Thursday, July 30, 2020

FPE Automation is Now Hiring: Industrial Sales in Illinois and Missouri

Industrial Sales at FPE Automation, Inc. | Industrial Robots, Vision Systems, AI and More



FPE Automation is now hiring industrial automation sales engineers in Illinois and Missouri. If you're seeking a long-term position at an organization that continues to invest in people, technology and infrastructure this may be a great fit for you! 


Monday, July 27, 2020

A 7th Axis for your Universal Robot, with the New ESU Series Actuator from PHD Inc.

New Transition Plates from PHD Connect Universal Robot Directly to PHD Linear Actuator


Need a 7th axis for extra reach? A new transition plate from PHD allows a UR collaborative robot to be directly attached to the new ESU series electric belt-driven linear actuator. PHD offers a transition plate for all Universal Robot models, taking machine tending to a whole new level.


Bimba's New PA Series is a Low Cost Upgrade to Traditional NFPA Actuators

Switching to the new PA Series may provide more favorable pricing and better features, like adaptive cushioning.


The PA Series NFPA actuator from Bimba provides a versatile, cost effective solution for a variety of applications. Its lightweight construction and modern design are combined with flexible mounting configurations and several standard features. Included benefits like the Auto-Cushioning System and magnetic piston allow the PA Series simple installation and operation, reducing complexity and promoting longer machine life.


FPE Automation can provide an in-depth analysis that can help you make an informed decision regarding whether the new PA Series Actuator is the right fit for you. Contact us for more information.



Monday, July 20, 2020

Learn Optical Inspection/Cognex EasyBuilder Programming

One Day Event: Machine Vision Concepts and Cognex EasyBuilder Programming

Wednesday, August 12, 2020



In-Sight is Cognex's powerfully and fully integrated vision sensor software. The In-Sight/EasyBuilder® software allows you to connect, configure, emulate, operate, maintain, and expand all from an integrated user environment. With no programming needed, applications are deployed quickly. This includes automatic extraction of features, setting smart parameters and limits.

The EasyBuilder® interface walks you through the process of setting up your vision application, step
by step. Great for all users, regardless of previous experience. One-day event offers hands-on training.

We will cover the difference between vision sensors and vision system and other solutions. We’ll discuss general machine vision concepts, lighting, lenses, resolution and other factors you’ll need to consider when engineering a vision system.We’ll go over Cognex In-Sight EasyBuilder programming
examples. 

Then, we’ll finish off the day with a hands-on session with actual parts. Bring your own parts with you!

Thursday, July 16, 2020

FPE Automation's Jason Vilmer Wins PHD Inc. Top Performer Award

Congratulations to Jason Vilmer: PHD Top Performer for July 2020


This month, Jason Vilmer, from FPE Automation's St. Louis office, was in the spotlight for his recent work at an injection molding operation.

Jason is the winner of a PHD Inc. Top Performer award for a a solution he and the team helped design for a vertical lift of a robot for a palletizing application. PHD sized and designed the transitions to support the overhung payload. The result was a success.

In this particular production environment, getting quick delivery and support was critical to the success of this project. PHD Inc. and FPE Automation were able to make that happen.

Powerful solutions that transform businesses, automation that saves valuable resources (like money and labor), and technology that streamlines operations. Nothing short of that can be called award-winning in these unusual, tight-margin times. For that reason, extra congratulations are in order for FPE Automation's Jason Vilmer this month!






Monday, July 13, 2020

Introduction to Industrial Barcode Reading: eBook from Cognex

GET THE eBOOK: INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL BARCODE READING


Essential reading for anyone who uses barcodes.


Get an introductory ebook from Cognex to learn more about the fundamentals of barcode reading technology. This eBook is packed with illustrations and case studies covering topics including:

• Industry terminology
• Code marking and printing methods
• Laser scanners vs. image-based barcode readers
• Important considerations when selecting a barcode reader


Download your copy today! http://ow.ly/jf8S50Ar585

#barcodereading #barcodescanning #barcodes #logisticssolutions

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Epson Introduces the New LS20-B SCARA Robot

A New SCARA Robot Has Been Released by Epson.

Introducing the LS20-B: High performance and long reach. Ideal for high-payload applications.

Adding to Epson's growing SCARA lineup, the LS20-B rounds out the LS-B Series which also includes the LS3-BLS6-B and LS10-B. A substantial upgrade from their original LS Series, the “B” Series features a batteryless encoder, outstanding accel/decel rates, a built-in camera cable and new top-of-arm layout for easy equipment mounting.

The LS20-B is ideal for heavy payloads and high-inertia applications and provides a high performance solution with features including proprietary Residual Vibration technology and intuitive Epson RC+® development software.


LS20-B SCARA Robot
  • 800 and 1000 mm reach models
  • Up to 20 kg payload
  • Flexible parts handling
  • High-speed cycle times
  • ISO 4 Clean version available