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

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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



Monday, July 6, 2020

Universal Robot to Host Cobot Expo Digital Tradeshow July 28-30, 2020

Experience various cobot applications and live chat automation experts at The Cobot Expo



July 28-30, 2020

From Universal Robots, the world's #1 collaborative robot company: This digital experience will feature over 25 Universal Robots partner demos and 15 informative keynotes. Learn about various cobot applications including welding, machine tending, autonomous bin picking and end of line packaging. Hear from various automation experts about safety, ROI and service. Register today and join us July 28-30 to experience cobots and live chat experts!

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Collaborative Robot Bin Picking Webinar: Tuesday, July 9 at 10:00 am CDT

Universal Robots ActiNav Live Demo




Collaborative Robot Bin Picking Webinar

Tuesday, July 9 at 10:00 am CDT

With: Leena Antony, FPE Automation Controls Division

ActiNav, the new and revolutionary 3D bin picking kit for collaborative robots by Universal Robots, combines real-time autonomous motion control, cobots, vision and sensor systems in one easy to use, fast to deploy and cost-effective kit. FPE Automation had the first and one of the only live ActiNav demos in-house in the Midwest. During this webinar, our in-house expert, Leena Antony will demo ActiNav and show you how a lot of the complexities of bin picking have been eliminated. That's groundbreaking, because it puts this technology within reach of companies of all sizes.

Live Q&A following the presentation.

FPE Automation Wins Distributor of the Month Award from MAC Valves

FPE Automation is Distributor of the Month for June 2020


FPE Automation is awarded for their work in a food processing plant, implementing MAC's MIO67 Fieldbus technology to replace valves that were consistently failing.


FPE Automation’s Steve Moore beat out tough competition to install large process valves at a food processing plant. The previously installed valves from a different manufacturer were failing at an increasing rate with the customer wanting to replace them with an updated solution. They were looking to upgrade their control system to communicate with the valves via Ethernet IP.

Steve and MAC Boss Specialist, Scott Massie, presented MAC’s MIO67 technology to the maintenance and engineering teams who bought a small stack to familiarize themselves with.

FPE Automation’s Controls Group (Jomy Vadakumpadam) provided programming and other technical support.

Their team effort paid off. The food processor reports that the valves are functioning perfectly and valve failures are no longer a constant headache.

Congratulations to Steve Moore, Scott Massie and Jomy Vadakumpadam!


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Detect Body Temperature as People Enter Your Facility

Thermal Imaging Systems Webinar

Wednesday, July 1 at 10:00 am CDT



Re-opening following a pandemic is a new experience for all of us. Getting back to a new normal is something we can't afford to get wrong. Remaining closed prolongs the negative impact COVID-19 has already had on our businesses and the economy. On the other hand, rushing to re-open could be unsafe and disastrous to our workforce. FPE Automation has been a trusted sensor specialist for decades. FPE's experts, including presenter Tom Mathew, will take a look at thermal imaging systems being used for body temperature scanning as people enter your facility.

Live Q&A following the presentation.


Registration link:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__j8Q5IjZS4CwRMWh7npjSg




Monday, June 22, 2020

MAC Valves Introduces the PV12 Pulse Valve

Introducing the new PV12 Pulse Valve by MAC Valves


The family of MAC Pulse Valves has been a game-changer in the world of dust collection. The PV series patented design valve works better, is more efficient, fails less often  saves energy costs and produces a quick ROI.

• Vertical oriented bonded spool for superior reliability and low leakage
• 93 Series Pilot for consistent and high speed shifting of main valve
• Internal and external pilot configurations for use in high and low pressure applications
• Valve base accommodates 180˚ and 90˚ degree inlet/outlet orientations in 2-1/2” and 3” pipe sizes
• 175Cv


Drop-in Solution


Building on the success of the MAC Pulse Valve Series, the PV12 combines high flow and best in class performance with a form factor that is equally suited to retrofit and new machine builds. The base can accommodate inline and right angle plumbing, while the valve itself is adapter friendly.
Performance and Value

MAC Pulse Valves are known to deliver higher and more consistent pulse magnitude as compared with diaphragm valve technology. This performance, combined with the longer life and low leak characteristics of a bonded spool pulse valve, translate to lower total cost of ownership.

Available at FPE Automation.

Need a dust collection assessment? Is the PV12 or a different MAC Pulse Valve right for you? Contact our specialists for a consultation.


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