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First ABB Robot Manufactured and Purchased in America

First ABB Robot Manufactured and Purchased in America

ABB is proud to bring the manufacturing of their robots to America! The first robot produced in America was an IRB 2600, painted red, white, and blue to commemorate this huge milestone. The very special first of its kind IRB2600 was produced at the ABB Auburn Hills, Michigan plant a sold by ABB reseller CIM Systems, Inc.

Feb 3, 2018
Manufacturing Jobs Initiative Launched by the White House

Manufacturing Jobs Initiative Launched by the White House

The White House and administration are bringing a manufacturing initiative to America to help increase the amount of jobs available. Industrial robots are growing quickly, bringing faster throughput, energy savings, lower costs, and a more consistent, high quality product to production lines. Trump wants to capitalize on this robotic growth by bringing more jobs.

Feb 3, 2018
ABB Robots Save Valentine's Day

ABB Robots Save Valentine's Day

ABB has helped to find a fast and precise solution for a company called NECCO that boxes the famous Valentine Conversation candy hearts. ABB decided on two IRB 340 SA (wash-down version) robots for the job. These robots are capable of 150 picks per minute and NECCO says this automated solution from ABB "far exceeded their expectations and have created an enormous benefit."

Feb 3, 2018
Robot Sales Continue to Rise: Up 10% in 2016

Robot Sales Continue to Rise: Up 10% in 2016

The Robotics Industry Association has published statistics that show robot orders were up 10% from the year previous. This fact alone shows that robotics are becoming more affordable for businesses of all sizes. These businesses are integrating robotics and realizing the huge benefits and fast ROI they are bringing and so automation continues to prove itself as a valuable tool on production lines.

Feb 3, 2018
Global Predictions for Robotics in 2017

Global Predictions for Robotics in 2017

Many research groups are predicting an increase in the global robotics market, including the IDC FutureScape group. The document they released estimates continued robotic growth, specifically around 17% through 2019. This is a reflection of the fact that the robotics market is advancing in more ways than one, including the accessibility of robots to be integrated into a wide range of industries.

Feb 3, 2018
MotoSight 3D CanonVision Enhances Part Picking

MotoSight 3D CanonVision Enhances Part Picking

Integrating a vision system onto your production line will provide an even more precise solution to bring a more consistent, top quality product. This is seen with Motoman's MotoSight 3D CanonVision, a hardware and software solution that uses a single 3D Vision head to quickly recognize parts. The entire system is easy to set up, program, and use, bringing a quicker time to market solution.

Feb 3, 2018

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ABB's Robo-TiGTiP Welding Brings Innovation to the Welding Game

ABB's Robo-TiGTiP Welding Brings Innovation to the Welding Game

ABB never stops innovating and creating amazing solutions that solve customer's needs or requests. This is seen with the revolutionary welding system recently developed called Robot-TiGTiP. ABB's TiGTiPis one of the most effective robotic welding solutions bringing faster, cleaner and lower heat welds. These attributes of the TiGTiP bring some of the cleanest and highest quality welds on the manufacturing line.

Feb 3, 2018
Record Robot Sales in North America So Far for 2016

Record Robot Sales in North America So Far for 2016

As technology continues to advance, robots are becoming more accessible and affordable to businesses of all sizes. This means that robot sales will continue to advance and improve, as seen with the record sales in 2016. There has been 7% increase in units and 3% increase in dollars when compared to 2015, in the United States.

Feb 3, 2018
Increase Your Productivity with the Masters of Material Handling: The New Motoman GP Series

Increase Your Productivity with the Masters of Material Handling: The New Motoman GP Series

​Motoman's latest and greatest robotic offering is the new GP series. The series includes the GP7, GP8, and GP 12 robots that are all compact and slender to help penetrate deeply into work spaces. The GP series by Motoman also provides a large work envelope, more flexibility, and a variety of mounting options such as floor, ceiling, and wall.

Feb 2, 2018
Fanuc is Set to Bring Innovation to the 2016 IMTS

Fanuc is Set to Bring Innovation to the 2016 IMTS

Fanuc is a world leader in industrial automation, bringing better and brighter innovations each year. They were able to showcase their work at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in 2016. Fanuc's displays provided guests with a look at their most useful, up-to-date, technical information that they are bringing to production lines across the globe.

Feb 2, 2018
The Future of Automated Random Bin Picking

The Future of Automated Random Bin Picking

​Bin picking applications are very tedious and so bringing robotic systems onto the production line will take the monotonous tasks off of workers hands. Robotic bin picking workcells can effectively handle bulk parts sorting, dangerous operations, and labor-intensive order fulfillment. Vision systems help to further increase the accuracy and precision during the bin picking process.

Feb 2, 2018
ABB Robots Help to Create Unique Footwear

ABB Robots Help to Create Unique Footwear

​​ABB collaborated with KEEN to bring automation to footwear development. The UNEEK Robotic cell used two ABB IRB 120 robots to weave two independent cords together to create a shoe. This workcell can produce a shoe in half the time of the current production process.

Feb 2, 2018