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June 15, 2022 - Volume 16 Issue 12
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To continuously deliver high quality results to its customers, WEFAG AG not only invested in new CNC machines, but also deployed a collaborative application with the 3FG15 gripper from OnRobot to tend the CNC machines. This makes it possible for the Swiss family-owned company to meet extremely short delivery times and smaller batch sizes confidently, while also reducing the workload of employees, who can now focus on more demanding tasks. Watch how the 3FG15 delivered an ROI in 2 months.


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Orthopedic hip surgery numbers are forecast to increase at a rate of 5% year-to-year until 2026. This is no surprise, given the growing aged population around the world. With this trend, an increased demand for tools and components to support these procedures will emerge. ANCA has already developed a machine that meets that demand.
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Image - Ford Plant Installs Cobots to Optimize Assembly Line for New SUV Ford Plant Installs Cobots to Optimize Assembly Line for New SUV
Ford Motor Company, one of the global automotive industry giants, has one of its major production sites in Europe located in Craiova, Romania. Recently, Ford deployed cobots on the engine assembly line where they grease camshafts, fill engines with oil and perform quality inspections. The cobots have helped Ford deliver a faster production throughput while also relieving employees of repetitive tasks.
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  B-21 Completes Critical Stress Test -- Progresses Toward First Flight
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Image - Volvo Turns to Megacasting -- Can Now Replace 100 Parts with Single Die-Cast Part (Watch Video) Volvo Turns to Megacasting -- Can Now Replace 100 Parts with Single Die-Cast Part (Watch Video)
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  Simple and Scalable End-to-End Predictive Maintenance Solution Coming to North America
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  New 5-Axis VMC Offers Large Work Envelope and Reliable Unmanned Production
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Image - OnRobot Delivers Flexible Palletizing Automation to Any Size Company (Watch Video) OnRobot Delivers Flexible Palletizing Automation to Any Size Company (Watch Video)
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  Schütte's New 8-Spindle Machine Completes Front and Rear of Workpiece in Single Pass
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  Twin-Spindle HMC Stores Enough Workpieces for an Entire Shift
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