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Industrial Robotics Industry Insights Resource

Application: Material Handling

Robots Rally CNC Operations Against Offshore Competition

by Jack Browne, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 12/17/2007

Robots have traditionally served CNC applications and systems by loading and unloading tools and work materials.

Robots Sort Blood Specimens: Help American Red Cross Improve Productivity and Traceability . . . A Robot Case Study

by Mary Kay Morel, Staff Writer/Editor

POSTED: 12/03/2007

  In addition to being an international humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross is the biggest single blood collecting agency in the United States.

Is the Wood Industry Ready for Robotics?

by Bennett Brumson, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 11/14/2007

 When thinking of the role of robotics in manufacturing, working with wood-based products is probably not the first thing that comes to mind.

Robots in Consumer Goods

by Bennett Brumson, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 10/24/2007

While industrial robotics have been the mainstay of the automotive industry for many years, the use of robotics in producing consumer items is still on the rise.

Construction Robots and Constructing a Robotics Community

by Bennett Brumson, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 10/11/2007

Automobiles and consumer goods are among the many products we see every day that traditionally have been manufactured with the help of robotics.

Hybrid Sensors in Robotics

by Bennett Brumson, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 07/19/2007

Robotic hybrid sensors, those sensors that have multiple types of detection systems, are not part of the mainstream in flexible automation.

Robots…A ‘‘Butter’‘ Way to Palletize: A Robot Case Study

by Mary Kay Morel, Staff Writer/Editor

POSTED: 03/19/2007

  California Dairies, Inc.

Food Robotics

by Bennett Brumson, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 03/19/2007

  Deploying robotics in many industries is so routine, that it is taken as a given.

Robot Palletizes Putter’s Pickles: A Robot Case Study. . . .by Mary Kay Morel, Staff Writer/Editor, Motoman Inc.

by Mary Kay Morel, Staff Writer/Editor

POSTED: 02/01/2007

  Aliment Putter’s Food, Inc.

Chemical and Hazardous Material Handling Robotics

by Bennett Brumson, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 01/18/2007

Among the many justifications for using robotics, the most important is to shield people from working in dangerous environments and from handling hazardous materials.

High Precision Thermoforming Packs a Perfect Fit

by Nicky Borcea, President

POSTED: 07/21/2006

The Evolution of Automotive Materials Handling Today, shipping trays, or dunnage, for the automotive material-handling arena are custom made to fit specific part dimensions and to hold them in the proper orientation needed for assembly.

Robotics Partner with AGVs to Increase Production Flexibility and Speed

by Jan Rupnick, Public Relations Coordinator, (Reprinted by permission from Robotics World Magazine)

POSTED: 06/06/2006

Manufacturers in the United States, in attempting to remain competitive in a global economy, often reach for technology to help improve production efficiency and reduce labor costs.

Customized Distribution Robotics

by Bennett Brumson, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 11/01/2005

Robotic-based distribution systems are among the fasted growing applications in flexible automation.

Optimized Vacuum Design for Material Handling Applications: How System Design Parameters Affect Productivity

by Andy Lovell, Application Engineer

POSTED: 04/04/2005

Designing or implementing a vacuum system for material handling applications is an important and often costly expenditure that can cause many decision makers to encounter mixed messages, making the right choice unclear.

Robots Take Furniture Industry into Their Own Hands

by Winn Hardin

POSTED: 11/24/2004

The automotive industry generally led the economic rebound for the robotics industry in 2003 and 2004.


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