Y-Blog

Posted: 1/8/2021 1:22:05 PM by Chris Williams
Topics: Maintenance, Tips and Tools

With the global pandemic, the last year has been challenging for manufacturers in more ways than one. From a business standpoint, this has prompted many company leaders to maintain tight budgets. However, adhering to a specified number can be difficult if a robot or another piece of capital equipment fails at an inopportune time. Read More

Posted: 12/18/2019 1:29:00 PM by Josh Leath
Topics: Maintenance, Manufacturing

Whether you are learning to “crawl and walk” well with robotic automation (i.e., going from zero robots to five), or whether you are at a full “sprint” (i.e., going from twenty robots to two hundred), now is an exciting time for robotics. Read More

Posted: 11/22/2019 1:07:38 PM by Aaron Barnes
Topics: Maintenance

In a competitive industrial landscape where unplanned downtime can cost you more than just a day’s amount of production, it is important to be proactive in finding the hidden inefficiencies, anticipating machine and robot failures before they develop. Read More

Posted: 9/17/2019 12:41:38 PM by Josh Leath
Topics: Maintenance, New Technologies, Tips and Tools

Upgrades to robots and subsequent peripherals are made by robot makers, but for many manufacturers, the signs for why and when to upgrade said robots may be less clear. Here are a few considerations for upgrading robotic technology.
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Posted: 11/19/2018 5:47:48 PM by Chris Williams
Topics: Maintenance, Manufacturing, Tips and Tools

In the past, the words, “temporary factory shutdown” may have induced panic throughout an organization, but in today’s manufacturing landscape, this phrase is being heard more frequently. In fact, a “holiday shutdown” or “factory fortnight” – a scheduled break where company leaders close a production facility for a limited amount of time for activities like robot upgrades, preventive maintenance and process improvement – has become an annual event at many factories throughout the Americas Read More
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