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Keith Vozel

Product Manager, Software at Yaskawa America, Inc. - Motoman Robotics Division

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Posted: 6/3/2019 1:00:00 PM by Keith Vozel
Topics: New Technologies

An effective device management solution not only monitors its own brand devices, but also other vendors’ devices; the software tool should be extensible – meaning, the solution is adaptable and can monitor heterogeneous devices that are connected to the manufacturer’s very own Industrial internet of Things (IIoT).
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Posted: 4/12/2019 3:02:56 PM by Keith Vozel
Topics: New Technologies

Let’s talk about two of the biggest buzzwords surrounding the manufacturing sector today, the “Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)” and “Industry 4.0”. While I am not going to explain the concepts behind IIoT and why it is important, or how to implement Industry 4.0 technology into your operations, this discussion will cover what happens when you start integrating all these interconnected devices, especially those local to your facility. Read More

Posted: 6/27/2018 2:50:27 PM by Keith Vozel
Topics: Bin Picking, Machine Vision, Software

With almost all technology, time is your friend, and time has a habit of improving the state of technology through any number of advances and improvements. These advances affect all aspects of any given device, including the size, price, usability and flexibility for the application of that technology. Innovative improvements in vision are no exception, and vision technology as it relates to robots is even more prominent, renewing interest for the use of Vision Guided Robotics (VGR) in the manufacturing of parts and packaging of goods. Read More

Posted: 7/6/2017 6:51:33 PM by Keith Vozel
Topics: Automotive, Handling, manufacturing, Mobile Robots, New Technologies

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. Read More

Posted: 6/16/2017 9:55:33 PM by Keith Vozel
Topics: Mobile Robots, New Technologies

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. Read More
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