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Robots thrive in the forest on jobs too boring for humans

16-05-2019
robotics, forestry, timber, technology, BillerudKorsnas, artificial intelligence

From watching pulp cook for hours on end and tracking parasite bugs on satellite photos to handling lengthy legal documents, Swedish forest companies are creating new jobs they would never ask a human to do. Packaging maker BillerudKorsnas has been an early adopter of artificial intelligence (AI) by using the technology to analyse thousands of …

Södra announces its first robot employee

01-04-2019
Södra, Clerk, software robot, digitalisation

Södra welcomes Clerk, the company’s first digital robot employee. Clerk is a software robot that works in six departments and uses its expertise in everyday, repetitive and time-consuming tasks, as the company said in its press release. “Digitalisation is creating a myriad of exciting opportunities in our working day. Automation …

The SCM “Smart&Human Factory” comes to life

14-02-2019
SCM, Smart&Human, Universal Robots, KUKA, MiR

A new interaction between man and robot completed with the excellence of SCM's technologies. The Italian group has partnered with the leading manufacturers of the robotics sector such as Universal Robots, KUKA and MiR.    Following the excellent results achieved in 2018, with a record-breaking increase in turnover that allowed the …

Editor’s pickOnrobot launches Quick Changer, the industry’s lightest, most compact robotics tool changer

11-10-2018
OnRobot, Quick Changer, lightest, most compact robotics tool changer, new patent

OnRobot, a global leader in robotic End-of-Arm Tooling, is ready with a unique new patented tool changer for collaborative applications developed by Purple Robotics, recently acquired by OnRobot. Weighing only 200 g (7 oz.), the Quick Changer has a low impact on robot payload. Its compact size also adds minimal distance from the tool …

SCM, the Innovation Hub at International Woodworking Fair

20-08-2018
SCM Solutions, International Woodworking Fair, IWF, Industry 4.0, Maestro connect, robotic integration

SCM Solutions will be at Booths 4000 - 8500. THe International Woodworking Fair will be held at Georgia World Congress Centre in Atlanta, from 22 to 25 August 2018. With an above-average double-digit growth rate in the North American woodworking machines market, SCM, the leader for secondary woodworking technologies, plays a key role at …

Editor’s pickHow robots will win over the future

14-08-2018
ABB, Schuler Consulting, Malaysia, Robotics, Challenges in manufacturing, industry 4.0, Production Data generation, automated Business Processes

By Bjorn Henseler, Schuler Consulting   Malaysia’s furniture industry players spent a day at ABB to understand how robotics can facilitate challenges in production. Today, the end-consumer’s demand for customised furniture is what’s making up most of the orders. The number of furniture per order has also gone down, …

Global technologies being showcased at WoodTECH 2018

27-07-2018
WoodTECH 2018, global technology, robotics, automation, wood manufacturing, wood scanning, board optimisation, finger-jointing, cross cutting, timber gluing, timber laminating, kiln drying, material handling, timber standards

Leading global technology providers will be participating in WoodTECH 2018 series held on September 11 to 12 in Melbourne, Australia and September 18 to 19 in Rotorua, New Zealand. “Last year, we had a record turnout to the WoodTECH series in Australasia. Well over 400 attended. It was the largest gathering yet seen of sawmilling companies, …

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