Monday, March 18, 2019

Epson SCARA All-in-one Robots from FPE Automation

Epson SCARA All-in-one Robots from FPE Automation

Discover why Epson is the world's #1 SCARA robot. Epson robots are well known for their ease of use, reliability, affordability, performance and overall value. Get in on the game. You'll be glad you did. 

Friday, March 1, 2019

Coming to Buffalo Grove: Vision Smart Stop | Cobots in Motion

We're coming to Buffalo Grove!

It's FPE Automation's traveling event. We're in your area!

Morning Seminar: Join a team of automation experts from 9:00 am to noon. Learn how Cognex advanced machine vision & industrial barcode reader systems deliver instant improvements to any manufacturing process, enabling your products to be made at higher speed, without defects and at a lower cost.

Afternoon Seminar: FPE’s traveling robots will be on site. Explore the possibilities of collaborative robotics in your workspace, from noon to 3:30 pm. Discover firsthand how easy they are to program. Get answers to questions about implementation, ROI, and safety. With Universal Robots, MiR and more.

Register for one... or both!
Spend the day with us: Why not attend both seminars? Attendance is free to FPE Automation customers. Lunch is included for all attendees (both morning and afternoon). Hurry, space is limited. Register today!



What to see at Automate 2019

Check Out FPE Automation's
Automate 2019 Show Guide


Custom, scrollable list hand-picked by us for you, plus downloadable PDF, floorplan map and more.

This year’s Automate show is looking like it will be the best in recent memory. Industry advancements and new technology naturally lend themselves to a great show. Several manufacturers on this list have new products on display. Still, taking in a large trade show on foot can be overwhelming and exhausting. We put together this list so that it won’t be for you. The folks at Automate welcome all sorts of exhibitors; Universities for job recruitment, Chambers of Commerce, and more. While those booths are very important, if you’re visiting to see the latest products in your industry, they might not be quite as relevant to you. We hope this customized list makes it easier for you to navigate the show, go directly to everything you want to see and miss absolutely nothing. All with the least amount of effort. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, and enjoy! We will see you there! 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

FPE Automation, Epson and Cognex at Parkland College

Today, we were in Champaign, Illinois

At FPE Automation, it's not just about products. It's about enlightenment, and it's about tomorrow being bright for all Americans. Fortunately, those values are important to Jim Mansfield, Department Chair, Engineering Science & Technologies at Parkland Collage, as well. Mansfield, together with Champaign-based Steve Moore from FPE Automation, spent the day today with some of the area's top manufacturers. They were invited to interact with cutting edge technology - vision systems (Cognex) and SCARA robots (Epson) - industrial automation's latest and greatest. These innovations can dramatically improve your performance. We hope we can visit your community soon and show you how to make these valuable tools work for you.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Epson Robots Signs FPE Automation as Distributor for SCARA Robots

FPE Automation is proud to introduce Epson SCARA and 6-axis articulated robots.

It's official. We've added the Epson product line!  

Epson Robots, the #1 SCARA robot manufacturer in the world, announced that it signed FPE Automation, a full-service, award-winning, stocking distributor of premier components for industry, as an official distributor for the full line of Epson Robots automation products. This includes Epson SCARA, 6-Axis and many other industrial automation products offered by Epson Robots. The distribution will cover the State of Illinois, Eastern Missouri and Eastern Iowa.

View the official press release from Epson.

Contact FPE Automation for more information, price quotes, demos, etc. Anything Epson-robot related, we're here to help. 

More one-stop shopping from FPE Automation! Another reason why we are your #1 source for industrial automation products. 


Friday, January 25, 2019

piCOBOT Adjustable Vacuum Grippers for Universal Robots

Piab does an impressive job with their piCOBOT products. Designed for Universal Robots and UR+ CertifiedpiCOBOT vacuum grippers can handle an impressively wide range of objects, from porous to sealed material, and everything in between. 

If your goal is to use your UR #cobot to pick up objects for production, packaging, assembly or nearly any purpose, these vacuum grippers are worth a look. 

Download a copy of Piab's piCOBOT brochure here.

3D Parts Recognition and Bin Picking with Canon and FPE Automation at Automate 2019

A unique opportunity to see the latest in industrial automation, up close. 

Catch FPE Automation and Canon at the Automate show April 8-11. The latest in parts recognition will be on display. FPE's experts are putting together a Universal Robots table with the Canon system mounted, and a demo to illustrate 3D bin picking live and in person! 

Don't miss it. We'll be at booth 8936.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Universal Robots and Cognex Vision in a Production Environment

Sharing this success story. The application involves tending resistive welders. In this video, you'll hear from the company's VP, a down-to-earth guy who says implementation cost less than he expected. The solution from Universal Robots and Cognex is delivering 40% efficiency increase to this contract manufacturer. Check it out! 

Considering doing something similar with collaborative robots and vision? FPE Automation is working alongside businesses of every size on a daily basis. We effectively automate tasks of all sorts, in a large variety of industries. The ROI and benefits might surprise you! Get in touch with us. We'll bring the cobot by for a demo.

#cobots #collaborativerobots #industrialautomation #machinevision #automationrevolution

Thursday, January 17, 2019

PHD Releases New Series ESU Electric Belt-Driven Base Slides

Announcing the new PHDPlus® Series ESU Electric Belt-Driven Base Slide

The new PHD Series ESU Electric Belt-Driven Base Slides feature a robust, enclosed design with a high capacity rail bearing system delivering exceptional moment and load capability. Available in three sizes, with travels lengths up to 5,500 mm and speeds to 5,000 mm/s, these electric base slides can be combined to create virtually any system to meet your Cartesian robot needs. The flexibility of Your Motor, Your Way provides the freedom to use familiar motors and controls. Additionally, complete solutions are available with the Kollmorgen® motor and gear reducer (-Mxxxx code plus -RWxxx code) installed by PHD .

Major Benefits:
  • 3 sizes with travels up to 5,500 mm
  • Speeds up to 5,000 mm/s
  • Exceptional moment and load capability
  • Superior HTD8 steel reinforced polyurethane belt provides improved performance
  • Proven magnetically secured stainless steel sealing band provides IP54 ingress protection
  • Your Motor, Your Way and complete solutions with Kollmorgen® motor and gear reducer installed
  • Dual saddle option doubles the load capacity and increases My (pitch) and Mz (yaw) moment capacities
  • Competitively priced
These capabilities establish the Series ESU Slides as the optimal solution for the most demanding automation applications.

Want to learn more? Contact FPE Automation today! 

Monday, January 7, 2019

Universal Robots Distributor

In the market for a Universal Robots #cobot for your business? Excellent call! Universal Robots are the world's #1 collaborative robot, and purchasing one can really make a difference in your productivity, and your bottom line. 

Before choosing a partner, make sure that partner has the right experience. Why choose FPE Automation? Turns out, there are a lot of very good reasons. Check out this video. It will answer some important questions, and hopefully help you get started!