Universal Robots' Joe Campbell Presents at The Assembly Show

    Posted by Craig Zoberis

    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.

    Read More

    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

    Robot User Conference (RUC) 2019 Recap

    Posted by Craig Zoberis

    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.

    Read More

    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

    Bringing Back the 40-Hour Workweek with Cobots

    Posted by Craig Zoberis

    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?

    Read More

    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

    Cobots Working "Hand" in Hand with Humans

    Posted by Craig Zoberis

    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.

    Read More

    Topics: Cobots, automation, Cobotics, Craig Zoberis, Fusion, Fusion OEM

    Announcing Our Cobot Video Series from Fusion/IMEC's Open House Event

    Posted by Craig Zoberis

    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.

    Read More

    Topics: Cobots, Universal Robots, Cobotics, Craig Zoberis, Fusion, Fusion OEM, Amper Technologies, PFE Automation, IMEC, Robotiq, video series

    Why We Became a Cobot Systems Integrator for UR

    Posted by Craig Zoberis

    Aug 9, 2019 5:00:00 PM

    Fusion makes every effort to stay informed of the latest advances in manufacturing, making sure we are staying ahead of the needs of our customers. In the case of cobotics (collaborative robots), it was our machinists who were sending me social media posts on these new advances asking me to pursue this venture. Their goal was to reduce the time they were spending loading and unloading parts all day long so that they can do more advanced tasks. And they indeed were onto something significant.

    Read More

    Topics: manufacturing services, cnc machining, Cobots, automation, Universal Robots, Cobotics, Craig Zoberis, Fusion, Fusion OEM

    Subscribe Here!


    Latest Blog Posts