Subscribe Supplier Directory
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Home / Metal Forming & Fabricating / Automation/Robotics

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

Upsizing with Jigless Welding

Greater robot payloads are opening the door to automatic fabrication of large, unwieldy components.

Greater robot payloads are opening the door to automatic fabrication of large,...

Data Requirements for Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing

Ready to enter the world of Big Data? Before AI can effectively learn a model of a manufacturing process, the data requirements must be properly designed and fed enough examples of the right data for the algorithms to automatically learn complex patterns from a sample of data. Here are some insights to help you get prepared.

Ready to enter the world of Big Data? Before AI can effectively...

Skilled Hands

Humanoid manipulators with an ever-higher flexibility of motion are here and will grow in demand in the future because the closer human beings and robots work together, the greater the relevance of five-fingered gripping hands. Here’s why.

Humanoid manipulators with an ever-higher flexibility of motion are here and will...

The Practical Impact of Industry 4.0 – Part Three: Connecting the Dots

Building the Smart Factory starts with digital processes and automated machines, but it ends with intelligent connections between resources and tasks. Linking together people, machines and software inside a plant enhances the capabilities of each and creates a system that is more valuable than the sum of its parts.

Building the Smart Factory starts with digital processes and automated machines, but...
Automation/Robotics: Products

Small-Footprint Electric Press Brake

With its 25-inch bending length and 30-inch table length, MC Machinery Systems’ 28-ton BB306 press brake fits just about any facility. AC servomotor and ball screw drive ensure high-speed productivity and repeatability.

With its 25-inch bending length and 30-inch table length, MC Machinery Systems’...

20 ‘Plug and Produce’ Application Kits Simplify Cobot Deployments

Universal Robots expands its UR+ platform of certified partner products with application kits that remove barriers to industrial automation for small, medium and large companies. Decreasing project risk and complexity, the kits are ready to expedite finishing, inspection, assembly, machine tending, material removal, dispensing, and material handling tasks.

Universal Robots expands its UR+ platform of certified partner products with application...

Compact Spot Welding Robot  

FANUC’s R-2000iD/210FH Robot offers system uptime while operating in tight workspaces.

FANUC's R-2000iD/210FH Robot offers system uptime while operating in tight workspaces.
Calendar & Events
Mid-South Design-to-Part Show
May 20 - 21, 2020
Music City Center – Nashville, TN
Southern New England Design-2-Part Show
June 3 - 4, 2020
Mohegan Sun Exposition Center, Uncasville, CT
Northern California Design-2-Part Show
June 10 - 11, 2020
Santa Clara Convention Center – Santa Clara, CA
Southeast Design-2-Part Show
June 17 - 18, 2020
Cobb Galleria Centre – Atlanta, GA
IMTS 2020
September 14 - 19, 2020
McCormick Place – Chicago, IL
FABTECH 2020
November 18 - 20, 2020
Las Vegas Convention Center – Las Vegas, NV
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement