Thursday, May 31, 2018

Traveling Cobots Vision Road Show in Rockford this October

Vision Smart Stop + Cobots in Motion
TWO seminars coming to Rockford this October

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

Thursday, October 18, 2018,  9:00-5:00 

Vision Smart Stop
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. 

Cobots In Motion
Afternoon Seminar:  FPE Automation’s traveling robots will be on site. Explore the possibilities of collaborative robotics in your workspace, from noon to 5:00 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!


ROCKFORD: Map/Directions to The Hilton Garden Inn Rockford


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Dave Schmidt , Theresa Wallace and Enrique Lugo from Tolomatic, Inc. visited FPE last Thursday to formally thank the crew for an exceptional year and officially present this award to the team. They catered a Chicago dog lunch, complete with an adorable, miniature, working hot dog cart, like the ones you'd see in the city of Chicago.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Dust Collection Video from MAC Valves

Just released today! MAC Valves' Anthony Bonadio has been working to develop videos to assist manufacturing plants with the dust collection process. This is one of them. There are some striking images showing the effectiveness of MAC pulse valves. Well done, Anthony! 

Check it out!

You can read more about dust collection technology, ROI, and more. Check out FPE Automation's MAC Dust Collection Solutions whitepaper. Download it here

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Tolomatic Awards FPE Automation Top 10 Distributor

At our technology showcase this year, TS18, Tolomatic's Dave Schmidt presented VP Lori Wolff and President David Bardos with the Top 10 Distributor Award for 2017

Thanks to Tolomatic for the honor, and congratulations to the FPE team for their commitment to be the best in the business! 

UR Robot Serves a Beer at TS18

Universal Robots Opens and Serves a Beer

TS18 was packed with the latest technology and interesting displays. This was one of my favorites! Universal Robots, Panasonic laser marking technology, Robotiq and Piab all work together to personalize a glass, open, pour and serve a beer. Check it out here:

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Live from TS18

All the latest at TS18 today! It's FPE Automation's Tech Showcase.

If you're in the St. Louis area, feel free to stop on by. Walk-ins are welcome.


Monday, May 7, 2018

Camozzi Presents FPE Three Awards!

Kevin Perry from Camozzi brought sub sandwiches today, and presented three separate awards in a brief presentation to our team.

FPE Automation once again received Camozzi's sales growth award. Below, Joey Bardos accepts the plaque on behalf of FPE. I'd like to join Kevin in giving a shout-out to my awesome co-workers for their dedication and for making this happen.

It's truly an honor. 2017 was quite a year. It's an exciting time to be in industrial automation. We're aware that receiving this award means customers innovated, improved their processes and used the latest technology to make things safer, more cost-effective, more accurate and reliable. 

Also receiving awards today were FPE's Chad Patkus and Tom Krien. Both received the honor (and a really nice DeWalt tool set) for sales performance.

Camozzi makes essential components, fittings, flow controls, and more. They are a key industry player, reaching across a number of vertical markets. 

FPE's manager of client care, Barry Allen also attended the lunch and presentation today. When asked about Camozzi, he said they are "knowledgeable, friendly and have great follow up. They all care and everyone always tries to help you."

Easy to work with, with top quality products and reasonable pricing on top of all that. If you are interested in a presentation or quote, we can help. Drop us a line here at FPE Automation

Friday, May 4, 2018

We're Celebrating Piab Awards at FPE Today

FPE, lunch is on Piab today! Thank you, Piab!

Piab's Dan Rosenmayer, pictured below on the right, visited our Elk Grove Village offices to deliver the aforementioned grub, and to take these wonderful snapshots, shake some hands and say "job well done". 

We're honored. Here's what went down:

Back in March, Piab announced that FPE Automation's Tom Krien had received the Kalyteros award for Top Salesperson Midwest region 2017


Above, Tom receives his award from Dan. 

In February, it was announced that FPE had won Piab's prestigious Diamond Award for 2017.

Joey Bardos and Scott Massie accepted that award on behalf of the FPE Automation team.

When we win awards like these, in virtually every instance, it is because you, our customer, is celebrating some sort of win. It means that we helped you architect a solution that improved your processes and improve your bottom line. So, it is you we'd like to thank! If you haven't had us out on location yet to take a look at your operations, please give us a call or drop us a line. We'd be happy to schedule a visit and see how we can put the latest technology from Piab to work for you.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

FPE Automation Live at mHUB with Universal Robots

From mHUB in Chicago: 9-year-old girl programs the Universal Robot

By Sandia Harrison
Photos: Joey Bardos

FPE Automation visited mHUB today with our traveling robot.
Yes, it's that easy to program a Universal Robot. Pictured here, Kallie, a 3rd grader from Chicago takes over and easily gets the Universal Robot to do what she wants it to do.

But the open house was not just for school-aged children. In fact, it was created for, and mostly attended by, local business people interested in automating. Back in the early days of industrial robots, they were big and dangerous. They worked inside metal cages so that no workers would get hurt if something went wrong. Collaborative robots, or cobots, are the future. Smaller and safer, they are designed to work alongside humans and take over some of manufacturing's more repetitive tasks. They're cost-effective and reduce workplace injuries by eliminating laborious, repetitive tasks. 

Missed the mHUB event? FPE Automation's traveling cobot can come to your plant for a demonstration. More information on that here.