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The 3 Greatest Moments in Industrial Automation History

Posted by iGAM on Jun 14, 2021 10:15:00 AM

Industrial automation goes back thousands of years, offering humankind the opportunity to learn and become independent. 

When you think about it, industrial automation is remarkable. 

Since the birth of agriculture, it’s taken countless failed inventions to achieve the successes that have helped humanity rise above day-to-day survival. 

Now, in the 21st century, we enjoy hours of leisure time, diverse jobs, and security in knowing where our food, clothes, and other products are coming from. 

Read on to learn about the evolution in industrial automation that have brought us to where we are today. 

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Topics: used manufacturing equipment, history, industrial automation, digital manufacturing, industry 4.0, industrial revolution

Product Spotlight: Dengensha NDZ-070-41BNQ-R-D Spot Welding Machine

Posted by iGAM on Jun 9, 2021 9:05:00 AM

It’s easy to improve production speed and capacity with a spot welding machine.

Welding is one of the most common applications in manufacturing. By melting joints together, manufacturers can offer their customers a stable and durable product built to last. 

Before the product goes to the customer, however, clean welds are a must. That’s why a spot welding machine, like our Dengensha product, is the perfect solution to both automate your welding processes and improve the quality of your welds. 

Learn more about the Dengensha spot welder and other welding tools below! 

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Topics: used manufacturing equipment, product spotlight, spot welder, industrial automation

4 Reasons to Invest in an ABB FlexPicker Pick and Place Robot Cell

Posted by iGAM on Jun 4, 2021 8:35:00 AM

Let a robot cell do the material handling for you, and watch your profits grow. 

In addition to our June Deal of the Month promotion, we also have a special feature to help you automate your pick and place processes! 

The ABB FlexPicker Robot Cell is an all-in-one automation system designed to increase material handling throughput and capacity. 

Automating can be intimidating, especially as a small- to mid-sized manufacturer, but iGAM makes it easy with our financing options and dependable iGAM Specialists. 

Learn more about the ABB FlexPicker and why you should invest in one for your facility below! 

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Topics: used manufacturing equipment, industrial robots, abb robot, industrial automation

Product Spotlight: M-900iA/350 FANUC Robot w/ R30iA Controller

Posted by iGAM on Jun 2, 2021 9:45:00 AM

Bolster production with FANUC robots without breaking the budget. 

Industrial robots will get you to the next level of manufacturing. Increase productivity, minimize downtime, and excel above the competition with industrial automation. 

FANUC is among the most popular robot manufacturers; companies of all industries and sizes have benefited from using a FANUC robot on their production lines. 

Have you considered buying an industrial robot? Learn why you should buy FANUC and how to get a deal below! 

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Topics: used manufacturing equipment, product spotlight, fanuc, industrial robots, industrial automation

Deal of the Month: 25% Off All End of Arm Tooling (EOAT)

Posted by iGAM on Jun 1, 2021 1:50:00 PM

With various end of arm tooling, manufacturers can get the most out of their robots. 

For the entire month of June, iGAM is having an end of arm tooling sale! 

Get 25 percent off all used end of arm tooling now on the iGAM Marketplace. On top of our usual discount, that is some serious savings. 

How will end of arm tooling improve production in your facility? Find out below! 

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Topics: used manufacturing equipment, eoat, end of arm tooling, deal of the month, industrial automation, june sale

Product Spotlight: Daykin Electric GNTB-5 Transformer

Posted by iGAM on May 26, 2021 3:30:00 PM

Transformers are the quiet companions of your industrial equipment: while they appear to do little from the outside, they are protecting equipment and enhancing productivity on the inside.

If you have industrial equipment, then you need a transformer. 

They go hand-in-hand when working in your facility. Transformers keep your facility productive and safe while extending the life of your equipment. 

Learn more about transformers, their applications, and how to buy a transformer at iGAM below! 

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Topics: used manufacturing equipment, product spotlight, industrial automation, transformer

5 Tips for Preventative Maintenance

Posted by iGAM on May 24, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Think of your robot like a luxury car. Would you want to run it non-stop for a year without an oil change? 

If you are new to automation, you might also be new to the concept of preventative maintenance. 

Industrial equipment, and especially robots, need to be checked, cleaned, and repaired on a regular basis. Otherwise, you could waste thousands of dollars when your equipment breaks down—for good. 

Learn more about preventative maintenance and our tips for taking care of your industrial robot below! 

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Topics: used manufacturing equipment, automation, industrial robots, preventative maintenance

Product Spotlight: Owosso QC1000-1-M12 Nut/Stud Feeder

Posted by iGAM on May 19, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Quickly process and supply parts to your production line with an industrial feeder.

Manufacturing facilities are constantly moving. From start to finish, there are many shifting parts that require precision and speed to function. 

Bottlenecks can cause huge issues in a production line. Industrial feeders help prevent bottlenecks and keep things moving as they should. 

Learn more about feeders, their benefits, and how to buy a feeder for your facility below! 

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Topics: used manufacturing equipment, automation, product spotlight, feeder

Product Spotlight: Allen-Bradley 2098-DSD-020 Ultra3000 Servo Drive

Posted by iGAM on May 13, 2021 4:00:23 PM

Experience the long-lasting benefits of a servo drive with a minimal investment. 

Energy drives manufacturing. Over half of the manufacturing industry’s energy usage comes from motors and drives, which adds up to a hefty bill. 

Using a servo drive not only reduces energy usage, but it will also cut your electricity bill. 

Learn more about servo drives and how they can boost your bottom line below! 

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Topics: used manufacturing equipment, product spotlight, sustainable manufacturing, servo drive

What Can a Custom Work Cell Do for You?

Posted by iGAM on May 10, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Manufacturers new to automation may be hesitant to jump into using a work cell. Here’s why work cells are the best option for manufacturers of any size. 

Automation can be intimidating. However, with a custom work cell from iGAM, it’s easy to improve production capacity and throughput without the headache of picking equipment individually. 

Learn more about customizing your own work cell and the benefits it offers for your company below! 

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Topics: used manufacturing equipment, work cell, custom work cells, industrial automation

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