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Glen Ford

Glen Ford
Glen Ford is Product Marketing Manager at Yaskawa America Inc. – Motoman Robotics Division

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A Robotic Helping Hand for the Welder Shortage

Posted by Glen Ford on Nov 23, 2015 4:34:26 AM

If you have more welding work than you know how to handle, you’re not alone. Help is becoming increasingly hard to find. Thirty years ago, the number of welders in America surpassed 550,000, but by 2013, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found there were just 343,000. Experts at the American Welding Society (AWS) say there will be a welder shortage of 290,000 skilled positions (including instructors, inspectors and engineers) between now and 2020.

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Topics: Arc Welding, Manufacturing

Job Duplication - Repeatable Robotics Efficiency

Posted by Glen Ford on Jun 12, 2015 5:47:37 AM


Example of a robot job duplication routine outlined in the White Paper: "Job Duplication - Repeatable Robotics Efficiency"


Dependability and repeatability in part production are top reasons for implementing a robotic solution into a manufacturing environment. Completing a job with the same results every time and every day leads to higher productivity, improved production times and the reduction of rework costs.

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Topics: Programming

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