The key to manufacturing success is keeping equipment running. Unfortunately, it can be hard to find and retain workers for tedious and potentially dangerous jobs such as machine tending. It's not surprising that more than half of U.S. manufacturers are redesigning their workforce architecture around automation with machine tending as one of the most sought-after applications to automate.
But what tasks should you automate first? How do you make the cobot interface with the machine? Do you need a dedicated cell? Can you use the cobot on multiple machines? What about safety?
The two-day Machine Tending Expo February 23-24 focuses on manufacturers looking for concrete insights on deploying cobots to tend machines such as CNC, press brakes, injection molding machines or 3D printers.
In live demos, keynotes and interactive booth sessions with exhibiting partners, Universal Robots offers solutions on how to seamlessly implement cobots, tackling the labor shortage, while improving crucial machine uptime.
"Our Machine Tending Expo will help manufacturers address all these questions," says Joe Campbell, Senior Manager of Applications Development at Universal Robots (UR). "Attendees at the Expo will be able to visit virtual booths featuring a wide range of turnkey solutions and application kits for easy deployment. In live demos and educational keynotes, they will learn all the ins and outs of machine tending with UR cobots."
The Machine Tending Expo is free to attend with registration.
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