FABTECH Chicago 2019 Recap

    Posted by Craig Zoberis

    Nov 18, 2019 2:35:52 PM

    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!

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    Topics: manufacturing services, Cobots, Fusion OEM, cobots in action, fusion cobotics, continued education, fabtech, fabtech2019

    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.

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    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.

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    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

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