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Section: Factory > Robotics
How to Safely Implement Collaborative Robots
As collaborative robots continue to be introduced in manufacturing, some key safety hazards need to be addressed before collaborative robots can be safely implemented on the line.
Dec 16th, 2019
Integrating Robots Into Your Manufacturing Environment
Robots in the manufacturing environment is becoming much more prevalent, but it hasn’t gotten any easier to implement. These four questions will help your organization figure out if they’re ready for implementation.
Sep 16th, 2019
Epson Expands Industrial Automation Reach
Extending its high-speed, high-precision technologies across a range of price points, Epson is positioning itself to be a major player in small part handling robots, vision, and feeder systems.
Aug 27th, 2019
How Robots Will Save the Human Race
This tongue-in-cheek prediction of the not-too-distant future shows a world where humanity is being snuffed out—due to a continuing rise in carbon emissions and an increase in sea levels—and robots are beginning to inhabit and run the country, while trying to save the human race.
Aug 5th, 2019
Virtual Commissioning of a Robotic Cell
To develop a new robotic system for the material handling industry, JR Automation used a combination of Siemens simulation technologies to create a digital twin of the system that included the robots, PLC, HMI, and sensors.
Jul 25th, 2019
Implementing Robots Throughout Manufacturing
Robotics are not just for the automotive industry anymore. With a wave of innovations in dexterity, vision, mobility, connectivity and safety, robots are finding a place in a wide range of industries that are becoming increasingly aware of their benefits.
May 14th, 2019
Finding the Human in Technology
Calling it Humanufacturing Tech, Comau introduced several new technologies at Automate 2019, including an exoskeleton, a digital assistant for manual operations, and an interactive IoT platform.
May 3rd, 2019
Cobot Tooling Company Grows Its Innovative Technologies
OnRobot has been formed through a series of mergers and acquisitions that will continue unabated for the next couple years at least as it builds its portfolio. Blue Workforce assets are its latest acquisition.
Apr 18th, 2019
New Manufacturing Plant Opens in Detroit
The combined efforts of Ford, Flex-N-Gate and the City of Detroit has brought automotive parts manufacturing back to the city via a new 454,000-sq-ft greenfield facility.
Mar 28th, 2019
Give the Robot the Dirty, Dull or Dangerous Job
The pros and cons of robots on the processing and packaging lines created a lot of discussion at the Top to Top Summit, where CPGs and OEMs come together to solve pressing manufacturing problems.
Mar 14th, 2019
Drones and Industry 4.0
Though drones might still seem to be more of a hobby than a critical piece of the IIoT puzzle, numerous applications and new technology developments are being explored that will better position drones as important data collection devices for industry.
Feb 23rd, 2019
Starting From Scratch—Designing a Connected Factory
Trying to overcome the drawbacks of traditional conveyance, a construction vehicle manufacturer moved to automated guided vehicles to meet requirements for scalability, sustainability and quality.
Feb 18th, 2019
Are AGVs the Right Fit for Your Manufacturing Environment?
Automated guided vehicles can provide flexible paths and processes, scalability, flexibility and intelligence in rapidly changing markets.
Jan 28th, 2019
Exclusive: Experts Weigh In On the Impact of Data
In an exclusive roundtable discussion with Automation World, Georgia Tech engineering, science and research experts shared their insights on the trajectories and effects of artificial intelligence and machine learning, and how the intersection of data and technology is changing industry.
Nov 26th, 2018
Buying Behaviors Alter Automation Technology Sales
Just as consumer buying behaviors have shifted online, the purchase of automation technologies is undergoing the same transition—and it’s changing how technology suppliers and distributors interact with the market.
Oct 9th, 2018
AGVs Can Be a Game Changer in Food and Bev
Automated guided vehicles can enhance plant floor safety, improve material movement, ensure consistency and improve inventory tracking and traceability for an industry that faces considerable changes and pressures.
Sep 20th, 2018
Digitalization Is Disrupting the Supply Chain
A range of technologies have changed the industrial landscape. Companies that can successfully manage those technologies will also change the way they manage their supply chain.
Luigi De Bernardini
Jun 25th, 2018
Nestlé Samples a Selection of IIoT/Industry 4.0
With more than 400 factories around the world, the food and beverage behemoth has to take a practical approach to digital innovations, running a range of pilots that make sense for production.
May 22nd, 2018
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