Y-Blog

Posted: 12/18/2019 1:29:00 PM by Josh Leath
Topics: Maintenance, Manufacturing

Whether you are learning to “crawl and walk” well with robotic automation (i.e., going from zero robots to five), or whether you are at a full “sprint” (i.e., going from twenty robots to two hundred), now is an exciting time for robotics. Read More

Posted: 11/22/2019 1:07:38 PM by Aaron Barnes
Topics: Maintenance

In a competitive industrial landscape where unplanned downtime can cost you more than just a day’s amount of production, it is important to be proactive in finding the hidden inefficiencies, anticipating machine and robot failures before they develop. Read More

Posted: 9/17/2019 12:41:38 PM by Josh Leath
Topics: Maintenance, New Technologies, Tips and Tools

Upgrades to robots and subsequent peripherals are made by robot makers, but for many manufacturers, the signs for why and when to upgrade said robots may be less clear. Here are a few considerations for upgrading robotic technology.
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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: 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
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