Y-Blog

Posted: 6/16/2017 9:55:33 PM by Keith Vozel
Topics: Mobile Robots, New Technologies

Every day, businesses look for ways to improve efficiency and productivity. Frequently, this has meant automating functions with robots. Robots can ensure consistent quality and perform dangerous or repetitive tasks, reducing employee health issues. This frees up valuable human resources to contribute to other production areas. Read More

Posted: 4/24/2017 10:07:23 PM by Jack Uhl
Topics: consumer products, Food & beverage, manufacturing, packaging

If you think of the food industry as a wheel, safety is the hub and its spokes are: production, cleanliness and labor. The rim tying these spokes together ought to be automation because it can directly improve each one. Here’s how:

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Posted: 3/9/2017 2:15:04 PM by Jennifer Katchmar
Topics: Arc Welding, Collaborative, Handling, Machine Vision, New Technologies, Trade Shows

There may be several paths to maintain and expand your business, but how do you know which is the right choice? And while you’re busy navigating the options, your competition may be approaching your customers with promises of better, cheaper and faster deliverables. Maybe now is the right time to consider automation. Read More

Posted: 2/16/2017 2:23:49 PM by Keith Vozel
Topics: Bin Picking, Handling, Machine Vision, Pick and Pack

Quickly grabbing and orienting a random part from a bin has never been an easy task for a robot. So it often falls to humans to find and process parts. Whether the piece is a plastic handle for a tote or a part for a car or computer, the process is similar. While machine designers have tried to automate a lot of this work, fickle lighting conditions in factories and parts of varying shapes can pose a problem just thorny enough to stump most robots Read More

Posted: 1/25/2017 2:30:15 PM by Chris Anderson
Topics: Arc Welding, Automotive, manufacturing, Tips and Tools

Manufacturers of over-the-road vehicles (also referred to as OTR or long-haul trucks), and to a lesser degree car manufacturers, are improving fuel economy and reducing the weight of their vehicles with aluminum. Assembling frames, trailers and other components made of aluminum requires welding, and there are important differences between robotically welding steel components versus those made of aluminum. Read More
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