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Could Robots Combat Crises like Covid-19?

Why read this: By reducing manual labour and optimizing production processes, automation might help combat crises like Covid-19. This optimization could  help bringing production closer to home a
Mikkel Viager, Automation & Robotics Consultant at Gain & Company
Mikkel Viager
Automation & Robotics Consultant
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Gain & Co

02 June 2020
Robot Tech

Automating Your Processes Through Bin Picking – Here’s What to Look For

Why read this: Bin picking has been one of the most challenging processes in automation for years. While the technology can optimize your production in several ways, some tasks may still be too comple
Athanasios Loukas
Athanasios Loukas
Automation Engineer
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20 May 2020
Robot Tech

Automated Screwdriving: The Pros and Cons – And How to Spot Automation Potential in Your Own Production

Why read this? Automating your screwdriving processes can increase productivity and product quality, but finding the space and preventing jamming can be a challenge. This article covers the pros and c
Lukas Wyon
Lukas Wyon
MSc in Robotics Engineering
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20 May 2020
Robot Tech

End of the Line: Effective Robot Types for Palletizing, Wrapping, and Labelling

Why read this: The processes of palletizing, pallet wrapping, and labelling make out the last steps of a production line for most packaging applications, regardless of the product type. Based on
Athanasios Loukas
Athanasios Loukas
Automation Engineer
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12 May 2020
Robot Tech

Automated Storage Systems Can Optimize the Warehouse – But Require Extensive Preparation

Why read this: Automated storage systems can greatly optimize a warehouse, but they demand a lot of the existing surroundings. This article highlights the pros and cons, the different systems –
Jens Torp Kofoed
Jens Torp Kofoed
Msc in Engineering - Operations Management
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30 April 2020
Robot Tech

Machine Tending: The Advantages and Disadvantages

Why read this: Machine tending can increase productivity and improve the working environment. However, demanding safety regulations and expensive vision systems might make investments in the popular a
Athanasios Loukas
Athanasios Loukas
Automation Engineer
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22 April 2020
Robot Business

Where Should I Buy My Robot? - Why Market Research Matters

Why read this: When looking to buy a robot, investing some time in searching for the right supplier typically gives you a better price and a more robust solution. However, the robot market i
Mikkel Viager, Automation & Robotics Consultant at Gain & Company
Mikkel Viager
Automation & Robotics Consultant
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Gain & Co

20 April 2020
Robot Tech

The Pros and Cons of Collaborative Robots - Flexibility vs. Efficiency

Why read this: Collaborative robots can be cheaper and more flexible than traditional industrial robots, but are usually not as fast and precise. This article presents the advantages and dis
Athanasios Loukas
Athanasios Loukas
Automation Engineer
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20 April 2020
Robot Tech

Autonomous Mobile Robots for Internal Logistics: Pros and Cons

Why read this: This article presents the advantages and disadvantages of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and their industrial use in 2020. Furthermore, it highlights some differences to AGVs (automate
Athanasios Loukas
Athanasios Loukas
Automation Engineer
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01 April 2020
Robot Tech

How to Pick the Right Automation Technology for Sheet Metal Processing

Why read this: This article highlights automation options in sheet metal processing and compares different production setups to different technologies. Furthermore, it points out important things to l
Patrick Hansen, BEng in Manufacturing, Engineering and Management, MSc in Engineering
Patrick Hansen
MSc in Engineering
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01 April 2020
Robot People

5 Important Questions to Help Preparing Employees for Robot Implementation

The willingness amongst employees is crucial for the success of automation initiatives. But how is such willingness and motivation achieved? Here are 5 questions you need to answer in order to prepare
Karina Tewes
Karina Tewes
Senior People & Change Advisor
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Gain & Co

11 March 2020
Robot Business

New Digital Hub Offers Global Robot Matchmaking

The world’s first independent, global robot hub #HowToRobot now sees the light of day. The matchmaking hub is dedicated to creating transparency in the robot industry and help manufacturers fin
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Editorial team
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01 April 2020
Robot Tech

A Brief Introduction to Welding Robots and Their Uses

Welding robots have been used in the industrial sector for years because of the many advantages they bring, such as reduced waste, improved safety and enhanced weld quality. This article highlights di
Patrick Hansen, BEng in Manufacturing, Engineering and Management, MSc in Engineering
Patrick Hansen
MSc in Engineering
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27 March 2020
Robot Tech

A Short Guide to Packaging Robots: Their Kinds, Use, and Integration

There are several reasons for which robots have been used in industrial packaging for decades now. Increased productivity, efficiency and speed, to name a few. This article sheds some light on packagi
Athanasios Loukas
Athanasios Loukas
Automation Engineer
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01 April 2020
Robot People

Automation Initiatives Fail When We Forget Our Employees

In many organisations, automation initiatives are met with scepticism, little support, and sometimes even sabotage. Addressing the people side of robot implementation is crucial for the success of suc
Karina Tewes
Karina Tewes
Senior People & Change Advisor
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Gain & Co

