Veo Robotics' 2022 Manufacturing Automation Outlook finds that human-robot collaboration has risen for 6 out of 10 manufacturers in the last year, as facilities turn to automation to supplement workers
The robotics industry is ever-changing. Engineers are always looking for new ways to create helpful tools and machinery, but those employees are often primarily men.
There are significant numbers of manufacturing and robotics companies which have publicly stated the importance and value of gender equality; they are eager to find female talent.
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.
For engineers with a traditional background in mechanical, electrical or computer engineering, specializing in IAS can accelerate their career progression and potentially make them more money.
Successful manufacturing companies are combatting the skilled labor shortage by investing in automation and software to complement their existing workforce, meet production requirements, and attract new talent.
Those interested in entering the robotics field must be prepared with an understanding of the direction of the industry and the skills to thrive within it. Here, we explore how you can set yourself up for future success within robotics as manufacturing automation grows.
According to a recent report from the World Economic Forum, 85 million jobs could be lost and displaced by new technologies in the next five years. It's no surprise that workers, particularly in manufacturing, worry how these developments will affect their jobs.
With more companies bringing robotics and automation into their facilities, many people understandably wonder if machines will eventually replace their jobs.
With a clear shift towards more digitally enabled roles and a growing need for more automation and/or robotics across all industries, this requires more skilled people within these environments.
There is no doubt that the robotics industry will keep developing in the upcoming years. But the problem is that this industry is already experiencing serious labor shortages and a lack of talent.
Honeywell Study: Advancements In Warehouse Automation Will Present New Job Classes, Career Opportunities
While investment in automation is seen as vital for companies to remain competitive, supply chain leaders of American companies still envision a strong need for human capital in the workplace, according to a Honeywell
Industrial analysts frequently debate what traits people need to shine in today's workforce. A person working on a production line needs manufacturing skills, plus communication capabilities, the willingness to be a team player and more.
As robotics continues to grow, new applications are being introduced that are making it more lucrative to enter the industry. The possibilities for increasing accessibility make developing skills in voice-activation and human interfacing especially important.
With more affordable, more adaptable and easier to program robots spurring greater utilization of robotic automation, especially for small- to mid-size enterprises (SMEs), manufacturing productivity continues to increase.
Records 1 to 15 of 67
The next evolution in Dorner's Edge Roller Technology conveyor platform, the ERT®150, is ideal for small and light-load assembly automation, as well as medical and medical-device assembly application. The ERT platform is the only pallet conveyor of its kind available with an ISO Standard Class 4 rating for cleanroom applications. Earning the ISO Standard 14644-1 Class 4 rating means Dorner's ERT150 will conform and not contribute to the contamination of cleanrooms to those standards. As implied by its name, the ERT150 (Edge Roller Technology) uses rollers to move pallets through the conveyor smoothly with no friction (a byproduct often seen in belt-driven platforms). The conveyor's open design eliminates concerns of small parts or screws dropping into rollers and causing conveyor damage or jamming. The ERT150 is suited to operate in cleanroom environments requiring a pallet handling conveyor. It is capable of zoning for no or low-back pressure accumulation and is ideal for automation assembly applications within industries including medical devices, electronics, consumer goods among others.