Robotics, vision and motion control industries set new growth records in 2017
February 28, 2018
Non-automotive robot orders grew 20.5% in units and 7.3% in dollars; shipments up 29.7%.
SWW18: SolidWorks Carves Out its Role as the Amazon of Manufacturing
February 9, 2018
SolidWorks World set the stage for SOLIDWORKS Product Designer launch, xDesign updates, and partnership announcements with HP, Desktop Metal, 3D Systems
Are Robots Going to Replace People in the Warehouse?
January 25, 2018
Are robots going to replace people in the warehouse? Robots are transforming warehouse environments and these changes are being driven by the need for speed, accuracy, the scarcity of labor,...
Collaborative robots double production in limited floor space
January 18, 2018
Cobots and grippers work with existing human staff to boost volume and quality for precision manufacturer.
Download this ebook and kickstart your first cobot project
January 1, 2018
Automation is easier than ever. Download this ebook and kickstart your first collaborative robots project with Universal Robots' cobots. Cost-effective, safe, and flexible collaborative robots - or cobots - are...
Universal Robots Expands Universal Robots Academy
January 1, 2018
Universal Robots Expands Free Online Training, Adding Three New Modules That Step Up Complexity By Teaching Users How To Create And Work With Coordinate Systems, Variables And Conditional Statements, And...
Year in Review: Top materials handling news in 2017
December 28, 2017
The industry's momentum continues to build, even as it changes shape to adapt to technology; acquisitions across technology competencies have heralded the arrival of Consolidation 2.0, while automation and cybersecurity shake...
Dual grippers nearly double robotic output
December 13, 2017
Manufacturer cuts cycle time by 12 seconds with robotic CNC tenders that can work overnight.
Cobot Technology Improves Safety and Increases Job Satisfaction
December 1, 2017
Etalex was looking to shift some of the more dangerous aspects of their production to robots. By using a UR10 to automate high-risk, repetitive tasks, they could boost safety without...
Vanderlande invests in collaborative robot specialist Smart Robotics
November 21, 2017
Cobot solutions used in order picking and placing, palletizing and depalletizing, and kitting and bagging alongside human operators.
Robotic Industries Association announces new alliance with OSHA, NIOSH
October 25, 2017
Alliance aims to enhance robot expertise within OSHA and NIOSH, improve awareness of workplace hazards of traditional industrial robots and emerging collaborative systems, and identify needed research.
60 Seconds with John Santagate, Research director for service robotics at Manufacturing Insights
October 10, 2017
Modern Materials Handling staff sat down with John Santagate, Research director for service robotics at Manufacturing Insights to talk about the current state of the industry.
ABI Research: Manufacturer adoption of collaborative robots is strong
August 31, 2017
13% have collaborative systems already, and another 15% expect to have collaborative robots at work within the next 12 months.
A3: Record-setting growth for North American robotics market
August 23, 2017
Association for Advancing Automation reports the first half of 2017 saw growth of 33% in units and 26% in dollars over 2016.
Collaborative robots improve production costs, product quality
August 3, 2017
Small manufacturer decreases reliance on suppliers by using affordable automation to bring parts production in-house.
Expectations and Future Last Mile Delivery Logistics
August 1, 2017
While various futuristic delivery options are being developed and tested, they're not yet trending, but keep your eyes on them for the future, especially when parcels can be delivered by...
Robotic Piece Picking Hits Tipping Point
July 12, 2017
Having graduated from concept to compelling, robotic piece-picking solutions are hungry for career advancement.
A3 fall conferences to offer insight into latest automation, strategies and networking
June 22, 2017
Conferences will provide in-depth training in robot safety, motion control, vision systems and collaborative robots to spur manufacturing growth and the creation of entirely new categories of jobs.
Four Ways to Future-Proof Your Warehouse
June 20, 2017
Four attributes warehouse technology must have to protect against obsolescence and help future proof your warehouse.
The Big Picture: Adaptability as King
June 8, 2017
Traditionally, warehouse automation has been about bringing optimal efficiency to specific processes in warehouses. Learn why new technologies like mobile robots and AR glasses promise breakthroughs in adaptability, even as...