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Exploring the: Robots & Automation Zone

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With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Manufacturing equipment is powerful, and things that are powerful also tend to be dangerous. Has your shop taken the necessary safety precautions?

7 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.

Video: Otto Motors Is Bringing Self-Driving Vehicles to the Manufacturing Floor

Otto Motors is showing its self-driving vehicles in booth NC-660 designed for the materials handling industry, with what seems like potential for wider applications.

Cell Automates Multiple Part Change-Overs

An automated work cell on display in Okuma’s Booth S-8500 demonstrates not only robots loading and unloading parts, but also automated production run change-overs.

Easing the Integration of Robotic Automation

Universal Robots’ cobots aren’t just confined to the company’s booth. You’ll find a number of them scattered throughout McCormick Place in various other locations. Look for their signature silver and blue cobot colors. And people mingling safely alo...

Cell Demonstrates Role of Measurement Data in Labor-Saving Production

Metrology technology and data connectedness illustrate consistent, controlled production and point-of-manufacturing quality assurance.

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.

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