Learn why manufacturing industry experts say delaying the decision to replace aging technology systems puts your company at risk. Changing technological landscape and dramatic shifts in the workforce demand businesses to adopt modern systems. In order to stay competitive and attract the best talent, companies need to consider the next era of manufacturing innovation.
Collaborative or Traditional Robot? The Answer is…a "Hybrid" The growing market for high-mix, low-volume production has prompted the emergence of simple, yet powerful and intuitive technology found in collaborative robots. Now, the technology is going further with the introduction of "hybrid" collaborative robots -- unveiling new applications that were previously too complex or uneconomical with classic robotic automation. Dr Michael Klos, General Manager Business Development -- Robotics Division for Yaskawa Europe, gives further insight into when it's best to "go hybrid." Full Article
Top 10 Predictions for IoT Internet of Things (IoT) remains one of the top digital transformation initiatives happening across organizations today. While much of the focus has been on digitally enabling the physical, some are seeing IoT move into its next chapter as the harmonization between human and machine begins to happen. The International Data Corporation has put together its top ten predictions for what to expect during that process. Full Article
Die-casting manufacturer RCM Industries in Chicago found itself in competition with suppliers in Mexico for a large outsourced project. A fleet of new Universal Robots' e-Series collaborative robots with built-in force-torque sensing took on repetitive high-precision tasks, increasing output and reducing costs to make this U.S. firm competitive with low-wage countries while providing higher-value jobs for workers.
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As collaborative robot arms become commodities, end-of-arm tooling (EoAT) such as grippers and sensors are now the key to increasing value. Advances in EoAT let a single robot handle a range of product sizes and shapes in multiple processes.