Date: 11-23-2020
Prepare for the Unexpected with Acieta Automation
Around the world, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturers have had to completely pivot normal production to accommodate higher demands, a dwindling workforce, and more regulations on how to safely move forward. Though no manufacturer looks the same, those who have started their journey into robotic automation are experiencing an often unspoken benefit of automation: the ability to continue production during unexpected downtime. MANUFACTURERS MAKING HARD DECISIONS Manufacturers are split into two categories: essential and non-essential. Both groups are experiencing different, unprecedented problems. The essential businesses are being hit hard with rising demands, fewer resources and more regulations, amidst a worried staff concerned for their wellbeing. The non-essential... Read More
Date: 11-17-2020
As the next step in industrial automation, the use of autonomous mobile cobots is increasingly on the rise in facilities looking to maximize productivity, introduce or expand automation, and pursue innovative robotic opportunities. Below, we will answer some common questions about mobile cobots, sharing information about what they are and what they can do. Frequently Asked Questions About Mobile Cobots While every manufacturing facility uses automation in some form, mobile cobot applications are a new horizon for many. Here, we will explain the principles, uses and benefits of mobile cobots: 1. What are mobile cobots? The name “mobile cobots” describes two qualities: “cobots” is short for “collaborative robots,” meaning that these robots are designed to... Read More
Date: 10-01-2020
How Do Automation Robots Benefit Society?
Over the past century, automation has made an immeasurable impact on manufacturing, and it continues to do so to this day. From vast improvements in worker safety to facilitating the 40-hour workweek, manufacturing and industry as we now know them would not be possible without automation. You may have heard conversations or read articles positing that robots are in the process of replacing human workers, or even that they may one day take over the world. Nothing could be further from the truth. Robots support and augment the work that people do not only in manufacturing, but throughout society, across industries. Automation robots have made an impact in fields such as medicine, agriculture, finance, ecology, conservation and more. It is clear that, looking at robotic... Read More
Date: 06-12-2020
robotic solution
Automation has been part of the industrial landscape for decades and continues to expand as new technology is developed. Designed to fulfill some of the most repetitive and/or dangerous tasks, automation can provide numerous advantages to organizations, employees and the economy, which accounts for its continued growth throughout the manufacturing sector. A few benefits of automation include:  Increased productivity: Since its inception, automation has increased the speed, accuracy and repeatability of industrial operations. It allows work to be completed at higher capacity without compromising quality, giving facilities a competitive edge. Improved safety for human workers: Automation can help reduce the number of employee injuries by accomplishing high-risk, repetitive, and... Read More
Date: 04-08-2020
Robotic automation solutions not only help save floor space, increase productivity, and improve plant efficiency, they are also fundamental in creating peace of mind during uncertain times. Whether it’s a health pandemic, economic recession, political shifts or labor shortages, robotic automation ensures production can continue, regardless of limitations or regulations. Leaders can shift focus to protect the safety of their team members without the fear of productivity loss. Acieta’s robotic automation solutions do not stop working during unpredictable downtime. Our team understands that during this uncertain time, manufacturers across the world are making difficult decisions regarding production and hours. Acieta is here to help our customers prepare for the future while ensuring their... Read More
Date: 01-16-2019
Join the Acieta team!
As the world begins to embrace automation and robotics, there has been a rise in demand for automation specialists. To accommodate growing demand, Acieta has updated our facility and is looking for people who want to help us shape the future of automation. Automation is an industry poised for growth and with that growth comes exciting career opportunities. In the words of one of our employees: “One of the hottest industries; Industrial Automation is on a path of 12% year over year growth – which means for Acieta to continue to be on the forefront of Robotic Integration, we need to grow as well. Robotics is challenging, exciting, always evolving and can be extremely rewarding, but it takes the entire team to be successful,” shared Steve Alexander, Vice President of WI Operations, Acieta. “... Read More
Date: 06-01-2018
Welding is an essential manufacturing process, and it's also one of the hardest to master. Metal arc welding is especially difficult because it requires maintaining a consistent torch orientation and arc length.   FastArc Weld Cells provide these consistencies, resulting in four areas of benefits: Improved quality Increased capacity Lower costs Safer working conditions Improved quality: An automated welding system provides consistency. High repeatability means the torch is positioned the same way and the arc length is the same on every cycle. This greatly reduces part-to-part variation compared to manual welding, especially when part design makes access difficult. Increased capacity: Automated welding systems can run 24/7 without a lunch break. Automated welding is faster than doing it... Read More
Date: 06-01-2018
Manual welding requires an operator to maintain consistent torch orientation and arc length over a long production run. Fatigue leads to mistakes and lower output. Automation solves these problems. Most forms of welding can be automated. Arc welding, resistance/ spot welding, and less common variants such as ultrasonic welding or submerged arc are all good candidates. FastArc Weld Cells eliminate the variation inherent in manual operations, which results in more consistent quality. It's usually faster than even the best welders can achieve and runs  continuously, so capacity increases. The stable takt time simplifies production planning and control, and consumable consumption drops.[L1]  Robotic welding and dedicated (hard) automation can be fully or partially automated. Partial (or semi... Read More
Date: 10-18-2017
Robotic Automation improves quality and cuts costs, but the real reason manufacturers automate is ROI. Realizing the projected savings hinges on minimizing implementation costs while maximizing equipment utilization. Both are getting easier, thanks to these 10 industrial automation trends. 1. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Technology As demand grows, sensors for data acquisition are becoming less expensive and more capable. In parallel, options for data transmission methods are growing (Ethernet, wireless, Bluetooth) while package sizes keep shrinking. 2. Less Hierarchical Automation Architectures The boundaries between sensors, PLCs and PCs are blurring. As shop-floor devices gain ever greater computing power, decision-making will move closer to the factory floor. Industry... Read More
Date: 10-17-2017
See the Key to Better Productivity:  State-of-the-Art robotic bending system in action at Fabtech Booth A4014 Labor shortages are a problem more than ever before, and it’s costing everyone valuable time and money. It’s incredibly difficult to hire workers for repetitive, dirty, dangerous and boring jobs, and it’s nearly impossible to retain workers in those positions. Whether your parts are large or small, bring your questions, your goals and your imagination. Visit us at FABTECH to see an example of an Acieta robotically integrated bending solution in action, and learn how a robot can be the key to your productivity. In cooperation with Cincinnati, we are demonstrating a robot running multiple jobs, including tool changes in the press brake without operator intervention.  Come to the... Read More

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