by Brian Huse, Director, Marketing & Public Relations
What does the future hold for robot applications? How will robots affect society in five years; 10 years; 20? These are typical questions received by Robotic Industries Association. Following is a look forward based on a correspondence I recently sent to a student to address in a small way a
by Bob Turner, Quadcom Ltd., and Mr. Simon Whitton
It is estimated that there are now more than 40 million users of mobile phones in the UK and approaching 500 million worldwide. Growth rates of around 60% are forecast for the next couple of years at least. This breathtaking demand has presented a considerable challenge to the major manufacturers
by Robert J. Kelsey and Hallie Forcinio, Contributing Editor, Managing Automation Magazine
When you think about the millions of products that require a painted surface or perhaps a coating to protect a paint job or natural finish, it's not surprising there are thousands of robots performing these tasks as well as dispensing sealant to close gaps or join components. Automating these jobs is
by Rob Schwamberger, Sales Manager, Automotive Component Paint and General Industries
Increasing costs and environmental regulations have forced composites manufacturers to consider robotic automation for the application of fiberglass chop and gel. As noted in the accompanying case study, robotic automation can be used to apply spray chop and gel to anything from chicken coop fan housings to boats and bathtubs.