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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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3 Ways Collaborative Robots Help People with Needs

From vacuum cleaners using the latest sensor technology to smart appliances, consumers are impacting the development of automation. Tools and gadgets aren’t the only way robotics is found in the home. People who are impaired and have limited mobility can also get help from automated solutions. It’s another technological frontier with crossover benefits for industry. […]

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Get the Input You Need on Motion Control

Putting a robot or a fully automated system into action requires the right size motors, proper torque and smooth movements. Motion control is as critical to automation success as software and end-of-arm operating tools. A controller, the drive and the motor are the three basic components in a motion control system. Handling the demands of […]

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A Groundbreaking Automation Industry Gathering: Automate 2017

Strengthen your career and company during an historic week at Automate 2017 with the Future of Automation Theater, April 3 to April 6 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Robotics from the U.S. to China, machine vision and start-up innovators, and acknowledging the entrepreneurial spirit unleashed in the industry offer unprecedented value, along with globally recognized panelists […]

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Get a Complete Automation Experience at Automate 2017

Take your business questions to Automate 2017, see hands-on demos, and get solutions to your company’s production needs. Industry veterans and those who are completely new to automation will be able to learn and take away new insights. Theory and research will be presented along with practical, operational answers. Networking, hands-on training, and industry huddles […]

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Developing Consumer Automation to Benefit Industry

Sensors and cameras are getting us to where researchers want to go with self-driving cars making their way through city streets. Closer to home, imagine dialing up images while out of town to see if a dog or cat is running low on food. The widespread use of smart technology that takes in data and […]

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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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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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