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14 Part Transfer Methods Used in Factory Automation

When designing an efficient assembly sequence, it’s common for engineering teams to break down the process into the individual tasks required to complete the job. These tasks may be manual, automated, or a combination of the two. If the job has enough steps, it may be necessary to transfer the parts to multiple workstations. That’s where specific part transfer methods come into play. Here’s a look at 14 ways to move objects between…

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5 Main Types of Assembly Presses

Manufacturing facilities often use low-force, precision press machines to create, form, or assemble products. These machines range drastically in size, depending on the application. Even so, most industrial assembly presses are comprised of a ram, frame, and platen. The ram is the moving element that applies force, and the frame provides a secure mount for the platen, which holds the workpiece in place.
If you’re in the automation industry,…

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7 Types of Object Detection Sensors

Object detection is a critical aspect of the automation industry. While sensors don’t measure, identify, or quantify items, they are useful for detecting closing doors, arriving carrier pucks, and objects on a conveyer belt. Object detection communicates the presence, or absence, of a target to the machine’s control system via an electronic signal.
Many different object-sensing technologies are in use today. Here are seven of the most…

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What is a Robot Cell?

Are you looking for innovations to improve your industrial facility’s production flow? If so, consider what robot cells have to offer. They might look like simple machines, but robot cells are capable of performing complex tasks in highly advanced technical situations. Learn more about robot cells to determine if they could be the right solution for your plastic injection molding automation needs.

What is a Robot Cell?
A robot cell—also…

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The Industrial Robotic Arm – A Marvel of Engineering

The introduction of the assembly line revolutionized manufacturing well over a century ago. Switching to this production process helped car builders increase output by 500%, allowing them to sell vehicles at a lower price and with greater quality control. Then, the first prototype industrial robots entered the automotive scene in 1961. It didn’t take long for manufacturers from other industries to recognize the industrial robotic arm as a…

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What is a Robot Manipulator?

Industrial robots have revolutionized the manufacturing process in numerous industries. Originally introduced to work in inaccessible places and handle radioactive or biohazardous materials, robots are now found in various automation applications, including welding, assembly, robotic surgery, pick-and-place tasks, plastic injection molding, and much more.

If you’re searching for the right industrial robot for the plastics industry, it’s…

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Geiger Handling USA Changes Name to Robotic Automation Systems

We have expanded our custom integration services and product offerings, and effective July 1, 2009, changed our name to Robotic Automation Systems. 

We are proud to be integrating robots for ABB, Wittmann, Staubli Robotics, Yamaha Robotics, Epson, and GHS Automation.  We will continue to service and support all of the existing Geiger/GHS Automation products. 

Along with our new name, we have moved to a new facility located in…

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