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The Evolution of Automotive Automation

Robots have intrigued us since being introduced into industrial manufacturing, with one of the earliest U.S. examples involving automotive assembly. From Ford to FANUC, it’s an interesting evolution.


Video: Robot Loading at Rekluse

Motorcycle clutch maker developed the unit now offered by VersaBuilt for robot loading of both workpiece and workholding.


Automation for Oilfield Manufacturing

Robots are being applied in machining applications not commonly associated with this level of automation.


Video: Automation Inside the Workzone

What is automation? Not just a robot. Technology for holding, moving and measuring the part inside the machine can also achieve considerable time and labor savings.


FANUC Open House 2015

A visit to FANUC Corp. headquarters in Japan during its 2015 open house revealed new equipment, technologies and advances in factory automation, robotics and robomachines.


Video: Robot Flipping System for Turning

This video demonstrates how robot flipping station can serve the same purpose as a subspindle on a one-spindle multitasking center.


April 2015 Digital Edition Available

Automation, data-driven manufacturing and more are covered in this month’s issue.


Video: Robot Changes Vise Jaws for Continuous Machining

If a robot can load and unload parts, why can’t it do the same for workholding? Here is video of a robot changing the vise jaws so the same machining center can run different operations in unattended machining.


Strong Growth Projected for Industrial Robots

A predicted surge in the use of advanced industrial robots in the United States and elsewhere over the next decade would raise productivity substantially.


Strongest Year Ever for Robots in North America

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


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