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Dean Elkins

Dean Elkins is a segment leader for material handling at Yaskawa America Inc., Motoman Robotics Division, 100 Automation Way, Miamisburg, OH 45342, 937-847-6200, Fax: 937-847-6277,

Articles by Dean Elkins

Finding Balance: Robotic Machine Tending Tips

Robotic automation of machine tending can add value to operations in more ways than one. By considering these concepts and combining best practices with high performance robots and peripherals, operational inefficiencies will diminish, paving the way for a more productive future.

Well Handled Operations: An Easy Path to Profitability

Shops are revisiting the use of material handling robots or human-collaborative robot (cobot) utilization for fulfilling diverse tasks with efficiency and accuracy – two things that are sometimes hard to find in human workers because of the growing skills gap.

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