Calculating ROI For Collaborative Robots

If you’re looking to automate with robots, it’s important to build a solid business case if you want to know the true value of robot automation. Many businesses calculate ROI by using the payback period, which is taking the cost of the robot and then dividing it by the monthly salary of the worker. It’s […]

ROI for Collaborative Robot Arms

Quick ROI Preserves Quality Jobs An investment in automation from Universal Robots has turned out to be a wise decision for many machine shops. Feeding a CNC lathe 10-12 hours a day,  44 Sec How To Video collaborative robotic arms increase production output and make it possible to manufacture at a cost that is competitive with international manufacturers. […]

Lean Manufacturing for Machine Shops with Collaborative Robots.

Lean robotics is the evolution of lean manufacturing for machine shops. A mere ten years ago, machine shops of precision parts would say, “Ninety percent of ‘lean’ is useless to us.” Specializing in high-end, low-volume, complex parts made from hard-to-machine materials meant that robotics were too costly to implement¹. Collaborative robots have changed labor, production, […]

Visualize Cobot Status

Configurable LED Stack Light

See, hear, and transmit cobot status with configurable stack lights. Stack lights improve the cobot’s feedback process since stack lights can be understood at a glance, can be seen from a distance, and include visual, audio, and digital messages. Stack lights have helped our customers reduce downtime and improve worker efficiency. WAGO IO Link Master […]

Plug-and-Play Cobot Conveyor Control

Program In- and Out-Feed Conveyors via the Cobot Tablet Plug-and-Play The conveyor’s motor includes a driver that connects directly to the digital I/O of UR’s cobot controller.  All of the driver’s settings are then available to the cobot’s program without PLC programming or industrial networking protocols. Control Your Conveyor from Your UR Robot QC Conveyors’ […]

Top 5 Cobot KPIs

How to measure and improve the performance of Cobots – Collaborative Robots. Like every machine, collaborative robots are most effective when you use them to their full potential. But how do you know if you are using a robot to its full potential or not?   Monitor Robot Events Top 5 KPIs for Collaborative Robots […]

Metal that Vacuum and Grippers Can’t

Handle with Reliability, with Safety, and Reduce Cycle Time. SMC Corporation of America, a premier partner of Numatic Engineering, has joined Universal Robots’ UR+ program, launching the new UR+ certified MHM Series Magnetic Gripper capable of absorbing a great variety of ferromagnetic pieces, with different geometries and properties. SMC’s MHM-X6400 Magnetic Gripper In applications where vacuum […]

Parts Feeder + Vision + Cobot

Learn how to use intelligent visual part detection and image processing. Bring your own parts to Numatic Engineering’s Booth #4220 to learn how intelligent visual part detection and image processing seamlessly integrate with a collaborative robot.  FREE REGISTRATION Free entrance to the Expo and a 20% discount for the Educational Conference.  Promotion Code: SPECIALBAL245 ATX […]