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AWFS will feature technology & innovation sessions

Check out these sessions at AWFS to learn the latest on CNC, robotic, machinery and more …

How to evaluate woodworking robotic applications

Tuesday, July 20, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
James Cooper, FANUC America
Advancements in technologies have made robotics easier to implement than ever before for small to large woodworking shops. The discussion will include how to identify a good application, and steps to move forward, including how to determine if a collaborative robot is a good fit.

Robots in the booth – Evolution of the finish room

Tuesday, July 20, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Mike Rendel, Robotic Solutions, LLC
This workshop will present today’s major finish room automation innovations, including: Product delivery systems, automated spraying robots, fluid delivery systems, curing technologies, equipment integration issues, and programming and controls.

Robotic applications in woodworking

Tuesday, July 20, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
John Park, SCM
Robotic applications have surged into the woodworking industry, but not without integration challenges. Gain insight into how these challenges have been met and mastered at this seminar.

Optimizing machine and process efficiency through proper tooling selection and usage

Wednesday, July 21, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Mark Alster, Leitz Tooling
This session will discuss the impact of tooling on your machine and process efficiency; evaluating tooling from an ROI standpoint; reducing labor costs through process optimization; and tooling as part of Smart Manufacturing.

Getting the most out of your edgebander

Wednesday, July 21, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Kevin Gremillion, Weinig/Holz-Her
Kevin will share best practice techniques and preventative maintenance measure so you can continue putting perfect edges on your parts.

Improve vacuum clamping on CNC routers through gasketing products and techniques

Thursday, July 22, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Michael C. Murphy, All*Star CNC Products
This session will look at the proper products and techniques to get a proper vacuum seal under spoil-boards and fixtures. Learn how to make your router investment more profitable by holding and cutting your parts better.

Introducing robotics into your operation

Thursday, July 22, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Paolo Pezzoli, Biesse America; Isaiah Rozek, Paragon Concepts, LLC
Hear from a closet and cabinet manufacturer who took the leap into Industry 4.0 by purchasing a robotic saw. Learn about the process from selection to installation to implementation and receive tips from a machinery supplier on how you can get started on this journey.\

CLICK HERE to learn more and register.