Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Machine Vision Workshop Coming to St. Louis

Join our automation experts at the new authorized training facility in Sunset Hills, MO for an exclusive one-day machine vision workshop.


We’ll cover:

Machine Vision Essentials

The basics of machine vision for industrial applications like automatic inspection, process control, and robot guidance.

DALSA iNspect Express Vision Software

Use of the popular Teledyne DALSA iNspect Express vision software, the easiest point and click vision software available anywhere. So simple, as a matter of fact, that other vision companies are trying to imitate this easy-to-use software.

Machine Vision Lighting 

Lighting is critical to a successful application. It’s a topic that is often overlooked. We’ll show you how to use various lighting solutions in your applications. We’ll cover axial, darkfield, dome, spot and different colored lights. 


You will leave with iNspect Express demo software, a FREE six color test light, and the knowledge to better manage machine vision!

Q&A: Following the session, we’ll be available to answer any questions about your actual application. Bring in an example from your work environment and our experts will assist you.

Cost: $250
Lunch will be provided.
Workshop: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


VIEW AVAILABLE DATES/REGISTER: http://www.fpeautomation.com/smartcamera

Location

FPE Automation, Inc.
Authorized Training Center
12951 Gravois Rd # 120, Sunset Hills, MO 63127


Friday, January 31, 2020

FPE Automation and Omron to co-host IIoT Lab in Hoffman Estates

IIoT Lab for Engineering and Automation Professionals


Learn the tools you need to harness the power of IIoT!



About this Event

Is an understanding of device communications, IO-Link, security and encryption, or infrastructure standing in your way of benefiting from IIoT?

IIoT is an increasing business and there are many options for implementation methods, and technologies, which can make putting technology advancements into practice overwhelming.

If you are at the very beginning of your IIoT journey and would like to learn practical tools and approaches, join us for a full-day educational event with hands-on labs that will put you on the path to success!
What will be covered?

Learning Sessions:

8:00 am -12:00 pm

• Physical and Data Layers of Industrial Ethernet Protocols
• Data acquisition challenges
• MQTT Overview
• OPC UA overview
• Omron’s unique SQL Database solution
• Machine learning on the Edge with Sysmac
• Safety and IIoT

Hands-on Lab Sessions (optional for participation):

12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

• Lab 1: SQL Database Connection SetUp
• Lab2: OPC UA Setup
• Lab 3: Cloud connectivity
• Lab 4: Condition monitoring
• Lab 5: EtherCAT setup and troubleshooting
• Lab 6: IO-Link Setup and troubleshooting
• Lab 7: FSoE and SQL Solution
After the IIoT Lab, you should be better equipped to leverage network architecture to optimize data collection and efficiently share data from the plant floor.

Who should participate?

Manufacturing engineers, plant managers, automation engineers, quality engineers, controls engineers, system integrators and OEMs are the most likely groups to benefit from this training.

All training participants will be provided with certificates of completion.

Complimentary coffee and lunch will be provided.
The event is organized in partnership with FPE Automation, a full-service, award-winning, stocking distributor of premier components for industry. From automation controls to pneumatic products, FPE is your one source for best-in-class products and solutions. FPE is a long-term authorized distributor of Omron Automation.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

FPE Wins Universal Robots Preferred Partner Award

FPE Automation is proud to be selected as a Preferred Partner for Universal Robots




FPE Automation is proud to be selected as a Preferred Partner in 2019 for Universal Robots. This honor is the result of a “collaborative” effort between FPE AutomationUniversal Robots and the many customers in Illinois, Eastern Missouri and Eastern Iowa who have put their trust in us to accommodate their automation needs.


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

FPE Automation is appointed as AutoGuide Mobile Robots Distributor in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri

FPE Automation is excited to announce a new partnership!

Introducing AutoGuide


AutoGuide is a leading manufacturer of heavy payload autonomous mobile robots, including driverless forklifts and other Automated Guided Vehicles for assembly, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution.


