As predicted the Senate has passed a year-end budget deal that would increase the Section 179 limit from $25,000 to $500,000. The deal was passed earlier today and has been sent to the President for signature to which the White House is reporting the President will sign into place. This is outstanding news for organizations looking to make major capital
As we find ourselves in the middle of the holiday season, Absolute Robot would like to remind our customers who prefer to take advantage of the Section 179 tax deduction that they only have 15 days left from today to do so! This year the 2015 deduction limit has been set at $25,000.
The MaxA Series of robots is targeted to molders from the 80 to 380 ton range looking for a fast, well built, full servo robot to automate their part remove process. Optional pneumatic wrist rotate is available for this 3-axis robot with ranging vertical reach from 900mm to 1100mm. As with all of our Absolute Robots there are
Lack of Contamination is an Unexpected Benefit of Automation
Customers can see the benefit of automation in many different ways. From lower overall operating costs to increased productivity, robots are essential to the plastics industry. However, Plastics Technology discusses a benefit of automation that most people haven’t considered: preventing contamination.
When used for medical applications, such as DNA testing, human contamination can
When you hear about new medical devices, devices that can improve one’s quality of life while helping to increase adherence to medication treatment you often picture such devices being developed in a clean room environment at one of the major medical manufacturing facilities’ research and development division. In this instance, that isn’t the case. Plastics Today published an article earlier this
Working off of our post yesterday in regards to the FDA announcing an upcoming statement on 3D printing in the medical community, Plastics Today has put together a great slideshow that highlights the influence of plastics in this year’s Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA). This year’s MDEA’s is the 17th year of the annual awards and has a strong influence
In an article published by Plastics News last week the FDA announced they would be releasing an official communication on 3D printing and its use within the medical industry. Opinions appear to vary across the plastics and medical industries where some feel the technology is still too young to be implemented widespread and used for implants while others can attest
Curious to see the range of motion for our X-Series line of pneumatic pickers? Check out our latest YouTube video that shows a sprue picker running through a handful of installed programs that come direct from the factory. Our line of pneumatic pickers regularly come in at 15-20% lower than the competition. If you like the video and want to
For the first time ever the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) held a Global Parts Competition in Las Vegas at Antec 2014. The show incorporated a “plastics for life” theme that was intended to help the pieces entered into the competition relate to the massive audience that the competition was exposed to while being held in Las Vegas. Categories for
There is a very interesting article published in the May 2014 issues of Plastics Technology that simply states, “Know Your Machine.” This piece immediately caught our attention as we agreed 100%. Not only does each injection molding machine model, series or brand have specific functionality you may not be fully utilizing but you also need to be aware of your machine’s