10 Key Questions to Evaluate AI-Powered Automation
Selecting the right AI-powered automation for your e-retail warehouse or parcel fulfillment center is an important decision with long-lasting implications.
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.
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.
When Will the Mobile Robot Vendor Base Consolidate?
Despite numerous acquisitions the mobile robot market is in fact not consolidating. More vendors emerge each year and more industrial companies are launching AMRs.
2022 Top Article - How Tesla Used Robotics to Survive "Production Hell" and Became the World's Most Advanced Car Manufacturer
Tesla's automation strategy has shifted over the last five years. By investigating where Tesla made mistakes and where it excelled, the reader will benefit from Tesla's hard-earned lessons and gain an understanding of how to build an automation strategy.
3 Benefits of Working With a Robotic Integrator
Because there is more to automation than selecting a robot, working with a robot or system integrator can be extremely valuable to ensure the full robotic system is properly designed to achieve the desired results.
The Next Big Thing in Manufacturing: XaaS to Boost Productivity and Revenue
The traditional portfolio mix of heavy hardware-orientation with associated software is transitioning to application and non-control software. The move to solutions combining hardware, software, and services is real.
Time to Automate Your Operation? Think Robots. (But Think Software First.)
The most critical piece of automation, and the one that determines whether that expensive robot arm will ultimately deliver a return on its (significant) investment, is the software that powers it.
The Importance of Investment in Robotic Automation
Most factories in the world are labor driven. With labor shortage crisis accelerated by Covid, which led to millions of unfilled jobs, manufacturers are in extreme pain and are unable to address customer demand.
Kawasaki J series Robot Runs for More Than 20 Years
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.
Vimaan CEO Reflects on Coming Out of Stealth
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.
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.
Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Ethics
Like transformative technologies that came before, the ethics of AI is coming under increased scrutiny, giving birth to regulations and policies constraining the scope of its application.
Important Considerations When Implementing AMR Solutions
When implementing mobile robotics solutions in a facility, it's important to consider strategies for ensuring stability, seamless interaction with people, accurate detection of obstacles, and set up a successful emergency evacuation plan.
How Implementing Robotics Affects Business Insurance
Insurance can generate high costs, with general liability alone costing businesses a median of $500 a year. If robots can reduce premiums and claims, it would make a strong argument in their favor.
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Fronius Perfect Welding
We aspire to produce more than just welding systems, which is why we are the innovation leader for arc welding and are constantly developing welding processes further. In addition to welding technology for robot applications, we offer solutions for manual gas shielded arc welding, for MIG/MAG, TIG, and MMA welding processes. We also implement automated, complete welding solutions tailored to customer requirements in the field of welding automation. After all, welding creates connections - between metals, between industries, and between people. Connected by the arc, by passion, by the beat of welding.