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Industrial Robotics Editorials

February 2021

SMAC’s LDL linear electric actuator is cost competitive with pneumatic cylinders.

POSTED: 02/18/2021

Many users of pneumatic cylinders - in many industries - are looking for electric actuator alternatives for a number of reasons: On the fly ability to change speed, stroke, force.

Automation for the General Industry

POSTED: 02/05/2021

In episode two of General Industry: OLRP Insights hosted by Octopuz, Jon House sits down with Tom Fischer, Operations Manager at RobotWorx.

Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) for Robots

POSTED: 02/01/2021

If there is one thing everyone can agree on, it is that no one can agree on a single formal definition of “CI/CD”.

January 2021

Quest's Service Excellence Methodology

POSTED: 01/05/2021

Delivering industry-leading experiences that contribute to significant productivity improvements, lower total operating costs, and enhance brand protection.

December 2020

Quest 3rd Party On-site Hardware & Data Center Management Services

POSTED: 12/14/2020

Quest 3rd Party On-site Hardware & Data Center Management Services We understand that one size does not fit all.

November 2020

Key Reasons to Partner with a Third Party Logistics (3PL) Provider

POSTED: 11/24/2020

A 3PL provider like Quest can offer businesses a multitude of advantages.

The SMAC Optical Encoder Story

POSTED: 11/18/2020

SMAC has designed and built Motion Controllers, Linear and Rotary Motors and Linear Actuators for over 25 years.

Robots in the factory: bosses or slaves?

POSTED: 11/06/2020

In the 1990s, could you have imagined the rise of the self-service checkout? This twenty-first century phenomenon is now a common sight in most supermarkets, and despite a few challenges — and more than a few “unexpected item[s] in the bagging area” — they are a change largely for the better.

October 2020

The Value Of Real-Time Free Lime Prediction For Cement Companies

POSTED: 10/29/2020

As in most manufacturing processes, quality control is a major concern in the manufacture of cement.

The world has embraced robots, here’s why the US should too

POSTED: 10/14/2020

America has long been a forerunner in other revolutions — industrial, technological and digital.

To service, or not to service: Investigating Robots-as-a-Service (RaaS) ~

POSTED: 10/14/2020

According to the Future of Manufacturing report, a third of manufacturers generate profit through servitisation.

Automating the plastics industry

POSTED: 10/14/2020

One of the biggest challenges for robotics manufacturers is the perception that the technology is here to take the jobs of humans — but that is simply not the case.

Contamination free automation

POSTED: 10/14/2020

Humans shed and re-grow outer skin cells every 27 days, equating to around 1,000 new skins in an average human’s lifetime.

September 2020

Robotics for pharmaceutical manufacturing: Three considerations for robot deployment in pharma production

POSTED: 09/23/2020

Pharmaceutical manufacturing’s roots can be traced back to the 15th century, where skilled practitioners worked tirelessly to create medicines in local apothecaries.

Calculating robot ROI: How to determine the true cost of robotics

POSTED: 09/22/2020

Google Trends data demonstrates that web searches for the phrase, “how much does a robot cost?” have doubled since 2009.


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