Pallets loaded with industrial yarn spools are picked up from the floor of a predefined storage place and transported to the creel location. There, the gripper positions itself vertically above the pallet.
During its lifetime, this robot ran for 38,390 hours; the equivalent of a 20 years worth of 8 hour shifts. It only logged 57 maintenance entries, and showed flexibility by working on two different welding lines.
The company wanted to robotise certain processes in small series or even single unit production, by allowing an operator with no programming skills to teach the robotic system, in just a few seconds.
Autonomous process enables 3D printer to run continuously with no human interaction needed, increasing throughput and reducing cost of custom-printed products
Post-pandemic acceleration continues for robots in new sectors like logistics and retail, and speeds up for EV production. Adoption of robots driving demand for new skills that require education and training.
A business model that was originally envisioned as a hardware sale has morphed into a Data-As-A-Service subscription model that unburdens the customer from capital expenditures, infrastructure changes, hardware maintenance or operation of complex systems.
The project features multi-floor robot collaboration, as well as fully integrated digital operations for the first time, setting a new benchmark in terms of scale and complexity.
An enormous warehouse necessitates mapping of thousands of positions, and for the system to track order numbers and individual products on the pallets while transmitting information wirelessly back to the central control room for collection and monitoring.
As the labor pool continually changes and work environment standards become higher, it is becoming more difficult to attract and retain employees that are willing to perform repeatable, monotonous tasks.
The INVATABOTICS fleet will provide enhanced automation processing capabilities to Invata customers in the areas of order fulfillment, returns processing, mobile storage and retrieval, sortation and transportation, and pallet, case, tote, and unit picking.
With four different material types needing to be transported twenty-four hours nonstop for over 100 distribution points, it was a complex issue requiring a sophisticated solution
Exciting manufacturing research is happening daily at OMIC R&D (Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center - Research & Development) and many types of HEIDENHAIN precision measurement components are working inside.
An average of 3,500 pallets are delivered and picked there every day. A large part of the pallets is depalletized with Piab's DURAFLEX® suction cups BX52P and fed into the order picking chain.
Modern manufacturing requires facilities to maximize efficiency and ensure product quality. However, space limitations can impede these goals. Integrating elevations and line egress solutions will grant your facility the flexibility it needs to succeed.
In this introductory guide, learn the critical role that data management plays at every stage of the product design and manufacturing process, and how cloud-native tools can help prevent data bottlenecks altogether.
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Factory Automation - Featured Product
Humans and robots can now share tasks - and this new partnership is on the verge of revolutionizing the production line. Today's drivers like data-driven services, decreasing product lifetimes and the need for product differentiation are putting flexibility paramount, and no technology is better suited to meet these needs than the Omron TM Series Collaborative Robot. With force feedback, collision detection technology and an intuitive, hand-guided teaching mechanism, the TM Series cobot is designed to work in immediate proximity to a human worker and is easier than ever to train on new tasks.