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Small To Medium-Sized Manufacturers: Can I Benefit From Automation In My Business?

Posted by Craig Tomita

Industrial robots have been in existence and commercially available for over 65 years.  Factory automation, a more all-encompassing term, has been in existence in one form or another for considerably longer than that. Humans have continually come up with solutions to  solve a wide variety of manufacturing problems in order to make the job of  making things more efficient, safer, and cost effective. The creativity of man to do this never ceases to amaze. The available technology continues to improve in many respects but  particularly in terms of capabilities and ease of use. 

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Topics: How to Grow Your Manufacturing Business, Automated Factory Systems

Latest Developments In Industrial Robotics: CoBots

Posted by Craig Tomita

One of the most significant developments of potential interest to small and medium-sized manufacturers in the area of industrial robots is the introduction about 10 years or so ago of a subset of industrial robots called collaborative robots or “CoBots”. 

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Topics: Robotics in Manufacuring, Automated Factory Systems

Manufacturing Automation and the COVID-19 Recession

Posted by Gregg Profozich

The COVID-19 crisis has affected every industry, and manufacturing is no exception. As social distancing and mandated closures have sent the economy reeling, manufacturers have had to adapt to disruptions in supply chains, inventory shortages, and limited availability of employees. 

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Topics: Future of Manufacturing, Automated Factory Systems