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Automation/Robotics

Automation is the individual use or integrated configuration of computer software, machines or other technologies ranging from fully mechanical systems to fully virtual networks, very simple to intensely complex in functionality, to carry out a task that would typically be done by a human worker. Robotics is a segment of automation involving a machine (robot) capable of making independent movements programmed to perform complex tasks ranging from simple handling of parts to full machine tending, welding, grinding and other operations typically performed by a human worker.

Automation/Robotics: Articles

Leading-Edge Grinders are Quicker, Safer and More Flexible

Anca grinding

New designs and advances in grinding machines and related software result in increases in productivity and the ability to manufacture a variety of components.

New designs and advances in grinding machines and related software result in...

Sneak Preview of IMTS 2022

168 Mfg, coolant system

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) will take place September 12-17 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Here is a sneak peek as to what exhibitors’ plan to showcase.

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) will take place September 12-17 at...

Have You Considered a Robot or Cobot for Your Plant?

robot, cobot, FANUC, FANUC America, machine tending robot

Machine tending robots have revolutionized manufacturing and offer multiple mounting options, which allow you to save floor space, increase throughput and overcome labor issues, among other benefits.

Machine tending robots have revolutionized manufacturing and offer multiple mounting options, which...
Automation/Robotics: Products

Yaskawa’s Smart Pendant Software Version 2.1 Expands Ease of Use

Yaskawa, Smart Pendant Software Version 2.1, controller software, material handling, machine tending

Smart Pendant v2.1 is well-suited for quick robotic implementation of basic assembly, injection molding, inspection, machine tending, material handling, and pick and place tasks.

Smart Pendant v2.1 is well-suited for quick robotic implementation of basic assembly,...
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