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.

Labor Shortages Impact on the Automation in the eCommerce Boom

Automation and robotics create such a dynamic industrial ecosystem that it will continue to adapt to increased demand for consumer products. We'll see more artificial intelligence being deployed and utilized.

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.

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.

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.

Why is Robotics-as-a-Service So Important Now

"Robotics-as-a-service" is a model in which customers purchase automation on an "as-needed" basis. This could be monthly pricing or usage-based pricing. Upfront costs are typically negligible or non-existent.

How Robotics is Transforming Manufacturing

When you sell a robot, the amount of additional required pneumatic components, sensing products, vision inspection systems and machine safety products can cost as much or more than the robot itself. Every robot sold has an exponential economic ripple effect.

Robotics and the Resumption of MRO Activities

Our recent discussions with key players in the field confirm that MRO's operations will increase significantly in late 2021 or 2022. How will maintenance centres efficiently restart their operations? What impact can technology have in this recovery?

Grasping Static Electricity for Revolutionary Robotics - Nike-backed Start-up Automates the Impossible

Following Grabit's inception in 2013, Nike Inc. made an investment in the company and later became one of the first customers to buy its materials handling robot system, Stackit. Using Stackit, Nike can manufacture 600 pairs of shoes in just one eight-hour shift.

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