Noted horror writer Clive Barker once claimed that nothing ever truly begins or ends; rather, current

Noted horror writer Clive Barker once claimed that nothing ever truly begins or ends; rather, current things are just continuations of past things, and future things are continuations of present ones. Although interesting, this notion doesn’t work well in the world of manufacturing. On every production line, there is definitely a beginning and end to each assembly cycle, product batch and the physical equipment that’s used to achieve both. This is especially true for robots, which feature a clearly defined arm and hand, or end-effector. The most common and well-known type of end-effector is the finger-type gripper, whether pneumatic or electric. Close behind in popularity are vacuum grippers and cups. Coval Vacuum Technology Inc. has been making the latter technology since the late 1980s, some for use with robots and others to be mounted on specialty housings. Allen Davis, technical sales engineer at Coval, recalls how he and his fellow engineers recently developed a specialty vacuum end-effector to help a large textile company consistently lift, move and position thin sheets of a flexible and porous material. The end-effector consisted of a high-flow air amplifier mounted on ea...

Edited Transcript of **MTGA earnings conference call or presentation 9-May-19 3:00pm GMT

Uncasville May 24, 2019 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 3:00:00pm GMT Good morning, and welcome to the second quarter earnings conference call for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment. My name is Mary, and I will be facilitating the audio portion of today’s interactive broadcast. (Operator Instructions) Before we begin, I would like to remind everyone that our comments today may contain forward-looking statements made under the safe harbor provision of the federal securities law and actual results may differ materially from any predictions contained in these statements. In addition, our comments may also refer to non-GAAP financial measures. A reconciliation of these measures to corresponding GAAP financial measures can be found in our press release available on our website under the Investor Relations section at www.mohegangaming.com. One more comment about this quarter’s earnings release and associated supplemental earnings deck also on our website. On October 1, 2018, the company adopted the new revenue recognition accounting standard, ASC 606. B...