Tuesday, October 13, 2020 2 PM ET / 11 AM ET Thanks to collaborative robots (“cobots”), automation is becoming more attainable for manufacturers of all sizes. Universal Robots, world leader in collaborative robots, offers significant productivity and safety advantages, even for small operations. The easy-to-use design of cobots empowers operators with no robotics…
The jobs robots create demand a high skill level, so to build a sustainable workforce companies must develop a strategy for upskilling their current workers, and also have plans in place for training future employees.
The inefficiencies plaguing the manufacturing industry stem from technological limitations of automation. When those technological barriers are overcome, it is possible to unlock productivity gains with an optimal combination of humans and machines.
Building on the success of the inaugural series, the RoboBusiness Direct Fall program will once again have robotics industry experts addressing critical robotics business development issues through an integrated series of online presentations and continuing media coverage and analysis.
AMR developer Waypoint Robotics and fulfillment and distribution services provider Advanced Handling Systems (AHS) recently announced new systems integrator partnership. Tim McCabe, Director of Business Development for Waypoint Robotics, and Dave Tavel, EVP for AHS, discuss what led to the alliance and the capabilities AMRs provide for fulfillment and distribution operations.
The emergence and rapid proliferation of collaborative robots have resulted in the proliferation of a new class of ‘lean’ integrators specially adapted to the needs of SMEs who wish to leverage automation. The lean integrator has evolved precisely to deliver robot installations that yield higher productivity at a lower price point, and that can be installed in a fraction of the time of a traditional robot work cell.
In 2019, overall robot market revenues experienced negative growth for the first time in many years affected by the global manufacturing downturn and reduced demand in major end industries such as automotive and electronics. However, the collaborative robot market still maintains a high growth rate of more than 30% (32.1% in revenue term and 31.3%…