Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews
Three-quarters of total robot sales are currently attributed to just five countries — China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, the United States and Germany.
Whether you’re looking to maximize shelf impact, create a more e-commerce friendly package, increase sustainability, functionality or achieve other product differentiations, you’ll find the packaging solutions you want at PACK Expo.
Various technologies are available on the market for bringing an automated guided vehicle (AGV) to its destination. Let us first of all say: many roads lead to Rome. There is no right way and no wrong way.
The food & beverage industry will provide attractive growth potential to the market. The Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) or Automated mobile Robots (AMR) are highly suitable for materials shifting operations in the food manufacturing companies.
As packaging applications continue to evolve, industry is asking for conveyor systems with a higher level of automation. Booth C-1844
The conditions placed on original equipment manufacturers and suppliers are immense in order to ensure high quality and continuous improvement, waste reduction and error minimization.
PACK EXPO takes place in Las Vegas, NV September 23rd - 25th. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.
Robotics and Automation - Featured Stories
UB engineers develop a dynamic gripper that mimics the adjustable grip of a human hand, an advancement that could improve industrial safety
The show is expected to host 30,000 attendees, including 5,000 international visitors from more than 125 countries, with a wide range of job functions, including engineers, purchasers, production supervisors, package designers, brand managers and marketers.
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Robotics and Automation - News Headlines
One year until IMTS 2020 opens
• 15 percent faster picking times for increased productivity • Increases output and total line efficiency by 40 percent • Dramatically shortens commissioning times from days to hours and changeover times from hours to minutes • Digital dashboard and intuitive interfaces for easy data visualization • Integrates with packaging machine standard and factory planning systems
Quest highlights their Quik Pick & Pack robotic pick and place cell, along with its Boxed-Bot robotic palletizer. Quest Booth #C-3026
Built to Do More: UR16e Expands Collaborative Robot Solutions, Adding Heavier Payload Capability for Manufacturers Seeking to Accelerate Automation
• Ontruck to roll out operations in five of the country's main cities: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Breda. • The company is now present in four European countries as a short and medium distance freight transport operator. • The Spanish company expects to close 2019 with a turnover of €27Million - tripling its turnover since 2018.
Robotics and Automation - Featured Product
Challenges on the loading dock are characteristic of greater pressures from the rise of e-commerce. Loading and unloading freight from trailers, trucks and shipping containers are arduous, repetitive tasks plagued by high turnover. Even with regularly available staff, manually unloading freight and the constant lifting and twisting results in fatigue and inconsistent, declining productivity. Robotics capable of fully automating unloading tasks bring a new paradigm to the dock. High performance and ﬂexibility push unloading from a labor-heavy, manual chore to an automated, reﬁned process. High-performing DC workers can take more desirable positions, with relief from unpleasant work conditions. Management gets to replace uncertainty and stafﬁng challenges with a reliable, automated process, with data to fuel continuous improvement.
Robotics and Automation - Featured Company
Pleora Technologies invented high-performance frame grabbers and embedded hardware for the delivery of video and data over Gigabit Ethernet, and leads the market in video interfaces for USB 3.0. Pleora engineers reliable video interface solutions for system manufacturers and companies serving the military, medical, and industrial automation sectors, with a focus on shortening time-to-market, reducing risk, and lowering system costs. Visit www.pleora.com