Dreyer & Kevin Salmon of URI had the opportunity to speak to
the Northwest Technical Institute's (NWTI) Open House &
Manufacturing Day in Springdale, AR on October 26th.
They spoke to students about robotic applications in manufacturing,
covering welding & plasma cutting, material handling, machine
tending, and dispensing. They also dispelled some fears among students
robotics taking jobs from technical trades such as welding. Kevin
explained to students "There will always be a need for welders in the
workforce because not every application is suited for robotic welding."
also encouraged students to think beyond the welding aspect stating
"It's easier to teach a welder how to program robotics, than to teach a
robotic programmer how to weld."
Zach had a 3D representation of some of our robotic cell layouts on
display; showing students a tool we commonly use to show our customers
a virtual illustration of what their cell would look like.
For more information about NWTI, you can visit their
website at NWTI.edu.
Robotics attends IMTS 2018 September 12,
from United Robotics had the opportunity to attend IMTS (International
Manufacturing Technology Show) 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. This
year's show hosted a record-breaking 2,563 exibitors and 129,415
Pictured from left to right: Irving Polanco (Robotics Technician),
Phillip Hankins (Electrical Engineer), Kevin Salmon (General Manager),
Casen Largent (Mechanical Engineering Technician), Ellis LaGrone
(Mechanical Engineer), Aaron Wright (Vice President of Sales), Zach
Dreyer (Mechanical Engineer)
For more information about IMTS, you can visit their
website at IMTS.com.
Wright of URI had the opportunity to speak to the students at
the Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced
Professional Studies (GO CAPS) in Monett, MO on October 12th.
He discussed various robotic applications in industry, speaking
primarily about material handling, machine tending, welding/cutting and
dispensing. He stressed the importance of ancillary equipment
such as vision guidance, PLC (controls), and tooling. He also taught
the students how to perform cost justification and timely payback
studies to satisfy ownership and shareholders. "Once you get
the 'gee-whiz' factor of robotics you can dial in on implementation,
production expectations and cost justification of a robotic automation
For more information about the GO CAPS program, you can visit their
website at gocapsmonett.com.
1st annual ABB Robotics Houston Open House on September 9th was a great
success! We had an opportunity to meet with customers,
and fellow integrators.
There were over 180 attendees and the
event gave people a chance to see ABB's new 21,000 square
foot facility and some of their offerings; such as training,
testing, and run-off capabilities with robotic machine tending,
material handling, and welding. There were also several free seminars
offered as well as product demonstrations.
We look forward to attending next year's event and hope to see you