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Robotics News Insights from Yaskawa Motoman

Jennifer Katchmar

Jennifer Katchmar


Recent Posts

Meeting Advanced Manufacturing Needs at FABTECH

Posted by Jennifer Katchmar on Oct 26, 2017 11:05:26 AM

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

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Topics: Handling, Arc Welding, Trade Shows, Spot Welding, Machine Vision


Experience Packaging Perfection

Posted by Jennifer Katchmar on Sep 19, 2017 8:36:48 AM

Whether your application calls for picking, packing, end-of-line palletizing, container unloading, warehouse inbound depalletizing or outbound mixed pallets, Yaskawa offers a complete line of robots and technologies to create the perfect packaging solution for you.

Yaskawa’s exhibit at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas will feature picking, packing and palletizing solutions that make automating easier, boost production and work well in stringent environments.

Attendees will see how we’ve perfected PLC-integrated robotics with robots, servo axes and variable frequency drives (VFD) controlled by a unified platform and ladder-based programming conventions.

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Topics: Palletizing, Trade Shows, Consumer Products, Packaging, Pick and Place, Pick and Pack


Plug Into Robotics at Automate

Posted by Jennifer Katchmar on Mar 9, 2017 10:07:35 AM

There may be several paths to maintain and expand your business, but how do you know which is the right choice? And while you’re busy navigating the options, your competition may be approaching your customers with promises of better, cheaper and faster deliverables. Maybe now is the right time to consider automation.

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Topics: Handling, Arc Welding, New Technologies, Collaborative Robots, Trade Shows, Machine Vision


Addressing the Skilled Welder Shortage at FABTECH

Posted by Jennifer Katchmar on Nov 8, 2016 1:55:37 PM

 Many manufacturers nationwide are having a difficult time finding quality welders. Based on U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, the American Welding Society (AWS) estimates a welder shortage of 372,000 in the U.S. by 2026. In order to stay in business and be competitive, forward-thinking companies are now looking into automating their processes.

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Topics: Arc Welding, Trade Shows, Programming, Spot Welding


Get Simplified at Pack Expo

Posted by Jennifer Katchmar on Oct 26, 2016 1:38:33 PM

Yaskawa America, Inc. will soon be headed to Chicago, IL for Pack Expo International. In 2016, Pack Expo is the world’s largest processing and packaging industry show with more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and over 45,000 attendees. It will again be co-located with Pharma-Expo, which is the leading and dominant pharmaceutical event for comprehensive innovations.

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Topics: Palletizing, Trade Shows, Consumer Products, Packaging, Pick and Place, Pick and Pack


Cobots, Mobile Robotics and Machine Vision at IMTS

Posted by Jennifer Katchmar on Aug 30, 2016 11:37:59 AM

Embarking on the Future of Manufacturing

In less than two weeks, Yaskawa Motoman heads to McCormick Place in Chicago, IL for the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). IMTS is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and over 114,000 registrants. The event is held every two years in September.

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Topics: New Technologies, Collaborative Robots, Trade Shows, Mobile Robotics, Machine Vision


How Lean Job Shops Become Agile

Posted by Jennifer Katchmar on Dec 9, 2014 4:58:03 AM

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Topics: Manufacturing, Tips and Tools


7 Things You May Not Know About Yaskawa

Posted by Jennifer Katchmar on Oct 24, 2014 10:26:32 AM

Recently, as I was preparing for a presentation, I decided to forego our boilerplate corporate presentation and develop a more concise overview of Yaskawa’s global capability. During this process, I came across seven things that many people may not know about Yaskawa.

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Topics: New Technologies, Corporate


Machine Vision and Applications: 3D Perception for Robotic Guidance

Posted by Jennifer Katchmar on Aug 13, 2014 9:54:32 AM

While machine vision is a very broad category, over the next few weeks we will post blogs relating to the segment that helps locate parts and guide robots (robotic guidance). Putting a finer point on it, in this post I'm writing about 3D perception for robotic applications.

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Topics: New Technologies, Machine Vision


Working with Heart: Why Do We Volunteer?

Posted by Jennifer Katchmar on Jun 16, 2014 6:00:02 AM

We see it everywhere. Parents clean out an empty lot to build a playground for neighborhood kids. Young people mow, trim and plant flowers in the yards of the elderly in their community. Folks give up part of their Thanksgiving to serve dinner to the less fortunate.

But, why? Why do we volunteer? And what is the role or responsibility of businesses?

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Topics: Corporate


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