Cobot ROI – Part 1

Chances are if you’re in the market for a collaborative robot, you have to get endorsements from others in the company which starts with doing your homework. Aside from the benefits of automation, you will want to know what the …

Cobot ROI – Part 2

Now that you know how to go about calculating ROI on a potential cobot purchase, we wanted to next cover some additional ROI benefits you may not have thought of yet. With the introduction of a collaborative robot, you are …

What to Consider Before Purchasing a Cobot

Cobots, or collaborative robots, can be a big investment for a machine shop to make. So, here are some tips for things to consider before you take that leap. Which Applications? First, consider what applications you would like a cobot …

FABTECH Chicago 2019 Recap

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, …

Getting Millennials in the Door

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, …

Cobot Installation: Systems Integrator vs. Do It Yourself

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 …

Robot User Conference (RUC) 2019 Recap

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 …