Friday, October 16, 2020

Experience MIG and TIG cobot welding and 3D bin picking live at JWCC in Quincy, IL on November 17.

Collaborative Robotics Automation Conference

Special one-day event at John Wood Community College in Quincy, Illinois. Breakfast provided.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 8:00-11:00 am

Automation Within Reach

Discover how to leverage collaborative robots (cobots) to maximize ROI. During this hands-on conference, we will help you find the right process strategy for your enterprise’s automation so that you can become more efficient. Increase productivity, solve labor challenges, reduce margin of error and make your place of business safer, all by implementing cobots.


  • save you money
  • retain workers
  • improve quality
  • increase productivity

Businesses of all sizes are discovering the significant benefits of automation.

Join our expert team for an interactive conversation about collaborative robots and how they can benefit you. Seize the opportunity to see the technology in action with live demos.

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Bring your own part.

MIG/TIG welders: you are invited to bring a part with you. Although our packed agenda doesn’t allow us to test individual items on-site at JWCC, the engineers at Melton Machine or Computech will bring your item back to their state-of-the-art facility with them. After the presentation, they will connect with you to show you a live, proof-of-concept demo of your part being welded by a collaborative robot.

Who should attend?

If MIG or TIG welding is a part of your internal processes and you'd like to know more about where your industry is headed, this special event is an excellent fit for you. We will also have Universal Robots' ActiNav Automated Bin Picking system on display, so members of your team who deal with pick & place operations may also benefit from accompanying you to John Wood Community College on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 8:00-11:00 am.

Map/Directions to the John Wood Community College Workforce Development Center


Friday, October 9, 2020

FPE Automation has a new accreditation to show that we are committed to safety.

FPE Automation Has Completed the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) "Back to Business" Certification

To assist Illinois businesses to safely reopen in the wake of COVID-19, the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) offers a voluntary "Back to Business" self-certification for business that meet a certain criteria. This self-certification is designed to educate businesses on best practices around getting their operations running safely in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. FPE Automation has completed the certification process and will remain committed to the safety of employees, visitors, and the surrounding community.

What does certification mean for FPE Automation? 

It means FPE Automation is operationally compliant and committed to operating safely and responsibly. The certification covers these key areas of operation:

Basic infection prevention

Physical space modification

Infectious disease planning

Employee monitoring

Workplace flexibility

Completion of the certification program shows that FPE Automation is making every effort to maintain a safe work environment.

Monday, October 5, 2020

New tri-axis turn-key solutions for transfer presses are simpler, stronger, and more economical.

Introducing PHD Tri-Axis Modular Press Tooling Components

If you have a transfer press, we have good news for you. Recent developments are going to make your life much easier. PHD Tri-Axis Modular Press Tooling Components are a pre-engineered, complete turn-key solution. Simpler, stronger, and more economical than heavy, cumbersome dedicated rail or plate mount systems. Take a look.

More info:

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