loading
Robotics News Insights from Yaskawa Motoman

Smart Lifecycle Management Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All

Posted by Doug Burnside on Sep 19, 2016 3:25:26 PM

Like the veracity of the 3,000-mile oil change, some people view maintenance schedules with skepticism. Today’s synthetic oils can keep car engines running perfectly well and safely for up to and beyond 5,000 miles between oil changes, but the old 3,000-mile standard still lingers.

Read More

Topics: Maintenance, Tips and Tools


Cobots, Mobile Robotics and Machine Vision at IMTS

Posted by Jennifer Katchmar on Aug 30, 2016 11:37:59 AM


Preview new products for human-robot collaboration, mobile handling/logistics, 3D vision, assembly and welding

Get New Product Release Updates

Embarking on the Future of Manufacturing

In less than two weeks, Yaskawa Motoman heads to McCormick Place in Chicago, IL for the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). IMTS is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and over 114,000 registrants. The event is held every two years in September.

Read More

Topics: New Technologies, Collaborative Robots, Trade Shows, Mobile Robotics, Machine Vision


Dismantling the Drudgery of Pallet Recycling

Posted by Roger Christian on Aug 16, 2016 1:24:33 PM

It’s been said taking something apart is easier than putting it together. If you’re in business to dismantle and recycle pallets, you might say otherwise. Taking apart (or dismantling) wooden pallets is dangerous, deafening and draining for employees. The work in pallet recycling plants is largely manual labor

Read More

Topics: New Technologies, Manufacturing


How Can Automation Impact Your Laboratory Operations?

Posted by Craig Rubenstein on Jul 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

In two weeks, Yaskawa Motoman will be in Philadelphia, PA for the AACC Clinical Lab Expo, which is the world’s largest exposition for clinical laboratory products and services.

Read More

Topics: Events, Laboratory Automation


What Does a Cable Company and Waterjet Cutting Have in Common?

Posted by Roger Christian on Jul 12, 2016 9:13:12 AM

Some technologies are loved. For other technologies, there’s no love lost. Like your cable provider, waterjet cutting fills a need, but it’s an uneasy (if long-standing) alliance

Read More

Topics: New Technologies, Manufacturing, Material Removal


Employers Want Grads Who’ve Learned Real-World Lessons from Robots

Posted by Bob Graff on Jul 5, 2016 12:00:00 AM

We recently surveyed members of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) to get a handle on the state of robotics education in America. In the course of four days, we heard back from nearly three hundred teachers

Read More

Topics: Education and Training


Robot Maintenance: The Right Way to DIY

Posted by Shawn Howard on May 23, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Spring is a great time to think about planning a summer robot maintenance break. Smart maintenance isn’t just inspecting, cleaning and replacing robot parts. A savvy plant manager also uses maintenance time to optimize a robot’s programming Read More

Topics: Maintenance, Tips and Tools


How Could 240 Minutes Save You More on Manufacturing?

Posted by Zane Michael on Apr 25, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Two hundred forty minutes could save you $240,000 or more on your manufacturing process, but unlike those GEICO® commercials, not everybody knows that. Some of the companies that are in the know, however, say it’s because they agreed to a plant audit.

Read More

Topics: Manufacturing, Tips and Tools


Speaking One Language is Better Than Two

Posted by Dean Elkins on Mar 14, 2016 5:00:31 AM

In a multi-cultural world with many spoken languages, it’s beneficial to know more than one. But if you’re working with robots inside a manufacturing facility, speaking only one language is better. The singular control concept makes it easier to implement automation and save on programming costs.

Read More

Topics: Programming, Controls, Packaging


Meet the Robots

Posted by Jason Farmer on Feb 29, 2016 3:29:16 AM

Last fall, I was fortunate to visit Japan for the third time during my Yaskawa Motoman tenure. I was especially eager to see Yaskawa’s recently opened Robot Village in Kitakyushu, approximately 600 miles southwest of Tokyo. The Robot Village, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of Yaskawa Electric Corp., is a publicly open green space that includes Yaskawa’s Global Innovation Center. Yaskawa created the Robot Village partly so visitors can interact with robotic technology.

Read More

Topics: New Technologies, Corporate


Subscribe to Email Updates

Schedule a Spare Parts Planning Session for your Motoman robots