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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 …

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 …

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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