Waypoint Robotics has integrated its Vector mobile robot with Numina Group’s RDS Batch Bot coordination software. It is also offering the Kingpin system for moving carts.
A group of research centers, chambers of commerce and knowledge institutes across four European countries is offering to support small and midsize manufacturing companies in integrating collaborative robots into their production processes. The COTEMACO project, a group with members from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and the U.K., will offer SMEs within the automotive and food […]
New Scale Robotics, which develops smart automation tools for flexible manufacturing operations, announced today that two of its products have received UR+ certification from Universal Robots. The NSR-PG-10-20-URe Gripper/Caliper and NSR-MTM-3-URe Multi-Tool Mount are now approved to work with the UR e-Series of collaborative robots to provide users with fast deployment, simple programming and reliable […]
Saint-Gobain’s plant in Sully-sur-Loire, France, focuses on glass production for the military and aeronautical industries, as well as civilian markets. It was founded in 1665 under King Louis XIV’s reign. Now a global company, it employs more than 185,000 people worldwide. Near its original headquarters in the outskirts of Paris, human labor provides high-value work to the […]
Geek+, which first displayed its robots in the U.S. at Modex 2018, has opened an office in California.
Tomenson Machine Works is a third-generation, family-owned manufacturer of precision hydraulic manifolds used in a variety of machinery across the agricultural, mining, and construction industries. Founded in 1977 by Thomas Roake, the Chicago-based company has become a world leader in hydraulic manifolds with the products now considered a “gold standard” in the industry. The company turned […]
Suppliers, integrators, and users should be aware of mobile robot safety standards and best practices, explains a MiR vice president.
Koyo Electronics Industries has been involved in the development, manufacturing, and sales of electronic equipment since its establishment in 1955. It is also a member of the JTEKT group that boasts the world’s top share in the automotive steering bearings. Challenge In the production of products that require strict quality, such as the main product […]
Ford has long used robots to make its automobiles. Ford is now using collaborative robots at a factory in Cologne, Germany to ensure every Ford Fiesta has a perfect finish. The six cobots, all UR10s from Universal Robots, complete a choreographed sequence to sand the entire body surface in just 35 seconds. During the production […]
Chicago-area manufacturer RCM Industries improved its global competitiveness by deploying UR10e collaborative robot arms for precise and repetitive tasks, adding automation while retaining U.S. workers.
Cummins, a global manufacturer of diesel and alternative fuel engines, will more than double the number of collaborative robots it is using by the end of 2019. The company said at least 30 cobots will share workspace with employees at 15 different sites across the world by the end of the year. This is part of […]
Founded in 1983 and based in the town of Åseda in Southern Sweden, FT Produktion is a machine shop that supplies metal parts measuring up to 7.5 meters in size to a variety of industries. The company has 25 employees that hail from Sweden, Norway, Lithuania, Syria, and Thailand who work in tandem with neighboring company Profilgruppen. […]
Zippertubing, which provides coverings for cabling for the automotive and aerospace industries, needed reliability and throughput. It found them with a UR5 cobot arm and accessories.
Hirebotics offers BotX Welder for hire to help metal fabricators address skilled worker shortages and the need for quality.
Ket-Met, a Finnish subcontract machine tooling shop, found that its existing CNC machines required too much manpower to stay competitive. It reduced machine hour costs by 40% with UR cobots.
Smart manufacturing isn’t spreading at an even rate around the world, but GP Bullhound identifies trends for robotics developers to watch.