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Knotts Team Spotlight on Rich Eckhard

Posted by Mark Howe

Jan 21, 2020 12:47:41 PM

It's an honor to highlight another team member who has invested his entire career so far with The Knotts Company! The fact that Rich has earned Salesperson of the Year multiple times during his tenure reflects his commitment to his clients and his love of devising solutions to complex automation challenges. He's a colleague we can turn to with questions since with more than three decades of experience he's likely to have the answer!
Name: Richard Eckhard
Department: Sales
Title: Strategic Account Manager,
Northern/Central New Jersey
Years at Knotts: 32
Tell us about what you do:  
I am an outside Sales Rep for the full line of pneumatic and automation products that we sell.
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Knotts Team Spotlight on Ted Orlowski - 20 Years at Knotts and Soon Retiring!

Posted by Mark Howe

Dec 16, 2019 1:12:54 PM

Ted has given us 20 years of service!  It is bittersweet for us that he will soon retire. We wish him well and will very much miss seeing him every day. 
Rick Howe, Knotts' President, explains "for 20 years Ted has been a mainstay in customer service at The Knotts Company. His work ethic and devotion to customers has been exemplary."

 And Ivette Sanchez, Customer Service Manager, shares “it has been a pleasure working with and getting to know Ted over the past  20 years. He has been an invaluable member of the Knotts gang and more importantly a great person and friend. His vigilant work ethic and can-do attitude made him a key part of our customer service team. I am sure I speak for everyone when I wish him and his lovely wife, Nina, the very best in their retirement plans. Save some Florida sun for us! ”
We know many of you have spoken with Ted over the years. He's a little more background about him. 
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Knotts Team Spotlight on Donna Borrelli - Celebrating 32 Years at Knotts!

Posted by Mark Howe

Nov 22, 2019 12:11:10 PM

We have a number of teammates who have been with Knotts for several decades. Among them is Donna Borrelli. We are grateful to have Donna in our Knotts family, as she is essential to keep our company running smoothly. She makes sure we are paid on time and works with customers when payment issues or questions arise. Her head for numbers and her customer focus are very much appreciated!
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Introducing AutoGuide Mobile Robots

Posted by Mark Howe

Nov 18, 2019 9:19:10 AM

While AutoGuide Mobile Robots' name was in the news last week for being acquired by Teradyne (which also owns Mobile Industrial Robots and Universal Robots), it's making headlines here at Knotts this week as we are now representing AutoGuide. 

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Topics: autonomous mobile robot, robotics solutions, AMR, AutoGuide

Knotts Podcast Interview Features Josh Cloer of Mobile Industrial Robots

Posted by Mark Howe

Nov 13, 2019 8:10:21 AM

As we continue to explore manufacturing technology and industry trends with our colleagues, we wanted to devote an episode to AMRs, Automated Mobile Robots.

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Topics: mobile industrial robot, Mobile Robots, MiR, autonomous mobile robot, robotics solutions, AMR

Knotts Team Spotlight on Rick Howe - Celebrating Nearly 41 Years Building Knotts!

Posted by Mark Howe

Oct 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Knotts leader, Rick Howe, worked his way up the ladder starting his career here back in 1979.  Today, he is the Owner & CEO!  Many of our Partners and companies have worked with Rick over decades , so it seems logical to turn the Knotts Employee Spotlight on to Rick this month.  As someone who has devoted his professional work to helping our customers increase productivity and grow their businesses, he's also the steward of The Knotts Company, where he's expanded our offerings and grown the team since he became owner in 2004.
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Sweet 16! Universal Robots Debuts its Newest Model -16e

Posted by Mark Howe

Oct 4, 2019 7:28:00 AM

The eSeries family has just grown! The Knotts Company is excited to welcome the NEW 16e! The utility of this collaborative industrial robot is unmatchable. It is built for heavy duty tasks like machine tending, material handling, packaging, material removal, and screw and nut driving applications.  It handles an exceptional 16 kg of payload that is especially useful for carrying heavy end of arm tooling and can lift multiple parts in a single pick, making tasks much more efficient by achieving shorter cycle times.

Interested in learning more about the UR16e? We are happy to have you to our offices to get hands-on or review applications that can be tested right here in Berkeley Heights, NJ. 

Interested in seeing a LIVE demo? Join us in October for the following events:

October 4 - NJMEP Manufacturing Day at the Marigold in Somerset, New Jersey
October 16 - NJTMA Manufacturing Productivity 2020 event in Branchburg, New Jersey
October 23-24 - Design 2 Part show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in  Oaks, Pennsylvania

WATCH US AS WE RECENTLY HAD AN "UNBOXING" EVENT AT OUR OFFICE.

Ur16e_unboxing_September2019

 

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Topics: Universal Robots, cobots, e-Series

Knotts Team Spotlight on Joe Maresca - Celebrating 42 Years at Knotts!

Posted by Mark Howe

Aug 2, 2019 4:17:14 PM

As we continue to share the rock stars of The Knotts Company, we thought to profile Joe Maresca who is the man who makes those fast shipments of replacement parts possible for all our customers. He may be "behind the scenes" to our clients,  but for us around the office he is ever present and our "go to person" for so many things. We are incredibly grateful he has spent his career with Knotts. 
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Knotts Team Spotlight on Fred Heimall - Approaching a Half Century of Expertise in Industrial Automation Solutions

Posted by Mark Howe

Jul 1, 2019 3:45:19 PM

We often focus our blogs on new shiny products and their applications, but we want to highlight our team members who make it come together smoothly -- from planning to customer support to the vast experience they lend to solving our clients' challenges. It seemed right to begin with Fred Heimall, who is our longest-serving employee! We recently asked him a few questions....
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Let's Take a Closer Look: The RG2 Force Torque from OnRobot

Posted by Mark Howe

Apr 24, 2019 4:00:00 PM

Companies that make the decision to bring collaborative robots and an end-of-arm tool like OnRobot's RG2FT Gripper will no doubt appreciate the strength of this new partner on their factory floor or warehouse. Technology like the RG2FT can change the trajectory of a company. We recommend this gripper often as it performs high quality, precise work and, as a result, saves companies a great deal of money over time.

 

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Topics: automation solutions, automation, OnRobot, end of arm tools, gripper