Y-Blog

Posted: 4/23/2021 5:37:19 PM by Dean Elkins
Topics: Handling, Supply Chain

If you haven’t thought about implementing robotic automation for your material handling or logistics processes, you probably should. To keep competitive, a growing number of companies are implementing more affordable, versatile and agile robots to optimize operations for machine tending, assembly, part transfer, picking, packing, palletizing and more. Read More

Posted: 4/15/2021 12:40:06 PM by Sarah Mellish
Topics: Manufacturing, Tips and Tools

If you’re still waiting to take the leap into robotic automation, you’re not alone. Yet, labor is still hard to find for many manufacturers, and ergonomics and safety awareness is pinnacle. Industry 4.0 has ushered in a host of advanced technologies, and company leaders that successfully implement them into their production environments are reaping the benefits. Read More

Posted: 4/6/2021 6:42:29 PM by Sarah Mellish
Topics: Collaborative, New Technologies, Tips and Tools

Designed to work safely with, or in close proximity to humans, collaborative robots (cobots) like Yaskawa’s HC-series models are used for frequent human-robot interaction while operating at reduced speeds. While this type of robotic automation can help provide the flexible production layouts necessary to address rapidly changing customer demands, cobots must be installed properly to safely achieve success. Read More

Posted: 3/23/2021 3:25:00 PM by Sarah Mellish
Topics: Manufacturing, ROI

With market demands more pressing than ever, the “throughput struggle” is real. To increase productivity and strive for 100% effectiveness, many manufacturers are placing greater focus on Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) to measure the efficiency of individual machines, automated workcells, production lines, and even entire factories.
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Posted: 3/10/2021 3:55:07 PM by Sarah Mellish
Topics: Education and Training, Programming

Second to robot cost, the top concern for many manufacturers branching into robotics is ease of programming. To address this and to unlock additional potential for a wider user group, robot suppliers like Yaskawa are constantly seeking to provide easy-to-use automation solutions that can tackle tough challenges.
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