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NOV 2017

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166 MMS November 2017 MODERN EQUIPMENT REVIEW Spotlight: Robots & Automation design by eliminating redundant electrical inter- faces and consolidating hardware to optimize floorspace. The single controller-single program- ming environment approach requires just one programmer to implement an application. In addition, familiarity of the controls among main- tenance technicians can enable faster trouble- shooting and quicker plant acceptance. The software includes a set of add-on instruc- tions (AOI) and human-machine interface (HMI) screens specific to robot configuration and motion control. Operator station HMI software is available for the Allen-Bradley PanelView display, and pendant HMI software is available for the Allen- Bradley MobileView or Pro-face GP4000. The software option is compatible with any Ya s k awa DX 20 0 m ate r i a l h a n d l i n g ro b ot o r YRC1000 GP robot. A combination of up to four robots and positioners can be connected to a single software system. A functional safety unit is also available. Yaskawa America Inc., Motoman Robotics, call 937-847-6200 or visit GRIPPER ENABLES HIGHER PAYLOAD ON COBOTS On Robot's RG6 is designed to be a flexible and energy-efficient gripper that is easy to program and install on cobots handling objects of various sizes. It is a bigger and stronger version of the company's RG2 gripper, with a higher payload than other two-finger collaborative grippers. The higher adjustable force (25 to 120 N) enables 2115 Progress Drive | Springfi eld, Ohio 45505 | Phone: 1-800-428-1133 | Fax: 1-800-634-6480 | Email: | Intermediate Height Jaws ISO 9001:2008 • Available in: - Serrated, Acme & Square Key, American Standard & Metric Tongue & Groove Styles • Steel or aluminum heights of 3", 4", 5", 6", 8", or 10" • Lower cost versus buying a short and a tall jaw • Competitively Priced • Increase tool versatility • Always in stock • Suitable for 90% of all short tall jaw applications • Made in the USA 2115 P D i | S i fi ld Ohi 45 505 DillonManufacturing, Inc. 1.800.383.2244 1.805.584.9495 Scientific Cutting Tools Port Tools and Thread Mills SCT offers many thread mill options to pair with port tools for increased productivity. A Great Pair: Thread Mills • Single Point Tools • Port & Cavity Tools Indexable Tools • Specialty Tools • Coolant Through Tools

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