Universal end arm effector reduces engineering and build time by allowing a wide range of adjustment for quick and easy set-up. Grippers, vacuum cups, part sensors, and locating pins are mounted with swivel brackets to enhance flexibility. The units are lightweight and exceptionally rigid. Applications include robotic part handling and transfer ones.
BTM Corp., 300 Davis Rd., Marysville, MI 48040, FAX (810) 364-6178.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.