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Posted: 11/19/2018 5:47:48 PM by Chris Williams
Topics: Maintenance, Manufacturing, Tips and Tools

In the past, the words, “temporary factory shutdown” may have induced panic throughout an organization, but in today’s manufacturing landscape, this phrase is being heard more frequently. In fact, a “holiday shutdown” or “factory fortnight” – a scheduled break where company leaders close a production facility for a limited amount of time for activities like robot upgrades, preventive maintenance and process improvement – has become an annual event at many factories throughout the Americas Read More

Posted: 11/12/2018 5:57:42 PM by Jack Uhl
Topics: Handling, Palletizing

Palletizing can often be an afterthought when considering complete packaging line automation. In fact, it is not uncommon to see a company, especially with low-volume production, experience an uptick in production output based on primary and secondary robotic process automation alone. The major issue with this conservative approach is the unavoidable truth that successful implementation of robotic automation increases productivity, enabling businesses to thrive and grow. Read More

Posted: 11/6/2018 2:29:38 PM by Josh Leath
Topics: Arc Welding, Manufacturing

For over twenty years, companies have realized the transformative results that the use of Yaskawa ArcWorld® workcells can provide. Groundbreaking innovations in automation and robotics have equipped these turnkey and customized solutions with robust capabilities that help deliver powerful performance for customers spanning diverse industries. Read More

Posted: 10/30/2018 10:34:19 AM by Sarah Mellish
Topics: Arc Welding, Collaborative, Handling, Machine Tending, Machine Vision, New Technologies, Spot Welding, Trade Shows

The need to address labor shortages and time-to-market pressures is driving increased utilization of robotic automation. More affordable and capable robots are fueling a level of intensity within the manufacturing sector for buying robots, causing robotic automation growth to soar, especially for non-automotive related industries such as life sciences, plastics and metals1. Read More

Posted: 10/10/2018 9:50:02 PM by Josh Leath
Topics: Arc Welding, Tips and Tools

Since the revolutionary launch of welding robots over 40 years ago, innovation and process improvements have continued to permeate product development focused on customer needs. In the past, it was easy to program a robot to turn an arc on and weld a simple yet short seam with many different types of metal joints. However, not all components are created equal. Read More
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