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Cobots: The Future of Manufacturing

Cobots: The Future of Manufacturing

  Traditional vs. Collaborative Robots Midwest manufacturers are waking up to the benefits of plant automation. While robots have been popular in European plants as well as in U.S. East and West coast operations, the Midwest has been a bit slower to adopt. The labor shortage has provided a significant nudge toward investigation and implementation […]

Micro-Automation – Small Part Automation “No Part Too Small”

Micro-Automation – Small Part Automation “No Part Too Small”

When approaching the automation of a system there are many factors to take into consideration including: product in-feed, product out-feed, cycle rate, quality inspection, and as important as the technical specifications a shared definition of success.  When you move into applications that involve handling small parts “microparts” another level of complexity is typically added to […]

Labor Shortage Got You Down? Meet M.A.C ™

Labor Shortage Got You Down? Meet M.A.C ™

Currently, one of the biggest challenges for any manufacturer is finding and keeping employees. It’s no secret the manufacturing industry was hit hard by the labor shortage. According to a report from Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute, the COVID-19 Pandemic resulted in the loss of over 820,000 manufacturing jobs.  Nearly 500,000 jobs remain unfilled today. […]

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