembly in Action: Actuators Quicken Building of Wind-Turbine Welding System

Wind energy is green and sustainable. However, the wind-turbine towers that generate wind energy are built using traditional manufacturing techniques, such as welding.


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Speed Control Basics and Encoder Feedback

SCHAUMBURG, IL—Many motion control applications such as machining spindles and scanning equipment require more than just position values from the motion feedback device. It is also imperative to know what velocity the axis is running, as there may be a need to control the velocity from one speed to another rapidly, or to maintain a constant speed because other operations and triggers need to occur based on the constant velocity.


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XYZ: Electronic Camming Improves Pick-and-Place

Cam-driven pick-and-place devices have long been a staple of high-speed, multistation automated assembly systems.


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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

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Anyone even thinking about advanced power tools needs to pick the brain of Eric Dees. He’s the Global Lean Business Process Leader for Ingersoll Rand Power Tools and Category Manager for their Assembly Tools Business.

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