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Weekly Wrap Up 02.24.2017

Interview: The Automation Boom in Mexico Jeff Burnstein, President of A3, says Mexico may be the next global player in the automation arena, but the international skills gap could be problematic. Last year proved record-setting for robotics in terms of orders and shipments in North America, according to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA). Read More Gill […]

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Putting Cartesian Robots to Work for Your Manufacturing Needs

Cartesian robots are easily integrated into assembly operations, highly accurate, and have been used with dramatic results to boost throughput. They’re one of the five main categories of industrial robots so get to know them, read about their use in different industries, and decide how Cartesian robots can benefit your workplace. Why Use Cartesians Cartesian […]

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Weekly Wrap Up 02.17.2017

Have you considered advanced motion control to improve your machines productivity? The manufacturing plants of our fathers and grandfathers are gone forever, along with the “three Ds” (dirty, dangerous, and dull) describing the jobs therein. Machine and worker productivity is the heart of economic growth, and emerging consumer applications (online shopping, smartphone connectivity, growing environmental […]

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Tracking What Counts for Home and Work through the Internet of Things

The consumer trend toward keeping a home comfortable and one’s body in shape sheds light on behaviors and data related to the Internet of Things (IOT). Smart home devices and personal fitness trackers use low-cost sensors, but it isn’t about the technology. Wants, behavior and motivation are compelling reasons why consumers connect to the IOT. […]

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Weekly Wrap Up 02.10.2017

Global shipments for motion control products increased by 10.3% to $3.3 billion in 2016 According to new statistics released by the Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA), the industry’s trade group… “New opportunities in automation for motion control and motors help drive this growth,” said Dana Whalls, Vice President of MCMA. “Automation technologies are enabling […]

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Boosting the Economy Using Automation

Using robotic arms during assembly and machine vision to inspect thousands of parts per minute are among the ways U.S. companies use automation to grow. A downloadable white paper from the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), Robots Fuel the Next Wave of Productivity and Job Growth, highlights how small-to-medium sized businesses in the U.S. can […]

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Weekly Wrap Up 02.03.2017

Businesses Ordered More Robots Last Year Than Ever Before North American businesses ordered 35,000 robots in 2016, a 10% increase from 2015, according to a report on Tuesday by trade organization Robotic Industries Association. Meanwhile, sales on those orders in the region reached an all-time high of $1.9 billion last year, beating the previous record […]

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A Low-Cost Way to Teach Robotics to Your Employees

Robotics research is thriving in universities and robotics hubs across the country. The “industrial renaissance in North America continues unabated,” according to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). Global brands and small-to-medium enterprises are adopting new technologies to gain competitive advantages. But what if you’re not well versed in robotics and automated solutions? The technology […]

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Weekly Wrap Up 01.27.2017

Automation need not lead to job cuts The era of automation has already begun in Singapore with robotic processes being implemented in industries such as transport, financial, and food and beverage, often making human workers redundant. “Automated talent” may soon replace foreign talent as the target of criticism by workers that are affected by corporate […]

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Next-Gen Robots Lighten the Load

Potato chip bags and tight workspaces have something in common. Both have posed challenges to robotics manufacturers. End users have made their needs known and today’s robotics makers have responded with a variety of next-generation solutions for areas as diverse as packaging and assembly. Products with unique shapes and thicknesses ordered in small quantities were […]

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