Exploring the: Robots Zone
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Wittmann’s 40th Anniversary Gala Unveils a Host of New Products
New machinery, robots, and auxiliaries demonstrate continued momentum of technical development—and preview some K 2016 exhibits.
KraussMaffei Celebrates 50 Years in U.S.
The U.S. has become the largest single-country market for KM.
Custom Molder Expands in ‘Leaps of Faith’
Who would embark on an $8.8 million plant expansion without new orders in hand? Someone who knows his customers very well.
Schneider Packaging Equipment Opens Training Lab for Customers
The lab in upstate New York to feature hands-on training without slowing or stopping production lines.
Cobot Supplier Universal Robots Doubles U.S. Staffing, Adds three Offices
The North American business of the Danish collaborative robot—cobot—manufacturer to open offices in Michigan, Texas and California.
Rethink Robotics Expands in Germany
Signs distribution agreement with two automation companies.
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.
3D Printing’s Growing Presence Seen at Fakuma Show
Additive manufacturing appeared in tooling inserts, robot grippers, and molded parts.
Yushin America Expands
The first phase of a two-step expansion almost doubles assembly capacity.
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 ...