AutoGuide is an industry leader in High-Payload Autonomous Mobile Robotic Solutions. They design and manufacture pallet stackers, tugs and forklifts. Best of all? They are built and stocked in the USA. 


There is no doubt that collaborative robots are the future of industry. Products like these are helping American manufacturers stay competitive on a global scale. They are often the answer to labor shortages. Filling in where the job is too dangerous, dirty or dull for a human. Collaborative means that they operate right alongside us. Keeping our facilities, and the people who work in them, safe. Robots also work around the clock, providing excellent return on investment. 


It's technology that makes sense. That's why businesses of all sizes are turning to companies like AutoGuide.

AutoGuide is a subsidiary of Teradyne. That's the same parent company of other top-tier FPE Automation partners, Universal Robots and MiR, mobile industrial robots. Solid existing relationships and FPE’s industry expertise will help to make this new partnership even stronger. 



FPE Automation is thrilled to welcome AutoGuide to their portfolio of cutting-edge automation products. 

READ THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE





Monday, January 27, 2020

FPE Automation wins Piab Diamond Award

FPE Automation is the winner of the Piab Diamond Award for the third consecutive year in a row.

It was just announced that FPE Automation is the winner of the Piab Diamond Award for 2019.

This is Piab's highest honor and FPE Automation is the only distributor to achieve this accolade for the year.

Piab has been a key partner of FPE Automation's for several decades. Piab makes exceptional products, best in class. We also truly enjoy working with the Piab team, an exceptional group of talented people. As their distributor, is our goal to see Piab thrive as a company.

Congratulations also goes out to the FPE team for their hard work! A great deal went into this achievement over the course of the year. The recipe for their success is that both companies treat each application, every project, like it was their most important. It sets us apart as a company, and we believe this award is a reflection of that. 

Most of all, we'd like to extend our sincere appreciation to our customers. Without you, this would not be possible.




Monday, January 20, 2020

Work at FPE Automation - We're Interviewing Client Care Representatives

Industrial automation, robotics, AI and vision systems. Work on the cutting edge of manufacturing technology! Not only is FPE an exciting place to work, we're also a great company. Established in 1963, we're Midwestern in our roots and we live & work in the territory we serve. We give back to the community and invest in jobs and the future of U.S. manufacturing. We're a hardworking, dedicated group, loving what we do! If that feels like it's a fit for you, please reach out to us. Apply for a job at FPE Automation.
Why you would want to work for FPE Automation? More manufacturers will be turning to Automation in the next 5 years than ever before. More customers will be focusing on optimizing their current equipment rather than investing in new machinery. This is the future. FPE Automation gets it. We have positioned ourselves to be the lead supplier of automation solutions in our territory. We have handpicked the best support people in the industry to assist our sales force. We have aligned ourselves with the best suppliers who are solution and technology-focused. FPE Automation has ownership involvement in all aspects of our business. We are focused on taking care of our clients and more importantly finding new ones. Are you the right person for FPE Automation? Do you love technology? Are you good with people? Are you motivated to develop strong relationships with customers, our suppliers and employees? If so, we want to talk to you. Is FPE Automation right for you? It is, if you want to work for a company that stands behind you and gives you access to the owners and top management to help you win. It is, of course, if you want to grow financially. FPE Automation is looking for people who have the ability to continually put themselves and their organization in a position to win. You’ll have dozens of people behind you to help you make that happen. We are currently looking for a handful of the right people to join our company, and make it the last stop in your career. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Send your resume to: resume@fpeautomation.com

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Universal Robots Introduces New Leasing Program

Get ready to grow, compete and profit by increasing automation. 

Automating with Collaborative Robots just got easier. 


The new leasing program from Universal Robots enables all manufacturers, regardless of size, budgets or cash reserves to take advantage of the value, flexibility and competitive advantage made possible by collaborative automation. 

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