Don’t miss Air Automation at the Omaha Products Show

Nebraska’s Showcase of the Latest and Best

This year Air Automation will have a booth at the Omaha Products Show! Come and see the latest: Robots, Vision Systems, Assembly Tools, PLC’S, Air Automation Custom Products & More!

Thursday October 12th 9:00am – 3:30pm
7015 Spring Street
Omaha, NE 68106
Booths: 400 & 401

AAE is recognized as a Gold Level Aimco partner!

Mr. Doug Hall, president of Aimco recently came to visit our office headquarters and presented AAE with a certificate of achievement for performing at their highest customer service & sales level.

 

About Ingersoll-Rand Grinders

Ingersoll Rand provides automotive technicians and maintenance personnel with the muscle they need for tough grinding jobs. Cleaning surfaces, removing gaskets and general surface prep is no problem for our full line of straight and right angle grinders. And when you need industrial grade power, Ingersoll Rand has the tools for you. Our industrial grinder line includes the M2-Series, heavy duty Pro-series, ARO pencil grinders and revolution grinders. Choose what is best for you.

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Epson Robots to Demonstrate Innovative and Highly Efficient Robotics Solutions for the Factory Automation Industry at ATX East

MEDIA ALERT: NEW YORK, NY – June 13, 2017 

Who

Epson Robots will be showcasing unique, innovative, high precision robotics solutions designed for maximum efficiency and productivity for a wide variety of applications in factory automation at the Automation Technology show, ATX East.

What

The showcase will feature the new and revolutionary Flexion™ N2 6-Axis robot as well as an assembly demo of an Epson Point of Sale printer built with a high precision SCARA robot and a compact 6-Axis robot.

Showcase

The showcase includes Epson’s newest Flexion N2 6-Axis space-saving robot, featuring the world’s first compact folding arm design that meets the increasingly high demands for efficient movement and precise placement required in advanced manufacturing. It’s ideal for use in production and quality assurance in the automotive, electronics, medical and laboratory equipment industries, which require compact solutions for applications that need smaller robots and workcells. With the ability to operate in a tight space, the Flexion N2, which reduces the required workspace area by up to 40% versus standard 6-Axis robots, can be utilized in production lines that traditional 6-Axis robots cannot.*1 These ultra compact robots with a reach of 450 mm are able to easily reach into confined and restricted work spaces from many angles with smooth motion, allowing for maximum efficiency.

Also on display will be an assembly of the Epson OmniLink® TM-T88V Point of Sale intelligent printer built with a G6-Series SCARA robot and a C4 6-Axis robot.

Epson G6 SCARA robots are perfect for applications that require high speed and/or high precision in industries such as automotive, medical, semiconductor, food, pharmaceutical, hard drive, consumer, and many others. The new Max-E envelope design delivers maximum motion range, allowing Epson G-series robots to do jobs that normally require much larger arms. The smaller footprint translates to less factory space requirements and lower overall factory costs, helping manufacturers to stay competitive.

The compact Epson C4 6-Axis robots deliver exceptional speed, flexibility and repeatability, making them ideal for lab automation, medical, consumer, food, automotive, electronics, PC peripheral, semiconductor, plastics, appliance and aerospace industries. They can be used for a wide variety of applications ranging from blood sample handling to DNA testing or from instrument panel assembly to medical instrument kitting. Epson C4 robots include a unique compact wrist pitch as well as a slim body elbow design. They are well suited for big jobs in tiny spaces allowing payloads of up to 4Kg while maintaining fast speeds and cycle times, resulting in maximum productivity.

When

ATX East takes place from June 13-15.

