Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Watch “From no-bot to cobot: Success in DIY automation” on demand

November 8, 2022
By Sukanya Ray Ghosh

Brought to you by Universal Robots

Register for FREE to watch the webinar on DIY cobot implementation, sponsored by Universal Robots.

J/E Bearing & Machine Ltd in Tillsonburg, Ontario knew that automating their machine tending application would increase quality and output, reduce downtime and increase profitability. In true DIY style, they integrated the Universal Robots cobot with Robotiq grippers themselves. They connected the pneumatics and programmed the robot without any outside integration.

At J/E Bearing’s often high mix and medium to low volume operations, robotics and automation was the key to success when this project grew to higher volumes. The team knew that the Universal Robots cobot and Robotiq end-of-arm tool was a unique solution.


What you will learn:

  1. The ROI of collaborative robots for machine shops
  2. The environment for manufacturers attracting labour
  3. Why Do-it-Yourself automation?
  4. Challenges, roadblocks and benefits to DIY

Derek Rozon, technical program manager at J/E Bearing and Tyrone Penton, vice-president of sales at Advanced Motion discuss DIY cobot implementation and the J/E Bearing project with moderator Jim Beretta.

About the moderator

Jim Beretta, host, The Robot Industry podcast

Jim Beretta is president of Customer Attraction, an industrial marketing consultancy. He works with companies in robotics, automation, manufacturing, packaging and capital equipment on branding, marketing and search engine strategies. He attended the University of Western Ontario and is based in London, Ont. Jim can be reached at

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