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Drill Ease

Overview MJ Engineering continues to collaborate with Focused Technology Solutions to develop groundbreaking products. This time the product is the Drill Ease. This is the world's most advanced battery operated tie drill. This product is an investment in safety and...

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Youth Camp Hoist

MJ Engineering is part of a team with Hubbard Merrell Engineering and Vertical Solutions working together to improve a swing ride that operates at various youth camps across the country. The attraction lifts up to 3 passengers to the release point and holds them until...

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Pan-Tracking

MJ Engineering does a lot of work for numerous companies. We work on everything from coal mines to amusement park rides to robotic systems. This particular case was designing a highly sophisticated system that could scan and upload data about pan usage in a bakery. ~...

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SpikeEase

Overview MJ Engineering collaborated with Focused Technologies to develop the award-winning (Best Maintenance of Way Product 2020) and patented SpikeEase railroad spike remover.  The SpikeEase project originated as a college senior design project, which MJ Engineering...

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Vision Tracking System Helps Manufacturer & Clients

At MJ Engineering, we don’t settle for a quick fix; we work to solve the root problem. That is exactly what we did when one of the largest pan manufacturers in the US approached us looking for a solution to a problem their bakery customers faced. Problem: Malfunction...

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Adaptable Machines Meet More of Your Needs

What is an adaptable machine? An adaptable machine is customizable with a design that adjusts to meet your needs. It can handle a variety of parts and product styles, eliminating the need for multiple machines. MJ Engineering can design an adaptable...

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MJ Engineering Attended FANUC’s Fall Open House

“There were some interesting items on display,” said MJ Engineering President Richard Wand about the 2019 FANUC America Technology Open House, held this September in Mason, Ohio. Some of the assorted attractions included robots that can lift cars, robot jackets that...

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James Kraml – Professional Bio

James “JC” Kraml is a mechanical engineer responsible for the mechanical design and development of prototypes, performing mechanical calculations, and communicating technical information at MJ Engineering. Since joining the company in June 2019, Kraml has worked on...

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MJ Engineering Knows 3D Printing!

In addition to their fused deposition modeling (FDM) desktop 3D printer (see 3D Printer Series—Part 1), MJ Engineering also owns a stereolithography apparatus (SLA) desktop 3D printer. The SLA printer from formlabs is used to make parts for test fits and...

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Collaborative Robots in Manufacturing

A collaborative robot, or cobot, is a type of robot intended to physically interact with humans in a shared workspace. These robots are usually designed for a specific task and come in handy when floor space is limited. A truly collaborative robot, like...

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Cobot Safety Categories

To make them safer to operate around humans, cobots are designed to exert a controlled amount of force that will not cause injury in the event of a collision with a person. For that reason, cobots are limited in the weights and speeds they can handle. Most...

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Are Cobots Worth the Cost?

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) reports that the collaborative robot market is growing quickly. Advances in robotic manufacturing technology are enabling robot workers to be integrated into the labor force with a wide range of new tasks and...

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