Is Manufacturing As We Know It Dead?

3D printing is an intriguing idea and it’s clear it can be a big force for change in the manufacturing industry. In terms of what we do with Rexroth servo drives and servo motors, we’re not expecting that it’s going to make big changes for existing companies in the next few years. The technology is… Read more »

Water Infrastructure and Rexroth Need Improvement

Rexroth is a leader in the water infrastructure industry with new projects on some of the world’s largest dams for water management. But a recent EPA report shows there’s still lots of work to be done and many upgrades needed immediately to keep our water infrastructure running. After a rating of “D” by the American… Read more »

American Manufacturing to Match China by 2015

Alix Partners recently released a study about the attractiveness of American manufacturing compared to other options for nearshoring production. Nearshoring differs from offshoring by manufacturing in a country that shares a border or is in the same area of the world as the company who is outsourcing their manufacturing, like Americans outsourcing to Mexico, Canada,… Read more »

Fruit Labeling Lasers Next?

Automation does a lot of good, and here’s another example for you: fresh produce. Produce has to be sent to stores very fast to avoid stores’ having to throw away wilted fruits and veggies. It also has one of the lowest profit margins in the store. An extra minute here or an extra penny there… Read more »

Do you need a Rexroth Hero?

Focusing on producing your quality product and getting it out the door into the hands of customers should be your ultimate goal. But not meeting demand means you’re not ready for the big time in mass market retailers. If your Rexroth or Indramat servo motors or drives fail, it will leave you with slower production,… Read more »

How to Avoid Indramat Rexroth Downtime

Avoiding downtime with your Indramat and Rexroth equipment is probably high on your list of priorities or maybe right at the top if you’re in charge of Rexroth or Indramat maintenance. So what are our tips for ways to avoid downtime? Do routine checks on cables Just because your Indramat equipment has been running without… Read more »

Bosch Rexroth and The Car Industry

Next time you’re driving in your car, remind yourself that without consumer demand for better and safer cars, companies like Bosch Rexroth wouldn’t exist and manufacturing would be years behind where it is now. Car manufacturing has been a huge proponent for manufacturing innovation because of the heavy demands of the industry on manufacturing technology…. Read more »

Medical Robots

Robotics-assisted surgery is becoming mainstream in modern hospitals, with the Da Vinci platform in use around the world. The Da Vinci system isn’t robotic surgery, though. It can’t be programmed, it can’t make decisions, and the surgeon is still at work throughout the operation. The Da Vinci system allows a surgeon to work comfortably at… Read more »

Updates from Rexroth on Servo Technology

At the last The Automation Conference this May, Rexroth talked about some new innovations headed our way. One of the biggest changes was the reduction of cables, now that servos can use a single cable to relay information and hook onto a line of motors, and it’s being expanded to the IndraDrive Mi range of… Read more »

Innovation with Servomotors

Is a servomotor a superhero? Could it turn you into one? A University of Illinois Ph.D. candidate’s research has opened up the possibility. Victor Mateevitsi made a suit that tells the user, via microphones and servomotors, where there is an object coming towards them—just like Spiderman’s spidey sense. The sensors determine where an object is,… Read more »

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