automation

JLS Automation celebrating 65th anniversary

Robotic packaging systems producer and industrial automation leader JLS Automation is celebrating its 65th anniversary in 2020. The company started... continue reading »

Quest Industrial wins robotics award from FANUC Japan

FANUC Japan has honored both Quest Industrial and ProMach with its 2019 Global Partner Sales Award. This award, which was presented in December at ... continue reading »

USDA backs automation in specialty crop processing, farming

At $64.7 billion, specialty crops comprised one-third of U.S. crop receipts and one-sixth of receipts for all agricultural products in 2017. Many s... continue reading »

Road to robotic automation in food processing

The food industry is entering an era similar to one the automobile industry went through decades ago. Automation is coming, that we know. How and to w... continue reading »

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Columbia/Okura automation capabilities coming to ATX West

Attendees of ATX West — the largest automation technology trade show in the Western U.S. — will experience how collaborative robots from Columbia/... continue reading »

Columbia/Okura teams with Universal Robots for palletizing cobots

Columbia/Okura and Universal Robots have announced a strategic alliance to deliver a more extensive range of robotic palletizing solutions. Columbi... continue reading »

Random picking demonstration coming to PACK EXPO

Pick six differently sized food items randomly oriented on a moving conveyor and place each of these items into the same pouch. Then do this again 1,1... continue reading »

Omron to showcase robotic manipulator and vacuum grippers at PACK EXPO

The Omron Automation Americas booth (LS-5970) at PACK EXPO 2019 in Las Vegas will explore near-future manufacturing equipment as part of a wide-rang... continue reading »

Robotics Zone coming to PACK EXPO Las Vegas in 2019

Robot use in the packaging industry has grown nearly 48% among consumer packaged goods companies. PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 23-25, 2019) is primed... continue reading »

Cucumber harvesting, packing automation on the cusp for robotics firm

A Dutch robotics firm says its machine could be automatically harvesting greenhouse cucumbers in a few years. Harvests for greenhouse... continue reading »