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A Coming of Age for the 'Digital Thread' in Smart Manufacturing

The concept of everyone in a choir singing from the same page of the hymnal has deep historic and cultural roots. But for those working in manufacturing, achieving this vision has been a struggle. People in product design, engineering, procurement, assembly, testing and servicing are each focused on the specific types of data related to… Continue reading A Coming of Age for the 'Digital Thread' in Smart Manufacturing

Autonomous Manufacturing System Company Path Robotics Raises $100M

Path Robotics, developer of the world’s first truly autonomous robotic manufacturing system, has announced it received $100 million in pre-emptive Series C financing led by Tiger Global. Existing investor Addition also participated in the round, along with Silicon Valley Bank. “Most robots merely repeat what they are told, with no ability to improve themselves. The… Continue reading Autonomous Manufacturing System Company Path Robotics Raises $100M

The Challenges of Smart Manufacturing

Big data is transforming a variety of sectors, ushering them into the era of Industry 4.0. However, having access to raw data and knowing what to do with it are at completely different ends of the digitalization spectrum. The Challenges of Smart Manufacturing Martin Thunman, CEO and Co-Founder | Crosser Technologies To help manufacturers understand,… Continue reading The Challenges of Smart Manufacturing

Zebra to buy Fetch Robotics as interest in warehouse automation grows

Dive Brief: Zebra Technologies intends to acquire the remaining 95% of Fetch Robotics that it does not already own, bolstering its portfolio of technology for warehouse digitization, the company announced yesterday. Zebra will pay $290 million for the robotics company. Zebra had already owned part of Fetch robotics and the two companies have already done… Continue reading Zebra to buy Fetch Robotics as interest in warehouse automation grows

Innovation: Where we’re at in materials handling

The “2021 MHI Annual Industry Report,” done in conjunction with Deloitte, opens with a quote from John Paxton, MHI’s CEO: “Supply chain resilience has never been more important,” writes Paxton. “Companies that made investments in digital technologies prior to the pandemic were more prepared and able to adapt, survive and even thrive during this disruption.… Continue reading Innovation: Where we’re at in materials handling

The Definitive Guide to High-Capacity Autonomous Mobile Robots

Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) like self-driving fork trucks, pallet trucks, and tuggers are now a key tool for material handling in most industries including Ecommerce, 3PL, Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage, Manufacturing, and Medical Distribution to increase throughput and maximize efficiencies. Could it help you too? Vecna Robotics’ AMR equipment extends a facility’s staff by… Continue reading The Definitive Guide to High-Capacity Autonomous Mobile Robots

The Future is Now: Sourcing Automation & the Supply Chain

Sourcing and procurement processes in the supply chain have often been slow, hindered by inefficient systems and inconsistent processes. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and smart automation are delivering advances in many fields. Procurement, supply chain, and logistics organizations are increasingly recognizing that technology and automation have the power to drive much-needed efficiency and best-in-class quality.  Intelligent… Continue reading The Future is Now: Sourcing Automation & the Supply Chain

Transforming the Procurement Process Through Robotics

Humans have been fascinated with automation since the Dark Ages. The first major step toward automation in human history was the invention of the wheel, which enhanced transportation in a way that was previously unimaginable. Fast forward to the present, and automation in operations, manufacturing, finance and marketing have enabled significant improvements in productivity. So… Continue reading Transforming the Procurement Process Through Robotics

New Scale Robotics Expands Cobot Measuring Team

New Scale Robotics has announced the expansion of its sales and marketing team to capture opportunities in the fast-growing market for industrial automation, particularly in the use of collaborative robots for quality control in high-mix, small batch manufacturing companies. Stefan Friedrich has been promoted to Marketing Manager of New Scale Robotics. He joined New Scale… Continue reading New Scale Robotics Expands Cobot Measuring Team

In the Race Toward Hyperautomation, How Can You Avoid Being Left in the Dust?

June 23, 2021 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As businesses fuse AI and robotics to unlock their competitive edge, vision and strategizing are key not just to success, but also to survival.  The term “hyperautomation,” unknown just several years ago, has now become a part of everyday tech jargon. Gartner coined… Continue reading In the Race Toward Hyperautomation, How Can You Avoid Being Left in the Dust?

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