Y-Blog

Posted: 4/24/2019 10:38:55 AM by Bob Graff
Topics: Education and Training, Events

Despite a growing concern that the STEM worker shortage could be severe, the future of manufacturing shines a bit brighter thanks to annual events like National Robotics Week. A series of grassroots events and activities during the month of April aimed at increasing public awareness of the importance of the U.S. robotics industry, National Robotics Week offers hands-on experience to students, inspiring them to pursue STEM-related fields. Read More

Posted: 4/12/2019 3:02:56 PM by Keith Vozel
Topics: New Technologies

Let’s talk about two of the biggest buzzwords surrounding the manufacturing sector today, the “Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)” and “Industry 4.0”. While I am not going to explain the concepts behind IIoT and why it is important, or how to implement Industry 4.0 technology into your operations, this discussion will cover what happens when you start integrating all these interconnected devices, especially those local to your facility. Read More

Posted: 3/26/2019 12:42:06 PM by Sarah Mellish
Topics: Collaborative, Controls, Handling, Machine Vision, New Technologies, Programming, Trade Shows

Sophisticated demands and shifting markets are transforming the industrial landscape, necessitating the need for smart technology and easy-to-use robots that can help companies of all sizes easily adapt to changing manufacturing requirements. If gaining flexibility, enhancing customization, boosting productivity and decreasing costs are on your “operational bucket list”, it’s time to learn more and experience easy automation at Automate 2019. Read More

Posted: 3/8/2019 3:34:36 PM by Bernardo Mendez
Topics: New Technologies, Programming

For years, a large part of the feedback I’ve received from manufacturers has revolved around the need for a holistic, easy-to-use solution for robotic automation and robot programming, and with nearly 2 million jobs on the verge of going unfilled due to talent shortage1, the necessity has never been greater. Moreover, nearly 100% of the manufacturers I encounter stress the need for intuitive high-performance robotic technology with simplified programming methods for experienced and novice users alike. Read More

Posted: 2/27/2019 3:49:23 PM by Anthony Steward
Topics: Painting

One of the most valuable, and perhaps under-estimated, applications on the market is robotic painting or coating. More accessible and capable than ever, paint robots fine-tune a paint or adhesive spraying process, delivering undeniable benefits. From creating a safer working environment to providing consistent finish quality, long-term use of robotic automation helps manufacturers save on materials and costs while building a strong competitive advantage. Read More
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