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Critical Dos & Don’ts for Integrating Automated Manufacturing Systems at Your Organization

By Wauseon Machine 2020 Automation, Robotics, Manufacturing, Integration

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As consumers evolve, so do their expectations for manufactured goods. This evolution—among other factors—has compelled significant change in the way manufacturers operate. Today, everything from consumer demand and market challenges to production efficiency and regulatory requirements impacts the management of your manufacturing systems.

Fortunately, the power of technology has answered this call with advanced automation options. But even as manufacturing companies embrace modernized approaches, many struggle to make the transition a successful and profitable one. If you’re planning an integration of automated manufacturing systems at your organization, leverage this critical list of expert dos and don’ts to formulate a smart path forward.

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How Industrial Automation & Robotics Reduce Costly Errors In Manufacturing

By Wauseon Machine 2020 Automation, Robotics, Manufacturing

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The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) estimates that just three years ago, there were approximately 2.1 million stand-alone industrial robots installed worldwide, with the largest applications including manufacturing operations such as machine tending, welding, soldering, and assembling materials. In addition, analysts have predicted strong future growth of collaborative robots throughout 2020 and beyond.

There’s a host of reasons why forward-thinking, growth-driven organizations have been integrating automation and robotics within their manufacturing operations, not the least of which is the capacity to significantly reduce human errors that eat away at a company’s bottom line.

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How to Determine the True Cost of Robotics Integration at Your Organization

By Wauseon Machine 2020 Automation, Robotics, Manufacturing, Integration

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Throughout the process of researching robotics integration for your manufacturing organization, there’s apt to be a concentrated focus on the financial component. Every operation has its own budgetary constraints, so it’s only natural to be concerned about cost. What many manufacturers might not understand, however, is the complete breadth of information involved in determining the true, or total, cost.  

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Industrial Robots, the New Normal: Rethinking Manufacturing Automation in a COVID-19 World

By Wauseon Machine 2020 Automation, Robotics

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The outbreak of COVID-19 has launched the world into a new era, for better or worse. Entire populations in countries across the globe—particularly here in the U.S.—are scrambling to redefine “normal” and identify the smartest, safest paths forward. For many, it’s been a tough pill to swallow, but it’s also been an eye-opening experience and a major catalyst for change. No more prominently has this shift manifested than in the manufacturing arena. 

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4 Highly Worthwhile Reasons to Use an Integrator for Your Robotics System

By Wauseon Machine 2020 Automation, Robotics, Manufacturing, Integration

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Whether your goal is to reduce manpower, decrease waste, increase productivity, or achieve a higher level of precision and quality within your manufacturing operation, effectively leveraging a robotics system is a smart way to position your company for success. Nonetheless, there’s no denying that designing and building this type of system is a complex process, regardless of the industrial robot’s actual size or specifications. 

Truthfully, carrying out a safe and lucrative robotics integration plan often requires a great deal more than the efforts of an in-house engineer. 

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Robotics vs. Fixed Automation in Manufacturing Environments

By Wauseon Machine 2020 Automation, Robotics, Manufacturing

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The manufacturing industry has undergone immense transformation in the last few decades, propelled largely by the ongoing advancement of automation opportunities. In fact, technology is quickly refashioning how manufacturing companies operate their entire businesses. 

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