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FROM ROBOTS TO ‘COBOTS’: Next-Generation Automation Arrives in Plastics Processing
So-called ‘collaborative robots’ are a new category of ‘human-friendly’ automation that can work safely side by side with people, unprotected by guarding.
Article Published: 1/22/2016
3D Printing’s Growing Presence Seen at Fakuma Show
Additive manufacturing appeared in tooling inserts, robot grippers, and molded parts.
Article Published: 11/23/2015
Yushin America Expands
The first phase of a two-step expansion almost doubles assembly capacity.
Article Published: 11/6/2015
Speed to Market: Pretium Stays Light on Its Feet And Ahead of the Pack
A visit to its largest PET plant illustrates how this versatile blow molder leverages design skills, a can-do attitude, and a high degree of production flexibility to supply custom products in ever-shorter time windows. A new thrust into automation ...
Article Published: 10/22/2015
Wittmann Battenfeld To Expand Connecticut Facility
This space allows for the future growth for all three of its divisions: IMM, robots and automation and material handling and auxiliaries.
Article Published: 10/9/2015
Study: Investments in Robots Create More Jobs for People
Contrary to popular conceptions, a new study finds that as industry has increasingly invested in automation, employment in manufacturing has actually risen.
Article Published: 10/6/2015
Wittmann Battenfeld Sponsored Manufacturing Day Event For Local High Schoolers
Students began the day with an introduction to both Wittmann Battenfeld and the plastics industry as a whole.
Article Published: 10/2/2015
Spec’ing a Robot? Match It To Your Press Size & Project
Where is your business today? What might tomorrow’s molding projects look like? These are among the questions you need to answer when deciding what style of robot is best for you.
Article Published: 9/25/2015
CLOSING ALL THE LOOPS: ‘Talking’ Machines Pave the Way for Processing Plants of Tomorrow
At the convergence of smarter equipment, open communication protocols, and more powerful networks, a new shop floor emerges where groups of intelligent machines work seamlessly as integrated systems.
Article Published: 8/14/2015
Wittmann Expanding Robot Capacity
Annual global production capacity for robots will reach 4500 next year.
Article Published: 7/19/2015

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