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Video: 5 Questions about Automation

Productive uses of automation often involve people and technology working in parallel to complement one another.


Acieta Event Explores the Application and Challenges of Collaborative Robots

Speakers describe some of the considerations relevant to the category of robots that are safe for operation near people.


Five Steps to Choosing a Conveyor

Based on the most frequently asked questions directed at Dorner Mfg. Corp., the company made an infographic that details various configurations and options to consider.


Automation Evangelists Cast Wide Net

This recent event was hosted by a network of suppliers in a single location touting a single message: Automation isn’t necessarily time-consuming and expensive, even for smaller shops.


Three Technology Takeaways from FANUC Tour

New CNC, automation and Internet of Things technologies stood out during a recent event at FANUC’s manufacturing campus in Japan.


NTMA Members Share Observations after Japan Manufacturing Tour

U.S. shop owners and managers comment on the plants they visited, automation and culture, and the value of getting to see manufacturers far away in the company of other shop leaders.


Cloud Computing’s Robotic Implications

Eliminating the need for individual robots to perform complex calculations on their own could facilitate the development of systems that are not only more sophisticated, but also cheaper and more accessible.


Robots Assist with Repetitive Tasks

January’s Spotlight product curation focuses on robots and other automated machining and work handling equipment.


Integrating Robot Programming into the CNC: One Example

This combination of robotics, CNC, workholding and machine tool technologies resulted in a streamlined way to integrate and program an automated machine-tending process.


Positive Correlation between Robots and Employment

Do robots replace employees? Far from it. Data suggest employment and automation grow together, while individual cases show automation raising employee value and helping the employer attract talent.


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