ABB Rebrands Autonomous Mobile Robot Portfolio

September 23, 2022

ABB has launched its first range of rebranded Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) following its acquisition of mobile robot leader ASTI Mobile Robotics in 2021. Since adding AMRs to its portfolio, ABB is the only company with a comprehensive and integrated offering of robots, AMRs and machine automation solutions. ASTI Mobile Robotics’ solutions are now rebranded…


ABB Survey Reveals Re-Industrialization at Risk from Global “Education Gap” in Automation

September 14, 2022

A global ABB survey has revealed a growing trend in U.S. and European businesses towards re-shoring or nearshoring operations to build resilience in the face of global challenges – but at the same time, a significant education gap in the skills necessary for these strategies to succeed. ABB’s 2022 survey of U.S. and European business…


Protecting Workers Without Sacrificing Productivity

September 8, 2022

By Rob Beightol, Director of Marketing, Gorbel® Inc. Innovations in Material Handling: Working Smarter, Not Harder Manufacturing facilities and distribution centers traditionally had to choose between keeping their works safe, or keeping them productive. Thanks to recent material handling innovations, companies no longer have to make that trade off. Innovative and affordable material handling solutions…


Mobile Robotics and Safety: Building A Better Work Environment

August 30, 2022

By: Steven LaFevers, Contributor Warehouse robotics are past the awareness stage. From horizontal transportation to storing and retrieving pallet loads at height, increasingly capable robotic solutions are becoming regular fixtures at warehousing and automation events, and in trade and business publications across the globe. And with technology advancing to become increasingly capable and scalable, the…


ABB joins Berkshire Grey’s Technology Alliance Program to Deliver AI-Enabled Robotic Solutions

August 2, 2022

Berkshire Grey Inc., a leader in AI-enabled robotic solutions that automate supply chain processes, announced that ABB, a leading global technology company, has joined Berkshire Grey’s Technology Alliance Program to provide more customers with AI-enabled robotic solutions that improve e-commerce fulfillment throughput and warehouse efficiency while driving down operational costs. ABB’s expertise in providing automation solutions to global…


ABB Launches Five Axis Delta Robot Fastest for Lightweight Product Picking, Packing & Reorientation

August 2, 2022

ABB is expanding its FlexPicker® Delta robot portfolio with the IRB 365. With five axis and 1.5 kg payload, the IRB 365 is both flexible and the fastest in its class for reorienting packaged lightweight products such as cookies, chocolates, peppers, candies, small bottles, and parcels. Responding to the rise in e-commerce and growing demand…


ABB Wins Red Dot Award for FlexPacker Industrial Delta Robot

July 26, 2022

ABB’s IRB 390 FlexPacker® industrial Delta robot designed for ultra-fast packing has been chosen for the Red Dot Product Design Award – the second ABB robot to receive the prestigious award in two consecutive years. The global Red Dot Design Awards recognize achievements in product design, with the jury – comprised of over 50 international…


New Headquarters for FANUC Mexico in Aguascalientes

July 15, 2022

FANUC, the global leader in CNCs, robotics, and ROBOMACHINEs, will host a grand opening and technology open house at its new robotics and automation headquarters in Aguascalientes, Mexico on Thursday, July 14. The new 109K square foot facility will provide sales, demonstrations, training, engineering and customer service.  The grand opening will include welcome remarks from…


ABB Survey Finds U.S. Businesses Looking to Bring Production Closer to Home, Robotic Automation and Workforce Upskilling Essential to Return of Operations

June 29, 2022

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitical disputes, raw materials shortages and trade issues that have rocked global economies and supply chains, a majority of U.S.-based companies are planning to relocate production closer to home. Surveying 1,610 executives in the U.S. and Europe, ABB found that 70 percent of U.S. businesses are planning changes in…


Universal Robots Conquers New Automation Frontiers at Automate 2022

May 27, 2022

Exhibiting at North America’s largest show for automation technologies, Universal Robots is ready with a cobot cure for a broad new range of complex applications. These provide new opportunities for manufacturers who are plagued by the inability to ramp up production that requires complex TIG or laser welding processes as well as hard-to-staff tasks such as…