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SECOND-HAND AUTOMATION MARKET

Automation has been an essential part of manufacturing environments over the years. Around the globe, industries have been upgrading their workspaces to incorporate robots in order to be on track with industry 4.0. This involves integrating new robotic systems or adding to pre-existing robotic assemblies. The robot equipment does not always have to be bought new. In fact, many companies are purchasing second-hand robots in order to satisfy their automation requirements.

THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPLY CHAINS

The acquisition of reasonably priced materials can make or break a company. In our modern world, industries and consumers are expecting goods to be delivered faster and cheaper than ever seen before. Industries must also ensure sufficient product is being delivered or created to match demand or run the risk of empty or leftover inventory. Meeting these constraints is highly dependant on the effectiveness of a company’s supply chain.

How DIY Robotics Can Increase Your Company’s Profit

CFM Robotics has grown into a highly regarded enterprise with 23 years of experience in creating turnkey solutions. Recently, the Québec-based company has shifted to a DIY platform to provide support and resources for self-starters and industry innovators who have a thirst for a first-hand understanding of cutting-edge technology. With the explosion of the DIY movement, CFM Robotics saw an exciting opportunity to expand into this new type of partnership. After all, coming up with new programming possibilities is what [...]

5 Tips for Programming Your FANUC Integrated Work Cell

Robotic cells are complete systems that house your robot, controller, and other essentials like positioners. Your robot cell also ensures the safety of your employees and protects your investment. Efficiency, precision, and reliability are of paramount importance. So, before you start integrating, consider the following five tips for programming your FANUC integrated work cell to ensure that it provides you with the maximum potential benefits. Take the time to think carefully about the programming structure Your programming structure will follow [...]

How Can Automation Benefit my Business

Are you feeling left behind by the Industry 4.0 revolution? You may be considering how automation might benefit your business. In this article, we will look at what you need to consider before automating your processes, and the benefits to your company should you choose to automate. Efficiency Bill Gates said, “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency.” We’re going to assume you run an [...]

5 Innovative Ways to Improve Your DIY Industrial Robot

Almost every industrial robot falls into one of three types: Delta, Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm (SCARA), and Cartesian or gantry robots. Between these three types, almost every harvesting and positioning task can be accomplished. Regardless of which type of industrial robot you or your company use, however, there are some common innovative improvements that can make your robot faster, longer-lasting, and more efficient.   1) 3D-print parts for reduced weight and increased efficiency When 3D printers first hit the [...]