Intuitive Designs for Guided Motion with Low Total Cost of Ownership
Machines assembled from parts that are difficult to install or require frequent maintenance will end up costing more money over time. Motion products that cost less initially but wear more quickly, or fail prematurely, will cost much more over the life of a machine. Head-to-head competitive testing can easily identify the significant differences in durability between similar products. This session discussed intuitive and durable motion products and test results that prove a low total cost of ownership.
The Solution Is More Than Just the Metal
Sometimes you need a partner to provide solutions that are more than just the metal parts. Close engineering support, unique product customizations, and supply chain services can extend the capabilities and the competitive position of your business. This session discussed sourcing custom developed motion solutions, complete sub-assemblies, and product support services that streamline sourcing activities and increase the ease of doing business.
Keep the Throughput, Lose the Footprint: Comparing Track and Conveyance Systems
Both track-based systems and conveyor-based systems can shuttle materials from A to B… but why choose one over the other? Environmental factors, desired machine footprint, and application requirements such as speed and precision all play a role in the decision process. This session showcased how to increase design flexibility for packaging equipment and new developments in rotary and driven track systems.