In December 2020, GE Appliances announced its new $80 million dishwasher manufacturing line at its Appliance Park plant. The state-of-the-art assembly line and product investment added more than 280 new jobs at GE's Louisville, Kentucky facility.
ATX West is the epicenter of robotics technology, thought leaders, and smart manufacturing automation. The event brings together the industry to continue to push boundaries in automation to create a smarter world.
Bin-picking, random picking, pick and place, pick and drop, palletization, depalletization, these are all part of the same project. You want a fully automated process that grabs the desired sample from one position and moves it somewhere else.
Whether a company is producing automotive brake systems, display screens, refrigerators
or ventilators for ICUs, manufacturers need efficient throughput combined with high levels of
automated tracking and process control. The goal: assembly processes that are as close to
error-free as possible.
Wöhner GmbH & Co. KG, a manufacturer of energy distribution, control technology and renewable energy solutions, assembles up to 40,000 fuse holders in up to 94 varieties every day with the ActiveMover Transport System. Download the case study.
On DemandAutomated 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.
On Demand 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?
On Demand Packaging professionals are increasingly turning to palletizing automation to sustain productivity during labor shortages. Collaborative palletizing systems feature small footprints and fast implementation, which help to remove bottlenecks and mitigate ergonomic issues for workers – but where should businesses look to get started?
On Demand What capital equipment will assemblers buy next year and how much money will they spend on it? Will manufacturers continue to invest in people, plants and equipment? Or is the U.S. headed for a recession? John Sprovieri, Chief Editor of ASSEMBLY, will answer these questions and more as he reports on the findings of ASSEMBLY magazine’s 26th annual capital equipment spending survey.
On Demand Collaborative robots, or cobots, are the fastest-growing segment of the factory automation world. In this webinar, application experts at market leader Universal Robots have assembled a set of guidelines and checklists to help companies large and small identify promising applications, and get started with collaborative robots.
On Demand: Join Ernst Neumayr, Channel Development Manager from Universal Robots, and Jeremy Crockett, Business Manager for Automation from Atlas Copco, and discover how cobots can build your business and increase productivity in your manufacturing facility – without multiplying the complexity of your processes!