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6
Jul

Landmark Win: FPE Automation secures prestigious Distributor of the Year Award from partner MAC Valves

Celebrating Excellence: MAC Valves Announces FPE Automation is Winner of Distributor of the Year Award for 2022 Breaking news: July 6, 2023, Wixom, Michigan By Sandia Harrison, Director of Marketing, FPE Automation MAC Valves announced today that FPE Automation is the recipient of their Distributor of the Year award for 2022. It is the company’s unprecedented fourth time receiving the

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23
Jun

More efficient dust collection: green energy initiatives work better when they are part of THIS comprehensive approach

For Dust Collectors, Sustainability is Key Minor savings in energy costs can result in added costs and risks elsewhere. Dust collectors have options. By Sandia Harrison, Director of Marketing, FPE Automation “Consider This – Single Energy Projects Don’t Maximize Savings” Industry Week reports. If you’ve been a part of a corporate energy initiative, you might have found that statement to be painfully obvious.

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21
Jun

Saving lives: robotic end-of-arm-tooling picks and places frozen containers of human plasma

FPE Automation Receives Recognition for Highly Specialized Application in the Biotech Sector By Sandia Harrison, Director of Marketing, FPE Automation FPE Automation’s Steve Moore received recognition in an industry insider partner newsletter this month for a unique and special application. One that saves lives. Plasma is the liquid component of your blood that contributes to 55% of your blood’s total volume.

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14
Jun

Don’t just go from adequate to better. Smart manufacturers aim for exceptional.

When Equipment Manufacturers Improve Product Quality, Everyone is a Winner By Sandia Harrison, Director of Marketing, FPE Automation Our story begins with an Illinois-based manufacturer of packaging equipment. Scott Peters, Territory Sales Manager for PHD Inc., described the application this way, “An ‘up-packer’ is located at the ginning press at a cotton gin and straps cotton.” For decades, the unpacking portion of

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7
Jun

Zebra’s Deep-Learning OCR enables fast, accurate reads with no training required.

This New OCR Tool Captures Text Without Training One of the biggest challenges with setting up optical character recognition (OCR) is having to train your machine vision cameras or fixed scanning devices to get the job done right. Many OCR applications make this harder because they’re not good at capturing hard-to-read or low-contrast characters, especially against confusing backgrounds. Thankfully, there’s

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2
Jun

A manufacturing engineering balancing act – cutting costs while maintaining quality.

Major Pet Food Manufacturer Swaps Out Legacy Cylinder for PHD-CRS, Resulting in a Longer Lasting, Better Performing and  Lower Cost Upgrade “This replacement was actually better and longer lasting than the original cylinder and the lower cost was a big plus also.” By Sandia Harrison, Director of Marketing, FPE Automation There is a lot at stake when you’re mass-producing a

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16
May

WATCH: We put a robot with vision in a crowded room, with no special lighting or guarding. Here’s what happened.

Next-Gen Automation Doesn’t Require Guarding or Special Lighting Those familiar with 4D bin picking and robotic guidance will immediately recognize that the above statement is groundbreaking. By Sandia Harrison, Director of Marketing, FPE Automation The ultimate proof of concept just took place at the Melton Machine & Control open house in Washington, Missouri. Are you a manufacturer located in the

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17
Apr

FPE Automation’s unparalleled expertise pays off: we’re the winners of Piab’s top industry award for 2023

FPE Automation Wins the Piab Diamond Award By Sandia Harrison, Director of Marketing, FPE Automation The 60th anniversary is symbolized by a diamond. As FPE Automation celebrates its 60th year in 2023, it is particularly fitting that the company would receive the diamond award from Piab this year. This is Piab’s top award. FPE Automation is very proud to have received it an unprecedented

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17
Apr

AMRs are the future in internal logistics, manufacturing & order fulfillment, and FPE Automation just won a top award from MiR

FPE Automation is Awarded Excellent Partner by Mobile Industrial Robots By Sandia Harrison, Director of Marketing, FPE Automation It was announced today that FPE Automation received one of the highest honors given by Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR). The top partner award announcement comes after a year of major projects, as the trend continues for many manufacturers and logistics to leverage the advantages

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13
Apr

A partner you can trust: FPE Automation won multiple awards at the Kawasaki partner conference

Kawaski Robotics Awards FPE Automation With Two Separate, Distinct Honors Wixom, Michigan April 12, 2023 By Sandia Harrison, Director of Marketing, FPE Automation Kawasaki Robotics hosted its annual partner conference this week, called Drive 2023. Hundreds of integrator partners were in attendance. Keynote speakers included Kawasaki top leadership, and presentations were made about exciting advancements in the world of industrial robotics and

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