Category: 6-Axis Robots

One of the hottest, most important ideas in decades is the concept now known as Industry 4.0.  This is not a new concept, but is a continuation of the advancement of technology to support product manufacturing.  It demarcates one of those times when technology and society is beginning to intersect to change the way we […]

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The hottest trend in dining today is the automated restaurant.  Every aspect of restaurant services are under review for updating and streamlining, mostly through automation.  The reason for this is the confluence of several current trends.  The trends are:  1. The reduction in cost of robots to do specific tasks.  2. The knowledge of robot […]

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Some types of “artisan” bread, for example Italian bread loaves, are first proofed in an oven to cause the dough to rise and then are “scored” on top to create a split in the dough that when baked adds a pleasing crunchiness to the bread.  Scoring has been done by a baker with a knife, […]

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There have been several investor indexes created around the robotics market over the past 20 years.  I myself put together such an index in the 1990s which included Cognex, RVSI, Acuity, ABB, Fanuc, Adept and Yaskawa.  The problem with such indexes is the components were rarely a pure industrial robotics play (exception being Adept Technologies). […]

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Here is a great example of untended machine loading / unloading. Add a mobile vehicle to transport parts for machining from a storage area plus #FELIX IoT diagnostic and analytic services and we have a “lights out” totally automated manufacturing facility.

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