Anthony J Cirone, president and founder of Macron Dynamics, Inc., a manufacturer of belt driven linear actuators and multi-axis automation systems, was recently nominated as a finalist for the 2012 Philadelphia SmartCEO Leaders in Technology Award.
Macron has introduced a patent-pending arresting system designed to promote safer use of belt driven actuators in vertical automation applications. Macron’s cam lock arresting wedge system™, or CLAWS™, is a U.S. patent-pending arresting system that prevents cart free-fall in the event of belt breakage
Macron completed delivery and installation of an automated optical inspection gantry system to a large U.S. manufacturer of thin film solar panels. Macron engineers were required to incorporate an overhead transport system for moving the solar panels during the inspection process. The application also called for the Macron gantry system to include an integrated machine frame and protective panels.
The new patent pending Macron CLAWS vertical arrest system alleviates one of your main concerns about belt driven actuators used in vertical motion applications: What if the belt brakes? Macron actuators are robust and constructed of durable materials, however there is potential for a belt to fail due to a variety of conditions including misuse, overloading, shock loading, crashes, jams, over torque from drive system, or contamination.
Macron Dynamics has been featured in a success story on export.gov and recently hosted a facility tour by the Director General of U.S. Commercial Services, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Since being honored with an Export Achievement Certificate at the Trade Winds Forum and Business Development Conference in Mexico City, Mexico last spring, Macron has continued to find success in the distribution of their products to international markets.
Macron Dynamics announced today that Chris Robinson has been hired as director of engineering. Chris will be primarily responsible for leading product development and design, quality and ISO compliance, and product data management activities at Macron.
Macron announced that a MacSTANDARD line of screw driven actuators will be introduced this summer. The MacSTANDARD line of products is designed to provide an 'off-the-shelf' solution suitable for industrial linear motion, robotics, and automation applications.
Macron Dynamics has, over the years, found unique ways to generate exposure through marketing. A customer video contest and guest appearances on a DS SolidWorks online video blog earlier this year are prime examples. The latest place you can find the Macron logo, however, might be more difficult to see - unless you have a high speed camera.
Macron Dynamics Inc. was recently honored at the Trade Winds Forum and Business Development Conference in Mexico City, Mexico with an Export Achievement Certificate. The award was presented by the U.S. Commercial Services of the U.S. Department of Commerce in recognition of Macron’s successful distribution of their products to international markets.
Macron Dynamics Inc. has announced the development of a product line featuring scalable, cost effective, single belt driven robotic gantries suitable for pick and place applications. “Macron has introduced a line of belt driven X/Z gantry systems with fixed motor mounting,” says Steve Evers, director of business development. “These gantry systems are perfect for pick and place processes requiring automated transfer of products from feed conveyors to final package assemblies,” he says.