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    What is the Objective of Robotic Welding?

    Nov 5, 2021 3:30:03 PM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in Welding, Robotics,

     

    If you do a large amount of welding in your facility, you might wonder if automated welding is a good fit for your operations. That generally depends on your objectives and goals for automation. They differ for every company, but usually encompass three primary areas: efficiency, quality, and workforce management.

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    Choosing the Right Industrial Robot for Your Manufacturing Facility

    Nov 1, 2021 4:49:51 PM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in Welding, Robotics,

    As the use of robots in manufacturing becomes more commonplace, you've probably given more than just a stray thought to adding one to your facility. And as you started to research them, it likely didn't take long for you to realize that choosing one is not as easy as you thought it might be.

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    What Goes into Designing Custom Automation Equipment?

    Sep 22, 2021 10:29:00 AM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in Automation Equipment, Custom Automated Equipment, Automation integrator,

     

    Custom-designed automation equipment From a solitary stand-alone welding station to a fully integrated assembly, inspection, and packaging line that fills an entire facility, to many points in between, custom automation is designed to meet specific goals unique to each manufacturer. For this reason, it’s essential to partner with an automation integrator who understands your needs and can guide you through various options to a system that is right for you.

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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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