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Weekly Wrap Up 2.27.2015

Putting Mission Vision to Work at Automate 2015 Seeing breakthroughs in technology is exciting. Understanding how the technology will fit into your manufacturing operations is critical to make you more competitive. Automate 2015 offers a comprehensive look at breakthroughs in industrial automation. This opportunity doesn’t happen every year. Read More Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition […]

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Imaging Systems are Leading the Way for Warehouse Profitability

When you walk into today’s modern warehouse you will see vision-guided vehicles moving shelves, self-docking to recharge, and navigating complex areas by themselves. You’ll notice as orders come in, machine vision and imaging systems help the products move quickly from the warehouse to the recipient’s address through identification, sorting, packaging, and shipping applications. Machine vision […]

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Your Guide to Implement Robotic Technology

Many companies large and small understand the benefits of automation, but selecting the tools, putting them into practice, and then managing them well isn’t easy. The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) helps companies get the most from robots, machine vision, and other forms of automation. Setting the Stage It’s always helpful to remember how processes have […]

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Weekly Wrap Up 05.19.2017

How Industrial Automation Promotes Job Growth A3 recently released a whitepaper titled Working in the Automation Age: Sustainable Careers Today and into the Future, which discredits the theory that automation hurts jobs and promotes how modern men and women can find more meaningful, safer and more enjoyable work. Read More Are gestures the future of […]

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Smart Home Technology Fosters Self-Reliance

Voice commands to turn on lights, set the thermostat, or handle another household task is more than a luxury for people who have limited mobility. A wounded veteran and his family have found that smart home technology fosters independence and self-reliance. The Situation Senior Airman Brian Kolfage lost three limbs in 2004 during combat in […]

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Weekly Wrap Up 05.12.2017

Announcing Two Open-Calls for RIA Robot Safety Training RIA’s popular Open Call Training seminar is available to the public. Receive an in-depth introduction to all of the essential information contained in the ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 Robot Safety Standard by attending an open-call Safety Training Event in Fremont, California on May 16, 2017 or in Long Beach, […]

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How to Weld Non-Standard Parts Using Automation

Custom, non-standard parts once caused challenges for welding systems. But there are best practices for the robotic welding of non-traditional parts. Setting up a system to handle parts with variations and low runs was featured on a webinar through the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) titled Welding and Robotic Automation. Understanding what makes the part non-standard, […]

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Welcoming the Automated Economy

More robots means more jobs. Record-setting numbers of industrial robots were purchased in North America during the seven-year period from 2010 to 2016. Manufacturing jobs with companies of all sizes increased during that time and unemployment fell. Today’s executives, managers, and students should welcome the growing use of automation. The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) […]

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Weekly Wrap Up 04.28.2017

Finish your certification around your schedule! A CVP certification is currently the highest level of distinction for vision industry professionals worldwide and it’s your chance to prove your skills! With the Certified Vision Professional online program, your team can study around your busy projects. They get to manage your time and commitments, and learn at […]

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Automation’s Benefits for Industry and the Environment

Automation helps companies operate profitably while using energy as efficiently as possible and reducing the amount of materials needed to create products. End users operate leaner and the environment is cleaner. Look closely at automation’s specific benefits for where we work and live. Reducing Factory Waste Fewer materials are trashed thanks to automated production as […]

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Linking Industrial Equipment to the Cloud

You’ve invested in robots that are older but continue working well. Production goals are being met, product quality is good and there’s little downtime. Yet, concerns surround your legacy equipment. The challenge is upgrading without an unnecessary overhaul to handle data needs and become a well-run connected factory. But taking a step into a factory […]

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