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8 Common Types of Surface Treatments for Metal Parts

  In an effort to prevent corrosion or simply improve appearance, engineers will often specify an additional finishing treatment process for a portion, or all, of a metal part’s exterior surface after it has been machined or fabricated. In addition, some of these treatments also provide enhanced mechanical or electrical properties that contribute to the …

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9 Automated Industrial Marking Methods for Part Identification

Part marking systems are often integrated into lean assembly cells and custom automation equipment. While there are multiple technologies and options available for engineers to consider, the method you select for your marking application depends on the product material, functional requirements, budget, production rate and end-use environment. Let’s explore nine common industrial marking processes used …

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10 Business Travel Hacks

Travel has become difficult and even stressful. Sometimes it’s a lot of work just getting where you need to be for a business meeting, and your real job hasn’t even started yet! Travel may never be easy, but there are several things you can do to make business travel easier and more enjoyable. Use plastic …

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6 Types of Dimensional Measurement Tools

  When manufacturing high-precision parts and machinery, it is important to verify that a component conforms to the dimensions and tolerances specified by the design engineer. The type of dimensional inspection device used for a particular application depends on a number of factors, including: The level of accuracy required Whether or not the object can …

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How Dimensional Tolerances Impact Part Production Costs

  How much will a custom-manufactured component ultimately cost to produce? The answer depends on several factors. These unique parts are defined by engineering drawings, which are used by the design engineer to communicate all of a part’s characteristics to the manufacturer so that it can be consistently produced. The drawing contains numerical dimensions that …

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KTC Engineers Mentor Students in Robot Challenge

Engineers from Keller Technology Corporation’s Buffalo area location invested in the next generation by taking on a small mentorship roll in conjunction with St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute. Michael Daigler and Matt Mensavage helped students and faculty build a working robot for this year’s FIRST Robotics Finger Lakes Regional Competition at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) …

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MODEX 2018: Robotics Solutions and Record-Breaking Attendance Levels

Innovative robotics solutions dominated MODEX 2018, which lived up to its motto of “The Greatest Supply Chain Show on Earth” April 9-12 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. More than 900 exhibitors from around the world and 30,000 guests, including representatives from Keller Technology Corporation (KTC), discussed the latest supply chain, material …

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Energy Secretary Gives ‘Seal of Approval’ to KTC Custom Equipment

Already a key component of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s Linac Coherent Light Source-II free-electron laser project, a Keller Technology Corporation-supplied undulator now bears the DOE’s “seal of approval” in the form of Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s signature. Secretary Perry signed the KTC custom equipment while touring the Menlo Park, California, facility, where he …

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Employee Development and Training Moving KTC into its Second Century

As Keller Technology Corporation (KTC) graduates into its second generation of manufacturing, the company is continuing to focus on what’s made it successful: its people. To stay on the cutting edge of employee development, KTC is partnering with the industry’s best training providers, including The LEAD Institute, The Center for Industrial Effectiveness at the University …

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7 Types of Sensors for Object Detection

Whether detecting the presence of an object passing by on a conveyor, the closure of a door, or the arrival of a carrier puck at a stop, object detection is a critical task in the automation industry. Industrial controls engineers and software developers need to reliably know when an object or target has arrived, or …

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