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Differences Between Industrial Robots and Collaborative Robots and their Uses in Pharma/Life Science

Posted by Mark Howe

Apr 7, 2021 10:48:40 AM

Technology has played a major part in the development of many industries over centuries, from rudimentary tools and machinery to sophisticated digital technology. Automation has arguably made the greatest difference to work practice over the last few decades but not all forms of automation are the same. While robots have been enlisted to perform a range of tasks, there are significant differences between industrial robots and collaborative robots – or cobots.

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Topics: automation, cobot, Universal Robots, cobots, pharmaceuticals, life science, New Scale Robotics

Should You Start an Automation Project Now During COVID?

Posted by Mark Howe

Mar 30, 2021 8:04:00 AM

Few things in recent memory have thrown the economy into a tailspin quite like the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies have had to deal with the consequences overnight and come to some quick decisions. As it has become more apparent that COVID is having greater than a short-term impact on people’s lives and the economy, it has become more pressing that companies seek longer-term solutions.

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Topics: industrial automation nj/ny, automation, cobot, Universal Robots, cobots, covid

Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to Claire Ismirlian

Posted by Mark Howe

Mar 15, 2021 11:15:00 AM

This month our employee spotlight turns to Claire Ismirlian. Claire joined the Knotts team as a Sales Engineer a year ago and has quickly adapted to life at Knotts. She suppor ts her accounts by providing excellent service and by helping clients identify solutions for their business needs.  
Name: Claire Ismirlian 
Department: Sales
Title: Sales Engineer  
Time at Knotts: 1year
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Topics: The Knotts Company, The Knotts Co

Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to James Higgins

Posted by Mark Howe

Feb 18, 2021 11:15:00 AM

This month our employee spotlight turns to James Higgins. James has been with the Knotts team for the past year as a Business Development Representative. He plays a crucial role in helping our customers find opportunities for automation, and, ultimately, to grow their business. 

Name: James Higgins 
Department: Sales
Title: Business Development Representative  
Years at Knotts: 1
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Topics: The Knotts Company, The Knotts Co

Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to Stephen Rabideau

Posted by Mark Howe

Nov 4, 2020 10:30:00 AM

This month our employee spotlight turns to Stephen Rabideau, Lead Automation Application Engineer. Stephen has been part of the Knotts team for 5 years and has held several roles. In his current role, he leads a team of sharp minds to help resolve our customers' unique automation issues. 

Name: Stephen Rabideau
Department: Automation
Title: Lead Automation Application Engineer
Years at Knotts: 5
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Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to Jerry Ferrante

Posted by Mark Howe

Aug 7, 2020 2:10:00 PM

This month we're spotlighting Strategic Account Manager Jerry Ferrante. Jerry has an interesting history with Knotts. After originally joining us in January 1990, he left the company a couple times, finally rejoining the team for third time in 2011. As a valued member of our outside sales team, Jerry takes great care of our existing customers and is passionate about bringing our products and solutions to new clients in his region. We're so pleased to have him back as part of the Knotts family.

Name: Jerry Ferrante
Department: Outside Sales
Title: Strategic Account Manager
Years at Knotts: 30 years since original start date
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Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to Heather McNall-Lang

Posted by Mark Howe

Jul 10, 2020 8:55:00 AM

This month we're celebrating Production Coordinator Heather McNall-Lang! A core member of our production team, Heather keeps all of our orders running smoothly and ensures the team and our clients have what they need, when they need it. She's a team player, often pitching in to help in other departments as needed. Heather is used to the spotlight, and can often be found on stage singing, acting, or directing in her spare time! 

Name: Heather McNall-Lang
Department: Production
Title: Production Coordinator
Years at Knotts: 13
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Topics: The Knotts Company, The Knotts Co

The Power of YouTube

Posted by Mark Howe

Jun 22, 2020 9:02:00 AM

There's no doubt that video, coupled with music, draws attention. 69% of marketers planned to increase their use of YouTube video in 2020 according to the annual Social Media Marketing Industry Report (Social Media Examiner). Is this a marketing strategy you've had in mind to try? We'll share a list of youtube channels from our Partners in the manufacturing and automation sector below. Hope they inspire some ideas for you.

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Topics: marketing tool

Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to Walter Valentin

Posted by Mark Howe

Jun 15, 2020 11:18:00 AM

Walter (Wally) Valentin is celebrating 21 years in our Production/Assembly department! Wally is a master at bringing our customer's visions to life and he loves what he does. A true problem-solver, Wally is a valuable asset to the team. Congratulations on 21 years, Wally!

Name: Walter Valentin (aka Wally)
Department: Production/Assembly 
Title: Technician
Years at Knotts: 21 
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Topics: The Knotts Company, The Knotts Co

Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to Ivette Sanchez

Posted by Mark Howe

May 18, 2020 3:39:00 PM

Celebrating 22 years with The Knott's Company, today we're celebrating Customer Service Manager, Ivette Sanchez! Ivette plays a key role in answering customer questions and keeping operations running smoothly. Congratulations on this milestone, Ivette! We're so happy to have you as part of the Knotts family.

Name: Ivette Sanchez
Title: Customer Service Manager
Years at Knotts: 22
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Topics: The Knotts Company, The Knotts Co