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June 28, 2022

 

MC 3M and Innovative Automation Collabration Announced 1 400

3M, a global leader in commercial bonding solutions, and Innovative Automation Inc., an integrator and provider of high-quality automation systems, are joining together to provide industrial manufacturers with an automated solution for tape applications that require precision, repeatability, and high output. The RoboTapeTM System for 3MTM Tape allows industrial manufacturers to take advantage of the benefits of 3M Tape in their assembly processes while maximizing production throughput, improving quality, reducing or re-tasking manual labor and limiting re-work.

To meet the needs of industrial customers facing labor shortages and increasing costs, manufacturers need advanced solutions. This collaboration between 3M and Innovative Automation provides an improved way to apply 3M Tapes precisely for high-volume applications at production speeds that aren’t achievable with manual tape application. The system has been carefully optimized to meet the demands of manufacturing, while providing additional features to streamline operation and maintenance.

The RoboTapeTM System for 3MTM Tape includes the following features:

  • •Pre-configured and optimized for a variety of 3MTM VHBTM Tapes.
  • •Includes the payout — or unwind stand — capable of zero-downtime spool changes, a patent-pending feed system and a lightweight applicator head.
  • •Flexible design that can be integrated onto small or large industrial robots or cobots from a variety of robot OEMs to match customer preferences.
  • •Adjustable for foam, felt and attachment tapes.
  • •Utilizes level wound rolls of 3MTM VHBTM Tape to achieve extended run times and minimize material handling.

The launch of the co-branded system with Innovative Automation provides a new solution to customers who are moving toward automation and looking to increase productivity in their operations.

“At 3M, we are focused on helping our customers improve bonding accuracy and outcomes wherever they are in their automation journey and this system is another step forward for industrial manufacturing,” said Chris Goralski, president of 3M’s Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division. “We are thrilled to be working with Innovative Automation to help bring our customers new ways to support their applications.” 

 

Innovative Automation’s technology and integration capabilities help customers reach their manufacturing goals and they have been developing novel ways to accomplish this with tape. “This system gives us a chance to combine our unique technology and automation experience with 3M’s bonding expertise in a way that supports customers looking to improve their production capabilities. We are excited for how this collaboration with 3M will move the industry forward.” said Steve Loftus, Founder of Innovative Automation.

The RoboTapeTM System for 3MTM Tape debuted at the ATX West show in Anaheim, CA on April 12 and will also be demonstrated at the following trade shows this year: 

Automate – June 6-9, 

Detroit 3M Open Future Technology Experience – July 18-24, Minneapolis

International Manufacturing and Technology Show (IMTS) – September 12-17, Chicago

MC 3M and Innovative Automation Collabration Announced 2 400

 

 

For more information about The RoboTapeTM System for 3MTM Tape, click here  

 


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MC Four Ways Omrons New Factory Drive Recorder Helps You Determine Root Causes 1 400

If a product is scratched by a robot but nobody was there to see it, how do you know what exactly happened? Intermittent problems in manufacturing lines (such as die casting) can cause millions of lost $$$ when repair workers are forced to troubleshoot without any idea of what may have caused the problem or when the problem will occur again.

Omron’s Factory Drive Recorder addresses this issue by letting you monitor machines or areas within your facility and capture what happened just after or prior to a triggering event. Whether your application involves progressive die casting, machine tooling, bottle inspection, high-precision welding, or something else, this solution can save troubleshooting time.

Omron looks at four ways that automation engineers, quality control engineers, system designers, purchasers, and maintenance personnel can benefit from this technology.

 

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MC Rittal AX Fiberglass Enclosures Added Durability with Non Metallic WM Enclosures 1 725

 

AX Fibreglass Wallmount Enclosures available now 

Rittal has rounded off its AX range of compact enclosures with its newly developed fibreglass enclosures. The manufacturer now offers the best of two worlds: the advantages of sophisticated technology combined with the benefits of an extremely robust material.

The AX fibreglass enclosure protects the electrical components even in very harsh environments. Its new mounting functions make rapid expansion possible and provide a greater scope for installation using smart technology.

What the new AX Fibreglass Enclosures provide:

  • •Sophisticated technology
  • •Robust material
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