Did you miss the FABTECH 2011 trade show in Chicago this year? Don’t worry! Several RobotWorx employees visited the show and saw some new, innovative technologies. We even have the pictures and video to prove it!FANUC, Motoman, and KUKA were among the exhibitors who automated arc welding, spot welding, machine tending, pick and place, and material handling applications with their industrial robots and robotic systems.

In an economy where factories are closing, jobs are being outsourced, and companies are struggling to stay afloat, any advantage that can be gained from a new process needs to be considered. Industrial automation and the use of industrial robots provide three key advantages that help industrial companies stay in business and be competitive.Increased Productivity and Lean ManufacturingIndustrial robots and robotic systems work at a pace set by the user.

Members of the industrial robotics community can now keep current with RobotWorx deals, discounts, and prizes in a new way. We wan to make sure that our customers and friends can keep up to date as simply as possible, and that is why we are announcing the new RobotWorx Text Message Club. Our text members receive exclusive promotions for industrial robots, workcells, and robot parts every month in their cell phone's text message inbox.

With Motoman Robotics' new MyMotoman Remote Monitoring Service, companies can choose when, where, and what to use to check in on their robotic equipment. MyMotoman utilizes cloud computing technology which allows users to access the service using only an Internet connection and their unique login information. This remote support service makes it possible for owners of Motoman robots to be aware of any alerts and production issues right when they are happening.

Machining encompasses a number of different material removal applications, such as milling, drilling, chamfering, and deburring, performed by power-driven machine tools. Most typically metal but also plastic and wooden objects require machining to achieve the right shape. Machining applications pose a number of tough challenges. However, industrial robot technology has been able to effectively meet each one.

RobotWorx is working with Robotmaster software supplier, In-House Solutions Inc., to provide customers with exceptional workcells for tough applications, machining in particular.The newly established business partnership takes full advantage of each company’s strengths. RobotWorx builds and supports the robotic systems and In-House Solutions Inc. handles the Robotmaster programming and support.

Want a plasma cutting answer that will be able to easily adapt to changing products, production goals, and new technologies? Then it is time to consider a robotic plasma cutting system. Only robotic plasma cutting systems provide customers with the versatility they need to compete.Flexibility: Robotic plasma cutting systems are much more versatile than fixed automation such as CNC machines.

Ever hear the expression, “time is money”? It definitely rings true for industrial robots. The sooner a company can install and begin using a robotic system, the sooner it will begin to see a clear return on investment.At RobotWorx, we are dedicated to serving our customers through speedy order fulfillment. Our goal is to streamline the path from robot order placement to robot system installation as much as possible.

Advanced Manufacturing Partnership:On Friday, June 24th, at Carnegie Mellon University, President Obama launched the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP). The collaborative research effort brings together leading academic institutions, businesses, and government agencies to promote innovation and invention.A total of $500 million has been allotted for AMP. Six universities are involved at this stage including CMU, Georgia Tech, Stanford and Michigan.

Necessity is the mother of invention and in response to packing automation challenges, robot manufacturers have created a wide variety of packing robot solutions.Packing applications require smart, flexible, and precise robots. Packaging materials and product shapes are always changing. Packing jobs range from inspecting, case coding, and reading barcodes, to sorting, labeling, and pick and placing items. Find out about the diversity of packing robots available.

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