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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

The Six Things COVID-19’s Manufacturing Winners Have in Common

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology President Doug Woods outlines the six transformative technologies that are helping companies meet swiftly changing market demand without sacrificing quality or employee safety.

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology President Doug Woods outlines the...

Robotic Revolution: The Dawn of True Human/Machine Collaboration

The pandemic prompted manufacturers to fast-track automation plans to safely produce and deliver competitively priced products. Association for Advancing Automation (A3) President Jeff Burnstein explains the potential impact of cobots.

The pandemic prompted manufacturers to fast-track automation plans to safely produce and...

Think of Weld Traceability As Your Company’s Unofficial Insurance Policy

Yaskawa’s AccuFast II laser-based seam finder

Robotic welding cells with arc-monitoring and -reporting capability provide peace of mind in two ways. They ensure consistent production and automatically collect and store data a fabrication company can easily share with customers that impose traceability requirements.

Robotic welding cells with arc-monitoring and -reporting capability provide peace of mind...

Will the Real Collaborative Robot (aka Cobot) Please Stand Up?

Yaskawa Cobot Welding

A robotic system is ‘collaborative’ only if all elements – robot, tooling, workpiece, and work area – meet international safety standards. Depending on application, you may be able to turn a standard industrial robot into a cobot and comply.

A robotic system is ‘collaborative’ only if all elements – robot, tooling,...

Easy Wins: Adapting to a New Manufacturing Reality

Yaskawa Motoman welding robotics

As many fabricating and metalworking companies seek to revitalize production in these trying times, a new sense of urgency is prompting creative approaches to automation. While each shop will forge a unique path to its own new reality, they’ll share common challenges and solutions.

As many fabricating and metalworking companies seek to revitalize production in these...
Automation/Robotics: Products

Quick-Change Robotic Arm Gripper

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Kurt Workholding RV36 Gripper

The RV36 Gripper from Kurt Workholding saves space and money while improving efficiency with quick-change, customizable jaws and custom accessories. Its double-acting piston allows for maximum clamping and un-clamping force.

The RV36 Gripper from Kurt Workholding saves space and money while improving...

High-Speed Robots for Small-Part Processing

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Yaskawa Motoman’s SG400 SCARA robot

Available in two compact models, Yaskawa Motoman’s horizontally articulated SG-Series SCARA robots are highly repeatable and offer a wide variety of fieldbus connectivity options. They easily integrate with existing robotic automation and are easily redeployed.

Available in two compact models, Yaskawa Motoman’s horizontally articulated SG-Series SCARA robots...

A Hydraulic Press Solution for Virtually Any Need

Greenerd Press & Machine provides customized hydraulic presses that are flexible, productive, and reliable. As a Fanuc America system integrator, the company also configures turnkey robotic product-handling solutions.

Greenerd Press & Machine provides customized hydraulic presses that are flexible, productive,...
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