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Lights-Out Manufacturing with Mobile Manipulation: HIROTEC Case Study

Posted by OTTO Motors on Jul 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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. By smashing conventional thinking, they were able to use advanced technologies including a self-driving vehicle and a manipulator to drastically improve production and efficiency, and work toward their goal of lights-out manufacturing.

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Topics: Handling, New Technologies, Manufacturing, Mobile Robotics, Automotive


New Paths for Mobile Robotics

Posted by Keith Vozel on Jun 16, 2017 10:02:47 AM

Every day, businesses look for ways to improve efficiency and productivity. Frequently, this has meant automating functions with robots. Robots can ensure consistent quality and perform dangerous or repetitive tasks, reducing employee health issues. This frees up valuable human resources to contribute to other production areas.

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Topics: New Technologies, Mobile Robotics


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


Robots: A Glimpse Into the Future (Part 2 of 2)

Posted by Erik Nieves on Jan 27, 2014 3:50:59 AM

We at Yaskawa are spending much of our development efforts in making robots more mobile. Today, the robots are parked in place, and the work moves to the robot. This is not the way labor works. In efficient, productive factories, labor moves to where the work is. Robots need to do the same.

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Topics: New Technologies, Mobile Robotics


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