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Published: 9/14/2016

Video: Otto Motors Shows Self-Driving Vehicles on the Mfr. 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: 8/15/2016

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

Published: 8/4/2016

Acieta Event Explores the Use 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.

Published: 5/10/2016

NTMA Members Share 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.

Published: 2/26/2016

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.

Published: 1/18/2016

Robots Assist with Repetitive Tasks
January’s Spotlight product curation focuses on robots and other automated machining and work handling equipment.