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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 + Robotics = Smart Shops

ABB Robotics, Discrete Automation, Industrial Cobot, SWIFTIA™CRB 1300, Andrea Cassoni, OmniCore™ C90XT controller,

Shops of all sizes are embracing automation and robotics systems and benefiting from major productivity gains with existing staff.

Shops of all sizes are embracing automation and robotics systems and benefiting...

Maximizing Automation Productivity

Kuka, automation, robotics

A deep dive of the processes under consideration for automation will match your shop to the type and amount of equipment you need to succeed.

A deep dive of the processes under consideration for automation will match...

The Rise of the Digital Prototype

Hexagon, digital prototyping

Sky-high material costs and skill shortages highlight the need for virtual prototyping.

Sky-high material costs and skill shortages highlight the need for virtual prototyping.

The Impact of Collaborative Robots

Yaskawa Motoman, collaborative robots

Flexible easy-to-use cobots with high-performance capability are positively impacting the industrial future.

Flexible easy-to-use cobots with high-performance capability are positively impacting the industrial future.
Automation/Robotics: Products
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