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Automation Technology Fair
A great success with nearly 200 attendees
Thank you to all that attended this year’s successful Automation Technology Fair! Nearly 200 attendees and two dozen manufacturers attended our annual event on September 14 th to see the latest in automation.

Our IPS Design Center was transformed into a trade show setting with booths for manufacturers and demos on display. We showcased original demos at the event that featured multiple products integrated to solve common applications and illustrate our capabilities. 

We invite you to learn more about this event and view our photo gallery.
We Have Launched Our NEW Website
Check it out!

Automation, Inc. is proud to introduce our newly redesigned website . The new platform offers easier navigation, making it possible to get the automation solution you need, faster. 

Our new design is more concise and straight forward and includes useful information about our value added services and ongoing training opportunities.

ClickSmart™ Family of Gripper Kits
End-of-arm tooling for Sawyer robots
We are excited to announce the  ClickSmart™ family of gripper kits , a unique solution for end-of-arm tooling for Sawyer that incorporates smart sensing and rapid swapping capabilities, resulting in the first fully integrated robotic solution available on the market through a single vendor.
Rethink's complete solution continues to simplify robot deployments. When the ClickSmart Plate is attached to any Sawyer robot, it will immediately recognize the type of end-effector and know how to control it. 

  • Vacuum Foam Gripper
  • Vacuum Large Gripper
  • Vacuum Small Gripper
  • Pneumatic Large Gripper
  • Pneumatic Small Gripper

Panasonic Laser Marking
 Shorter marking times with higher speeds

Panasonic Industrial Devices offers an extensive lineup of laser markers to suit specific needs of customers. These lasers come in different wavelengths for varying absorption and reflection of the material to be marked.

  • FAYb Laser Markers
  • 3D-Control FAYb Laser Markers
  • Compact CO2 Laser Markers  
Panasonic Laser Marking specialists and equipment will be in the Twin Cities in November. Click here to let us know you are interested in scheduling a visit with Panasonic.

Parker Viking Lite Series Valves
Robust, versatile valve combining high performance with compact size
The Viking Lite valve range is robust, versatile, and combines a large flow capacity with short change-over times, available in common port sizes along with 24VDC and 120VAC voltage options. Viking Lite valves are fitted with dynamic bi-directional spool seals suitable for pressures up to 145 PSI and ambient temperatures between 14°F to 122°F. This sealing method reduces friction and produces a lower required pilot pressure.

  • Most common configurations stocked:  3/2, 5/2 , 5/3
  • Light weight anodized aluminum construction
  • Available in 1/8”, 1/4”, and 3/8” port sizes
  • 24 VDC, 120 VAC, or air pilot operation
  • Standard configuration is manifold mountable

Cognex Add On Profile Now Available
 DataMan and In-Sight integration with RSLogix™
Allen Bradley is the most widely used PLC and now Cognex has a plug-and-play type relationship making integration simple. Get your AOP and documentation.

Robohand Linear Thruster Slides
Engineered for reliability and long life
DESTACO's Robohand Thruster Slides  are highly configurable with a wide range of strokes and capacities.

With DirectConnect™ mounting, thrusters can be combined with base slides and grippers without an adapter plate. This allows for easy custom pick and place solution to handle small to large objects.

  • Internal and external powered slides available
  • Combine slides for multi-axis pick & place solutions
  • Precision hard stops and shock absorbers available for adjustable strokes and extended life
  • Robohand precision slides have low break-away force to prevent jumping