Attend Our Automation Seminar & Learn Where “Gripping Meets Robotics”

On Thursday January 11th 2018: Discover Schunk’s End-of-Arm Expertise! For Every Robot, Every Industry, Every Handling Task.

Air Automation will be conducting a “Day of Automation” seminar for our valued customers free of charge. You will learn hands on: The newest automation products from Schunk including: Robotic grippers, accessories & linear motion actuators.

Limited space available. Register today!

Thursday January 11th
Air Automation Eng.
230 Commerce Circle S.
Fridley, MN 55432
Seminar hours:
8:30am-1:30pm
Snack & lunch provided

Enter to win a Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Bluetooth Radio!

Visit AAE at the 2017 MinnPack Show

Air Automation will have booth 723 this year for the 2017 MinnPack show at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Stop by and see what products & services AAE has to offer.

Click on link below for complimentary expo admission and 20% off conference passes (Use promo code INVITE when you register).

http://MDMminn.com/invite

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.

 

Tolomatic Electric high force linear actuator is tough enough to process lumber

The lumber industry has relied on the toughness and high force capabilities of hydraulic cylinders for years.  But lately that reliance has been shaken.  Hydraulic cylinders leak and can contaminate the fragile eco-systems in which lumber processing operates.  Plus, hydraulic systems are only 40-55% efficient and cylinders require frequent maintenance.  When combined, these factors can make hydraulic cylinders an expensive choice in the long run. The introduction of electric high force linear actuators has given the lumber industry a new option for linear motion

Lumber planing machine needs leak-free actuator

A manufacturer of lumber processing equipment was using hydraulic cylinders to position rollers on their planing machine. The manufacturer needed a robust, long-lasting alternative, though. Their customers were concerned that leaking hydraulic fluid would damage the environment.  Customers also didn’t like the high total cost of ownership of hydraulics due to a combination of maintenance costs and the low efficiency of hydraulic systems. Also, low and high temperatures impaired hydraulic cylinder performance.

Electric high force linear actuator is solution

The application requires force output of 7,000 lbf (31,138 kN) and speed of 6 in/sec (152 mm/sec).  Our RSA64 HT electric high-force linear actuator with roller screw meets this challenge, allowing the OEM to eliminate the leaky, expensive hydraulic system.

Not only does the RSA-HT meet the application’s force and speed specifications, the electric rod actuator delivers 70-80% system efficiency and has minimal maintenance requirements.  The RSA operates without a glitch in all temperatures and is sealed with an optional IP67 package to handle the wet, dusty environment.

The RSA roller screw electric rod actuator withstands shock loads caused when the machine’s rollers encounter gaps between boards travelling through the planer. Due to these high shock loads, a custom steel head with an integrated trunnion is used.

POSTED BY AARON DIETRICH (Tolomatic)

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.

301B DIE GRINDER

3445MAX ANGLE GRINDER

VORTEX VT22  TURBINE GRINDER

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