The Alexir Partnership has become the first major carton-converter in the UK to install an in-line digital solution for folding cartons. The digital press, with a thick stock capability up to 610 microns, will be the first Xerox digital press with these heavier weight options to be installed in Europe.
The Afinia 3D H800 3D printer recently won the RAPID 2015 Exhibitor Innovation Award. The H800 was selected by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing (RTAM) Committee.
3D Printing and Short-Run Manufacturing service provider Forecast 3D is excited to announce that they will be exhibiting at RAPID next week, with the championship winning Harbinger race car that displays over 45 functioning parts built utilizing Forecast 3D's additive manufacturing technologies.
• Vacuum generation that's 100% electrical;
• Integrated intelligence for energy and process control;
• Extensive communication options through IO-Link interface;
Schmalz already offers a large range of solutions that can optimize handling process from single components such as vacuum generators to complete gripping systems. Particularly when used in autonomous warehouse, conventional vacuum generation with compressed air reaches its limits. Compressed air often is unavailable in warehouses. Schmalz therefore is introducing a new technology development: a gripper with vacuum generation that does not use compressed air. The vacuum is generated 100% electrically. This makes the gripper both energy efficient and mobile. At the same time, warehouses need systems with integrated intelligence to deliver information and learn. This enables the use of mobile and self-sufficient robots, which pick production order at various locations in the warehouse. Furthermore, Schmalz provides various modular connection options from its wide range of end effectors in order to handle different products reliably and safely.