place. The connectors screw into 5mm
shelf pin holes in the cabinet.
But you don’t have to have a CNC
router to join the plastic fastener revolu-
tion. OVVO worked with Virutex to
come up with a hand-held joinery tool
that can be used to install OVVO con-
nectors for less automated shops.
Paint spraying robot
What’s a more iconic symbol of
technology than a robot? But can a
robot handle more complex tasks than
just moving parts from one station to
another? Enhancement Technologies/
Stiles Machinery captured a Visionary
award for the Dürr Ready2spray Paint
Robot. Designed for the wood, plastics,
and metal industries, Dürr’s Ready-
of a small
of solvent- and
one- and two-component
paints. It is
color changers. Dürr says the robot
system is fully Industry 4.0-ready.
New shop supports
Not all the new products that caught
our eyes this past year were full of
electronics, but they represent cutting
edge advances all the same. Two in
particular help solve the age-old problem of providing work and tool support
A Virutex tool can be used to install
OVVO fasteners without CNC.