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How are Cartesian Robots Different?

“Until now, the collaborative robot market has been dominated by 6-axis articulated robots. These robots have complex geometries that create large workcells with significant dead space and make it difficult to teach positions. The simple Cartesian geometry of the PP100 is ideal for simple applications, and for adding process modules such as screwdrivers or dispense heads, and for mounting above equipment like conveyor belts. The integrated controls and ability to bridge conveyors allows this robot to be installed in many applications without taking up valuable floor space. Precise’s full line of industrial collaborative robots (SCARA, Cartesian, 6-axis) allows users to choose the right configuration for their application rather than trying to make a 6-axis robot fit into every workcell.” – Brian Carlisle, CEO of Precise Automation. […]

By | March 27th, 2018|Articles, Robotics|Comments Off on How are Cartesian Robots Different?

Fast-to-Deploy Collaborative Robots

Fast-To-Deploy Collaborative Robots Sawyer is designed to increase performance and adaptability What is a collaborative robot? If you look up collaborative robot on the internet there are some variations of what it is.  The literal definition of collaboration is The action of working with someone to produce or create something, which is the exact [...]

By | March 14th, 2018|Articles, Robotics|Comments Off on Fast-to-Deploy Collaborative Robots

Automation is Everywhere

Fully-Automated Cheese Brine System You might expect a fully- automated  cheese brine system when you see a horse pulling a little black buggy like in the picture above the last thing that may come to mind is industrial automation.  That was a true statement for me also, until I was involved with a fully automated cheese brining [...]

By | January 30th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Automation is Everywhere

Plant Intelligence…and Beer!

It is a (not so) well kept secret that we have a homemade beer machine at Sure Controls. The beer machine is always the highlight of any facility tour we give to our customers. I thought it could also be a very cool way to demonstrate some of our Plant Intelligence capabilities! A few weeks [...]

By | August 17th, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on Plant Intelligence…and Beer!

Improved Web Handling – A Success Story

Line 5 at Film Tech (Project 3366) Background Film Tech, a company in Stanley, WI, purchased a used 3 layer blown film line from a company in Ohio. The machine was disassembled and brought to their facility in the spring of 2015. Film Tech requested that a complete controls upgrade be completed on the line [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on Improved Web Handling – A Success Story