Y-Blog

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

Posted: 3/6/2018 9:36:49 PM by Dean Elkins
Topics: consumer products, Controls, Handling, packaging, Palletizing

Gone are the days of deploying robots for the sole purpose of dealing with hot, heavy and hazardous applications. From beginning to end, robots are now being used to perform primary, secondary and tertiary applications in the Food and Consumer Goods segment. While this uptick in robotic automation usage for material handling is greatly due to the availability of high-quality, affordable robots that offer increased reliability, there is a paradigm shift in the way robot programming happens today that is impacting the market, creating a packaging programming revolution. Read More

Posted: 1/23/2018 4:00:00 PM by Zane Michael
Topics: Arc Welding, ROI, Tips and Tools

Historically, the prevailing thought has been that robotic welding systems can’t handle the diversity of tasks required for difficult weldments, but technology has changed. From improved welding process capabilities to enhanced laser sensing and technologies, advanced robotic welding solutions are making it easier for manufacturers to tackle the most difficult, dangerous and dirty tasks. Read More
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