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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


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


Right-Sizing Your Robotic Welding Cell

Posted by Zane Michael on Sep 2, 2014 11:17:05 AM

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Topics: Tips and Tools, Arc Welding


Before Automating, Assess Your OEE

Posted by Jennifer Katchmar on Apr 29, 2014 11:51:03 AM

When a manufacturing organization seeks robotics automation, the first question a robot OEM or robotics system integrator should ask is “why”?

In other words, before suggesting a solution, it’s important to understand the problem. And the clearest measure of a process challenge is overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

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Topics: Manufacturing, Tips and Tools


The Importance of Proper Tool Data

Posted by Mike Ondrasek on Feb 4, 2014 1:05:03 PM

The current versions of software available in the DX100 controller have an important reminder about the need for correct Tool Data. When no Tool Data has been entered into the controller, this message will scroll near the bottom of the Teach Pendant screen:

Input correct tool information. Using robot with wrong tool information may result in premature failure of the robot.

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Topics: Tips and Tools


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