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February is American Heart Month

February 1, 2016

Poor diet, lack of exercise and other major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are responsible for at least 25 percent of companies’ healthcare costs. Is it any wonder that investing in the health of employees is one of the best... Read more about February is American Heart Month

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

As easy as it is today, cleaning the floors were as difficult and time consuming years ago. There are in today’s market, equipment that make sweeping and/or scrubbing that surface very quick indeed. Take the Advance Captor as a very good... Read more about Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

Are you treating your customers like dogs?

December 15, 2015

Having recently been introduced to a shameful statistic, I thought it timely to give you my opinion on this subject. See if you can swallow this dose of reality: When interviewed, travel agents believe they retain 78% of their paying customers.... Read more about Are you treating your customers like dogs?

New Solid State Switch Family Of Electrical Switches

Applied Robotics Inc., a leading provider of automation end-of-arm tooling and connectivity solutions today announced its new family of Solid State Electrical Switches. The new switches employ solid state pressure sensors and surface mount interface electronics, all self-contained within a sealed housing.

“The new switches are being used on our line of QuickSTOP collision sensors which are ideal for multiple industrial applications,” said Jim Fitzgerald, vice president of Applied Robotics.

The new switches are used with the company’s line of QuickSTOP Collision Sensors which operate on air pressure to immediately send a shutdown signal on impact. The Quickstop Collision Sensors are ideal from many industrial applications including material handling, machine loading/unloading, pick and place operations, and spot welding. All QuickSTOP models feature dynamically variable trip points allowing the user to program your collision sensor at all speeds of an operation. The breakaway threshold adjusts to match the working force ranges of your robot/application. The switches have a dynamic operating range of 15 - 90 psi, separate solid-state PNP (sourcing) and NPN (sinking) outputs, and are rated at 200 mA each.

About Applied Robotics 
Applied Robotics Inc., headquartered in Glenville, N.Y. is an ISO-9001 certified, employee-owned company serving the world’s automation market. Founded in 1983, Applied Robotics designs and manufactures end-of-arm tooling and connectivity solutions intended to solve complex automation problems and improve efficiencies. Serving a wide spectrum of customers and industries ranging from large Fortune 500 companies to small privately-held businesses, the company’s wrist-down solutions can be found in manufacturing, welding, assembly, material removal and material handling applications throughout the United States, Canada, Pacific Rim, Europe, Mexico, South America and Australia.

More information can be found on the company website at

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