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SEP 2017

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BETTER PRODUCTION Shops Using Technology 108 MMS September 2017 integrate a robot system into its production process. The repeatability and consistency of the robot- gripper-machine combination has been a huge benefit for the company. "We have 17 different styles of eyeglasses now," Mr. Vallario says. "We really needed something that was easy to program and that we could manipulate on the fly. If I make a change on a design, I have to be able to apply As Mr. Vallario and Mr. Masci began looking at automation solutions, they learned that integration was a significant portion of the overall cost of most systems. With the help of distributor Axis Inc., they came up with a solution using a Robotiq gripper on a UR5 robotic arm, seen here opening the door to the CNC machine, in which the integration was a frac- tion of the total cost of the two components. YMW TAPS USA Quality. Consistency. Performance. Z-PRO Economical High Performance Taps YAMAWA YAMAWA YAMAWA YAMAW 1507 E. McFadden Ave. Santa Ana, CA 92705 Customer Service 855-YMW-USA1 855-969-8721 Ph:714-782-0960 Fx: 714-380-6324 Booth #1855

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