Machine Builder Spotlight Videos

Watch Engineers Like Yourself Give Firsthand Tours of Their Machines and the Controls That Make Them Work

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If seeing is believing, then our spotlight series will make a witness out of you. This ongoing series of videos features controls engineers at OEMs from all over the world.

Machine Builder Spotlight: Kiva Systems’ Mobile Robotic Drive Units 

Kiva Peter Blair, director of marketing and communications, and Pete Mansfield, engineering fellow, hardware systems, explain the distributed intelligence that makes Kiva Systems’ pick–pack–ship solution an empowered material–handling device.


Machine Builder Spotlight: Jobs' LinX Milling Machine

Jobs Antonio Dordoni, sales & marketing director at Italian milling machine builder, Jobs, explains the reasons behind including linear motors on the x, y and z axes on its LinX machines.


Machine Builder Spotlight: ATS Supertrak

ATS Laurence Oldacre, senior director, business development, and Javan Taylor, product manager, products and engineering services, of ATS Automation Tooling Systems take us on a tour of the automation and technology in the Supertrak pallet conveyance system from ATS.
Running time: Approximately 13 minutes.


Machine Builder Spotlight: Sunnen Products’ SV 1015

Sunnen Product Interview with Sunnen Products Chief Technology Officer Russ Jacobsmeyer at the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2008 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The video shows a hands-on demonstration of SV 1015 honing machine and an explanation of its controls and automation.
Video duration: Approximately 11 minutes.


Machine Builder Spotlight: Sonderhoff USA's DM 403

Sonderhoff Sonderhoff USA's Holger Huelsken, president and CEO, and Thole Fuhrmann, service and machine engineer supervisor, give us a history of the form-in-place gasket, as well as a hands-on explanation of the DM 403, which Sonderhoff exhibited at National Manufacturing Week.
Running Time: Approximately 6 minutes.


Machine Builder Spotlight: Modern Process Equipment's IMD 99 Granulizer

Modern Process Equipment Brian Thomas, controls engineer at Modern Process Equipment, takes some time at the International Powder & Bulk Solids show in Rosemont, Ill., to demonstrate the controls and automation that make the IMD 99 Granulizer work.
Video duration: Approximately 11 minutes


Machine Builder Spotlight: Automation Comes Clean

Mechatron Interview with Schenck AccuRate Applications Engineer Todd Messmer and Development Controls Engineer Ron Tump at the International Powder & Bulk Solids show in Rosemont, Ill. It shows a hands-on demonstration of the controls and automation in Schenck AccuRate's feeders.
Video duration: Approximately 10 minutes


Machine Builder Spotlight: Automation Comes Clean

Ellis Corp. John Broadbent, production engineer at Ellis Corp., takes us for a spin inside the company's standard and custom-designed industrial washer/extractors. In a live demonstration at Ellis' headquarters in the Chicago suburbs, we get a firsthand view of the controls and automation that Ellis uses in its machines.

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