Monday, February 24, 2020

High-tech Authorized Training Center for Industrial Automation, Robotics and Vision

FPE Automation Offers Expert Training at High-tech Facility for Industrial Robotics, Vision/ID, Machine Safety and More

FPE Automation is proud to offer one of the Midwest's only fully authorized training centers for industrial automation. Whether you or your team needs Universal Robots CORE training, machine vision and ID, safety or other training, come to FPE Automation. Here, practical application is key. We've invested in several fully-equipped robot stations in a large training room, where guests get individual hands-on training by industry experts. Each station has a collaborative robot arm, vision and conveyance so that every guest can interact with the equipment personally. The facility also has a separate, high-tech vision lab which includes robots and 3D vision.

For a full training schedule, visit and select 'Events'.

Friday, February 21, 2020

New High Tech Industrial Automation Training Center

FPE Automation Opens One of the World's First Authorized Industrial Automation Training Centers

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL,– February 20, 2020 FPE Automation, Inc. an award-winning, industrial automation product and solution provider celebrated the grand opening of a new, high-tech training facility, less than a mile from the newly-developed Elk Grove Technology Park on Thursday. The 5,300 s.f. facility features several full robot training stations in a large training room, where hands-on training will take place. Each station has a collaborative robot arm, vision and conveyance. The facility also has a separate, high-tech vision lab which includes robots and 3D vision. It is one of the first of its kind in the world.

The grand opening celebration included a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Trustees from Elk Grove Village as well as an Economic Development Specialist were in attendance. Also participating in the ribbon cutting were FPE Automation’s management team as well as individuals from CognexUniversal Robots, MAC ValvesPHD Inc. and Tolomatic.

Training has already been scheduled to take place and class registration is underway for a variety of training, all geared toward industrial automation. The roster includes robotic, vision, industrial safety classes and more. Leading global manufacturers such as Epson, Omron, Universal Robots, Cognex, MAC Valves, PHD Inc., Robotiq, Yamaha/YRG and more provide content and industry expertise.

David Bardos, CEO of FPE Automation said, "Throughout FPE Automation’s history, we have made every effort to supply Illinois-based manufacturers with the best products and solutions to help the companies we do business with to be the best in their respective industries. The industrial market is evolving at a faster pace than it ever has. Automation is finding its place in all market sectors. Here at FPE, we feel that the education of our customers and their employees is paramount in the successful implementation of in-plant automation; in particular, collaborative robots, vision and motion control. With that in mind we are pleased to present our new training facility located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.  This center will give our broad base of Midwestern customers and their employees hands on training on the latest technology. This training will increase the comfort level, acceptance and success of the automation implementation in their facilities. The intended result is that manufacturing remains strong in the region. All of the training conducted at the facility is factory-certified and taught by field experienced instructors. We are extremely proud of this investment, which allows us to be an even bigger asset to our customers. Their patronage over the years has allowed us to reinvest in our business to better serve you. For that we are extremely grateful.”

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Machine Vision Workshop Coming to St. Louis

Join our automation experts at the new authorized training facility in Sunset Hills, MO for an exclusive one-day machine vision workshop.

We’ll cover:

Machine Vision Essentials

The basics of machine vision for industrial applications like automatic inspection, process control, and robot guidance.

DALSA iNspect Express Vision Software

Use of the popular Teledyne DALSA iNspect Express vision software, the easiest point and click vision software available anywhere. So simple, as a matter of fact, that other vision companies are trying to imitate this easy-to-use software.

Machine Vision Lighting 

Lighting is critical to a successful application. It’s a topic that is often overlooked. We’ll show you how to use various lighting solutions in your applications. We’ll cover axial, darkfield, dome, spot and different colored lights. 

You will leave with iNspect Express demo software, a FREE six color test light, and the knowledge to better manage machine vision!

Q&A: Following the session, we’ll be available to answer any questions about your actual application. Bring in an example from your work environment and our experts will assist you.

Cost: $250
Lunch will be provided.
Workshop: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm



FPE Automation, Inc.
Authorized Training Center
12951 Gravois Rd # 120, Sunset Hills, MO 63127