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Macron Belt-Driven Actuators Carry 80lb Labeling Machine in High Speed Packaging Application

To assist a bulk mailing company with their high speed labeling efforts, Macron provided a unique multi-axis system, adjustable to different heights and widths to apply labels to a steady stream of various sized, randomly oriented packages.

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MacBUILT Automation System Simplifies Packaging for DVD Fulfillment Center

Macron's MacBUILT MGS-14S recently provided the pick and place automation necessary to efficiently fill orders in a DVD fulfillment center.

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Telescopic Z-Axis Provides Deep Reach Despite Spatial Constraint of Material Handlers

Macron recently supplied a client with a telescopic-z axis for their packaging XYZ gantry in order to fit within the client's spatial constraint.

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MacSTANDARD PSC Belt Driven Actuator Helps Solve Clemson University Students’ Senior Design Challenge

Recently, a group of students from Clemson University’s Electric Engineering program approached Macron with the challenge of building an automated air hockey machine. The students needed controlled, automated movement in order to successfully move the air hockey paddle in a multitude of directions.

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Mechatronics Ping-Pong Project Challenges University Students

Macron Dynamics regularly works with young student engineers and robotics teams at the university level to provide support and/or products at little to no cost. We believe in helping these budding engineers, and our application engineers enjoy jumping into fun and unique challenges typically found in educational and robotics competition applications.

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Automotive Crash Test Avoidance Simulation System

A client in the automotive industry sought an automated simulation system design to replicate the motion of a pedestrian crossing the street. The simulation system's purpose was to test automotive crash avoidance instrumentation which needs to be able to detect a human obstruction and avoid potential catastrophe. This is a perfect job for a crash test dummy, however, the dummy needed to move like a pedestrian.

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Belt-Driven Actuators in High Speed, Vertical Axis Packaging Application

A large dairy products packaging company required rapid vertical axis travel in their case packaging and bottling lines automation. Product was being moved over long spans between multi-level conveyor systems. Case packaging operations required a fast pace and long Z axis stroke to move product.

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High Speed Pick and Place System Using HBG Gantry in Biotech Application

A biotechnology company was in need of a simple high-speed pick and place XYZ Cartesian robot gantry system. The system required robust stiffness and high accuracy. Pick head travel and traverse movement were required to be direct, precise, and within the shortest time and route possible.

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Vertical Lift System for Product Transfer

A material handling system integrator required an economical solution for the vertical lift transfer of product carrying totes from one level of a horizontal conveyor to multiple option horizontal conveyors. The company had very little open floor space, so the system had to be created using mostly vertical space. Macron created a custom solution for this company’s inquiry including a custom MacBUILT actuator featuring a specialized length, custom carts, and a unique pulley system.

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Macron’s MacFRAME Aluminum Extrusions offer Customized, Configurable Framing

Macron’s MacFRAME line of aluminum extrusions and hardware allows for customized, configurable framing architecture to support any of Macron’s linear actuators and belt drives. MacFRAME aluminum extrusions are designed for easy assembly and offer the flexibility needed to accommodate both simple and complex automated machine design

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