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.
Video duration: Approximately 10 minutes

 

Machine Builder Spotlight: IPS

IPS Mike Williams, vice president of operations at IPS, takes a few moments at Pack Expo 2007 in Las Vegas to explain the industry conditions that drove IPS to develop its Procount slat counter. Fred Perrone, vice president and technical director at APPS, reveals the controls and automation his company designed for IPS’s slat counter and gives a demonstration of its unique features.
Video duration: Approximately 12 minutes

 

Machine Builder Spotlight: Packaging Technologies

Packaging Technologies Interview with Packaging Technologies Food & Filling Engineering Manager Paul Wolf at Pack Expo 2007 in Las Vegas. It shows a hands-on demonstration of Packaging Technologies FP1x4 container filling and sealing system and an explanation of its controls and automation.
Video duration: Approximately 11 minutes

 

Machine Builder Spotlight: Filamatic's MNB 2000

Filamatic Interview with Filamatic Director of Program Management Rick Jensen and Director of Engineering Jack Grosskopf at Pack Expo 2007 in Las Vegas. It shows a hands-on demonstration of Filamatic's MNB 2000 Monobloc multistage filling and packaging system and an explanation of its controls and automation.
Video duration: Approximately 12 minutes

 

Machine Builder Spotlight: FKI Logistex

Logistex Interview with FKI Logistex VP - Machine Products Frank Pellegrino and Product Manager - Palletizing Systems Pat O'Connor at Pack Expo 2007 in Las Vegas. It shows a hands-on demonstration of FKI Logistex's robotic palletizer and an explanation of its controls and automation.
Video duration: Approximately 7 minutes

 

Machine Builder Spotlight: Hutt Assembly Systems

Hutt Interview with Hutt President Rudi Hutt at the 2007 Assembly Show in Chicago. It shows a hands-on example of Hutt's basic assembly machine and an explanation of its controls and automation.
Video duration: Approximately 5 minutes

 

Machine Builder Spotlight: RPS Automation

RPS Automation Interview with RPS Automation CEO Reed Gaither and Director of Engineering Baran Thompson at the 2007 Electronic Assembly Show in Chicago. It shows a hands-on demonstration of RPS’ selective soldering machines – the Rhythm, Opus and Harmony - and an explanation of their controls and automation.
Video duration: Approximately 12 minutes

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