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Published: 12/26/2017

Decoding ‘Industry 4.0’
The biggest splash at NPE will come from the wave of technological innovation and futuristic enthusiasm known variously as Industry 4.0 or the Smart Factory or the Internet of Things.

Published: 12/20/2017

Can Robots Bridge the Skills Gap?
Robot sales break records as manufacturers’ struggles to hire skilled workers heighten—industry watchers see a direct correlation.

Published: 6/23/2017

VIDEO: Wittmann Battenfeld and Industry 4.0 at Amerimold 2017
Dave Preusse’s belief in the connecting power of the Internet of Things (IoT) extends to his own doorbell.

Published: 6/1/2017

Close Coordination of Robots & Molds Highlighted at Engel Medical Symposium
At the April event, nearly 100 visitors witnessed five machine demonstrations and half a dozen technical presentations by Engel and its technology partners. Here are a couple that caught my attention.

Published: 3/1/2017

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.

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.