Welcome to the Age of the Cobot

Collaborative robots can bring significant benefits through closer interactions with humans - but they need high-quality parts replacement to ensure safety and productivity

Machine Shop Robots Get Real

To better understand the benefits of cobot automation and how it works on the shop floor, we spoke to two leading providers of automated tools to small shops targeting two of the most time consuming and difficult to staff processes, quality control and welding.

Successfully Implement a Cobot into your Operations: Step 2 - What Role Do Integrators Play In This Process?

An integrator will definitely get the job done, but beware of a few potential pitfalls. Not all integrators are familiar with cobots. Those who treat the project like an industrial robot can negate many of a cobot's benefits.

Successfully Implement a Cobot into your Operations: Step 1

By now everyone knows what a Cobot is, but many aren't sure if they are ready, or if they are, how to successfully go about implementing into their day-to-day production processes.

Post-Pandemic Operations Must Incorporate Real People into the Automation Process

In a time when the whole world is re-evaluating the way they do business, it is essential that industries utilizing Smart Factory and automated solutions do not become over-reliant on technology to get the job done.

How Humans & Tech Harmonize in Manufacturing Industry

Robots allow employees to focus on tasks that require greater cognitive skills. Collaborative robots can be used for repetitive tasks as well as those that require detailed precision, such as applying a consistent amount of adhesive in an exact, repeatable location.

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ELATEC RFID Systems – Ensure only those authorized have access

ELATEC RFID Systems - Ensure only those authorized have access

With a tap of the badge, RFID readers from ELATEC provide secure, reliable and easy-to-use user authentication, access control and usage tracking of hardware and software in industrial automation processes. Reader durability in harsh plant floor environments is another essential feature. Choose the right authentication and access control solution and extend RFID card-based capability for the access control of PLC, robot and HMI automation controller software and devices requiring special operator training.