Motion Control

For a product to be assembled successfully, it’s essential to move the right parts, to the right place, in the right orientation, at the right time. Motion control technology makes that happen.

ARTICLES

Bosch Pneumatics Is Now Aventics

April 15, 2014

LEXINGTON, KY—The former pneumatics business unit of Bosch Rexroth Corp. is now a standalone company operating under the name Aventics. The company’s U.S. headquarters will remain in Lexington, while its global headquarters will be in Laatzen, Germany.


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Linear Motors Revolutionize Conveyance

Linear motor transport systems are entering the mainstream of assembly automation.
April 1, 2014

Linear motor pallet-transfer systems have been around for more than a decade.


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Innovative servo drive suppresses vibrations

Suppressing vibration dramatically reduces settling time.
April 1, 2014

 Speed is essential for high-volume assembly. However, speed also creates problems. 


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How To Utilize Advancements in Automated Screwdriving

March 5, 2014

The increase in miniaturization in the electronic as well as the non-electronic industries has resulted in a need for assembly of miniaturized devices with tight constraints on the installation conditions.


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How To Rebalance Your Assembly Line Quickly with Minimal Cost--While Maintaining Quality

March 5, 2014

Today’s manufacturing companies need to be able to change a line in “Hours & Days,” not “Weeks & Months!”


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Automatica Showcases European Automation

March 1, 2014

The latest technologies for robotics and automated assembly will be on display at the Automatica show June 3-6 in Munich, Germany.


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Free App Measures Machinery Vibration

February 27, 2014

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI—Ace Controls Inc., a manufacturer of industrial shock absorbers, has developed a free smartphone app, the Vibrochecker, that measures machinery vibration, performs FFT analysis, and helps engineers choose vibration isolation components.


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Human-Robot Collaboration Comes of Age

February 1, 2014

New safety rules and technology allow side-by-side workcells.


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New Technology for Linear Motion

February 1, 2014

Engineers have many options for straight-line motion.


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Fastener manufacturer presses on with servo-driven machine

February 1, 2014

When K.A. Swanstrom founded Penn Engineering & Manufacturing Corp. in 1942, he did so with a revolutionary new product: a self-clinching fastener that provides load-carrying threads in metal sheets too thin to be tapped.


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EVENTS

AUTOMATICA 2014

6/3/14
Messe Munich
Germany

 AUTOMATICA is the leading platform for automation and production-process innovations. It provides you with the world's largest range of robotics, assembly lines and machine-vision systems. Companies from all branches of industry find pioneering solutions here that allow them to manufacture higher-quality products more efficiently. 

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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.

Podcasts

Live from The Assembly Show, the hosts of Manufacturing Revival Radio sit down with Adam Malofsky, Ph.D., president and CEO of Bioformix to discuss his company’s innovative, energy-saving adhesives and polymers, which cure without the need for heat or light. 

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