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, […]