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Our Newest Partner, ROEQ

Posted by Mark Howe

Oct 4, 2018 11:34:00 AM

We're really impressed with what our new Partner, ROEQ of Denmark, brings to the market. Its products integrate with MiR™ Robots and can serve in a variety of environments to transport items from place to place. 

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Topics: ROEQ, MiR, manufacturing, medical industry, new product

Dorner - Transfer Metal Product with Magnetic Conveyors

Posted by Kelly Howe

Nov 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Dorner.

There are multiple options when looking to transfer product between conveyors such as powered or roller transfers, but this recent application used a more unique option. This 2200 Series Smartflex conveyor system features magnetic transfers both on and off the conveyor.

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Topics: dorner, Dorner Conveyors,, 2200 Series, smartflex conveyors, manufacturing, magnetic conveyor

Robotiq- Imagining a World Without Robotics in Manufacturing

Posted by Kelly Howe

Oct 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Mariane Davids at Robotiq.

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Topics: Robotiq, Robots, manufacturing, robotics, cobots, collaborative robots

When Robotics Meets the Cloud, Customers Win

Posted by Kelly Howe

Oct 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Universal Robots.

Imagine a collaborative robot that knows where it is and what needs to be done. A cobot capable of inspecting whether a part in your manufacturing process is complete and capable of jumping automatically to another task if it is not. A cobot that even reacts independently if an error occurs on one of your machines. Does this sound like a very futuristic scenario to you? For years now, the concept of making machines more connected has been the core issue of Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing. Tend is taking a unique approach to help companies not just chase those ideals, but realize them with their AI-based cloud robotics platform, “in.control™”.

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Topics: Universal Robots, UR, manufacturing, cobots, cloud, Mobile Robots, UR5, Smart Manufacturing

Use Four Strategies to Fill the Manufacturing Gap With People

Posted by Kelly Howe

Aug 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Amanda Lee at Robotiq.

Finding people who possess both the skills and the interest needed to work in manufacturing is a major challenge.  The good news is that many people who have either the skills or the interest can move into the sweet spot—they just need a nudge in the right direction. Here's how to achieve this in your manufacturing shop.

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Topics: Robotiq, manufacturing, Robots, collaborative robots, cobots

UR - How Cobots are Changing Quality Assurance in Manufacturing

Posted by Kelly Howe

Mar 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Universal Robots.

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Topics: UR, Universal Robots, cobots, manufacturing, quality assurance

Universal Robots - Robots Create Jobs

Posted by Kelly Howe

Sep 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Universal Robots.

Robots & employment: Opportunities are bright for workers and their cobot colleagues

We recently wrote about the fascinating impact robotics is having on manufacturers’ reshoring initiatives, but there’s more to the employment and robotics story. In fact, automation is proving to have a substantial—and positive—impact on manufacturing employment around the world, and studies continue to bear out these conclusions.

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Topics: UR, Universal Robots, employment, manufacturing, cobot, Robots

Universal Robots - Cobots are Making a Difference

Posted by Kelly Howe

Sep 19, 2016 1:15:21 PM

This post is brought to you by Universal Robots.

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Topics: Universal Robots, cobot, cobots, manufacturing, Robots, UR

How Will Mobile Robots Impact Manufacturing Processes?

Posted by Kelly Howe

Aug 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Robots are not new to the American manufacturing industry. Assembly line robotics have been instrumental in improving quality and efficiency in automobile assembly, electronics, furniture and more. But the autonomous mobile robot is a new venture that is sure to help factories even more.

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Topics: MiR, mobile industrial robot, manufacturing, Robots

Transforming Manufacturing by CT Effects

Posted by Mark Howe

Oct 14, 2013 2:49:00 PM

The key to reducing production costs is found in CT effects. You may be able to further reduce the costs if you look closely at the CT effects.

So what exactly are CT effects?

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Topics: cost savings, manufacturing, cost effective, industrial automation nj/ny, automation solutions, intelligent actuator