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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

Automation in the Fab Shop?

Joe Campbell, Universal Robots, robotics, automation, fabrication, fabricating

Discover how collaborative robots are solving long standing production challenges.

Discover how collaborative robots are solving long standing production challenges.

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...

Uniting Press and Automation

metal forming, metalforming, fabricating, fabrication, Greenerd Press & Machine, Greenerd Press, Greenerd, press, automation

You will meet or exceed expectations by partnering with a press manufacturer that is an authorized systems integrator, and truly understands the scope of your goals by adding a fully integrated automation solution.

You will meet or exceed expectations by partnering with a press manufacturer...

How Automotive Robotics Paved the Way for Modern Automation

automation, robotics, robots, Kawasaki Robotics (USA), Kawasaki Robotics, Kawasaki

Demand for automation continues to escalate as companies search for ways to optimize operations — at this time only a small percentage of factory work is automated. Factory automation has come a long way — where to next?

Demand for automation continues to escalate as companies search for ways to...
Automation/Robotics: Products

FANUC’s New Robot Designed to Handle Heavy Products

FANUC, heavy payload industrial robot, M-1000iA, serial-link construction

With a 1,000 kg payload, a 3,253 mm horizontal reach, and a 4,297 mm vertical reach, the M-1000iA is capable of handling automotive components, construction materials and battery packs for EVs. Shipping of the product will begin this quarter.

With a 1,000 kg payload, a 3,253 mm horizontal reach, and a...

New ABB OmniCore robot controllers offer faster, scalable, more energy efficient manufacturing

ABB OmniCore Controller Family

ABB expands OmniCore robot controller family with two new controllers: E10 and V250XT for an even wider range of manufacturing applications. The faster performance and enhanced flexibility enable improved productivity and ability to respond to changing market demands. Controllers deliver scalability through inclusion of over 1,000 software and hardware functions.

ABB expands OmniCore robot controller family with two new controllers: E10 and...
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