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, California on May 18, 2017.

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How Industrial Automation Promotes Job Growth

There’s a widely held and erroneous perception that industrial automation is a job killer, but in reality, it’s quite the opposite, said Jeff Burnstein, president of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). 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.

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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.

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What does it take to be a Certified Robot Integrator?

This unique webinar will define and highlight the process and advantages of the RIA Certified Robot Integrator Program from a robotic end-user’s perspective as well as from an integrator’s point of view. The webinar will see expert panelists including Michael Kunkle of MEK Consulting and integrator certification auditor as well as feature end-user and integrator panelists who will share their experience of working with the program and the benefits they have received.

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Automation is the solution—not the problem—when it comes to job creation

Coming off a record year for sales of robot orders and shipments, Jeff Burnstein, President of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3; Ann Arbor, MI), noted that “automation played a vital role in spurring economic growth in the North American manufacturing and services industries in 2016. We anticipate accelerated growth based on smarter, more connected and more collaborative robots in the coming years.”

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