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The Future of Everything: Industrial Exoskeletons Give Workers a Lift

Source: Wall Street Journal /Leigh Kamping-Carder – January 17, 2019 In the weld shop of Toyota Motor North America’s 1.8-million-square-foot plant in Woodstock, Ontario, amid the clanking of robotic arms and the occasional spray of sparks, two workers inspect the steel frame of a future RAV4. The men raise their arms overhead as they move ultrasonic […]

How IoT and Data Analytics Can Improve Worker Safety, Reduce Asset Downtime

Source: Manufacturing.net / Kristi Martindale – November 29, 2018 The Cost of Unplanned Downtime As the single largest source of productivity loss, plant downtime is often a critical challenge for manufacturers. Moreover, while many things can lead to downtime, unplanned equipment failures and breakdowns can be especially visible and costly. According to a GE Service Max research report […]

5 Key Reasons To Use Robotics In Industrial Inspections

Source: IDC / John Santagate – September 14, 2018 Industrial inspections, regardless of the reason for inspection, can be a very dirty and dangerous job. While not necessarily dull, industrial inspections definitely cover 2 of the 3 D’s of robotics deployment (dull, dirty, and dangerous). Industrial inspections can range from inspecting operational assets and operational facilities to […]