Monday, July 29, 2019

FPE Automation Tech Expo: Next Level Manufacturing

Announcing the FPE Automation Tech Expo: Next Level Manufacturing

It's our biggest event of the year!

The very latest in automation and manufacturing on display, plus food and beverages, valuable prizes, fun activities and more.

October 15, 2019 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton-Chicago in Arlington Heights, Illinois



Tuesday, July 23, 2019

MiR Mobile Industrial Robots Van to Visit IRIS Custom Solutions

FPE Automation is bringing the MiR (Mobile Industrial Robots) van to our integrator partner IRIS Custom Solutions

Autonomous mobile robots from MiR allow companies to automate low-value internal transportation tasks, freeing up employees to spend their time much more effectively. The MiR van is coming to IRIS! Don’t miss this opportunity to see the mobile industrial robots in action!


Location: IRIS Custom Solutions | 10210 Werch Dr #205, Woodridge, IL 60517

Construction Underway for FPE Automation Training and Technology Center

Located in Elk Grove just steps away from FPE Automation's corporate headquarters, construction is well underway for the new training and technology center!

When completed, the facility will include over 6 collaborativer obotics training stations, and a state-of-the-art vision lab along with fully functioning automation modules to help assist and train our existing and new customers.

More to come soon! Stay tuned...

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Piab's Kenos KCS Robot Gripper EOAT - Now UR+ Certified

Piab Kenos KCS gripper - now UR+ Certified


"UR+ is the premier product platform to help you automate your applications more easily than ever before. Hundreds of industry-leading products are tested and approved to work with cobots from Universal Robots to provide you with fast deployment, simple programming and reliable operation. From grippers and accessories to vision systems and software – UR+ has a solution for you."

- Universal Robots

Piab's Kenos® KCS gripper enables a collaborative robot (cobot) to handle just about anything, anywhere, at any time. This makes it the ideal ”co-working” tool, especially for small businesses, where flexibility is essential. Originally developed together with a leading manufacturer of collaborative robots as a tailor-made automation tool for one customer, the resulting vacuum gripper cobot proved so successful that Piab decided to offer it more widely.


Related: FPE Automation blog article - The Piab Kenos KCS Gripper

Monday, July 8, 2019

New Survey from Mobile Industrial Robots Can Help!

Find out how your procedures and internal logistics measure up to those of your peers. 

Looking to give your business a competitive edge? We’d like to let you know about an interesting industry-wide survey our partner, Mobile Industrial Robots (better known as MiR) is carrying out. The questionnaire is anonymous and takes just 5 minutes to complete. When you submit your answers, you’ll get:

- A report detailing the ways companies across the US are tackling internal logistics

- The chance to win a fully configured autonomous mobile robot for four months

- Entered into a prize drawing for three $500 gift cards

Sound interesting? Find out how an autonomous mobile robot from MiR can help. Tell us about your challenges, and together, we can figure out a better way. 


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Just Announced: FPE Automation Among Top MAC Valves Specialists

Congratulations to FPE Automation's Scott Massie and Steve Carrera! 

Mac Valves Inc. and MDN leadership has hand picked just 40 people from around the continent to be part of an elite team of specialists. These individuals have a unique expertise in Mac's latest, revolutionary products. That includes Pulse Valves, Bullet Valves®, Liquid Valves, MI/O-67® and BViQ®. While Mac Valves is already the industry leader due to their optimized shifting forces, repeatability, balanced design, wiping action, and all of the other innovations comprising Mac's 105+ patents – the aforementioned families of cutting edge products are at the forefront of it all. Scott and Steve made the shortlist of experts! Need information about this game-changing technology? Please reach out to FPE Automation - we're here to help!