Y-Blog

Posted: 12/03/2018 05:35:17 a. m. by Mark Feie
Topics: Consumer Products, Handling, Packaging, Plastics

The production of consumer goods never ceases, and there is always a need to package product in diverse types of containers. Increasing urbanization, technical developments, emerging economies, burgeoning healthcare and disposable income are fueling the consumption of a broad range of products, driving the growth of the global packaging industry. This, in turn, has catapulted the blow-molded container segment into a vibrant marketspace. Read More

Posted: 06/03/2018 09:36:49 p. m. by Dean Elkins
Topics: consumer products, Controls, Handling, packaging, Palletizing

Gone are the days of deploying robots for the sole purpose of dealing with hot, heavy and hazardous applications. From beginning to end, robots are now being used to perform primary, secondary and tertiary applications in the Food and Consumer Goods segment. While this uptick in robotic automation usage for material handling is greatly due to the availability of high-quality, affordable robots that offer increased reliability, there is a paradigm shift in the way robot programming happens today that is impacting the market, creating a packaging programming revolution. Read More

Posted: 23/01/2018 04:00:00 p. m. by Zane Michael
Topics: Arc Welding, ROI, Tips and Tools

Historically, the prevailing thought has been that robotic welding systems can’t handle the diversity of tasks required for difficult weldments, but technology has changed. From improved welding process capabilities to enhanced laser sensing and technologies, advanced robotic welding solutions are making it easier for manufacturers to tackle the most difficult, dangerous and dirty tasks. Read More

Posted: 15/12/2017 01:25:05 p. m. by Bob Graff
Topics: Education and Training

The United States is inadequately prepared to meet the staffing needs for the quantity and quality of entry-level robotics and automation technicians needed in our manufacturing facilities across the country. Recent studies by the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Institute, Boston Consulting Group and Deloitte report the impact and extent of the manufacturing skills gap, and at the present pace, the industry faces a job shortage of 2 million workers over the next decade1. Read More

Posted: 28/11/2017 01:34:33 p. m. 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