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Posted: 8/20/2018 9:28:12 PM by Sarah Mellish
Topics: Arc Welding, Assembly, Collaborative, Handling, Machine Tending, Machine Vision, Spot Welding, Trade Shows

As markets continue to shift and customer demands get more sophisticated, it is imperative for companies to stay competitive. Dedicated to enabling our customers to achieve noticeable improvements in flexibility, productivity and quality through the development of revolutionary technologies for robotic automation, Yaskawa Motoman will feature the latest advanced solutions at the 2018 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), September 10-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. 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: 10/26/2017 6:15:06 PM by Jennifer Katchmar
Topics: Arc Welding, Handling, Machine Vision, Spot Welding, Trade Shows

Improve turnaround time. Respond to changing needs. Deliver consistent quality. Maintain low price points. These are your customers' demands.

At this year’s FABTECH, visit the Yaskawa booth (B17020) to learn about the technologies that can help ramp up your time to market, enable quick changeovers to handle a broader mix of product variations, and consistently create the highest quality parts.

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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
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