ADHESO Technology – Inspired By Nature

The gripper technology of ADHESO grippers is based on an adhesive system modeled on nature. The adhesive forces used by animals such as geckos for locomotion are now being utilized by SCHUNK for use in handling applications in the most diverse of fields.

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Compact Automation’s Round Line Series Cylinders

Compact Automation’s Round Line (RL) Series cylinders feature a precision rolled body construction providing a long life, low maintenance performance. With design flexibility, a wide range of bore sizes & mounting styles, the RL Series will meet your actuation needs.

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New Epson RC+ Development Software Release

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Congratulations to Will Meis (Outside Sales) & Martin Greenlee (Calibration Specialist) on their 1st place bass tournament win! Great catch!

Epson Robotics & Sensing Solutions

Welcome to the New FasTest

Safe, Reliable. Fast. Standard and Custom Sealing Connection Tools for Leak Test and Fluid Transfer Applications.
FasTest Sealing Connection Tools significantly increase operational throughput and reduce manufacturing costs.

Epson Robots Names Air Automation Engineering an Authorized Service Center

Partnership is Part of an Initiative to Increase Technical Support in the Midwest

CARSON, Calif., – March 16, 2020 – As part of an initiative to increase technical support in the
Midwest US, Epson Robots, the #1 SCARA robot manufacturer in the world, today announced it
is expanding its relationship with Air Automation Engineering (AAE), a leading automation
solutions provider. The partnership establishes AAE as an official Authorized Epson Service
Center and will expand beyond selling Epson Robots, automation products and integrated
solutions to include maintenance and repair of the broad installed base of Epson robots, helping
to ensure fast repair turnaround times throughout the Upper Midwest.

The partnership with Air Automation Engineering involves all Epson Robots automation
products, including the large lineup of SCARA and 6-Axis robots and the lineup of integrated
solutions. The company has helped Epson Robots introduce award-winning robot-based
automation solutions throughout the Upper Midwest, including Iowa, North Dakota, South
Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.

“We’re pleased to expand our relationship with Epson Robots and help our joint customers in
the Upper Midwest,” said Paul Wood, general manager, Air Automation Engineering. “Our team
of long-term professionals focus on providing the best repair and support services so our
customers benefit from a high return on investment.”
“Air Automation has a long history of providing automation solutions and we are looking forward
to adding them as an Authorized Epson Service Center for the Upper Midwest,” said Tom
Versfelt, VP Commercial Sales Epson. “The company’s expertise and commitment to offering a
full service and support portfolio help set our customers up for maximum productivity with Epson

About Air Automation Engineering
Air Automation Engineering (AAE) was founded in 1978 and is recognized as a leading
distributor in the Greater Upper Midwest. The company supports its manufacturing customers
with application support, repair, value added services & inventory from 2 locations in North
Dakota & Minnesota. AAE has passion for automation opportunities with the personnel &
support programs to provide a solution that delivers increased productivity, enhanced machine
safety and improved ergonomics. For more information, visit


Brushless servo motors with integrated controller…

Brushless servo motors with integrated controller…
  • Reduced material costs
  • Reduced labor costs
  • Better quality and reliability
  • Fewer connections, less wiring
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Smart Technology Drives Performance and Reporting in New Cordless Rivet Tool

High-performance BR12PP-8 Smart Rivet Tool from STANLEY Assembly Technologies allows manufacturers to reduce scrap, optimize the assembly area, and provide real-time process data.

The high-performance BR12PP-8 Smart Rivet Tool from STANLEY® Assembly Technologies, the global leader in precision fastening, allows manufacturers to reduce scrap, optimize the assembly area, and provide real-time process data to the existing plant manufacturing execution system by recording the stem break load and rivet pull distance.

“The product launch of the BR12PP-8, STANLEY Assembly Technologies is the latest development in partnership with the STANLEY® Engineered Fastening to offer the best in smart, cordless, programmable rivet setting technology,” said Deanna Postlethwaite, director of global product management at STANLEY Assembly Technologies.

The BR12PP-8 Smart Rivet Tool offers benefits including:

  • Digitally adjustable force and distance acceptance values
  • Use 1 tool for many rivets and applications for reduced cost of ownership and increased error detection
  • Detects errors in the process, preventing customer returns and recalls
  • Optional integrated force switch
  • Programmable multi-function button provides a simple, flexible way to complete many different tasks with a single button
  • Durable brushless DC servo motor engineered for the high production environment

This programmable, smart-rivet reporting system offers built-in, smart electronics that allow the tool to operate without a STANLEY Assembly Technologies QBE-Series Controller. This saves on setup time and cost. For customers requiring a QBE-Series Controller to connect to an error-proofing system, plant networks, and other advanced features, the BR12PP-8’s built-in WiFi provides the capability to add to a QBE-Series Controller for expanded convenience.