VIDEO: What to Consider When Automating with Industrial Robots

Automating applications like machining and pick-and-place is not as simple as installing a robot.

Automating a process like machining is often thought of as simply a matter of using a pick-and-place robot, but its often more complicated as technical requirements change between application specifics.

In the video above, speaks with Geoff Dawson, account manager at FANUC America Corporation about:

  • When its efficient to automate a job
  • What variations or robots are best for high- and low-mix volumes
  • Workholding and end-effectors
  • Machine loading and unloading with robots
  • Common controls between robot brands
  • Training for handling robotic cells

For more information about industrial robots and FANUC’s products and services, visit

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James Anderton

Jim Anderton is the Director of Content for Mr. Anderton was formerly editor of Canadian Metalworking Magazine and has contributed to a wide range of print and on-line publications, including Design Engineering, Canadian Plastics, Service Station and Garage Management, Autovision, and the National Post. He also brings prior industry experience in quality and part design for a Tier One automotive supplier.