Y-Blog

Posted: 9/19/2016 5:17:46 PM by Doug Burnside
Topics: Maintenance, Tips and Tools

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.

One-size-fits-all maintenance standards really don’t fit at all. In regards to capital equipment, some organizations take a run-to-failure approach; others are fastidious about not only the repair process but also preventive maintenance.

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Posted: 8/30/2016 5:51:33 PM by Jennifer Katchmar
Topics: Collaborative, Machine Vision, Mobile Robots, New Technologies, Trade Shows

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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Posted: 8/16/2016 7:32:39 PM by Roger Christian
Topics: Manufacturing, New Technologies

t’s been said taking something apart is easier than putting it together. If you’re in business to dismantle and recycle wood pallets, you might say otherwise. Taking apart (or dismantling) wooden pallets is dangerous, deafening and draining for employees. The work in pallet recycling plants is largely manual labor, and it’s always challenging to recruit and retain staff for a job that has people in constant contact with band saws, debris and vibration. Yet, the job is critical because the pallet, literally and figuratively, supports the nation’s supply chain. Read More

Posted: 7/20/2016 3:38:54 PM by Craig Rubenstein
Topics: Events, Laboratory Automation

Whether your laboratory processes one thousand specimens a day or one hundred thousand a day, you rely on your staff and equipment to quickly identify each specimen, to prepare each specimen for testing, to route to the proper department quickly and to maintain specimen status and traceability. At the show, attendees can learn about automated solutions that solve these laboratory workflow challenges in our booth #3143 during August 2 - 4 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Read More

Posted: 7/12/2016 3:44:40 PM by Roger Christian
Topics: manufacturing, Material Removal, New Technologies

Some technologies are loved. For other technologies, there’s no love lost. Like your cable provider, waterjet cutting fills a need, but it’s an uneasy (if long-standing) alliance. Since the 1990s, top automotive interior trimmers have relied on waterjet cutting to remove flash from instrument panels, carpets and headliners. However, our surveys show many trimmers would be happy to do without the energy consumption, noise and occasional product mishap that comes from relying on a laser-like stream of water compressed to 40,000 psi for cutting and trimming. Read More
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