Robots Assist with Repetitive Tasks

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


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Click above to view the slideshow of January’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight.

While the topic of robots and automation continues to spur intense development, innovation and debate, there’s no denying that robotics shine when applied in situations with repetitive tasks, such as load handling in production runs. A few of this month’s curated robot and automation products suit this sort of implementation. A different sort of application is exemplified by Perceptron’s AutoScan Collaborative RoboGauge, which performs automated 3D scanning by combining a FANUC robot with Perceptron’s Helix scanner.

Click the image above for a slideshow featuring these and other automation products, with links to more information. 

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