Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Mayor and Delegates from Sunset Hills Visit FPE Automation's Missouri Technology and Training Center

FPE Automation Opens One of the First Authorized Industrial Automation Training Centers in the United States

FPE Automation has opened its second authorized high-tech training facility, in Sunset Hills, Missouri, just outside St. Louis. The spacious 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 and vision. The facility also has a separate, high-tech lab which includes robots and 3D vision. It is among of the first of its kind in the world.

The Mayor of Sunset Hills, Pat Fribis, along with several Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development professionals and FPE Automation loyal customers were in attendance. Pictured left, FPE Automation's Kurt Vaeth teaches Mayor Pat how to program a Universal Robot Collaborative Robot Arm.

Guests toured the newly-opened facility and saw vision systems, autonomous mobile robots and quite a bit of other cutting edge factory automation technology on display. 

Introducing the MiR250 from Mobile Industrial Robots

The most agile AMR yet. From Mobile Industrial Robots.

New product announcement:

This month, Mobile Industrial Robots unveiled its newest robot, the MiR250. 

The MiR250 has a footprint of 580 x 800 mm (approx. 23 x 31.5 inches) and a height of only 30 centimeters (less than 12 inches). 

It's compact, but powerful.  The MiR250 can move as much as 250 kg (over 500 lbs.) with a speed of 2 meters/second, or 6.56 feet/second. This makes this AMR more agile than any other on the market and highly adaptable for challenging environments. 

Thanks to the small footprint, it can drive through spaces as narrow as 80 centimeters/3.15 inches. So, doors and elevators that can be an obstacle for other mobile robots, are not a problem for the MiR250. 

The MiR250 is constructed for long lifetime, easy serviceability and work 24/7 with the option for fast battery swap. It has been designed according to current applicable safety standards.

For more information, contact FPE Automation - your source for industrial robotics in Illinois, the greater St. Louis/Eastern Missouri region and the Quad Cities in Iowa. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Your processes don’t stop. Neither does FPE Automation.

Your options are changing daily. FPE Automation can accommodate you.

FPE Automation is extremely cognizant of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Our main concern is the safety of our employees, suppliers, customers and their families.

We have instituted a business continuity plan and all of our systems are up and running. We understand the risks of meeting in person and have put in place a multitude of electronic means to interface with you.  

Can't leave the office? Working from home? Remote assistance is available at FPE Automation.

Whether you need training, product information or assistance, we have the means to safely and efficiently provide it to you. All at FPE Automation stand ready to keep your business running as well.

Stay safe and be well. And, from our entire team, thank you for your business.

The situation changes daily. Whatever happens, FPE Automation is available to help.


David Bardos
FPE Automation, Inc. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

FPE Automation Offers Online Training for Companies Taking Coronavirus Precautions

Live Training Available Via Webcam for Companies with 'No Outside Contact' Policies in Place

FPE Automation is offering webcam-based training to companies who have policies in place preventing in-person visits.

With the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) causing growing disruption across the country, organizations of all sizes have adopted a "no outside visitors" policy to protect their employees and to prevent accidental spread of the virus. We understand the need to take precautions. 

At the same time, a growing number of automation professionals have a need for FPE Automation's authorized training. If you need it to, FPE's extensive catalog of automation, robotic and machine safety training will come to you! 

Contact us to schedule your webcam-based training today. 

* Available only to customers in FPE Automation's geographic territory

Is mGrip by Soft Robotics right for you? Take the quiz!

New Robotic End of Arm Tooling (EOAT) Quiz

Are you in the process of selecting end-of-arm-tooling for your robot? Take a short quiz to find out if mGrip by Soft Robotics Inc. is right for you:

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

FPE Automation's CEO David Bardos is Keynote Speaker at Enclave's Business Leader's Forum

FPE Automation's CEO, David Bardos has been selected to be the keynote speaker at Enclave's Beyond Business Friendly Business Leader's Forum

NOTE: This event has been cancelled by the organizer amid coronavirus concerns. Rescheduling information is not yet available. 

Entrepreneurial Human Stories behind Robotics and other Emerging Automation

Human Stories Behind Robotics and other Automation

David Bardos will share with us highlights and lowlights of the highly personal entrepreneurial journey he and his family navigate to bring FPE Automation to its current considerable success, and to its state of readiness to grow further.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

5:30 PM – 9:30 PM CDT

ENCLAVE Learning-and-Earning Center for Entrepreneurs75 Turner AvenueFounders Hall, Main FloorElk Grove Village, IL 60007


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