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The Future of Work: How Industrial Manipulators Can Address the Labor Shortage in Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry is facing an unprecedented labor shortage that impacts productivity, profitability, and potentially the long-term viability of companies in this space. That’s the bad news for manufacturers. The good news is that technology — specifically industrial manipulators — can help compensate for the declining workforce.

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Building a Culture of Safety: The Role of Industrial Manipulators in Accident Prevention

It only takes a few minutes of browsing the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see that the data on worker injuries in manufacturing settings is concerning. From those numbers, it’s clear that injuries and fatalities are a significant problem — for the employees involved, of course, and their employers. Fortunately, manufacturers can take steps to protect their workers from painful, often debilitating, sometimes fatal incidents. One of the most impactful actions is implementing industrial manipulators, like lift-assist devices and material handling systems.

Why Investing in New Lifting Equipment Is Investing in the Future

Manufacturing companies always seek innovative solutions to enhance efficiency, productivity, and safety. Implementing industrial manipulators is one of the best ways to achieve those distinct yet related goals. Lift-assist devices are particularly helpful, simplifying operations that are physically taxing, repetitive, and sometimes dangerous when completed manually.

The Impact of Lean Manufacturing Principles on Efficiency

In some contexts, the term “lean” can have negative connotations. People typically interpret a lean year for a business to be one where revenues are down. However, manufacturers are increasingly discovering that becoming leaner in their operations is a very good thing! This article delves into the concept of lean manufacturing — what it is, how it benefits companies, and the techniques and systems that support this idea in production processes

Supply Chain Resilience: Lessons from Recent Challenges

From a business perspective, most companies today are past the worst of the supply chain disruptions and their crippling effects. While little about the pandemic or supply chain problems can be considered “good,” some aspects could at least be labeled “instructive.” One is that the pandemic exposed just how fragile our supply chains are.

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