FANUC America and the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Agree to Co-market the Stackability of Their Certifications to Meet the Shortage of Skilled Industrial Robotics and Automation Operators

MSSC offers the added benefit of a nationwide delivery system of some 2900 MSSC-trained instructors and 1800 MSSC-qualified test sites, mostly at high schools and community colleges, and 72 technical field reps, in all 50 states.

Robots on Their Own - Fully Automatic Picking of Unknown Products From Bulk Material

The goal: fully automated small parts picking. The main driver here is the labor shortage, the big challenge not a technical component like the robot or the gripper, but the design of an overall economic process.

Opening of the New maxon Mechatronic Production Centre

The new maxon site in Beynost (15 minutes from Lyon) required a €10m investment of the maxon Group's own funds, and is located at the heart of a center of excellence for mechatronics.

Offline Robot Programming for Polishing Aircraft Engine Lipskins

In 2020, McStarlite invested in automation by integrating a KUKA robot coupled with Robotmaster offline robot programming (OLP) software, to perform the lipskin polishing application.

Purdue researchers test 3D concrete printing system as part of NSF-funded project

Transitioning to clean wind energy could become more cost-efficient as Purdue University researchers test a new technology created by an international startup to anchor offshore wind turbines.

True Flexibility in your Robotics System

Leveraging third-party hardware, such as a robotic picking arm, and software, such as customized WMS, is crucial if you want true flexibility in your robotics system.

3D Vision System Nets the Right Tuna

Matrox AltiZ high-fidelity 3D profile sensor powers TUNASCAN vision system, sorting up to 20 tons of tuna per hour with accuracy rates approaching 100%

Machine Vision of Tomorrow: How 3D Scanning in Motion Revolutionizes Automation

Advancements in machine vision drive industrial automation and push the boundaries of what is feasible. Yet one limitation of machine vision could long not be overcome, which seriously restrained the range of tasks that could be automated. This changes now.

Emerging Applications for Robotics in the Aerospace Industry: 5 Innovations

The aerospace industry is constantly evolving, and modern robotics are driving that change. The last several years have seen significant growth in robotics, with much of it concentrating on industrial applications for the aerospace manufacturing process.

Q3 Robot Orders Put 2021 on Track for Biggest Year Yet

Association for Advancing Automation (A3) stats show $1.48 billion in sales so far in 2021, surpassing the previous nine-month record set in 2017

Trends in Industrial Robotics to Watch in 2022

The last two years accelerated ongoing robotic trends like AI integration, agile design, and widespread IIoT adoption. At the same time, new pressures from changing worker availability, and supply chain disruptions, created a higher demand for manufacturing robots.

4 Critical Considerations When Selecting a Robotic End-Effector System

Finding and implementing the perfect end-effector system is reliant on the user giving due consideration to four critical areas. Only when complete understanding of the needs in these four realms is acquired can an educated end-effector choice be made.

Flexible Robotics Facilitates High-Speed Cheese Packaging at Masters Gallery Foods

From pick-and-pack to palletization, Master's Gallery Foods relies on flexible robotics systems from Quest Industrial to streamline end-of-line packaging throughput at its six Wisconsin cheese maturation facilities.

Automated Loading and Unloading of CNC Machines

The camera control, which gives the robot the flexibility for an infinite variety of parts, and the EasyControl graphical user interface with its easy-to-understand input screens that allow users to automate without any robot knowledge.

Evolution in the Press Shop - Intelligent, Camera-based Tool Protection in Stamping and Forming Technology

Boosting efficiency through digitalization - almost no branch of industry can evade it. Also operators of press shops are increasingly networking their production. But - it's not always necessary to replace the entire plant in order to stay up to date.

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