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Posted: 5/20/2019 12:48:01 PM by Josh Leath
Topics: Manufacturing, Spot Welding

Resistance welding—specifically “spot welding”—has been a popular metal joining solution for automotive and other manufacturers for many years. While simple in nature, this method provides particular applications with big advantages. Read More

Posted: 5/6/2019 2:25:42 PM by Bernardo Mendez
Topics: Collaborative, Manufacturing, New Technologies, Programming

Manufacturing is at a turning point, and the current pace of technological change is prompting companies to be more agile and efficient while lowering costs and increasing productivity. To withstand competitive pressures and end-customer demands, businesses of all sizes in diverse industries are investing in Industry 4.0 technologies to enhance operations and foster growth. Read More

Posted: 2/25/2019 8:55:41 PM by Roger Christian
Topics: Assembly, EOAT, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

Robot systems are most profitable for facilities that produce a high mix of pallet types at a high volume, or over multiple shifts. Systems can assemble about one pallet per minute (480 per shift). Fixed machinery still makes the most sense when producing high volumes of the same pallet type and size. The biggest ROI benefits come from the robotic system's ability to produce a variety of pallet types with minimal down time due to changeover. Read More

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

Posted: 11/6/2018 2:29:38 PM by Josh Leath
Topics: Arc Welding, Manufacturing

For over twenty years, companies have realized the transformative results that the use of Yaskawa ArcWorld® workcells can provide. Groundbreaking innovations in automation and robotics have equipped these turnkey and customized solutions with robust capabilities that help deliver powerful performance for customers spanning diverse industries. Read More
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