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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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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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Weekly Wrap Up 04.14.2017

World of Robotics and Automation on Display in Chicago They’re fast, they’re precise and in some cases they’re even … cute. We visit the trade show Automate to get a look at the latest in robotics. Read More Will robots replace workers or create new jobs? Automation and robotics are playing an ever-increasing role in […]

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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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Weekly Wrap Up 04.07.2017

Automation Trends over the Next Five Years Automation technologies and trends are dynamic and ever-changing. From robot software, accessories and sensors to end-effectors, vision and wireless technologies, our expert panel will discuss and debate some automation trends and developments they expect in 2017 and beyond. Read More Machine Vision Keeps an Eye on Facial Recognition […]

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