Y-Blog

Posted: 4/16/2018 3:12:52 PM by Steve Klopfenstein
Topics: Maintenance, Tips and Tools

Implementing a cutting-edge automation system can deliver exceptional speed and precision, leading to reduced cycle times, increased production volume, and less waste or rework. While the right combination of innovative solutions, tailored to exact application requirements, can deliver transformative results, there comes a time when parts become obsolete, machines break down or process needs change. Read More

Posted: 4/2/2018 9:33:02 AM by Sarah Mellish
Topics: Education and Training, Events

The enthusiasm for automation and STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) related fields continues to grow, bringing optimism to the future of the robotics industry. Regional events like TechFest in southwest Ohio and grassroots activities during National Robotics Week have contributed a new level of excitement to audiences of all ages about the cultural impact robotics will continue to have on society.

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Posted: 3/26/2018 9:29:06 PM by Bernardo Mendez
Topics: Assembly, Collaborative, manufacturing, New Technologies, Production, Supply Chain

The first day of the conference, as part of the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit, I had the privilege to speak about “The Role of Collaborative Robots in Distributed Manufacturing Systems.” Collaborative robots will play an integral part in the transformation of manufacturing automation and supply chains, and it is important for companies to rethink their manufacturing strategies to maintain flexible, safe and efficient operations. Read More

Posted: 3/16/2018 3:18:25 PM by Peter Goike
Topics: Automotive, Dispensing, Manufacturing, Painting

Manufacturers today need to be confident in their capabilities to produce better quality products in the safest environment possible, while managing to save on costs. This assurance can be especially difficult to come by when the product assembly process includes manual painting, coating or other chemical application. However, fine-tuning the spraying process via industrial robotic automation offers key benefits that can help manufacturers thrive. Read More

Posted: 3/12/2018 5:35:17 AM by Mark Feie
Topics: Consumer Products, Handling, Packaging, Plastics

The production of consumer goods never ceases, and there is always a need to package product in diverse types of containers. Increasing urbanization, technical developments, emerging economies, burgeoning healthcare and disposable income are fueling the consumption of a broad range of products, driving the growth of the global packaging industry. This, in turn, has catapulted the blow-molded container segment into a vibrant marketspace. Read More
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