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Robots Empower Small Manufacturers

Advances in Cartesian robot technology are enabling small and midsized manufacturers to do more with less.
April 1, 2014

Once found mostly in high-volume manufacturing environments, robots are now being used in smaller organizations, and in a wider variety of applications.  


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How To Use Robots to Optimize Product Manufacturing

March 5, 2014

 The food industry is turning to robotics solutions to optimize production. 


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How To Improve Your Dispensing Process with Robotic Dispensing Automation

March 5, 2014

 When a manufacturer considers purchase of a robotic dispensing system to convert or add a product line, there are a number of factors that will determine success. 


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Flexible Fixturing for Robotic Welding

December 1, 2013

 A robot equipped with an adaptive gripper can provide an alternative to maintaining multiple jigs for automated welding. 


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Robotic Arm Integral to Plumbing Manufacturer’s Success

October 1, 2013

RSS Manufacturing & Phylrich is a manufacturer of high-end plumbing fixtures and fittings for decorative faucets. It specializes in short-run production, with turnaround time as quick as 24 hours.


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Motion Control: Rigid vs. Flexible

"If production volume is high, that points to rigid automation."—Chris Knudsen, Yaskawa America Inc.
July 1, 2013

When specifying a motion control system for, say, a pick-and-place application on an automated assembly line, engineers have two choices.


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Adaptive Control of Resistance Welding

February 1, 2012
A new technology could reduce, or even eliminate, the need for destructive and nondestructive testing of robotically welded joints.


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Automation Empowers Disabled Workforce

January 6, 2012
Robotics and assistive technologies enable blind workers to produce precision parts and assemblies.
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Robotics: Two Arms are Better Than One

September 29, 2011
When preparing parts for assembly, automakers can always use an extra hand or two. One automaker has found those hands at the end of a dual-arm robot. For the past four years, the automaker has used the dual-arm robot to shorten the cycle time to treat the front and back surfaces of a suspension component.
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Robots Pave the Way to Growth

January 31, 2011
JR Manufacturing Inc. has a simple and effective strategy: Improve efficiency by replacing menial labor with robotic automation. Greater efficiency means in-creased competitiveness, which leads to growth. The formula has worked well thus far.
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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

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Welding: Principles & Practices

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