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    5 Ways Manufacturing Automation Benefits Your Business

    Sep 15, 2021 10:04:00 AM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in Manufacturing, Automation Equipment,

     

    Manufacturing automation plays an essential role in various industrial processes. By installing robotic and other automated systems in place of, or to assist, human workers, businesses can  increase production, ensure quality, and substantially reduce the risk of mistakes and injuries.

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    Products Made with Industrial Automation Solutions (by Industry)

    Sep 8, 2021 9:55:00 AM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in Automation, Manufacturing,


    Automation solutions are cropping up in practically every industry. Manufacturers use technology to automate tasks and processes that include assembly, packaging, material handling, machining, robotic welding, advanced inspections, and shipping. Initially designed to increase productivity by taking on repetitive tasks that humans once performed, automation has now shifted the nature of manufacturing work by increasing productivity and the skill levels needed to maintain that productivity.

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    5 Common Industrial Robot Applications

    Sep 1, 2021 9:11:59 AM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in Industrial Automation, Robotic arm,

     

    Industrial robots have become an essential component of modern manufacturing. They increase production and quality by repeating tasks with precise movements, few errors, and no need for breaks. They can also replace human workers on tasks with poor ergonomic conditions or exposure to hazardous materials or equipment. Many manufacturers are investing in collaborative robots, a.k.a. cobots, which can work safely in proximity to humans.

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    Collaborative Robots Bring Versatility to Manufacturing Facilities

    Jul 19, 2021 12:03:15 PM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in Collaborative Robot, Cobot,


    What do you imagine when the subject of manufacturing robots comes up? Like many people, you probably picture a row of ten-foot-tall robotic arms doing welding and assembly operations to vehicles moving along a production line. Or perhaps you imagine a single robot, isolated or fenced in, doing a process deemed too dangerous or difficult for human workers.

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    Which Industries Benefit from Industrial Automation?

    Jul 15, 2021 10:01:36 AM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in Industrial Automation,


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    It’s undeniable that industrial automation has brought increased efficiency, accuracy, flexibility, and dependability to the workplace. While automation will save time and effort for many more businesses in the future, specific industries have already reaped the benefits of converting at least some of their processes.

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    Buying an Industrial Robot Arm? Weigh the Costs and Benefits First

    Jul 12, 2021 12:01:58 PM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in ROI, Collaborative Robot, Robotic arm,

     

    By now, you’re likely familiar with the advantages that industrial robot arms have over human workers. When used in repetitive tasks, industrial robots complete their operations without breaks, mistakes, or injuries caused by those repetitive movements. Moreover, they help to improve quality and consistency, all the while boosting production output.

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    Labor Shortages Due to COVID-19

    Jun 3, 2021 10:02:56 AM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in Automation, Manufacturing,

     

    As the country shifts toward normalcy with the COVID-19 pandemic waning, unemployment rates are declining. But business owners across the country face the challenge of finding enough workers to meet increasing demand.

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    New to Automation and Robotics? Here's 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid

    May 14, 2021 3:54:25 PM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in Robotics, Automation, Manufacturing, Automation Equipment, workplace culture,

     

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    When you’re preparing for a first manufacturing automation project, it probably seems like there’s always more to learn about types of robots, end-of-arm-tools, how systems come together, and all the additional equipment that comes into play. Each new example you see can simultaneously provide inspiration and leave you with even more questions.

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    The Automation News Roundup for Spring 2021

    May 4, 2021 9:53:50 AM / contributions by Seth Angle

    Automation in manufacturing continues to grow and redefine the shop floor. Evolving at an ever-increasing pace, robotics, and automation, by some predictions, will assume 30% of the tasks in 60% of the industrial occupations over the next few decades. And with all the benefits of automation—including higher production, fewer errors, and increased safety—it’s not surprising that automation will handle more of the tasks previously assigned to human workers.

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    Integrating Automation into a Manual or Semi-Automated Process

    May 3, 2021 10:08:52 AM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in Automation Equipment,


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    Automation helps streamline processes, eliminate some or all human intervention, and reduce mistakes. It allows for completing a designated task efficiently, accurately, and consistently.

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