Tuesday, August 29, 2017

FPE Automation is Your Source for Omron Industrial Automation Products


We are your local Omron Industrial Automation & Safety professionals. With years of experience in Omron product sales, service and support, FPE Automation can help with all of your needs, including these... 

Omron Commonly Ordered Products
You asked, we delivered! We authored our own catalog. It contains the items you need the most. 
Download/view FPE Automation's Omron Commonly Ordered Products catalog here.

The Latest Technology
NJ Controllers
Sysmac Products


...and more!

Omron Safety Products/STI
We carry all of the safety components you require in your equipment and facilities. From sensors and switches to relays and controllers, FPE Automation has it all. 


Links to other FPE Automation/Omron Articles in this blog:
FPE Automation is your Local Omron Source (April 2016)
Photos from the FPE Automation/Omron ATC Open House (October 2014)

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Vaculex Lifting Equipment: FPE Automation Featured Product of the Month

Vaculex is a leading manufacturer of lifting systems based on vacuum technology. Earlier this year, Piab acquired Vaculex. Piab has been a global pioneer in the vacuum products industry since 1951, and has had a strong partnership with FPE Automation that spans several decades. 

For more information about Vaculex, contact us

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Announcing TS17: FPE Automation's Technology Showcase. Save the Date!

FPE Automation Presents TS17

Our biggest event of the year! It's #FPETS17


All happening on one day only: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Save the date!


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

FPE Automation/Panasonic Promo 2017: Light Curtains, Measurement Sensors, Area Sensors, Ionizeers

FPE Automation and Panasonic have teamed up to offer you special pricing on select items!

Get the new 6-page brochure!  It's full of great savings, but it's exclusively for FPE Automation customers only. Just fill out the contact form below, and we'll get you a copy.

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Worthwhile solutions become even more so when you can get them at an exceptional price! 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Piab Adds New Friction Cups

Small, oval and extremely nimble friction cups have been added to Piab’s line-up.

Piab is introducing a number of new cups in a variety of shapes, sizes and configurations, all with the exceptional durability and elastic memory that are the hallmarks of Piab’s friction cups.
Available in four different sizes, the new BXF family features a total of 36 cups. The cups have additional bellows and offer an improved level compensation performance. As a result, they're easy to program for de-stacking applications where the rack positions of sheets or other objects might vary slightly.

Bellows with extra flexibility make the BXF friction cups very forgiving when they pick objects, allowing for the variations often seen in auto-racking applications. The flexible and nimble cups eliminate the need for expensive and cumbersome spring brackets/plungers to be fitted on ejectors or robot end-of-arm tools, resulting in simpler and less expensive installations.

Small oval shaped friction cups are the star performers of two other new families introduced by Piab. Featuring either one bellow or no bellow, the OBF/OCF families’ smallest members measure only 15 x 35 mm and are available in a high and a low configuration. Also available with the dimensions 15 x 65 mm, the cups are specifically designed to enable a safe and secure grip on very small surfaces. That allows the cups to lift and handle objects by their edges where the cups’ unusual shapes maximize the suction area.

The OCF family’s flat, bellowless cups offer less inner movement for applications that require optimal stability. The OBF/OCF families each include 36 new friction cups.

Piab is also increasing the number of available fittings and threads for its line of friction cups. The introduction of new dimensions, including a 3/4 inch thread, enables Piab to meet 99% of all customer requirements.