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Published: 12/19/2016

Video: Peter Neumann's Exit Interview
After 35 years (and 12 K Shows), Engel's Dr. Peter Neumann retired on Dec. 1, handing over the family held company to the next generation—his nephew.

Published: 11/15/2016

Old Faithful Robot Gets Its Due at K Show
The purpose of a trade show like K 2016 in Dusseldorf last month is to show off new products to entice buyers. But Star Automation took the contrary approach, highlighting a 34-year-old model at the center of its booth, which was still running just ...

Published: 11/8/2016

Now That’s “Collaborative”!
Pick-and-place product handling … simple assembly tasks … sure, or why not serving a cold beer?

Published: 9/13/2016

Let a Cobot Hand You a Beer
So-called “collaborative” robots (or “cobots”) are supposed to be safe and easy to get along with—no need to wall them off in their own guarded areas.

Published: 9/7/2016

The Shopfloor Revolution Will Be Automated
How did North American robotics orders follow up 2015’s record first half over the first six months of 2016? With another record.

Published: 7/27/2016

China Bets Big on Automation
With the full brunt of the Chinese government behind it, the country’s industrial robot inventory is forecast to explode 2500% from 70,000 in 2016 to 1.8 million by 2025.

Published: 7/13/2016

China’s Appetite for Advanced Molding Technology
Do automation and advanced molding technologies still offer U.S. molders safe harbor against low-cost competition?

Published: 5/18/2016

Look Mom, No Operator: AGVs Invade Chinaplas
Automated guided vehicles (AGV) featured prominently at Chinaplas 2016 indicative of that country’s embrace of higher technologies and its need to offset ever-increasing labor costs.

Published: 5/10/2016

Machine Guards Get in Your Way?
Easier access to the point where a robot deposits parts on a conveyor—that’s what Carl Morris, president and founder of Itech in Arden, N.C., is looking for.

Published: 2/10/2016

From Cobots to Cartesian to Cells: Molding 2016 Has Automation Covered
The reasons for, methods to and technology available for injection molders to automate their processes continue to evolve.