Robots & Automation
Exploring the: Robots & Automation Zone
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Impressions of IMTS 2016
Things changed this year. New technologies and a new generation were prominent, and together they are helping to take this show into its next era.
Developments in the Man-Machine Connection
Like people, today’s collaborative robots understand what happens around them and behave accordingly.
Cobots and Beyond
Collaborative robots address a challenge that will continue to be addressed.
Robots, Robots, Robots
Lately, I’ve noticed an increasing number of shops researching ways to implement various types of automation to improve their productivity through unattended operation.
Minimizing Personnel with Unattended Operations
Once a machine is cutting parts, the operator is free to perform other duties. It makes sense that the longer the machine can run unattended, the more of these other duties the operator would be able to perform.
Interacting with Automation
Working in conjunction with robots, rather than simply harnessing their power, may represent the next step toward fully integrating machines into the industrial workplace.
It’s not just the promise of automation that drives robot adoption, but also the cost of the technology. Will price declines bring about much more widespread use of robots in manufacturing?
The Secret Robot
A manufacturer struggles over its employees’ potential reaction to automation. The struggle itself says something important.
Industrial Automation North America 2014 and Motion Drive & Automation North America 2014 combine to introduce attendees to more than 170 global automation and motion control exhibitors.
The Key to Success
It is clear that automation is becoming increasingly important to success in manufacturing. But what does it take to be successful in automation?