22 January 2020
Robot Business

Yes, Robots Are Taking Jobs – And If They Didn’t, We’d Have a Problem

Labor shortages – not robots – is the real issue facing the manufacturing sector in Europe and the US. And, contrary to a popular belief, robots might be a part of the solution. There’s somet
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Elías Lundström
Robot Industry Specialist
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Gain & Co

14 January 2020
Robot Safety

Too Many Mobile Robot-Sites Are Failing Safety Standards – Soon Integrators Will Pay the Price

Upcoming safety standards for mobile robots will reveal a growing problem for the industry: Very few installations are actually safe, and neither customers nor integrators seem to know who’s respons
Hans Morten Henriksen, CEO of Maskinsikkerhed ApS
Hans Morten Henriksen
CEO
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Maskinsikkerhed ApS

06 January 2020
Robot Business

Automation advisor: Many Companies Face the Same Efficiency Dilemma When Buying Robots

Many companies investing in robots will face the same efficiency dilemma, says Niels Korsager, automation advisor at Gain & Co. The solution, he adds, is to regard robots and automation as a
Niels Korsager
Niels Korsager
Automation advisor
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Gain & Co

21 January 2020
Robot Business

Customers Pay the Price When Robot Projects Go Wrong

When robot projects fail, outdated contracts and trade terms heavily favor suppliers and allow them to withdraw at minimal financial cost. Consequently, customers end up paying for unsuccessful invest
Mikael Klint, Legal Counsel & Sourcing Advisor
Mikael Klint
Legal Counsel & Sourcing Advisor
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Gain & Co

18 December 2019
Robot Safety

Companies are Unaware of Unsafe Robots in Action

Industrial robots are becoming still easier to install, re-program, and relocate. However, by repurposing the robot themselves, customers become responsible for carrying out the required safety measur
Mikkel Viager, Automation & Robotics Consultant at Gain & Company
Mikkel Viager
Automation & Robotics Consultant
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Gain & Co

18 December 2019

Installments of Cobots increase by 23 % – but they are still quite uncommon

  Despite strong media attention, the market for collaborative robots is still in its infancy, writes International Federation of Robotics (IFR) President Junji. Just under 14.000 robots insta
17 October 2019
Robot Tech

DIY-Robot? Here are 4 important things to consider

As solutions become more intuitive and prices fall, still more companies take on the job of becoming their own robot integrator. However, successfully implementing a robotic solution is no walk in the
Mikkel Viager, Automation & Robotics Consultant at Gain & Company
Mikkel Viager
Automation & Robotics Consultant
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Gain & Co

18 December 2019

Whitepaper: How To Find Your Robot Potential

How to find your robot potential 7 steps to choosing an automation project with low risk and high reward If you are looking into automating processes at your company, this whitepaper is for you.
Niels Korsager
Niels Korsager
Automation advisor
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Gain & Co

18 February 2020

EU-Report: Few European SMEs Use Robots

  The adoption of robotics in EU member states is “quite low”, according to a 2019 report by The European Commission: Only 6,7% of European SMEs are using industrial or ser-vice robots.
17 September 2019

Putting Eyes on a Robot Stopped People from Abusing It

  As robots begin becoming part of our everyday lives, challenges in the human/robot relationship emerge as well. Robot abuse is one such challenge, but a pair of googly eyes on a robotic libr
17 October 2019

EU-Challenge Puts €200.000 at Stake for Developing Market-Ready Robot Solutions

  EU-funded robotics project ESMERA has opened its second call for robotic solutions to solve specific challenges in manufacturing, construction, retail, and more. In a second call for proj
16 September 2019

Robots Building Robots: ABB Begins Construction of “Factory of the Future” in Shanghai

  Today, multinational robotics company ABB announced that they have initiated construction of a new robotics manifacturing and research facility in Shanghai. The factory will be the “mos
13 September 2019
Robot Business

Flexible Robot Solutions are Good – But Not at Any Price

  Many companies – especially electronics producers – demand flexible robot solutions. But without a realistic calculation of potential, it can end up an expensive affair, warns robot cons
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Editorial team
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29 November 2019
Robot Business

“Without automation, we have less than 10 years left in Poland”

  Salaries are rising rapidly in the otherwise popular outsourcing-country, Poland. Because of this, robots and automation are a necessity to maintain the local production, in the opinion of t
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Editorial team
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29 November 2019
Robot Tech

Finding the Proper Robot Solution: New isn’t Always Better

  Pursuing the newest robot solutions can be tempting. However, before you let fascination rule, you should clarify your needs and demands of the solutions. Danish companies are constantly
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Editorial team
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29 November 2019

Robot Farming Catching on: Strawberry Picking Robot Picks up $7.5M from Investors

  In a Series A funding, Advanced Farm Technology (AFT) raises $7.5M for strawberry picking robot. Computer vision and robotic arms allow for reduced bruising and enable farmers to plant more
16 September 2019
Robot Business

8 reasons why companies buy robots — and no, it’s not just about replacing people

Many companies choose to invest in robots and automation in order to improve production quality, working environment and make up for worker shortage. It is a myth that companies are mainly buying r
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Editorial team
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12 May 2020