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Design Insights: Robots in Manufacturing; Robotic Welding and Operational Efficiency; Get Entered into the IDEA! Awards

May 25, 2021
A review of the day’s top trending stories from Machine Design editors.

Robots in Manufacturing: a New E-Book

A recent research project undertaken by Machine Design and Schmersal took a look at the use of robots in manufacturing. The key findings of the survey include the percentage of manufacturers using robots; employer and worker perception of robots; AGV usage; who companies rely on for robot integration and risk assessments; what safety measures are implemented around robots; and the future robotic investment outlook.

For a deeper dive into the survey’s results, click here.

Robotic Welding and Operational Efficiencies

Another area where robotics has proven valuable is welding, both for its efficiency and because of the chronic shortage of welders. On the first point, a new white paper from Balluff looks at how a poor selection of automation components costs welders in every industry increased downtime, unnecessary maintenance, delayed deliveries and lost profits. The white paper looks at best practices that can improve uptime and eliminate nuisance stops due to failed components.

Get Entered into the IDEA! Awards

The 2021 IDEA! Awards entry deadline is July 9, but readers who can’t wait to see the latest in product innovations can review this week’s Machine Design Product Blitz. Our regular look at new products targeted to help design engineers, Product Blitz offers the latest advancements in a wide variety of areas. To submit your new product, send an email to [email protected]. To enter the 2021 IDEA! Awards, go to this link.

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