HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
<<  <  Page 2/2
jmiller
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Improvements
jmiller   3/31/2013 12:10:01 PM
NO RATINGS
I think not only will the cost of production in China going up cause a boost in robotics, but the quality of production from low cost countries it atrousious (sp?).  If it comes from China it will be in the trash sooner than later.  One thing I believe most manufacturers are starting to come to grips with is you have to manage the quality of anything coming from a low cost country.  And in order to do that properly you often have to spend more money in the states than you saved by going over seas.  It's too bad the accounting and upper management world can't see that.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Improvements
Charles Murray   3/28/2013 7:15:16 PM
NO RATINGS
Yet another task that can be performed more effectively by a robot. The one feature that probably can't be seen here is the speed. While attending Pack Expo last year, I was amazed by the speed of the robots, which often did tasks that had previously been reserved for humans.  

Greg M. Jung
User Rank
Platinum
Improvements
Greg M. Jung   3/28/2013 2:52:50 PM
NO RATINGS
From the above article it seems that the manufacturing segment has a need for increased speed, lifting capacity, service life and robot to robot coordination (all of which improve productivity and profitability).

With wages in some low-cost regions like China now creeping upwards, I wonder if there will be a slight sales increase in robotics due to some manufacturers now investing in the replacement of human workers with robots.

<<  <  Page 2/2


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
The age of touch could soon come to an end. From smartphones and smartwatches, to home devices, to in-car infotainment systems, touch is no longer the primary user interface. Technology market leaders are driving a migration from touch to voice as a user interface.
Soft starter technology has become a way to mitigate startup stressors by moderating a motor’s voltage supply during the machine start-up phase, slowly ramping it up and effectively adjusting the machine’s load behavior to protect mechanical components.
A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) makes a start on developing control schemes, process measurements, and modeling and simulation methods for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
If you’re developing a product with lots of sensors and no access to the power grid, then you’ll want to take note of a Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Designing Low Power Systems Using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources."
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
3/31/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
5/7/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Apr 20 - 24, Taking the Internet of Things to the Cloud
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Last Archived Class
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service