Tooling & Workholding

Robots & Automation

Industrial robotics systems are becoming increasingly important to shops of all sizes for their potential to help do more with less. Automation enables businesses to perform unattended and lights-out operations, free personnel from repetitive tasks, and more. This zone contains product information, videos and stories of companies using everything from robotic arms to machine-tending systems to completely automated cells in order to boost productivity and take advantage of robotics technologies.

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The next frontier for robotic automation is near human workers.

The Unexpected Advantages of Robotic Automation


This shop justified the robot solely through improved use of labor. Other benefits came to light after the automation arrived.



Video: Machinist Describes His New Role with Robot

By: Peter Zelinski
Do robots in manufacturing replace people? Here is a machinist who now programs the robot that performs some of the work that he used to do.

Product Spotlight: Robots & Automation

By: Stephanie Monsanty
View the January slideshow for automation products ranging from welding robots to workpiece transport systems.

FlexMT machine tending system from ABB Robotics

January 2015 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Robots & Automation

By: Stephanie Monsanty
The January product spotlight includes automated solutions for machine tending, welding and more.

Small Payload Robots Integrate Energy Supply

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
The KR Agilus series from KUKA Robots includes five- and six-axis robots with high speeds, short cycle times and an integrated energy supply system.

Collaborative Robots Adapt Safety Settings to the Application

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
Universal Robots’ third-generation UR5 and UR10 robot arms are based on previous generations but are equipped with new, adjustable, safety-rated functions as well as true absolute encoders.


With the KR AGILUS series, KUKA is presenting a comprehensive small robot family.
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