Automate Material Transport Workflows Throughout Manufacturing And Warehouse Environments

For many manufacturers, flexible, adaptable, and safe autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are optimising workflows throughout manufacturing and warehouse environments.


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Frost & Sullivan Reveals 9 Global Trends Generating Growth Opportunities From COVID-19

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis encompasses nine key trends that will emerge from industries reshaping as a response to COVID-19.


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The Rise Of The Cobots—Friends, Not Foes, In Today’s Manufacturing Landscape

Cobots first appeared on factory floors two years ago, accounting for approximately five percent of global industrial robot sales in 2016.


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ABB and Ericsson, together with Swisscom showcased how easily and effectively robots can be controlled over wide distances utilising the real-time communication capabilities of 5G. At the Congress Center in Davos, Switzerland, an ABB YuMi collaborative robot will carve a message in a sandbox that will be replicated at the same time by a second YuMi robot located 1.5 km away. The simultaneous action will be enabled through Swisscom’s 5G network equipped with Ericsson technology in real-time and viewed on video screens at both locations. Based on a multi-year technical collaboration, ABB and Ericsson have developed the fundamental technologies needed to connect machines via a 5G mobile network. “ABB will continue to drive the digital transformation of industries by investing in developing innovative solutions and products. Our partnership with Ericsson and Swisscom helps us to seize the full potential of 5G for industrial manufacturing” said Peter Voser, ABB CEO and Chairman. Sami Atiya, President of ABB’s Robotics and Discrete Automation business said: “5G wireless technologies make it easier to connect robots to the cloud and factory automation systems, enabling faster access to more data and better decision-making based on insights which will help improve efficiency and reliability through the entire production cycle. As we replace traditional wire set-ups with 5G mobile networks, we can significantly increase flexibility in manufacturing.” “5G technology partnerships across business, government and society are key to developing the digital economy. By embracing and enabling such partnerships, new digital opportunities can be realised to benefit the global economy, national economies, and businesses of all sizes,” said Börje Ekholm, President and CEO, Ericsson. Urs Schaeppi, CEO Swisscom, said:

ABB and Ericsson, together with Swisscom showcased how easily and effectively robots can be controlled over wide distances utilising 5G.


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Robotic Opportunities And Challenges For Cable Manufacturers

Today, manufacturing is hardly conceivable without industrial robots and their areas of use are increasing continuously. But due to the permanent three-dimensional movements in the automated factory, the cables that supply the robot are subjected to extreme levels of stress.


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A recent research study estimates global sales of robotic end of arm tools (EOAT) to surpass US$ 2,000 million in 2019, up from US$ 1,900 million in 2018.

A recent research study estimates global sales of robotic end of arm tools (EOAT) to surpass US$ 2,000 million in 2019, up from US$ 1,900 million in 2018.


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Making Automation Possible for SMEs

In a challenging economic environment, it is imperative that SME’s work to be more efficient and competitive. One way for them to advance is through adoption of automation and robotics. By Shermine Gotfredsen, GM, SEA & Oceania, Universal Robots.


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KUKA Robots

The robots of the KR QUANTEC series & KR FORTEC series including controller will be used for joining and handling tasks in body-in-white production.


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Estimated worldwide annual shipments of industrial robots

China saw the largest growth in demand for industrial robots and the automotive industry continues to lead global demand for industrial robots, according to the International Federation of Robotics.


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