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Where

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY. Epson booth 2405

About Epson Robots

Epson Robots is a global leader in PC controlled precision factory automation, with an installed base of well over 55,000 robots worldwide and a product line of hundreds of models of easy to use SCARA, Cartesian and 6-Axis robots based on a common PC based platform. Building on a 35+ year heritage, Epson Robots today delivers robots for precision assembly and material handling applications in the aerospace, appliance, automotive, biotechnology, consumer product, electronics, food processing, medical device, pharmaceutical, plastics, semiconductor, and telecommunication industries. For more information, visit www.epsonrobots.com

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 91 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

We Offer Dyna-Lift® Ergonomic Lifting Technology

Ergonomic, height-adjustable workbenches are quickly becoming the standard in industry. And as more people demand height-adjustability, Dyna-Lift ® is the standard for delivering it.

In addition to work tables, other common applications include hospital beds, assembly line fixtures, rehabilitation tables. Less conventional applications have included casket lifts, massage table lifts and lectern/podium lifts.

We have developed Dyna-Lift ® applications for many light and heavy industrial and medical applications, including a successful product to help Boeing make the production of airplane wings height-adjustable for workers.

Every customer has a special, unique need that they need Dyna-Lift ® to satisfy. That is why Bucher Hydraulics excels at timely response, outstanding research of our clients” needs, engineering of the right applications and ultimately the best solution for each situation.

The Benefits of Dyna-Lift ® Technology

  • OEM and Retrofit Kits Install Quickly
  • Improve Productivity
  • Increase Comfort
  • Comply with ADA & OSHA guidelines
  • Smooth and Quiet Operation
  • Units Shipped Fully Charged and Ready To Install
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Real World Examples: Pneumatics

Pneumatic systems can be divided into two general categories: systems that are powered by a rotating rotor and systems that are powered by a reciprocating piston. Devices powered by a rotating rotor contain a housing compartment, vanes, and a central spindle. Air enters the housing and applies pressure to the vanes, which causes the spindle to rotate. Then, the mechanism that is attached to the spindle begins to move. Essentially, pneumatic systems work by compressing air to a higher pressure. The high pressure then forces a spindle or piston to move, which powers a tool or motor.

They are most commonly found in buses, trucks and other large vehicles. They use a type of friction brake that allows compressed air to press on a piston, which then applies the pressure to the brake pad which stops the vehicle.

Air Brakes

Air brakes on buses and trucks are formally known as compressed air brake systems. These systems use a type of friction brake in which compressed air presses on a piston and then applies the pressure to the brake pad that stops the vehicle.

Air Nail Gun

In an air nail gun, air pressure flows into the gun from a compressor which the air pressure is then stored in a “chamber” until the plunger which is located at the muzzle is depressed and the trigger is pulled.  When the plunger is depressed, the air pressure is then allowed to flow through the chamber, above a piston that is attached to a blade. Located above the piston is under the plunger. The compressed air then forces the plunger up and allows access to the top of the piston.

Bicycle/Ball Pump

Air is compressed and forced into the ball or bicycle inner tube as the handle is pumped on top of the cylinder. Pneumatic pumps have offered a “lower total cost of ownership” compared to traditional pumps.

Jackhammer

This device is fed with compressed air as a source of power and uses pumps to deliver air to drill through hoses. Although this is commonly known as a drill, this machine is actually more like an automatic hammer in it’s method of working and because of that, it is known as the air-hammer or jackhammer.

Orbital Sanders

This is a popular tool with body shops. The tool is comprised of a handle that fits into the palm of the hand, and a block that holds sheets of sandpaper. It spins the sandpaper in random orbits, hence the name orbital sander, which prevents the tool from leaving noticeable swirls or hot spots. This tool is very useful for someone who needs to finish an uneven surface without spending a lot of time sanding by hand. An orbital sander can generate more than 10,000 rotations per minute.

Robotic Technology Creates Cost-Effective Method to Study Missouri Crops

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, MARCH 13, 2017

A two-pronged robotic system pioneered by University of Missouri researchers is changing the way scientists study crops and plant phenotyping.

Gui DeSouza, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and his Vision-Guided and Intelligent Robotics (ViGIR) Laboratory have partnered with researchers from the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources to study the effects of climate change on crops in Missouri. The effort is part of a larger study, funded by the National Science Foundation, to understand the overall effects of climate change in Missouri.

