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.



Manufacturing Trends 2014: Automation

By: MMSOnline.com
This video, which first appeared in the Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) during the 2014 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), was designed to help you discover ways that automation can move your manufacturing forward.

Automation IMTS 2014

By: MMSOnline.com
This video, which first appeared in the Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) during the 2014 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) was designed to address answer some quick questions about automation.

Strongest Year Ever for Robots in North America

By: Peter Zelinski
North American companies ordered more than 27,000 robots last year, says industry group—a 28-percent increase over the prior year.

Collaborative Robots for DIY Automation

By: Esben Oestergaard
Next-generation, new-generation, co-worker—call it whatever; there is a robotics revolution rolling into manufacturing, warehousing, materials handling and supply chains worldwide.

Robotics Will Power the Next Productivity Surge in Manufacturing

By: Edited By Russ Willcutt
BCG research predicts that by 2025, adoption of advanced robots will boost productivity by as much as 30 percent in many industries located in countries such as South Korea, China, the United States, Japan and Germany.


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