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The existing mining refueling process faces many challenges and risks to workers on a daily basis.  The trucks spend a lot of time driving to manual, supervised refueling stations. This is a tedious, timely task that must be overseen on-site and ultimately causes lost production abilities as fuel farms are often located off circuit, outside the mine site.

3D systems today are performing tasks that just a few years ago were beyond the ability of computer-based automation. Machine 3D vision systems are now advancing at lightning speeds and are ahead of the curve when it comes to further enabling robots.  In less than a decade, experts in the machine vision field predict that 3D vision will be standard equipment on robots across all fields and applications.

Robots are becoming even more capable with the integration of 3D-Vision to further improve speed, object recognition, and accuracy.Motoman Robotics answered to industry's 3D vision demands with the MotoSight 3D CortexVision. It is an easy-to-integrate, comprehensive, and powerful vision system that simplifies the use of 3D vision in robotic guidance applications.

Man has always assembled tools and other items. Now, assembly robots are joining in also.Reaching back into history as far as the Cro-Magnon Man, human beings have been constructing tools for use in their everyday lives. Once man moved out of caves and into structures and cities, manufacturers started to pop up in the form of craftsmen like wood workers, cobblers and tailors.

FANUC is going Green, again!FANUC has done an incredible job innovating and keeping pace with what is currently driving the market. This was recently seen with the CR-35iA robot as the biggest and strongest collaborative robot to effortlessly show the world the beauty of combining the power of the robot with the flexibility of an operator. Carrying a 35kg payload, the robot attracted exceedingly high amounts of interest amongst an array of industries.So, FANUC made the next logical decision.

When a used robot comes into RobotWorx, it has usually been in a factory for quite a while. For these used robots, RobotWorx becomes the fountain of youth, restoring them to their long forgotten glory. The road to redemption is not an easy one for these robots, but RobotWorx has a process that will make that road easy and painless.Every acquired robot that passes through the doors of RobotWorx gets a 168-point inspection.

There are a variety of arc welding applications on the market that are able to be automated with robots. One of those applications is an extension of TIG welding – plasma welding. ABB Robotics makes a high quality line of arc welding robots that are move at a high rate of speed, and their plasma welding robots are no exception. With an ABB plasma welding robot, manufacturers are going to achieve the welding speeds they once thought was impossible with a manual application.

Robot material handling is defined as movement, packaging or storing of materials in a manner that saves time, space, and money.When you're ready to automate your material handling applications your company should stop to consider all the factors that go into laying out a good, productive robot and workcell environment for your facility. By considering the questions below, you will ward off any future problems and ensure success with all future production. 1.

Gone are the days where you have to worry about the repetitive or strenuous manual labor tasks that cause body aches, pains, or worse for your workers. Material handling robots, in conjunction with specific robotic safety options RobotWorx offers, can significantly limit injury and increase safety around the workplace.   Material handling robots can be employed to package, transfer parts, and palletize tasks that are hazardous to humans.

A far cry from the manual applications that used to dominate the material handling industry before the industrial age, material  handling is currently one of the most popular robotic application families on the market. Manufacturers are actively increasing the level of speed, competition, and productivity on their production line by choosing FANUC robotic material handlers.

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