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YOKOHAMA, Japan—Ninety-six percent of the production process at Toyota’s Motomachi assembly plant is completed by robots. The plant employs 760 robots and produces one vehicle every 135 seconds.
The food industry is turning to robotics solutions to optimize production.
Robotic collision sensors are used to help prevent damage to the expensive custom tooling attached to the end of a robotic arm in the event of a collision with another object.
The latest technologies for robotics and automated assembly will be on display at the Automatica show June 3-6 in Munich, Germany.
Simulation and testing are vital for determining the feasibility of 3D vision guidance in an application.
As high-mix, low-volume manufacturing increases, so does the need for flexible feeders.
Since the start of the Great Recession in 2008, many Tier 1 suppliers have either closed or downsized.
BERLIN—Global sales of industrial robots increased 5 percent in 2013, reaching a record high of approximately 168,000 units, according to the International Federation of Robotics.
An Airbus assembly plant here is leading a project to introduce humanoid robots to the assembly line.
HUNTSVILLE, AL—Raytheon Co. has revolutionized missile manufacturing at its sprawling, classified factory here, where automated transporters ferry missile parts to gleaming assembly stations, and even tuck themselves away for charging when their batteries run low.
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