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Industry : Consumer Goods/Appliances

The Realm of Collaborative Robots – Empowering Us in Many Forms

by Tanya M. Anandan, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 06/17/2014

No area of industrial robotics has attracted more fanfare than human-robot collaboration.

Automatic Water Jet Process is a Smart Business Decision

by Bob Rochelle, Foot and Packaging Industry Specialist

POSTED: 10/04/2012

For the past fifty years, manufacturers have experienced increasing pressure to produce more while simultaneously meeting challenges to reduce operating costs, improve operational efficiencies, increase part quality, reduce waste and reduce labor content.  These challenges are being met by adopting Lean Manufacturing practices and at the heart of Lean Manufacturing

Automatic Water Jet Process is a Smart Business Decision

by Bob Rochelle, Foot and Packaging Industry Specialist

POSTED: 10/04/2012

For the past fifty years, manufacturers have experienced increasing pressure to produce more while simultaneously meeting challenges to reduce operating costs, improve operational efficiencies, increase part quality, reduce waste and reduce labor content.  These challenges are being met by adopting Lean Manufacturing practices and at the heart of Lean Manufacturing

Automating Water Jet Processes is a Smart Business Decision

by Bob Rochelle , Food and Packaging Industry Specialist

POSTED: 06/04/2012

For the past fifty years, manufacturers have experienced increasing pressure to produce more while simultaneously meeting challenges to reduce operating

Automation in the Cloud

by Rush LaSelle, VP & General Manager, Adept Technology

POSTED: 01/07/2012

Manufacturers and processors of anything from snack foods to automobiles are being driven to

Improving Product Quality with Flexible Automation and Software

by Rush LaSelle, Director of World Wide Sales and Marketing

POSTED: 08/31/2010

With recalls taking center stage in today’s media, manufacturers must closely evaluate the cost of poor quality to their business.

Portal to Success: Update Multiple Robot Programs in a Minute or Less

by Brette Christe, Technical Writer

POSTED: 03/03/2010

Product variations, changes, and introductions are commonplace in manufacturing today. In response, many companies are choosing to use robots for

Food Lovers Can Thank Robots

by Brian Huse, Director, Marketing & PR, Robotic Industries Association

POSTED: 11/23/2009

Thank a robot for your food? Then and now (I Love Lucy vs. Quattro Robot for packaging chocolates). Video

Intelligent Robotic Arc Sensing – A Comparison of Available Technologies

by Erin O’Shea, Lincoln Electric Automation Project Manager - Electrical Engineer

POSTED: 03/10/2009

The use of robotics in arc welding applications serves the purposes of decreasing cycle time and improving the quality and repeatability of welds. This is only possible when the weld joints themselves are consistent and repeatable. Unfortunately, due to inadequate tooling and part preparation, weld joints often deviate

Positive Action: One Robot Integrator's Unique Response to the Economy

by (staff interview with) Keith Wanner, President, RobotWorx

POSTED: 03/04/2009

RIA: How is the economy affecting the used robot market? KW: This is a good time to be in the used robot market. There are a lot of robots available from companies that are downsizing - newer models with fewer hours. At the same time,

What to do in a Recession

by Brian Huse, Director, Marketing & PR, Robotic Industries Association

POSTED: 01/02/2009

Is your company recession proof? Last year wasn’t so bad for some RIA members. Many had big months in the fall even while consumer spending dried up in the broader economy. One industrial cable company had a terrific October

High-Density Robotic Painting: Latest Trend Lowers Costs

by Randy Schuetz, Tech. Leader, Painting & Dispensing, and Mary Kay Morel, Staff Writer/Editor, Motoman

POSTED: 11/14/2008

One of the primary reasons paint spray booths are expensive to operate is the high energy cost of providing temperature-controlled supply air to replenish exhaust air.  As companies look for ways to maximize floorspace utilization to help them cut costs and remain competitive in the global marketplace, spray paint booths

SOLUTIONS FOR LEAN MANUFACTURING: INTEGRATING ROBOTIC AUTOMATION WITH BUSINESS SYSTEMS

by Brette Christe, Technical Writer

POSTED: 11/14/2008

If lean manufacturing is a goal, it may be a good idea to investigate automation solutions that integrate with business systems. This method combines a business’s network and software with machinery and automation equipment. The benefit of this approach is manufacturing systems that are easier to control and

Robotic Paint Automation for Smaller Industrial Operations

by Mark Freels, Paint Business Development Manager, Robotics Division

POSTED: 11/03/2008

Recent advancements have made paint and coating robots highly affordable and useable Painting robots and industrial robots in general have


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