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Unlocking the full potential of robotic applications with high-performance abrasives

The use of robotics in manufacturing continues to grow at a rapid rate as businesses invest in automation to remain competitive. A shortage of skilled labour and a shift towards low-margin,...

Robots in the warehouse and safe racking

AUTONOMOUS mobile robots (AMRs) are revolutionising the warehousing landscape internationally, setting new standards for expectations and deliverables. This exciting technology is already being used to a limited extent in South Africa...

Improving order picking with robots

TOGETHER, shipping, receiving, and storage count for less than half of all warehousing activity costs. The lion’s share of expenses- a whopping 55%- is bound in order picking. Breaking down the...

Rage against the machines? Experts reveal their hopes and fears for a cyborg future

New research1 carried out by security company Kaspersky unveils disparity over a future shared with augmented people – in their family, workplace, and even personal life. The study finds that a lack...

Cobot – future-proofing SMEs

Many countries the EMEA region are likely to experience serious labour shortages over the coming decade, especially in relation to technical specialists. At the same time, product lifecycles are becoming shorter....

Warehousing on the edge: 9 new warehouse technologies

WAREHOUSING is in the midst of a tech-driven revolution as companies race to identify and adopt emerging technologies that cut costs, optimize operations and improve overall supply chain efficiency. In some...

Robots in the time of COVID-19

The contagion of COVID-19 has swept through the lives of people across the globe, disrupted all industries and brought the world’s economy to a grinding halt. Some analysts predict the pandemic’s...

Robots, AI and drones: When did toys turn into rocket science?

I'm a geek. And as a geek, I love my tech toys. But over time I've noticed toys are becoming harder to understand. Some modern toys resemble advanced devices. There are flying...

Key questions to consider before investing in AI for marketing

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionising marketing with an estimated 85% of UK businesses claiming to be ready to invest in it by 2020. Here follows some clear advice to see if...

Robots may displace 20m manufacturing jobs by 2030

Robots are on track to wipe out almost a tenth of the world’s manufacturing jobs with the brunt borne by lower-income areas in developed nations, Oxford Economics says. While automation should boost...

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