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Ask an Engineer- Can you walk me through how to select the correct Festo cleanroom actuator?

"Can you walk me through how you would select the correct Festo cleanroom actuator? The requirements are it must be pneumatic, have 1270mm stroke, be able to move 50lbs, have 10s cycle time or less, be ISO 6 Cleanroom rated, and be mounted horizontally."

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So, What Exactly Can You Build With Aluminum Extrusion?

The versatility of aluminum extrusion makes it a perfect building block for really any idea you might have. TSLOT'S large selection of aluminum extrusion products are lightweight, high-quality, and extremely durable.

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Mechatronic Minute- Omron S8V-CP Electronic Circuit Protector

In the first edition of the Mechatronic Minute, we have the Omron S8V-CP 24V DC electronic circuit protector.

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Ask an Engineer- How can we fit more components in our electrical panel without needing to purchase a bigger enclosure?

A lot of customers that I have talked to would like to be able to put a few more components in their panel but say they are out of room. Their thought was also to move to a larger enclosure but were unsure if that was the answer due to the additional cost on top of the added components.

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Machine Safeguarding Guidelines Part 2- Electric Automation Safety Components

Now that you have hard guarded your machines where applicable as we discussed in part 1 of this blog, it is important to bring in electrical safety technology to fill the gaps and ensure the work environment is safe for your labor force.

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Introducing the New ERT™ 250 Conveyor from Dorner

Now introducing the new Edge Roller Technology (ERT) 250 conveyor from Dorner. It is a precision edge roller pallet and tray handling conveyor that provides efficient, non-contact zoning for assembly automation applications. The ERT 250 also features a clean, open roller design and is ISO Class 4 approved for cleanrooms.

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Machine Safeguarding Guidelines Part 1- Hard Guarding

Safety is a major topic with automated machines and automation components exploding in popularity in today’s manufacturing environment. The goal is to have reliable, repeatable manufacturing processes while also keeping your labor force safe and providing a rewarding work environment.

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Ask an Engineer- My company is new to automation, where is a good place to start?

Oftentimes, first time automation customers look at automating the manual process that seems to take the longest. They feel that if they automate this process, it will speed everything up but there is usually a reason this process takes the longest.

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COVID-19 Safety Solutions

As the government continues to slowly relax restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the responsibility of businesses to create and maintain a safe environment for their employees and customers.

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The Importance of Feasibility & Proof-of-Concept Testing for Automation Solutions

For many manufacturing engineers, the decision to invest in various forms of automation technology (robots, motion control, machine vision, part feeding, robot end-of-arm tooling, conveying systems, vacuum systems, and more) can be daunting.

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