They might come as a shock to some accountants, but the productivity gains, cost savings and other returns on investing in a safety-first culture are very real to the people who spend most of their days on the shop floor. After identifying safety trouble spots and investing in automated equipment that provides as inherently safe a workplace as possible, we have reduced workers' compensation claims to near zero.
Quickly grabbing and orienting a random part from a bin has never been an easy task for a robot. So it often falls to humans to find and process parts – until now.
Integrating material positioners into their operations enables this manufacturer of HVAC products to deliver quick job turnarounds at lower costs.
An IRB 2600 will be used by Hitachi Powdered Metals for handling in-process engine components.
The emerging mobile robot industry is expected to achieve total sales of 14,500 units and revenue of $20 billion over the next three years.
The company donated $25,000 to promote hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education for young people.
Ideal for handling full-size blank sheets and finished parts, FS Tower Series cell stocker systems from Murata Machinery can double the production of a stand-alone machine and provide lights out, unattended operation during breaks, shift changes, lunch and after hours, as well as more consistent production to improve job estimates and costs.
The BASIC Tower Sheet Metal 4.0 system from Remmert allows shops to keep an economically sensible stock of sheet metal inventory while maintaining flexible handling of the material.
For CNC machine tools, the Flexible Pallet Container pallet handling system from Fastems enables operators to set up new pallets while parts on other pallets are being completed, eliminating the need to stop machining to change setups.