Finding the Staff Needed: Connected Factories Driving Demand for Robotics Engineers

A recent Gartner survey showed 57% of manufacturing leaders feel their organization lacks skilled workers to support smart manufacturing digitization plans. Most agreed a long-term strategy is necessary to develop the connected factory worker.

The Elimination Tide of Physical Stores: Rise of E-commerce

As retailers forage for new ways to cope, many have decided to close down physical stores and focus on restructuring their business, either through expansion of online retail or introduction of novel business concepts.

Automation Lends Humans a Hand in High-mix Low-volume Manufacturing

The opportunities, conditions and business advantages offered by properly functioning collaborative automation solutions have never been more attractive, while the technology is also more accessible than ever.

Best PC for Smart Warehousing and Logistics - How to Choose

When researching the best PC for smart warehousing and logistics, you might have a specific spec you're trying to meet or processing capability you're looking to achieve. You're also likely looking for a computer that is better, faster and more reliable.

Smart Micro Factories for the Watchmaking Industry

Horosys was able to standardize, add flexibility and optimize the cost of the Smart Micro Factory using the world's smallest and most precise industrial robot.

Zimmer Group Supports Vischer & Bolli Robot Cell With Kuka Robots and a Bespoke Gripper

Almost all tasks that previously had to be carried out by hand at Zimm are now performed fully au-tomatically by a KR QUANTEC and a KR AGILUS from KUKA. The five-axis milling machine is supplied with raw material via a lift system.

MCRI Webcast Series - Robotics Roundtable

Motion Controls Robotics (MCRI) is hosting a monthly, summer webcast series in 2021. MCRI provides automation solutions for customers by designing and building turn-key end of line applications, fulfillment solutions, and general material handling automation.

How Are Smarter Robots Leading to Mass Customization in Manufacturing?

Although consumers eagerly purchase products made through mass customization, they want those items quickly. That need for speed is one of the main reasons why manufacturers often use robots to achieve the consistent pace required to fill orders efficiently and without errors.

Automation Means Going Paperless

Paperless automation saves space, money, and boosts security. The ease of transferring information while promoting the environmentally sound choices makes this process logical for all manufacturers, particularly food manufacturers.

Zimmer Group System Technology - Development Competence at Just the Right Time

The technological change in the automotive industry, among others, is also affecting the Zimmer Group - the automation specialist from Germany is well prepared.

Investing in the Future: Grow Your Own Robot

Automation can be seen as a complex area, and it is yet to reach its full potential - the challenge remains for robots to accurately and efficiently 'pick' items - but this shouldn't steer organisations away from making that initial investment.

6 Cool Servo Drive Features You Might Not Know About

Servo drives have evolved far beyond the basic power amplifiers they once were. They can now be complex pieces of electronic equipment with dozens of additional features to expand upon and improve their motion control capabilities.

Four Ways to Improve Your Logistics Applications

Logistics is a constant race to deliver at fast speeds while maintaining a standard of impeccable accuracy at the lowest possible cost. The rise of intense competition makes next-generation applications essential for becoming a trendsetter in this industry.

5 MIR1000 Robots Automates the Internal Transportation of Heavy Loads at Florisa

Five autonomous mobile robots (AMR) MiR1000 have improved productivity, safety and eliminated storage problems within the Florisa plant, a company that operates in the textile segment, with production focused on the dyeing of natural and artificial fibers.

5 Ways Robotics-as-a-Service Benefits Your Automation Goals

As proved in 2020, manufacturing, distribution, and warehousing organizations that adapt quickly to evolving conditions survive and thrive. Now, planning for Black Swan events has become a top consideration for global supply chain companies.

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