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OCT 2017

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w w w . k a l a m a z o o i n d u s t r i e s . c o m $225. 00 $215. $325. 00 166 MMS October 2017 mmsonline.com MODERN EQUIPMENT REVIEW GRIPPER KITS EASE CREATION OF CUSTOM END-OF-ARM TOOLING Rethink Robotics has released the ClickSmart series, a solution for end-of-arm tooling that incorporates smart sensing and rapid swapping capabilities. The series includes five dif ferent categories of gripper kits and a plate with embed- ded sensing, gripper recognition, and the ability to access actuators and sensors through the company's software platform. The plate lets users quickly swap end effectors by hand without any tools. When the plate is at tached to any Saw yer robot, the robot will immediately recognize the type of end effector and how to control it with no programming needed. The gripper kit contains components to con- struct end effectors suitable for most automatable tasks, enabling faster deployments. It also has an embedded memory module that stores the configuration of the attached end effector. The gripper kits reduce sourcing efforts for manufacturers and are available in large and small pneumatic, large and small vacuum, and foam vacuum options. Rethink Robotics Inc., call 617-500-2487 or visit rethinkrobotics.com. AUTONOMOUS MOBILE PLATFORM OPTIMIZES SMART FACTORY LOGISTICS Comau has commercialized an automated guided vehicle (AGV) platform that is said to be flexible enough to be deployed across a range of man- u f a c tu r i n g s c e n a r i o s. C o m a u s ay s th a t th e Agile1500 is the first AGV within the company's new platform and fully expresses its open auto- mation design approach. Modular, scalable and completely reconfigu- rable, the AGV can carry as much as 1,500 kg w i th a m a x imu m s p e e d of 1.7 m /se c. It c a n 6856 E "K" AVE • KALAMAZOO, MI 49048 PHONE: 269-382-2050 • FAX: 269-382-0790 00 $249. 00 w w w. k a l a m a z o o i n d . c o m / m m PROVIDE A HEALTHIER WORKPLACE REDUCE ABSENTEEISM CUT HVAC COSTS • Exceeds OSHA & NIOSH requirements • Easily installs on any CNC machine • Eliminates oil/coolant mist, smoke, other fine aerosols and particulates To learn more, contact us at 513-528-5674, mistcollectors@LNSamerica.com or visit www.LNS-america.com. ELIMINATE OIL / COOLANT MIST & SMOKE

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