Discover the Autonomous Manufacturer

Going Green With Manufacturing: The Path Towards Sustainable Automation

There’s no question we’re in the midst of a climate crisis. As officials from all over the world struggle to create a plan to mitigate the effects of climate change,
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ROS: How Well Does it Address Manufacturers’ Needs?

The first time you see a robot perform a specific action, it can be quite awe-inspiring. Seeing robots like the Personal Robot 2 (PR2) clean tables and fetch drinks is
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Are You Really Ready For Factory Automation?

As automation begins to saturate the manufacturing industry, it’s become increasingly clear that it holds several benefits over traditional human labor. These benefits are no secret either – countless publications
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Why Autonomous Paint Robots Are Your Most Versatile Choice for Paint Automation

Paint automation is a fickle beast — too much spray and you get drip, too little spray or too slow and you can get dry spray, inconsistencies, and rejections that
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Spray Process Automation Buyer’s Guide

There are a variety of different spray process automation needs, focused primarily on what approach you need to take. In order to determine your needs, you must consider the following:
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Optimizing Transfer Efficiency With a Robotic Cell

Industrial-scale operations require industrial-scale solutions. One of these comes with powder and other forms of coating where transfer efficiency is key. Transfer efficiency is usually defined as a ratio between
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Which Industrial Paint Robots Work Best?

While many can often think of robots as far off, futuristic, unrealistic or attainable technology, robots have in fact existed as an industry for more than 50 years. And yes,
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The Complete Starter’s Guide to Spray Metal Finishing

Before considering metal finishing for spray processes, it’s important to consider one thing: this is a “starter’s” guide. This doesn’t offer detailed engineering information. This also doesn’t offer safety or
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How Spraying Robots Improve Consistency

Robots are already well understood as productivity multipliers. Whether it’s on an assembly line or in a simple machine tending scenario, a robot can provide the ease of use and
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How Paint Robots Reduce Rework

There are few wild beasts more fearsome and concerning to the everyday finishing engineer than the dread three R’s: Rework, Rejections and RMAs.  In finishing, particularly when it comes to
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Best Quality Control Methods for Industrial Metal Finishing

Quality control is a critical element of all metal fabrication and industrial manufacturing, but metal finishing most of all requires stringent quality control methods for one reason alone: the finish
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How to Reduce Waste With Autonomous Robots

The birth of robotics – all the way back to GM’s Unimate – was all about doing jobs that were simply too dangerous, repetitive and physiologically difficult for humans to
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Why You Should Stop Programming Your Robots

Robot programming is a complicated tax. Even novice programmers are often hot in demand, and very often they will work for integrators who operate on the basis of one-off or
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What an Autonomous Robot Can and Can’t Do

Autonomous robots can perform varied tasks in a flexible, responsive manner with limited human oversight. New forms of walking, lifting and rolling robots as well as improvements to traditional industrial
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What’s the Real Difference Between an Autonomous Robot and an HMI?

Autonomous robots are any robot that performs a task or behavior with limited human oversight. While this is an emerging technology, robots already function in this way in many circumstances
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How Does a Robot Reach Full Autonomy?

When most people think of fully autonomous robots, they worry about fanciful AI scenarios that have little basis in the real facts – and mysteries – we know about consciousness.
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How to Reduce the Cost of Rework in Manufacturing

The cost of rework in manufacturing is growing. Retiring baby boomers and skilled laborers – along with a lack of younger workers to replace them – is effectively making the
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Manufacturing Labor Supply Is Dead – What Did it In?

There are two questions when it comes to the manufacturing sector in North America – why have jobs been going overseas and what did them in? While plenty has been
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What Is General Purpose Technology?

General purpose technology is a technology or technology set that has broad implications for a wide variety of factors in human life at any given time. In many ways, general
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Who Benefits Most from Robot Autonomy?

Autonomous robots are among the most likely candidates for the next generation of General Purpose Technologies. These kinds of technologies, practices or standards can affect economic output at the global
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