SMC Products for the Machine Tool Industry

SMC manufactures a wide array of automation technologies for machine builders. Compressed air, coolants, and other fluids must be filtered, monitored, distributed and temperature controlled. We offer a complete range of world-class actuators, valves, sensors, industrial filters, fittings, regulators, temperature control devices, and more. The sampling of catalogs below demonstrates how SMC continually innovates to […]

Smarter Shop Floor with Cloud-Based CNC Monitoring

Tech Manufacturing, a long-time manufacturer of machined metal parts for aerospace clients such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Bombardier, needed to raise production capacity and reduce lead times for their clients’ largest and most urgent orders. GAINING REAL-TIME INSIGHT FROM PEOPLE AND EQUIPMENT With their 5-axis CNC machines already running 24 hours a day up […]

Machine Builders Trust Yaskawa

The Yaskawa name is well known in all types of machining, cutting and fabricating applications for metals, wood, plastics and composites. MACHINE TOOL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Consider a G-code control solution with versatility and power controlling multiple machine processes and mechanisms on a single platform for hybrid machining in additive and subtractive, shape cutting, and robotics. […]

Control Cabinet UPS – WAGO PRO2 Power Supplies

IIoT Ready: Continuous monitoring of all data and values of your system’s power supply Class-Leading Features of PRO 2 Power Supplies Intelligent load management that supplies150% power for 5 s (TopBoost), and up to 600% output current for 15 ms (PowerBoost) Extreme reliability even in adverse conditions. Heat, cold, and altitude have little impact on […]

2020 Memorial Day

At first, Memorial Day was called Decoration Day. It got this name because it was a day when people decorated graves with flowers. In 1882, the name changed to Memorial Day. People wanted the holiday to focus on the soldiers, not the graves. Memorial Day began to honor soldiers from the Civil War. After World […]

Collaborative Robots for Material Handling

Feed, Orient, Load/Unload, or Manipulate Materials in the Correct Position Combine Universal Robots collaborative robot arm, with a Robotiq 3-finger gripper for handling a wide range of objects for assembly. Three fingers cooperate to grasp and manipulate parts for production. Robotiq Adaptive Gripper, General Presentation A cobot that can switch tasks easily and a three finger […]

September 2019 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

PMI® at 47.8% New Orders, Production, and Employment Contracting Supplier Deliveries Slowing at a Slower Rate; Backlog Contracting Raw Materials Inventories Contracting; Customers’ Inventories Too Low Prices Decreasing; Exports and Imports Contracting (Tempe, Arizona) — Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in September, and the overall economy grew for the 125th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in […]

SMC Pneumatics for Packaging

SMC products support efficient automation for beverage processing and packaging appilcations. They feature hygienic and environment resistant designs, with energy savings and safety in mind. Industries: Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics SMC has Energy-Efficient Solutions for all your Packaging Processes: Filling and Sealing: Products and materials compliant with your process ensure product & process hygienic conditions. […]

10 Fluid Power Lessons You Don’t Learn in School

By Charles J. Murray, Senior Technical Editor Reprinted from Design News Completing engineering school doesn’t make you an expert – at least in fluid power. Here’s some of the most common fluid power mistakes most courses never cover, and how to avoid them. Face it: If you were educated in a four-year mechanical engineering curriculum, […]

Industrial Remote Network Security

Extend Industrial Applications over Secure Remote Connections As the world’s network and information technology becomes more mature, the trend is to use Ethernet as the major communications interface in many industrial communications and automation applications.  Industrial Cybersecurity Moxa‘s Industrial Secure Router series is a Gigabit speed, all-in-one Firewall/VPN/Router for Ethernet security applications in sensitive remote […]