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    Industries on the Move with Automation

    Feb 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in Manufacturing Processes, Applications,

    Automation in manufacturing isn’t exactly new but companies are finding new ways to apply it all the time. New and advancing technology including sensors, vision cameras, and collaborative robots (or cobots as they’re often called) expand possibilities from aircraft manufacturing to food processing and beyond. Across the board, flexible automation is a priority, along with worker safety and efficient production.

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    Cobots as Coworkers: Humans and Robots on the Job Side by Side

    Jul 31, 2018 9:32:00 AM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in Applications, Collaborative Robot,


    When you think of robots, you might picture a vaguely human-like machine marching around in a futuristic setting or perhaps you think of a massive arm swirling around objects on an assembly line. A new generation of robots has come on the scene and is growing in numbers and capabilities. First developed by General Motors in the mid-1990’s, collaborative robots, also called cobots , are designed to work with humans in manufacturing, warehouses,  and other settings. With the development of new technology and applications, they’re gaining popularity. “Currently, collaborative robots only make up about 3% of all robot sales. This number is expected to jump to 34% in 2025” according to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA).

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