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.

Valentine Conversation hearts are an iconic candy, known to adults and children, alike.  They were created by NECCO, the New England Confectionery Company.  NECCO is one of the oldest candy companies in the United States, dating back to 1847.  To continue successfully and competitively producing their delicious candy for millions of people, NECCO decided to update their process with a robotic solution.

As technology continues to advance, it enables automation to become more intelligent and affordable.  This helps robotics continue to spread their automation love outside of factory floors. Automation can now be found in a variety of places such as the food and consumer goods industries and even small businesses. Therefore, it is no surprise that the robotics world proved itself to be extremely popular in 2016.

There is no denying the fact that industrial robots are bringing faster throughput, energy savings, lowers costs, and a more consistent quality product to production floors across the globe.  The robotic market is expected to continue to grow at exponential rates, quickly becoming enveloped in smart software, sensors, and EOATs, and expected to reach around $135 billion by 2019.

The ringing in of the New Year brings new market intelligence and predictions for robotics from the research conducted by the International Data Corporation (IDC).  The IDC FutureScape document reflects a set of predictions after reviewing the previous market and then estimates logical changes that are expected in the market for the next 3 years.

MotoSight 3D CanonVision is a hardware and software solution that uses a single 3D Vision head.  It is designed to quickly and easily recognize parts that are randomly placed in bins. It has a very simple setup, making it easy to use.  The 3D CAD files are loaded to conduct part training.  The part location and orientation data is transferred to the DX200 robot controller via Ethernet, and then it is in the system’s hand to choose the best solution.

The robotics division is advancing at ridiculously fast speeds, quickly becoming enveloped in smart software, sensors, and EOATs. Yet, as intelligent as these technologies are becoming, they still depends on human capability to help and oversee daily operation. Sophisticated software ultimately depends on interface with humans. They still need to be programmed.

History has proven that ABB is ceaselessly striving and innovating to be among the best. This hard work and dedication never fails to create amazing solutions to current problems and ultimately meet the customer's needs and/or specific requests.

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