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Simpson Strong-Tie acquires EstiFrame Technologies

Simpson Strong-Tie, a manufacturer of engineered structural connectors and building solutions has acquired Elk Grove, Calif.–based EstiFrame Technologies Inc. Founded in 2017 by Coby Gifford and Aaron Love, EstiFrame provides component manufacturing and framing technologies to the construction industry, including the EasyFrame automated marking system that matches saws with digital printers to label 2x frame members for fast and accurate assembly.

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Video takes aim at automated grinding

Connect, automate and create with ANCA’s Integrated Manufacturing System (AIMS). AIMS is ANCA’s holistic solution for connecting tool manufacturing steps for greater efficiency and quality. Integrated manufacturing delivers new levels of automation and data management.

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'Sandrew,' the cobot, increased throughput at Andrew Pearce Bowls

Vermont manufacturer of wooden tableware has successfully deployed a UR5e collaborative robot from Universal Robots to handle the finish sanding of cutting boards. The new robot colleague, named ‘Sandrew’ by the staff, has delivered a 40% increase in the production throughput, which resulted in the robot paying itself back in just two months.