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Smart Micro Factories for the Watchmaking Industry

Horosys was able to standardize, add flexibility and optimize the cost of the Smart Micro Factory using the world’s smallest and most precise industrial robot.

Zimmer Group Supports Vischer & Bolli Robot Cell With Kuka Robots and a Bespoke Gripper

Almost all tasks that previously had to be carried out by hand at Zimm are now performed fully au-tomatically by a KR QUANTEC and a KR AGILUS from KUKA. The five-axis milling machine is supplied with raw material via a lift system.

MCRI Webcast Series - Robotics Roundtable

Motion Controls Robotics (MCRI) is hosting a monthly, summer webcast series in 2021. MCRI provides automation solutions for customers by designing and building turn-key end of line applications, fulfillment solutions, and general material handling automation.

How Are Smarter Robots Leading to Mass Customization in Manufacturing?

Although consumers eagerly purchase products made through mass customization, they want those items quickly. That need for speed is one of the main reasons why manufacturers often use robots to achieve the consistent pace required to fill orders efficiently and without error

Automation Means Going Paperless

Paperless automation saves space, money, and boosts security. The ease of transferring information while promoting the environmentally sound choices makes this process logical for all manufacturers, particularly food manufacturers.

Zimmer Group System Technology - Development Competence at Just the Right Time

The technological change in the automotive industry, among others, is also affecting the Zimmer Group - the automation specialist from Germany is well prepared.

Investing in the Future: Grow Your Own Robot

Automation can be seen as a complex area, and it is yet to reach its full potential – the challenge remains for robots to accurately and efficiently ‘pick’ items – but this shouldn’t steer organisations away from making that initial investment.

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Seafood Processors Turning to Robotics And Automation

New developments in robotics — including smart robotics, collaborative automation, and similar technology — may be essential for processors handling these modern challenges.

Retrofitting Older Machines Provides Valuable IIoT Update

Retrofit machines can bring legacy devices into the Internet of Things. Sensors and digital controls provide valuable information and integrate older machines into new, intelligent factory management systems.

Robots are the new normal - Humans should embrace, rather than fear, robot co-workers

According to a recent report from the World Economic Forum, 85 million jobs could be lost and displaced by new technologies in the next five years. It’s no surprise that workers, particularly in manufacturing, worry how these developments will affect their jobs.

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Motion Controls Robotics Inc. is excited to share new end of line production solutions and software at the 2021 Converters Expo in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

With 113 exhibitors' booths and more than 800 attendees, this should be an informative show for paper, film, plastics, and nonwovens manufacturers. MCRI has worked with companies in each of these industry segments to improve their production process through integration of automation and robotics.

GreyOrange Awarded for Industry's First Autonomous Vertical Picking Solution with Partner Vicarious

GreyOrange's fully autonomous vertical picking solution, leveraging Vicarious picking robots, receives prestigious "RBR50" award from Robotics Business Review

Universal Robots Takes ActiNav Next-Gen Machine Loading on Tour, Adds New Systems Integrators

The leading manufacturer of collaborative robots goes on tour this summer, showcasing its new solution for flexible machine loading at live events hosted by partners across the U.S. To further address demand, Universal Robots is adding four new ActiNav Solutions Providers to assist manufacturers in ActiNav deployments.

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IDS NXT is the future: One platform, countless possibilities
IDS NXT is the future: One platform, countless possibilities

IDS NXT is the future: One platform, countless possibilities

IDS NXT: a platform for a new generation of vision systems for industrial applications. It lays the groundwork to provide easy-to-use yet flexible complete systems that can be used to implement all steps of a vision solution. With IDS NXT ocean, a complete solution especially for AI-based image processing is now available. It allows to solve tasks where classic, rule-based image processing has reached its limits - without any programming effort.

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Polyconn

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