Automation technologies have progressed to the point where the majority of manufacturing businesses have multiple processes that are ready for robotic automation. But with so many business challenges driving automation, and so many different components, tools, and robot models contributing to automated systems, how can businesses prioritize what processes to automate first?
Automated assembly applications have consistently demanded higher precision from robots and other mechanical devices, and higher resolution from sensors to position those mechanical devices. Humatics has developed a patented radio frequency-based technology, called Microlocation, that creates highly-precise real-time location data for high-value objects to enable three dimensional control and visibility, even in highly unstructured environments, enabling a wide range of process improvements including cycle time, quality and human/robot efficiencies.
According to ASSEMBLY’s annual Capital Equipment Spending Survey, 25 percent of U.S. factories make more than 1 million products annually. The only way to meet that kind of volume is with automation. Tune into this exclusive panel discussion featuring executives from four of the top systems integrators in North America: Arthur G. Russell Co. Inc., ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc., IMA Automation North America and Lanco Integrated.
Screwdriving is a crucial step in product assembly. It can make the difference in the quality of your product. Join Mike DeGrace, UR+ Ecosystem Manager, as he discusses how the UR+ Ecosystem can help expand productivity in your manufacturing facility – without multiplying the complexity of your processes.
On Demand In most assemblies that are joined with threaded fasteners, the cost of the fasteners is not as important as the cost of installing them. That makes choosing the right fastening tool of paramount importance. Become an informed consumer! Tune into this exclusive panel discussion featuring executives from four of the nation’s top suppliers of fastening tools: ASG, DEPRAG, Desoutter and Panasonic.
On Demand Robots are less expensive and easier to use than ever. The technology is well within the reach of even small and midsized manufacturers. Tune into this exclusive panel discussion featuring executives from four of the nation’s top suppliers of robotic technology: ATI Industrial Automation, Epson Robots, FANUC America and Universal Robots.
On Demand Lean Six Sigma has been driving continuous improvement efforts for decades, but its shortcomings have become apparent. Data gathering is labor-intensive and only able to capture small sample sizes. Now it is possible to capture data over extended periods and multiple locations at a fraction of the cost of old manual methods.
On DemandNow, it’s more important than ever for modern facilities to embrace industrial automation. At the heart of automation is the continuously changing control panel. In this webinar, we’ll discuss key characteristics of an optimized design, how to exceed industry standards, and more mission-critical ways to optimize the electrical and network infrastructure on the plant floor.
On Demand Faced with labor and ergonomic issues, manufacturers are increasingly turning to automation to address their most prevalent challenges. In this webinar, Universal Robots will partner with screwdriving solution provider Robotiq to talk about how to automate a screwdriving cell with collaborative robots. With adaptability to a wide range of screwdriving applications, this solution can solve your labor issues while providing fast ROI.