Robotics
Feb. 16, 2018 - The automation of production operations is accelerating around the world. According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), 74 robot units per 10,000 employees is the new average of global robot density in manufacturing industries, up from 66 units in 2015.
Jan. 22, 2018 - Rethink Robotics has signed deals with 11 new distributors throughout North America and Europe, building on its existing global network of channel partners. The new Canadian partners are: Aztec Electrical Supply, Concord, Ont., and Rotalec, St-Laurent, Que.
Dec. 13, 2017 - Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 as a public society manufacturing luxury mirrors and glass under King Louis XIV’s reign. The corporation has maintained its high quality standards through the centuries, expanding its business throughout the whole housing industry. Now a global company, it employs more than 185,000 people worldwide.
Dec. 6, 2017 - Fetch Robotics, a provider of collaborative autonomous mobile robot (AMR) solutions, today announced that it has raised US$25 million in Series B funding.
Nov. 28, 2017 - Fanuc Corp. has produced its 500,000th robot.
Nov. 17, 2017 - Collaborative robots, or cobots, work side by side with human workers to complete a wide range of tasks, including welding, quality inspection, and component insertion/fastening. They were introduced in the mid 1990s, but took until 2008 to make it to the industrial marketplace (Engineering.com).
Nov. 14, 2017 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION recently interviewed Ákos Dömötör, CEO of OptoForce, regarding the state of the industrial robot. In this interview, he talks about how software has played a key role in helping to improve the intelligence of robots, leading to greater performance in manufacturing.
Nov. 13, 2017 - Quebec-based Netpak Packaging has announced a multimillion-dollar investment in its Montreal plant, securing a range of new production line equipment, with the goal to become “one of the most modern packaging converting facilities in North America.”
Nov. 6, 2017 - Next week, Manufacturing AUTOMATION will present content dedicated to the development and application of industrial robotics. Join us as we roll out fresh, engaging content only available on automationmag.com, as well as a few throwback articles from our archives that still provide lots of relevant insight today.
Nov. 4, 2017 - There’s a good reason why solitary confinement is considered the worst of all punishments: Generally speaking, people — and other intelligent organisms — suffer in isolation. So why shouldn’t the same be true of intelligent machinery?
Oct. 16, 2017 - The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) has signed an alliance partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in an effort to highlight communication and education on robot safety best practices.
Oct. 14, 2017 - A Spanish manufacturer of electronic products and systems, P4Q Electronics, says it has increased production throughput by 25 per cent since integrating Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer robot on its factory floor.
Oct. 2, 2017 - Kinova, a designer and manufacturer of robotic solutions, has received funds totalling $25 million from four contributors, including Fonds Manufacturier Québécois S.E.C. II, KTB Network, Foxconn and BDC Capital.
Sep. 18, 2017 - Kinova Inc., a designer and manufacturer of lightweight, multi-faceted solutions that foster human-robot interaction, is receiving $500,000 from the Government of Canada to acquire robotic manufacturing equipment.
Sep. 17, 2017 - If anyone is a pioneer in the automation of food processes, it’s Alex Garden. A Canadian ex-pat and now-popular conference panelist, he founded Zume Pizza in Silicon Valley, Calif., with Julia Collins in June 2016.
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