Robotics Assembly

Articles about Cartesian, SCARA and other robots, as well as peripheral equipment, such as grippers.

ARTICLES

ABB Opens Michigan Robot Manufacturing Facility

AUBURN HILLS, MI—ABB will begin manufacturing robots in the United States, making it the first global industrial robotics company to do so. The company made the announcement at the opening of a new robotics factory here. Approximately 300 new jobs will be added to the facility by 2017.


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Chinese Electronics Manufacturer to Build All-Robot Factory

DONGGUAN, China—Shenzhen Everwin Precision Technology Co., a manufacturer of connectors and other electronics components, is building a new factory here that will use only robots for production. The factory will initially be equipped with 1,000 robots, with the aim of reducing the current workforce of 1,800 to about 200.


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US Robot Sales Continue Record Pace in 1Q

ANN ARBOR, MI—A total of 6,895 robots valued at approximately $435.1 million were ordered from North American companies during the first quarter of 2015. That’s an increase of 16 percent in units and 29 percent in dollars compared with the same period in 2014. Both orders and shipments in the opening quarter beat the previous record for the first quarter last set in 2013.


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Webinar

Advancements in Robotic Small Parts Assembly — Made in the U.S.A

4/29/15
Online
United States
Contact: Riley McCord
Attendees of this webinar will gain insight into: How small parts robotic automation can deliver cost and quality advantages over hard automation and cheap, far flung outsourcing; the range of applications that are most appropriate for robotic small part assembly; how companies currently utilizing assembly robots have implemented the technology and are currently gaining a competitive advantage and the primary considerations that need to be addressed while researching and selecting the appropriate robotic assembly system. Read More

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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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