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Rapid Robotics and Universal Robots team up to fight labor shortages with swift cobot deployments

February 3, 2023

Driven by a joint vision of a world without labor shortages, the workforce solutions company and leading cobot supplier have partnered up to provide North American manufacturers with fast, flexible automation. Rapid Robotics today announced a new partnership with Universal Robots (UR) in which the Danish collaborative robot (cobot) producer will be supplying  collaborative robot arms for Rapid…

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Universal Robots Reports Record Revenue Despite Global Uncertainty

January 27, 2023

Universal Robots, the Danish collaborative robot (cobot) company, has reported Q4 revenue of $85 million, bringing 2022 annual revenue to $326 million, up 5% on 2021. On a constant currency basis, growth over the year was 12%. The company’s Chief Financial Officer, Kim Andreasen, said: “We are proud to have continued to grow our business…

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Universal Robots Predicts 2023 Automation Trends Helping Manufacturers Meet New-Year Goals

January 16, 2023

The collaborative robot pioneer and market front runner has announced January as “National Cobot Awareness Month,” spearheading new products and initiatives prompting manufacturers to address hiring woes and production challenges. At Darex, a manufacturer of knife sharpeners in Oregon, Universal Robots’ UR5 cobot handles the entire box erecting and packaging cycle; the cobot grabs the cardboard…

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The Future of Packaging Technology

January 16, 2023

New and Emerging Technologies Improve Sustainability, Efficiency and Production By Christine Hoffman and Samuel Orozco are product marketing managers for fluid and motion control at Emerson Pressure to increase throughput while lowering operating costs and environmental impact is driving packaging lines to accommodate an unprecedented level of product variety and complexity. New and emerging automation…

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Consumer Packaged Goods Companies Drive Robot Sales

January 16, 2023

CPGS Embrace Robotics as a Tool to Automate Production, Storage, and Distribution Processes By Jorge Izquierdo, Vice President of Market Development for PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies For the third-straight quarter, robot sales in North America hit a record high in the second quarter of 2022, and are on track to achieve…

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OnRobot Drives Market Growth with Groundbreaking D:PLOY Platform Delivering Unrivaled Reductions in Application Deployment Time

January 13, 2023

D:PLOY automates robotic deployment for multiple applications directly on the factory floor with zero programming or simulation needed, resulting in dramatic time savings of up to 90% over conventional solutions. Delivering on its mission to break down automation barriers and bring the benefits of collaborative automation to businesses of all sizes, OnRobot has launched D:PLOY, its highly anticipated…

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A Dynamic Duo – Quest and Ossid Team Up to Demonstrate Robotic Protein Packaging Automation at IPPE 2023

January 11, 2023

Quest and Ossid, two leading manufacturers within the ProMach family of brands, are teaming up to demonstrate an integrated robotic packaging line in booth C12813 at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), Jan. 24-26, 2023, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. This integrated packaging line demonstrates a versatile Quest QP100 Robotic primary…

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More Flexibility and Usability for Mobile Robotics with Locator

January 10, 2023

Software component Locator from Bosch Rexroth positions and orients mobile robots in dynamic environments With Bosch Rexroth’s ROKIT Locator software, mobile robots can independently determine their position. Users no longer need expert knowledge or additional infrastructure to commission a mobile robot. Locator allows mobile robots to determine their position and orientation in any environment, simplifying…

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TAY With Cap – JRS

January 3, 2023

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Quest QP100 Automated Direct Food Handling Solution

January 3, 2023

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The Advantage of Robotic Palletizing – Why Box Bot?

January 3, 2023

The Quest Box Bot robotic palletizer offers a fully automated palletizing solution. Whether you’re having issues with labor, high production costs, or you just want to streamline your manufacturing process, Box Bot is the perfect solution. Hear more about our Box Bot from Quest’s Director of Sales, Ryan Womble, in this video! https://www.questindustrial.com/

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New ABB SWIFTI Industrial Cobot Delivers Class-leading Speed, Accuracy and Safety

December 12, 2022

ABB has launched the SWIFTI™ CRB 1300 industrial collaborative robot, bridging the gap between industrial and collaborative robots. Combining class-leading speed and accuracy with expanded load handling capability of up to 11kg, the SWIFTI CRB 1300 can be used in a wide variety of production and product handling applications – from machine tending and palletizing…

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Universal Robots Reaches 1,000 Employees

November 21, 2022

Seventeen years after it was founded by three visionary young researchers in a basement, Universal Robots has just reached a 1,000-employee milestone. Universal Robots, the largest company in a fast-growing Danish robotics hub, has become the cluster’s first organization to reach 1,000 employees – one of only a few Danish companies founded in this millennium…

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Are Machines Stealing Our Jobs?

November 10, 2022

It’s an Age-old Question By Tess Danielson for RIOS Intelligent Machines The history of man and machine is a long, turbulent one. The fear of technology replacing human workers is far from a new idea. The Luddite Fallacy is one that has been prevalent throughout human existence and follows us into modern time. But when…

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New Robot Guide From KUKA Streamlines the Automation Process

October 27, 2022

Designed to decrease the apprehension and intimidation some manufacturers might face during their initial foray into robotic automation, the new KUKA Robot Guide makes the process fast and easy to apply the right automation to specific application needs. In three easy steps, users are presented with KUKA robot options based on their industry, application and…

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Universal Robots Ships Cobots with Two-Week Lead Time, Enabling Manufacturers to Meet Tax Deduction Deadline

October 10, 2022

Facing unprecedented low unemployment figures, manufacturers of all sizes are struggling to fill repetitive and undesirable manufacturing jobs. With the help of the Section 179 tax deduction, U.S. businesses may be able to significantly stretch their use-it-or-lose-it 2022 budgets and purchase collaborative robots to take on the repetitive manufacturing tasks that workers don’t want. The…

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SOMIC Packaging to Showcase the Advantages of Retail-Ready Automation at PACK EXPO

September 30, 2022

SOMIC Packaging will demonstrate a 424 W3 wraparound case packer at PACK EXPO International, October 23-26, in booth LU-8135 at McCormick Place in Chicago. This is an historic time for SOMIC Packaging. Since PACK EXPO Las Vegas was held one year ago, a combination of developments sparked growth that can be traced back to SOMIC’s…

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Thinking Outside the Box with RaaS

September 7, 2022

Robots as a Service Packaging Workcells Deliver Benefits to Businesses and Consumers By Mandy Dwight, Vice President of Business Development at RIOS Intelligent Machines End-of-line packaging automation has been around for decades. Automated systems that provide polybags or boxes to human operators enable more rapid pick and pack operations, and have proven to be tried…

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Workforce Shortages Remain a Top Priority—And So Does Automation

September 7, 2022

Robots and Cobots Help Mitigate Labor Shortfalls and Boost Productivity By Jorge Izquierdo, VP of Market Development, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies Staffing remains a major challenge for consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs) and OEMs alike. In fact, last year it was listed as their top priority, according to “Key Challenges for…

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ABB Launches Five Axis Delta Robot for Product Picking, Packing & Reorientation

September 6, 2022

ABB is expanding its FlexPicker® Delta robot portfolio with the IRB 365. With five axis and 1.5kg payload, the IRB 365 is both flexible and the fastest in its class for reorienting packaged lightweight products such as cookies, chocolates, peppers, candies, small bottles, and parcels. Responding to the rise in e-commerce and growing demand for…

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