ACS News
We sincerely hope that you have been staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time lately. As things slowly continue to improve, we would like to update you with information in regards to having customers at our offices. While ACS has stayed open and fulfilling the needs of customers throughout this time, we will begin re-allowing customers back into our offices for meetings and lab appointments on Monday, June 1.
 Here is what to expect when you arrive:
  • We will offer hand sanitizer for everyone to use upon entry
  • Face masks will be available to anyone who wants to use one but are not required
  • Temperatures will be taken upon entry
  • The number of visitors / students will be limited
  • Social distancing practices will be used during meetings and classes
Thank you for your relationship with ACS, and we'll continue to weather this current situation together.
Keep Your Employees Safe, with a Simple Solution
Keep your employees and customers safe with sneeze guards. Returning to a daily "norm" after the COVID-19 quarantine doesn't have to look so different from the past. Installing a sneeze guard provides a clear, protective barrier that can protect the public and your employees from the spread of the virus. Sneeze guards are ideal for pharmacies, stores, banks, eateries, and any facility where two or more people will be in close quarters.
You can choose from sturdy acrylic feet or aluminum feet for self-supporting applications. You can also opt for a pass-through cut-out on your guard to facilitate payment, signature, or small product needs.
Deep Learning Helps Push the Limits of
What's Possible with Machine Vision
Deep learning-based image analysis combines the specificity and flexibility of human visual inspection with the reliability, consistency, and speed of a computerized system. Deep learning-based software can now perform judgement-based part location, inspection, classification, and character recognition challenges more effectively than humans or traditional machine vision automation. Increasingly, leading manufacturers are turning to deep learning solutions and artificial intelligence to solve their most sophisticated automation challenges.
Streamline Cobot Deployments,
with Application Kits
Universal Robots is expanding its UR+ platform of certified partner products with application kits that remove barriers to industrial automation for small, medium and large companies alike. Streamline deployment for the most popular cobot applications by combining multiple hardware components with software designed on the UR+ platform.
Twenty proven software and hardware kits for the most popular cobot applications are now available, certified to integrate seamlessly with cobots from Universal Robots (UR). The kits all come with URCap software that enables users to control all peripherals directly from the UR cobot’s own teach pendant in a rich 3D user interface. By reducing recurring engineering decisions for common applications, the ’Plug and Produce’ kits decrease project risk and complexity and are ready for fast implementation for tasks. Kit choices include:
  • Assembly
  • Dispensing
  • Finishing
  • Machine Tending
  • Material Handling
  • Quality Inspection
  • Welding
Automation is easier than ever, with UR+.
Simplify Your CNC Machine Tending
CNC machining involves precisely removing material from a piece to create a part according to a CAD model. Manufacturers frequently lack skilled workers to tend their machines, which is why collaborative robots are particularly useful in machine shops. To support manufacturers, Robotiq has combined its best off-the-shelf components into an optimized kit for CNC machine-tending applications:
  • Dual Hand-E grippers with an angled bracket (90°)
  • Fingertips starter kit, including a fingertip extender for larger parts
  • Machine Tending Copilot software, including Force Copilot and Contact Offset
  • Robotiq Wrist Camera (optional), including the new Visual Offset function
  • eLearning course on how to best use your kit
A New Compact, Long-Reach,
High-Payload Robot
The highly efficient C12XL 6-Axis Robot is packed with next-generation technology and many ease-of-use features included with the powerful Epson RC+ development software. Its long 1,400 mm reach and 12 kg payload make it ideal for a variety of applications including packaging, load/unload, material handling and more. ISO 4 Cleanroom models are available.
  • Easy-to-use Epson RC+ programming software
  • Gyro sensors for low residual vibration
  • Smooth start/stop with high accel/decel rates
  • Fast cycle times to optimize part throughput
  • SlimLine design; compact wrist pitch
Dog Spotlight-
Meet Zeke
If you've visited our Marietta office before, then you already know that we are a pup-friendly workplace. We feature one of the ACS dogs every other month to let you "meet" them too.

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