Y-Blog

Posted: 8/31/2017 6:42:53 PM by Zane Michael
Topics: Arc Welding, Automotive, manufacturing

As manufacturers transition to aluminum parts to meet customer demand, many of the old welding tricks that work with steel go straight out the window. Being successful with aluminum means using new techniques that maintain quality and control material costs. Read More

Posted: 7/6/2017 6:51:33 PM by Keith Vozel
Topics: Automotive, Handling, manufacturing, Mobile Robots, New Technologies

How do you improve throughput and productivity in an environment that is already operating lean? HIROTEC AMERICA asked the same question after spending three decades focused on the K2 philosophy of working towards continuous improvements (kaizen) and revolutionary changes in technology and process (kaikaku). Taking a deep look at their internal processes, they were able to pinpoint specific tasks within the plant that yielded inefficiencies. Read More

Posted: 6/26/2017 9:48:49 PM by Bob Graff
Topics: Education and Training

Let’s face it. The public has a surface-level understanding of the robotic engineering industry. Thanks to the media, and some healthy imagination, we envision a new, progressive industry filled with modern engineers, hovercrafts and automated toys. But the robotic engineering industry is neither new, nor occupied by a new breed of engineers (at least not yet). For high school students preparing for STEM careers in this field, it’s important to separate the facts from the fiction and dive into the core of the matter. Here are few things to know: Read More

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:

Boosting Production...

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