As a growing number of D & F operations embrace smart robotics, some powerful new synergies are starting to emerge. Each robotic system has strengths to offer, but when combined in an integrated workflow, the whole can be much greater than "the sum of its 'bots".
By working with robots, employees can gain valuable technical skills and perform their jobs more efficiently. There are varying levels of collaboration that businesses can implement and strategies they can use to make sure collaborative robots are safe.
The workforce is becoming increasingly robotic, and that shift is happening faster than many anticipated. Here's a look at the opportunities and challenges that creates.
Cobots are creating a disruption in automotive manufacturing, offering a number of benefits to businesses. How and why are these cobots being used, and what will their long-term impact be?
Using ATI's AOV-10 Compliant Orbital Sander and Universal Robots UR10e, Kane Robotics integrated an aluminum polishing application that multiplies productivity.
The American Welding Society has predicted a deficit of 400,000 welders by 2024. According to specialist welding technologists K-TIG, a US welder's skills are in such high demand they can demand a salary of $100,000.
Currently, there are several tactile sensors used in cobots, including piezoelectric, piezoresistive, capacitive and elastoresistivity types. Piezoelectric technologies are used for gathering data from the cobot's joints and transmitting it to the controller
Manufacturers have long relied on human vision for complex picking and assembly processes, but 3D vision systems are beginning to replicate the capability of human vision in robotics.
The opportunities, conditions and business advantages offered by properly functioning collaborative automation solutions have never been more attractive, while the technology is also more accessible than ever.
Logistics is a constant race to deliver at fast speeds while maintaining a standard of impeccable accuracy at the lowest possible cost. The rise of intense competition makes next-generation applications essential for becoming a trendsetter in this industry.
As automation becomes more pervasive in manufacturing, Flex's François Barbier discusses the positive impact robots and other advanced technology solutions have on their human counterparts.
In this webinar we will look at how integrating robotics into the working world means that both cobots and autonomous systems will be important differentiators for production, processes, and innovation.
There's a misconception that industrial robots are reserved for manufacturing giants. But, according to the Robotics Industries Association (RIA), more enterprises with fewer than 100 employees now own up to ten robots - and this is a growing trend.
The COVID-19 crisis has spurred life sciences labs to ramp up output at warp speed - and Stäubli Robotics is helping to meet critical needs.
Suppliers have gradually moved from simply selling the concepts of "collaboration" or "safety" to marketing specific landing solutions in different application scenarios and service areas.
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IDS NXT: a platform for a new generation of vision systems for industrial applications. It lays the groundwork to provide easy-to-use yet flexible complete systems that can be used to implement all steps of a vision solution. With IDS NXT ocean, a complete solution especially for AI-based image processing is now available. It allows to solve tasks where classic, rule-based image processing has reached its limits - without any programming effort.