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Published: 9/20/2016

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.

Published: 9/14/2016

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.

Published: 9/13/2016

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.

Published: 9/12/2016

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...

Published: 9/12/2016

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.

Published: 8/15/2016

Video: 5 Questions about Automation
Productive uses of automation often involve people and technology working in parallel to complement one another.

Published: 8/4/2016

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.

Published: 7/19/2016

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.

Published: 7/5/2016

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.

Published: 5/18/2016

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.