Y-blog http://www.motoman.com/blog Perspectives in Robotic Automation from Yaskawa Motoman Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:50:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 3D Virtual Tour: Packaging Innovation at Pack Expo http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/3d-virtual-tour-packaging-innovation-pack-expo/ http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/3d-virtual-tour-packaging-innovation-pack-expo/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:37:17 +0000 http://www.motoman.com/blog/?p=471 Yaskawa is looking forward to Pack Expo next week to show the industry some exciting developments designed to simplify implementation and operation for picking, packing and palletizing automation projects. We created a 3D tour of the packaging cells we will be featuring...]]> http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/3d-virtual-tour-packaging-innovation-pack-expo/feed/ 0 7 Things You May Not Know About Yaskawa http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/7-things-may-know-yaskawa/ http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/7-things-may-know-yaskawa/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:26:32 +0000 http://www.motoman.com/blog/?p=440 Recently, as I was preparing for a presentation, I decided to forego our boilerplate corporate presentation and develop a more concise overview of Yaskawa’s global capability. During this process, I came across seven things that many people may not know...]]> http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/7-things-may-know-yaskawa/feed/ 0 Making an IMPACT http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/making-impact/ http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/making-impact/#comments Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19:01:21 +0000 http://www.motoman.com/blog/?p=428 Did you ever think that taking a walk or going for a run on a beautiful summer day could do so much good? Besides getting a little exercise and enjoying the sunshine, it can lead to big things. In September,...]]> http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/making-impact/feed/ 0 Right-Sizing Your Robotic Welding Cell http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/robotic-welding-cell/ http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/robotic-welding-cell/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:17:05 +0000 http://www.motoman.com/blog/?p=399 Each year, I visit hundreds of plants to work with engineers, and they all have one common goal: to increase their throughput. I’ve found that this need is driven by the right reasons, such as dealing with a labor shortage...]]> http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/robotic-welding-cell/feed/ 0 Want to Get a Robotics Job? Here’s How. http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/want-to-get-a-job-in-robotics/ http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/want-to-get-a-job-in-robotics/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:59:14 +0000 http://www.motoman.com/blog/?p=372 We frequently receive requests from educational organizations wanting to partner with Yaskawa Motoman. One of the most requested needs and discussions is how to inspire students to take interest in a robotics/STEM career path. “Where are the robotics jobs?” “What...]]> http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/want-to-get-a-job-in-robotics/feed/ 0 Robots: Packaged for Packaging http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/robots-packaged-packaging/ http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/robots-packaged-packaging/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:55:42 +0000 http://www.motoman.com/blog/?p=357 There was a time when companies only deployed robots into hot, heavy and hazardous applications. As the robotics industry matured, robots were deployed into a greater number of industries and application niches. According to statistics provided by the Robotics Industry...]]> http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/robots-packaged-packaging/feed/ 0 Machine Vision and Applications: 3D Perception for Robotic Guidance http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/trends-machine-vision-robotic-guidance-3d-perception-robotic-applications/ http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/trends-machine-vision-robotic-guidance-3d-perception-robotic-applications/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:54:32 +0000 http://www.motoman.com/blog/?p=339 While machine vision is a very broad category, over the next few weeks we will post blogs relating to the segment that helps locate parts and guide robots (robotic guidance). Putting a finer point on it, in this post I’m...]]> http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/trends-machine-vision-robotic-guidance-3d-perception-robotic-applications/feed/ 0 Strengthening Education and Workforce Development http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/strengthening-education-and-workforce-development/ http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/strengthening-education-and-workforce-development/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 08:00:38 +0000 http://www.motoman.com/blog/?p=300 I’d like to share my thoughts on Yaskawa Motoman’s vision and commitment to STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics) curriculum and workforce development. Recently, Yaskawa Motoman was privileged to participate at the National Council for Advanced Manufacturing Policy conference in...]]> http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/strengthening-education-and-workforce-development/feed/ 0 Working with Heart: Why Do We Volunteer? http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/working-with-heart-why-do-we-volunteer/ http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/working-with-heart-why-do-we-volunteer/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:00:02 +0000 http://www.motoman.com/blog/?p=236 We see it everywhere. Parents clean out an empty lot to build a playground for neighborhood kids. Young people mow, trim and plant flowers in the yards of the elderly in their community. Folks give up part of their Thanksgiving...]]> http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/working-with-heart-why-do-we-volunteer/feed/ 0 Catching Fire: PLC-Integrated Robots (Part 2 of 2) http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/catching-fire-plc-integrated-robots-part-2/ http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/catching-fire-plc-integrated-robots-part-2/#comments Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:00:43 +0000 http://www.motoman.com/blog/?p=222 Plant productivity can be measured in multiple ways including instantaneous productivity (a snapshot at any given time) and total productivity (throughput over time). Technically speaking, there is no difference in performance between a traditional robot controller approach or PLC-integrated controls....]]> http://www.motoman.com/blog/index.php/catching-fire-plc-integrated-robots-part-2/feed/ 0