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To accurately create 3-D models of plants and collect data both on regions of crops and individual plants, the research team developed a combination approach of a mobile sensor tower (in background) and an autonomous robot vehicle equipped with three levels of sensors and an additional robotic arm. Photo courtesy of Gui DeSouza.

To accurately create 3-D models of plants and collect data both on regions of crops and individual plants, the research team developed a combination approach of a mobile sensor tower and an autonomous robot vehicle equipped with three levels of sensors and an additional robotic arm. They’re used to complete a complex process called plant phenotyping, which assesses growth, development, yield and items such as tolerance and resistance to environmental stressors by correlating these to physiology and shape of the plants.

“The Vinobot collects a large variety of data,” DeSouza said. “For example, it uses three sets of sensors to collect temperature, humidity and light intensity at multiple wavelengths, and it collects those at three different heights of the crop.”

The tower inspects a 60-foot radius of a given field to identify areas affected by environmental stresses, while the vehicle collects data on individual plants. Additionally, the vehicle has a robotic arm that it uses to move around the plant and create a 3-D model of each individual plant.

The names of both robots are a combination of the ViGIR lab and their given function — Vinobot (ViGIR pheNOtyping roBOT) for the vehicle, Vinoculer (ViGIR pheNOtyping trinoCUlar observER) for the tower.

“We can measure from the tower if the plants are under any stress, such as heat, drought, etc,” DeSouza said. “Then the tower can tell the mobile robot to go to a particular area of the field and perform data collection on the individual plants.”

While the tower covers only a relatively small area, it can easily be moved around to cover an entire field. The cost-effectiveness of the towers means it wouldn’t be expensive to have more than one operating at a time.

Cost-effectiveness and efficiency are key to this new system. Using unmanned aerial vehicles such as quadcopters can take time, as those devices often require Federal Aviation Administration clearance and experienced pilots to operate over a field. Those vehicles also can be expensive, driving the cost up to between $16,000 and $80,000 as opposed to Vinoculer’s estimated $5,000 price. Those figures were outlined in the team’s recent paper, “Vinobot and Vinoculer: Two robotic platforms for high-throughput field phenotyping,” published in Sensors.

“They are not only inexpensive; they are also available 24/7, and can generate a lot more data than any aerial vehicle” DeSouza said.

~Ryan Owens

To read the complete article, click HERE.

About Epson SCARA Robots


For Pricing Details, Call Us at 763-571-4970

One of the many robots we sell is the Epson SCARA Robot. CLICK HERE to view all of the robots we sell.  Epson has their SCARA Robots in a G-Series, RS-Series, and a LS-Series.

Epson SCARA Robots G-Seriesepson SCARA robots

  • Repeatabilities to +/- 5 Microns
  • 175 – 1000mm Reach
  • Payloads to 20Kg
  • Super Fast Cycle Times
  • High Rigidity Arm Design
  • Tabletop, Ceiling and Wall Mount
  • Clean/ESD and Wash Down Model

Epson SCARA Robots RS-Series+

  • Unique Full Rotation J2 Design for:epson SCARA robots
    • Full Envelope Access
    • Faster Cycle Times
    • Larger Pallet/Tray Usage
  • Repeatabilities to +/- 10 Microns
  • 350 and 550mm Arm Lengths
  • Clean/ESD Models Available

Epson SCARA Robots LS-Series

The idea behind the LS-Series was to for them to be the cost solution for the factories who were looking for the best “bang-for-there-buck”. Don’t let the fact that they are more cost-efficient scare you away, the Epson SCARA Robots LS-Series are packed with the same power as the rest!

For a complete description of these products, CLICK HERE!

Visit the AAE booth at the 2016 Nebraska Products Show

Air Automation has a booth at the Nebraska Products Show this year!

Thursday October 27th, 2016 9Am – 4Pm

Lancaster Event Center 4100 N 84th St, Lincoln, NE 68507

Come visit our booth (435 & 500 together).

Check out the latest assembly tools, robots & more!

For more information contact Michelle@airautomation.com 

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