What is Digital Twin technology and why is it important for manufacturers?

Whilst uptake in smaller manufacturing firms has been slower, those within the sector are slowly starting to see the value that digital twin technology can bring, no matter the size of the business.

Record Automate 2023 Event Leads to Annual Show

-Automate 2023 set record attendance with more than 30,000 registrants -Automate is heading to Chicago in 2024 and will return to Detroit in 2025

ABB predicts top US robotics trends

Labor shortages present new opportunities for robotic automation. AI and connected digital networks will make robots easier to use, enabling them to take on more tasks in new industries.

How the Talent Shortage Is Helping and Hindering the Field of Robotics

Modern robotics has existed for roughly a century, but innovation has risen sharply in the last decade. The rise has partly come out of necessity due to a talent shortage.

Climate-neutral, highly economical production through AI and digitization

Digitization and AI have become a matter of intense public discourse. However, this leads to more questions than answers. This is where automatica, held from June 27 to 30, 2023, comes in with its digital solutions and components.

Tackling the lack of specialists with innovative robotics solutions

Boring, strenuous, and exhausting are things of the past. The work environment of tomorrow looks different: exciting, simple, and easy. Cobots, AGVs (Autonomous Guided Vehicles), and AMRs (Autonomous Mobile Robots) put variety into daily work routines.

The Top 5 Things Every Manufacturing CIO Should Know

The CIO's direction has major impacts felt throughout an entire organization. To excel as a manufacturing CIO, one must clearly identify the company's goals and always facilitate a deep understanding of how to streamline success.

Sheet-Jamming Technology Revolutionizes Soft Robotics Grippers

To improve the performance of suction grippers, a new concept called sheet-jamming phenomena has been introduced. This technology has been used to create a suction gripper that is lightweight and can lift almost twice the weight of regular suction cups.

Robotics In Manufacturing: Threat or Opportunity?

The use of robotics in manufacturing has grown consistently over the past decade. A recent report from the Association for Advancing Automation revealed that North America saw a record in robot sales in 2022, with the number of robots ordered up 11% from the previous year.

Understanding the Role of Machine Vision in Industry 4.0

Today it is being applied to diverse areas such as monitoring processes for predictive maintenance, and robotic guidance that makes it possible for robots to safely work with and respond to human interactions.

ABB to expand Robotics factory in US

Newly expanded, highly automated facility will create new jobs in the state of Michigan. Expansion featuring the latest in automated and advanced manufacturing processes to open November 2023

Designing the Trustworthy Cobots and Robotics Systems of the Future

Learn more about USING SECURE, CLOUD-BASED TECHNOLOGIES. Robotics is moving from an opportunity in business and facility operations to a necessity in many industries. As a result, organizations must plan for multi-vendor robots, intelligent traffic flows, storage, and more.

End-of-Arm-Tooling powered by Stäubli Fluid Connectors

Stäubli Fluid Connectors presents a new End-of-Arm-Tooling range: The mechatronics specialist offers a broad technology portfolio from a single source coupled with advice for individual solutions in robotic material handling.

North America Sees Record Robot Sales in 2022

Association for Advancing Automation stats show 44,196 robots ordered in 2022, up 11% over 2021; records result from resurgence in sales from automotive companies looking to boost EV production

Automatic box palletizing in the food industry

BX suction cups made of double-strength Duraflex® in combination with Piab's COAX® vacuum generation technology have enabled Tradicional Panadera to palletize different carton formats with a single gripper.

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