Modern Machine Shop

DEC 2016

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56 MMS December 2016 SHOP TALK PLATFORM SUPPORTS THIRD-PARTY COBOT APPLICATION DEVELOPERS Universal Robots (Odense, Denmark) has launched Universal Robots+ (Plus), a showroom of plug- and-play application solutions for its collaborative robots, simplifying implementation for companies using UR's products. Universal Robots+ enables the development and distribution of applications revo l v i n g a ro u n d th e company's UR3, UR5 and UR10 collaborative robot arms. The accessory com- ponents offered through t h e p l a t f o r m , c a l l e d URCaps, can be cus- t o m i z e d h a r d w a r e components (grippers, s e n s o r s a n d s o o n), s o f t w a r e p l u g i n s o r combinations of both. The first URCaps use grippers and sensors f r o m C a n a d a - b a s e d Robotiq. In conjunction with Universal Robots+, the +You program pro- vides a free marketing and suppor t platform for application develop- e r s o f U R C a p s . T h e platform is expected to benefit the developer community, distributors and end users. Universal Robots USA Inc., call 631-610-9664 or visit universal- EUROBLECH CONCLUDES SUCCESSFUL SHOW IN GERMANY The 24th edition of Euro- Blech, the International She et Metal Work ing "Graphene is a material with high potential for innovation in many areas," says Patrik Carlsson, director for the Graphene Center at Chalmers University. "It is also clear that graphene has the potential for disruptive technologies and innova- tions that do not fit within the present business models of existing companies." Sandvik Coromant Co., call 800-726-3845 or visit Switch out chucks in minutes with our new Chuck Switching System. The precision adapter quickly and accurately connects any CCS chuck to the machine spindle and drawtube. At SMW Autoblok, we have dozens of ways for you to hold workpieces better, stronger and smarter. Call or visit our website to learn more. 847.215.0591 ONE ADAPTER. INFINITE OPTIONS. SMARTER WORKHOLDING

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