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Super robots are nothing short of superheroes among the manufacturing industry.  They bring extraordinary powers, intelligence, and abilities to the production line.  Dressed in similar bright, easily identifiable, painted “costumes" as are our well-known superheroes, super robots truly posses a heroic work ethic.  They bring a loyalty and commitment to tackle the villain of anti-productivity and get your specific job done.

On November 6-9, 2017 the largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event will head to McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.  The FABTECH event is expected to cover more than 750,000 net square feet and is expecting more than 50,000 attendees and 1,700 exhibiting companies.  It is the place to broaden perspectives, view live product demonstrations, attend expert education programs, and have access to unlimited networking opportunities.

Do you have unwanted robotic equipment?  RobotWorx is interested in purchasing used industrial robots.  This recycling process prevents waste metals, plastics, and chemicals of used robots from contaminating or harming the environment. Recycling on a Large ScaleRobotWorx specializes in refurbishing and reintegrating robots. Our refurbishment process takes used robots and bring them back to excellent condition.

Thirty-five years ago, FANUC America produced its very first NC Painter, a hydraulic paint robot, using key components from the parent company, FANUC CORPORATION in Japan.  As a subsidiary of FANUC CORPORATION in Japan, FANUC America is proud to extend the provisions for industry-leading robotics, CNC systems, and factory automation to the Americas. During the past 35 years, FANUC America remains globally responsible for all paint robots and door openers of the FANUC robot lineup.

The FANUC R-30iB Plus and the R-30iB Mate Plus were introduced to the world at the annual HQ open house in Japan this week.  FANUC's aim with these controllers is to create a solution to help make the use of robots and automation in manufacturing simpler.  FANUC has given the R-30iB Plus and the R-30iB Mate Plus a major user interface face-lift and has named it iHMI.  This new interface has an icon-based screen to help provide a familiar and easy-to-use experience.

Hidden costs can turn a sweet deal sour very quickly. When you buy a robot, steer clear of these common pitfalls and you will end up with more money in your pocket and a better robot for the job.Choose a Robot Supplier Wisely  When you purchase a robot from an auction or private owner there are often additional, unforeseen charges. There is no technical support, no training, and no integration.

Photo source: www.forbes.comTwo years ago, ABB made it known that a major industrial robot company in America, Auburn Hills, of Indiana, would begin producing industrial robots in America!  ABB is now proud to announce that this commitment has come true; they are on track with the original production schedule they announced at the factory opening.Hitachi Powdered Metals USA of Greensburg, IN is the proud new owner of a red, white, and blue ABB IRB 2600 robot.

RobotWorx is proud to celebrate 25 years in business as an industrial robotics integrator to companies worldwide. RobotWorx started in 1992, when welding engineer and entrepreneur, Keith Wanner, had a vision to provide high quality reconditioned robotic systems at an affordable price.  He wanted to fill the gap in the market of large companies buying new robots, and small companies looking to automate but unable to afford the cost of a brand new system.

In honor of President's Day weekend, we thought it would be fitting to discuss the new job plans that are brewing among the new administration.  We are happy to see that President Trump announced, on Jan. 27, 2017, from the press office of the White House, that part of his overall job creation plan will include the launch of a Manufacturing Jobs Initiative. Industrial robots are undoubtedly continuing to prove their supremacy in America and across the globe.

If you want to discover the best in automation products and solutions and how you can use them to make your company a stronger competitor, then be sure to get out and explore the future of automation at the Automate Show. Automate 2017 will be held from April 3-6, 2017, at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

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