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How to Combine an Automatic Screwdriver With a Tool Changer

Picture your product as it moves down the assembly line. As it comes into a new station, the operator grabs the electric screwdriver, picks up a screw, and fastens it. The next step needs a lower torque for a different type of screw, so your operator puts down the current screwdriver and reaches for another one. Although this all sounds simple for a human, fastening multiple types of screws within the same assembly is a complex automation project. But it doesn’t have to be if you use a tool changer. 

Élizabeth Martel
By Élizabeth Martel
on Apr 05, 2022 10:22 AM. 5 min read time
 
How to Combine an Automatic Screwdriver With a Tool Changer

Picture your product as it moves down the assembly line. As it comes into a new station, the operator grabs the electric...

Élizabeth Martel
By Élizabeth Martel
on Apr 05, 2022 10:22 AM
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How to Decide If You Should Bother With Lean Robotics

Not sure if you should look further into Lean Robotics? Not sure if it's worth your time? Here's a simple guide to deciding if...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Feb 04, 2020 10:13 AM
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How to Determine the Processes that Need Automation?

Humans and machines are already working side by side to build and maintain a more efficient manufacturing infrastructure. But...

Mariane Davids
By Mariane Davids
on Sep 24, 2019 11:33 AM
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The Quebec-based Company APN Increases CNC Machine Uptime

To help increase CNC machine uptime, APN, a Quebec-based company that has been a leader in part machining for the aerospace...

Romy A Letourneau
By Romy A Letourneau
on Aug 17, 2019 8:07 AM
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The 3 Ways to Automate a Sanding Task

What's the best way to automate a sanding task? Material removal is vital for many manufacturing processes, but it take a lot...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Apr 30, 2019 7:00 AM
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Let's Start a Conversation about Finishing...

 Catherine Elie showcases Robotiq's new Sanding Kit as we get ready to delve into the world of sanding, polishing, deburring...

Emmet Cole
By Emmet Cole
on Apr 25, 2019 12:47 PM
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What's the Difference Between Automation and Robotics?

Industrial automation, Robotic Process Automation, test automation… What do the terms all mean!? Are robotics and automation...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Jun 28, 2017 7:00 AM
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We'll See 1.4 Million New Robots By 2019

According to a report by the IFR, the International Federation of Robots, the world will see a dramatic increase in the...

Kayla Matthews
By Kayla Matthews
on May 10, 2017 7:00 AM
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Robot-Enabled Factories: 5 Powerful Statistics for 2017

Whether you’re a production manager, a business owner, or someone who stays on top of the industrial sector, today’s top...

Mariane Davids
By Mariane Davids
on May 01, 2017 7:00 AM
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