Top Safety Innovations in Manufacturing

Whether you're following standard OSHA laws or their newest guidelines, choosing one of the innovative approaches to safety below can allow you to meet these in addition to going beyond what is expected.

Warehouse Efficiency Improves Operations

According to supply chain and logistics consulting firm MWPVL International, when the storage capacity of a warehouse distribution center surpasses the 85% utilization level, there is also a reduction in productivity.

What Do Robotics Mean for the Cutting Tools Industry

Friend or foe? Helper or fiend? Here's what robotics really mean for the cutting tools industry and what are the pitfalls to watch out for.

Seven Key Considerations When Choosing the Right Equipment Lubricant

Not investing in the right lubricant is clearly a costly mistake especially if you are buying old machinery for business use. This is because a good lubricant can maximize the returns on your investment by ensuring that your old machinery runs at optimal efficiency...

Complete Guide to Gas Mixing and Blending

Gas mixing sounds simple enough. You simply mix a number of pure gasses to create a new mixture. Unfortunately, it's not usually as simple as it sounds. There are many variables and factors that play a role.

Positioning Accuracy on the Gripper of a Robot Arm

For the grinding machine producer Strausak, the robot manufacturer Stäubli and the encoder supplier HEIDENHAIN, the insertion of cylindrical tools into tool holders with a robot arm was a real challenge-and therefore a task made to measure.

Talking Automate 2019 with ALIO Industries

Booth #8744 - Showcased at the AUTOMATE show will be a number of nanometer-precise solutions, including the Hybrid Hexapod®. ALIO's Hybrid Hexapod® takes a different approach to traditional 6 Degree of Freedom (6-DOF) positioning devices.

Automation in Forging Industry Speeds Production and Increases Safety

Automation of material handling plays a key role in today's forging equipment solutions.

Boston Dynamics Handle Robot Reimagined for Logistics

The boxes used in the video weigh about 5 Kg (11 lbs), but the robot is designed to handle boxes up to (15 Kg) (33 lb). This version of Handle works with pallets that are 1.2 m deep and 1.7 m tall (48 inches deep and 68 inches tall).

Guide to 3D Printing on the Production Line

White Paper - Many manufacturers have realized significant cost savings and productivity improvements by integrating high strength additive manufacturing (AM) technology into their business, especially in support of their maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) strategy.

How to Avoid the Top Manufacturing Safety Hazards

These are the four most common workplace injuries, but they aren't the only ones that can occur. The best thing supervisors and business owners can do to protect their employees from on-the-job injuries is to implement comprehensive safety training and continue it annually

HelMo mobile robot system brings flexibility to the connector assembly line

HelMo is capable of navigating with complete autonomy by permanently monitoring its environment with three integrated laser scanners and can perform its tasks either fully automatically or in collaboration with humans.

The Applicability of Mobile Software Solutions in Manufacturing Facilities

There are many innovative use-cases in manufacturing for mobile software. Some of the more prevalent examples will be discussed below.

Automate 2019 with Güdel Inc.

Booth #7360 - We will be featuring a Gudel TrackMotion Floor (TMF-1) with a FANUC CR-15iA Collaborative Robot onboard. Cost-effectively and reliably extend the work envelope of any robot with Güdel's TrackMotion floor mount configurations.

Automate 2019 with Dynatect

Booth #N8154 - Dynatect has drawn on 30 years of custom engineered solutions to develop standardized safety doors that are reliable and simple to integrate. This high-speed roll-up barrier offers benefits that cannot be achieved from sensors and light curtains alone.

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