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Precise Automation Fall '08 NewsletterWelcome to Precise Automation's Fall '08 newsletter. Newsletters are distributed quarterly and contain news about Precise Automation, our products and upcoming events. If you would like to be removed from Precise's mailing list, please respond to this email and indicate that you wish to be removed. Thank you for your interest in Precise Automation! Precise Automation
PreciseFlex SCARA Pilot Robots SHIPPINGPrecise Automation is introducing the PreciseFlex three or four axis SCARA robot. Pilot units have already shipped to customer sites. This low-cost, quiet OEM robot includes the same great features as our existing line of PrecisePlace Cartesian robots (optional machine vision, quick and easy set-up, no controller cabinet, harness and controller embedded within the robot structure). The PreciseFlex can be equipped with a vertically mounted gripper that allows the robot to reach down to assemble parts or a horizontally mounted gripper that can service a row of equipment that is not directly in-line with the robot's base. Combined with the powerful Guidance Controller that is included within each robot, and Precise's SCARA kinematics and advanced motion control, the PreciseFlex can greatly reduce cycle times with efficient station-to-station motions. More information on this product will be coming to our website soon.
New Enhanced GPL motion control Modes availablePrecise Automation's Guidance Programming Language provides a variety of powerful, easy-to-use motion control features. These features are being expanded even further with the addition of a real-time trajectory modification mode (permits programs to dynamically modify a planned path while the path is being executed), conveyor tracking (coordinates robot motion with conveyor belt motion for high performance packaging applications), analog output controlled by tool tip speed (alters an analog output based upon the robot's instantaneous tool tip speed), and high speed position latching (uses digital input signals to determine the location of a robot or belt with high accuracy even though the device is moving). These features are currently being shipped to selected customers and will be released in the next few months. For more information on GPL click here to see Precise's Product Catalog. To see GPL enabled conveyor tracking in action, please visit our video download page on our website.
Conveyor tracking
New Enhanced PreciseVision Tools Available SoonPreciseVision is a machine vision software package that executes on a PC and connects to a Guidance Controller and to cameras via Ethernet. It features powerful locating, identifying, measuring and inspecting tools, fully integrated with Guidance motion controls. Its features will soon be expanded even further with the addition of support for Dalsa color cameras (enables the software to identify and sort objects based on color) and arm mounted camera calibration tools (simplifies the process of calibrating a camera mounted on a PrecisePlace robot using the Arm Mounted Camera Kit). For more information on PreciseVision click here. To see PreciseVision sorting parts by color, please visit our video download page on our website.
Color camera support
New G&M code Interpreter Coming soon Precise Automation controller and software products provide users with a variety of tools that help you automate with ease. Coming soon, we will release a new G&M code interpreter that will allow you to execute CNC programs generated by CAD/CAM packages. Combined with our existing programming methods, Precise products offer users a wide variety of programming options to suit many application needs. More information will be coming to our website soon.

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Lab Automation Booth 661, January 25-27, 2009 in Palm Springs, CA, USA.

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