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Are You Automated Enough?
Okay, maybe having robots serving beer (as at this K 2016 demo) is not at the top of the list of tasks that you would consider automating in your plant.
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.
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 ...
Now That’s “Collaborative”!
Pick-and-place product handling … simple assembly tasks … sure, or why not serving a cold beer?
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.
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.
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.
China’s Appetite for Advanced Molding Technology
Do automation and advanced molding technologies still offer U.S. molders safe harbor against low-cost competition?
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.
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.