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What is a Robotic Tool Changer?A  Robot Tool Changer offers the flexibility for any automated process to automatically change tools, end-effectors, or other secondary tooling and pass various utilities. They are also known as a Quick-Change device (QC), automatic tool changer (ATC), robot tool changer, robot coupler, or robotic connector. ATI's Robotic Tool Changers Photo Source: http://www.ati-ia.

No application is left behind with FANUC on your side. The company does a superior job of keeping the customer in mind as it creates countless robots to tackle any type of application. Sometimes, a robot is created so perfectly that it will be diversified to be a master for different applications.The FANUC Arc Mate 100iB and FANUC M-6iB are essentially the same robot but designed to conquer different types of applications.

At RobotWorx, we celebrate robots 365 days a year, however, this upcoming week is our very favorite holiday; it is National Robotics Week! On April 2-10, people of all ages get together across the country to honor robots with fun events and activities.  This week enables demonstration of how advantageous and imperative robots are to every part of our rapidly advancing culture.

“Our  robot arms are advanced tools that can be used by all levels of production  staff to help increase productivity, reduce injury and boost morale. With a Universal Robots robot arm, you can automate and streamline repetitive or  potentially unsafe processes, so staff can be assigned to jobs that provide them with new challenges.

Global productivity has not had much of any growth nor any hints at a recovery since the millennium...until now.  In a paper by John Fernald called “Productivity and Potential Output before, during, and  after the Great Recession,”  it says that between 1995 and 2005 productivity averaged around 2.9 percent.  After that, productivity started it’s slow demise, “average labor productivity growth in mature economies slowed to 0.6 percent in 2014 from 0.

Industrial robots typically operate in isolated circumstances and use a teach pendant to program each robot and conduct refinements or modifications when it begins to work.   This pendant is a hand-held device, typically attached directly to the robot, which has numerous buttons and a screen to program the robot on-site. This means that the robot is required to be isolated from the production line and not do any work while this is happening.

If you are interested in automating your arc welding process yet are apprehensive because of the potential cost, set-up, and time to learn...fear no more! At RobotWorx, we provide more for less. We strive to deliver ease of mind on your purchase as we offer the lowest prices and provide supreme quality in not just the product, but also the customer service.

It can officially be said that the robotic division is booming. People are calling it a “fourth industrial revolution” where robots are effortlessly being incorporated into factories and bringing incredible precision, productivity, and flexibility. Factories are also seeing a boom in collaborative robots that are able to seamlessly work hand-in-hand with human workers to further increase flexibility and efficiency.

(Lady Gaga practicing during rehearsal- Gif from Intel) We were all very excited to watch the great Lady Gaga tribute the late David Bowie. Our excitement exponentially increased when we saw that Lady Gaga invited a choreographed ABB IRB 120 IRC5 piano to rock out with her on stage.  This wasn’t the first time Lady Gaga has used a robot, however, we love the fact she is expressing herself and creating new art forms by developing a union on stage with a dancing robotic piano.

The Robotic Industries Association recently shared a report about the new records that have been set by robot orders and shipments in North America.  “We’re encouraged by the continued strength in the North American robotics market,” said Jeff Burnsetin, president of RIA. “The interest in robotics remains strong not just in North America, but all over the world, as companies recognize that robots can help them improve productivity, product quality, and flexibility.

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