Friday, December 10, 2021

A Single Robot Tends Two Machines: A Filling Application Case Study

Pick & Place: When it is beneficial to build a robotic cell. 

A repurposed UR3 now tends two machines and still gets better output.

Before this project started, Bisco's Won Suh already understood the advantages of automating. He had a Universal Robots UR3e that he wanted to repurpose for a new pick and place filling application. He just didn't have bandwidth to get it done in-house. 

That's the great part about FPE Automation's Handshake Solutions. We can put together a unique team just for you, so that your implementation is successful. For Bisco, this included automation experts from both FPE Automation and Designhawk InnovationsDesignhawk is an industrial automation firm located in Chicago. They specialize in helping companies just like Bisco to automate. 

Take a look at how this UR3e robot reliably and consistently handles this pick and place filling application. Along with Universal Robots, you'll notice an OGZ gripper and OSW slide, both from PHD Inc. The bowl feeder was provided by Mirai Inter-technologies. You'll also notice MAC Valves, and a Camozzi air prep system used here. It's exactly the type of multi-product engineering that makes FPE Automation's Handshake Solutions so valuable. Pulling together world-class technology, we can achieve the end results you need.

FPE Automation handshake solutions are nearly endless in scope and possibility. We can help you automate vision systems, robotic pick and place applications, palletizing, welding, machining, sanding and grinding, logistics and more, just to name a few.

To learn how we can help you make automation a reality for your business, visit

Whatever your requirements are, FPE Automation can help you to get started.



Thursday, December 9, 2021

Is Automation Really "Revolutionizing Manufacturing"?

Revolutionizing Manufacturing: It's What We Do.

It is also the title of an article run recently by the Elk Grove Village Business Journal, a publication in the hometown of FPE Automation's corporate offices; Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Revolutionizing? That's quite a word! If you think the journalists are overstating it, consider this:

 At no time in the 50+ years of FPE Automation's history has manufacturing in our region undergone such a sweeping change. The positive effect that automation is having on the way we do business, combat labor shortages, keep workers safe, etc. is far-reaching. 

The good news? FPE Automation can help take the intimidation factor out of automating your business. If this article leaves you curious about what the possibilities are for your company, we invite you to check out the case studies. Businesses all over the Midwest, just like yours, are reaping big benefits from robotics, vision and AI. 

The latest industrial automation technology is boosting productivity and profitability for U.S. manufacturers.

We'd like to thank the Elk Grove Village Business Journal for the press! We hope you enjoy the article