Fusion was at the Universal Robots booth at FABTECH last week at McCormick Place in Chicago. We showcased a pre-configured machine tending solution with a UR16e and Schunk Grippers. We spoke about how utilizing the FC-Series equipment for efficient, reliable, uninterrupted machine tending throughout the day and into the off-shifts (lights-out) enhances the ROI on your capital equipment. Also how the cobotic system allows you to automate safely without tying up money and valuable floorspace that is required by conventional robotic machine tending solutions. We had a busy and productive four days!
Nov 18, 2019, 2:35:52 PM
Nov 11, 2019, 9:45:00 AM
I recently went to Disney World with my family and we were able to check out the new Star Wars Galaxy Edge exhibit. While I’m not a huge Star Wars fan, I can understand why fans are so anxious to see it. From creating your own Droids and Lightsabers to rides, shops and the actual set, it is impressive. They even had a robot repair station (pictured.)
Topics: automation, cobots in action, AI, future of manufacturing, robots, future of robotics, humans, westworld, aliens, terminator, science fiction, sci-fi, galaxy edge, movies with robots, robot films, technology advances, star wars, disney world, star wars galaxy edge, transformers, robot movies, stepford wives, prometheus, ex-machina, Forbidden Planet, ghost in the shell, droids, spacecamp, Wall E, irobot, shortcircuit, bicentennial man, robocop, weirdscience, tron, Flight of the Navigator, DARYL, jetsons, rosie the robot, big hero 6, disney robots, jinx the robot, the last starfighter, robots for good, the matrix, evil robots
Nov 1, 2019, 12:02:20 PM
In this industry we have all been hearing about how the baby boomer generation is retiring and there aren’t enough people to replace those jobs, mainly the millennials who are few and far between in pursing this field. By 2025, Generation Y will account for 75% of the global workplace. So how do you get them to come to your door? Many employers are discovering they must adapt their hiring and management style for this newer generation.
Oct 28, 2019, 9:45:00 AM
Joe Campbell of Universal Robots did a talk on Resolving the Labor Crisis in Manufacturing at The Assembly Show, on October 23rd in Rosemont, Illinois. Here we recap some of the key points discussed.
Did you know that 10,000 baby boomers reach retirement age every day? The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Manufacturing Institute, Deloitte, predicts 2.4 million open jobs between 2018-2028. It would seem like manufacturing is the way to go if you want a job fast out of high school or college. However, the industry is quickly discovering they can't fill these jobs.
Topics: Universal Robots, Cobotics, Fusion OEM, cobots in action, fusion cobotics, #systemsintegrator, #cobotinstallation, manufacturing, hiringforindustry, millennials, skillsgap, hiringmillennials, benefitsofautomation, future of manufacturing, Joe Campbell, Assembly Show
Oct 7, 2019, 9:54:00 AM
According to a McKinsey & Company article, “Industry 4.0 could have an estimated value-creation potential for manufacturers and suppliers of $3.7 trillion in 2025, and hopes are high that it could bring the next industrial revolution to discrete manufacturing. Yet only about 30 percent of companies are capturing value from Industry 4.0 solutions at scale today. Companies tend to envision technology development going forward instead of identifying the areas of largest impact and tracking those back to Industry 4.0 value drivers.”
Oct 1, 2019, 9:57:00 AM
Fifth Third Bank sponsored and Fusion hosted an event last week held at Fusion headquarters called "Meet the Cobots." Over 25 C-suite executives met up for a half day event where cobots and human resources were the main topics.
Sep 9, 2019, 9:56:00 AM
I attended the RUC 2019 show in Quebec last week and what an amazing show it was! I had the privilege of speaking on a panel where we discussed Cobot Stories From Factories. We dove into starting small and not over complicating cobots, looking beyond ROI, and standardizing cobot setups.
Topics: Cobots, automation, Universal Robots, Cobotics, Craig Zoberis, RUC2019, grippers, Jeffrey Werner, Jarek Hyjek, Jean-Philippe Jobin, Alexandre Paré, Casper Hansen, factory stories, machine tending, fusion cobotics, Carlos Han, Eric Pourtau, Silas Robertson, robotiq news
Sep 3, 2019, 1:56:00 PM
Time is the most critical commodity everyone has, and we all know there’s only 24 hours in a day to fit everything in. So how do you manage life outside of work if you’re working 55 hours a week, and is that extra time put in truly productive time spent at work?
Topics: Wellness, process improvement, cnc machining, time management, risk management, Cobots, Universal Robots, Cobotics, Craig Zoberis, Fusion, Fusion OEM, employee hours, 40-hour workweek, work life balance, cobots in action, overtime
Aug 29, 2019, 6:57:00 PM
With the growing need for manufacturing jobs to be filled, the cobotic industry is growing exponentially to fill the gap, as well as empowering employees to do more cerebral vs. monotonous tasks. The goal is to replace the least desirable and most time-consuming parts of the job with a solution that streamlines processes.
Aug 20, 2019, 6:57:00 PM
We opened our facilities in Burr Ridge for an open house event last month co-hosted by IMEC. The event focused on Solving the Manufacturing Labor Challenge. Presenters took to a variety of topics around cobots along with tours of our machine shop, and a mini-trade show. There are 6 total videos you can watch in the series. Subscribe to our YouTube page for future event coverage, trainings and cobot demonstrations.