Y-Blog

Posted: 9/20/2018 9:11:28 PM by Sarah Mellish
Topics: 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, Manufacturing, New Technologies

The adoption of motion control technology, robotics and power conversion are key drivers for today’s rapid growth of additive manufacturing. This non-traditional process of utilizing digital design data to create solid three-dimensional objects by fusing materials layer by layer from the bottom up (3D printing) is also contributing to the transformative results companies in diverse industries, such as aerospace, automotive, fashion, life sciences and consumer products are realizing today. Read More

Posted: 7/2/2018 10:00:00 AM by Sayre Jeannet
Topics: Collaborative, EOAT, New Technologies, YRC1000

As many manufacturers consider transitioning to a distributed manufacturing system (DMS) for greater production flexibility, the concept of collaborative robotic implementation becomes paramount. A power and force limiting (PFL) collaborative robot (cobot) with sensitive force monitoring capability, like Yaskawa’s six-axis HC10, is an easy-to-use machine with an industrial pedigree that is designed Read More

Posted: 3/26/2018 9:29:06 PM by Bernardo Mendez
Topics: Assembly, Collaborative, manufacturing, New Technologies, Production, Supply Chain

The first day of the conference, as part of the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit, I had the privilege to speak about “The Role of Collaborative Robots in Distributed Manufacturing Systems.” Collaborative robots will play an integral part in the transformation of manufacturing automation and supply chains, and it is important for companies to rethink their manufacturing strategies to maintain flexible, safe and efficient operations. Read More

Posted: 11/28/2017 1:34:33 PM by Sarah Mellish
Topics: consumer products, Machine Vision, New Technologies, Pick and Pack

Technical innovations in artificial intelligence and robotics have unlocked massive potential for retailers to automate the handling of diverse Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) in the order fulfillment process with human-like flexibility at high speed. 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
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