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Preparing for the “Holiday” Shutdown: Tips for Successful Robot Maintenance and Upgrades

Posted by Chris Williams on Nov 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Maintenance, Tips and Tools, Manufacturing


The Right Fit: Retrofitting an Automation System for Future Success

Posted by Steve Klopfenstein on Apr 16, 2018 11:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Maintenance, Tips and Tools


Smart Lifecycle Management Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All

Posted by Doug Burnside on Sep 19, 2016 3:25:26 PM

Like the veracity of the 3,000-mile oil change, some people view maintenance schedules with skepticism. Today’s synthetic oils can keep car engines running perfectly well and safely for up to and beyond 5,000 miles between oil changes, but the old 3,000-mile standard still lingers.

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Topics: Maintenance, Tips and Tools


Robot Maintenance: The Right Way to DIY

Posted by Shawn Howard on May 23, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Spring is a great time to think about planning a summer robot maintenance break. Smart maintenance isn’t just inspecting, cleaning and replacing robot parts. A savvy plant manager also uses maintenance time to optimize a robot’s programming Read More

Topics: Maintenance, Tips and Tools


4 Tools to Make You a Robot Tech Hero

Posted by Aaron Barnes on Aug 31, 2015 11:55:27 AM

When everything is going right with an industrial robot, nobody seems to notice. But when something goes wrong, who do you turn to? Whether it’s the OEM, a contractor or someone at your facility, every operation needs that one tech hero to call. The one who will dive right in and quickly get your operation back to peak productivity.

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Topics: Maintenance, Tips and Tools


Spotting Robot Performance Issues Before They Happen

Posted by Aaron Barnes on Jun 9, 2015 5:28:38 AM

Just like with a car, performance issues with an industrial robot are often a sign of more costly trouble ahead. But what if you had a way to know of a potential problem with your robot before any visible signs of trouble? Even when everything seems to be running right, one way to get ahead of unwanted surprises is to analyze the grease that's used to lubricate each axis of your robot.

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Topics: Maintenance, Tips and Tools


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