4 Key Questions To Ask Before Getting Started With Collaborative Robots

Companies looking to increase productivity, improve quality, lower costs and have a better workplace for staff with the help of cobots, can start by walking through the production floor and observing employees at work—this reveals a lot about where automation with cobots is ideal and how to get started. Contributed…

High Performance With A Small Footprint

Dutch delicacy manufacturer, Van Wijngaarden, opts for compact TLM technology with automatically adjustable robotic tools for high performance.    Van Wijngaarden, based in the Netherlands, is a market leader in the mayonnaise segment. In addition to its nationally renowned Zaanse mayonnaise, the family-run company offers a wide range of sauces,…

Palletising Cobot With Vision System Works In Tight Quarters In The Food Industry

Universal Robots captures Norwegian meat producer Nortura’s foray into optimised palletising for its space-tight factory floor.   The Challenge Norwegian meat producer, Nortura, needed to optimise palletising but with limited floor space and a tight budget. Typical palletising robots require a large fixed cell with safety caging that take up…

Cobots: Transforming The Food And Beverage Industry

APFI’s Writer, Katherine So, explores the benefits of integrating cobots into an F&B manufacturing facility.   Cobots, also known as collaborative robots, are making their way into the food and beverage (F&B) industry. As the name suggests, this new generation of robots are made to interact and work collaboratively alongside…

Cobots And The Future Of Maintenance

Jonathan Wilkins, Marketing Director at EU Automation explains how collaborative robots can improve maintenance to reduce costs associated with downtime.     Unplanned downtime is one of the biggest problems in manufacturing. Recent research by the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) estimates that downtime can cost manufacturers anywhere between US $30,000…

Human-Robot Collaboration Is The Future of Food

When we look at the combined benefits of collaborative robot operation and connected services, it is easy to see why connected cobots are leading the way to the next level of food and beverage production, says Alan Spreckley, Global F&B Industry Segment Manager For Robotics, ABB.   Why are cobots…
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