Harrison Manufacturing increases throughput with Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer

Harrison Manufacturing, a custom plastics injection molding manufacturer specializing in molded plastics and light assembly, recently installed Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer robot at its Jackson, Mississippi facility and says it saw “immediate tangible benefits”. Harrison bosses say they were able to integrate Sawyer into their process “within hours”. The company says it is reducing labor costs … Continue reading Harrison Manufacturing increases throughput with Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer

Rethink Robotics launches new software for Sawyer industrial robot

Company says Sawyer will now be able to produce real-time robot performance and manufacturing data Rethink Robotics has released Intera 5.2, an expansion of its “first-of-its-kind” Intera software platform which provides critical data insights about its Sawyer industrial robot to manufacturers in real time.  Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer gives operators and line managers valuable data at … Continue reading Rethink Robotics launches new software for Sawyer industrial robot

P4Q ‘increases productivity, improves part quality’ with Rethink’s Sawyer industrial robot

  Rethink Robotics’ collaborative robot Sawyer is being utilised by Spanish electronics manufacturer to achieve higher levels of consistency P4Q, a Spanish manufacturer of electronic products and systems, says it has increased production throughput by 25 percent by deploying smart, adaptable automation on the factory floor. Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer is testing printed circuit boards and … Continue reading P4Q ‘increases productivity, improves part quality’ with Rethink’s Sawyer industrial robot

Moduform puts Rethink Robotics collaborative robot to work making furniture

Challenged with a hard-to-find human workforce, family owned company brings in a robot Family-owned furniture manufacturer Moduform has given a job to Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer collaborative robot at its Fitchburg, Massachusetts facility. Faced with a shortage of workers, Moduform brought in Sawyer to fill that gap. The company says utilising the collaborative robot is also … Continue reading Moduform puts Rethink Robotics collaborative robot to work making furniture

Tennplasco invests in Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer Robot and sees return in under four months

Tennplasco, a plastic injection molding company, says it solved its labor shortage and met its return on investment just three and a half months after integrating Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer into its Lafayette, Tennessee facility.  The company says it has increased its productivity and efficiency, giving it a competitive advantage in the injection molding market. 

DHL invests in four new Sawyer collaborative robots from Rethink Robotics

DHL has invested in four new Sawyer robots in order to evaluate the solution as part of its robotics research and development programme. The company describes the purchase of the Sawyer robots as “the first step” in its robotics deployment journey. DHL says the collaborative robots will be flexibly used across its 19 contract packing, … Continue reading DHL invests in four new Sawyer collaborative robots from Rethink Robotics

Rethink Robotics signs up nine new distribution partners in Europe and the US

Rethink Robotics has signed deals with nine distribution partners throughout the United States and Europe to extend the availability of its smart, collaborative robots. With an extensive network throughout the world – including partners in the US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, China, Korea, Japan, Mexico and Australia – these distribution deals are part of Rethink’s … Continue reading Rethink Robotics signs up nine new distribution partners in Europe and the US

Acorn shortens supply chain with Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer

Acorn Sales, a specialist in customized, handmade rubber stamps and embossing seals, says it has significantly shortened its supply chain by deploying Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer at its facility in Richmond, Virginia. Family-owned and operated for over three generations, Acorn is a self-described “small business operating in an Amazon world”. With Sawyer, the company says it … Continue reading Acorn shortens supply chain with Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer

Rethink Robotics agrees distribution deal with Aldakin Automation in Spain

Aldakin Automation will distribute Rethink’s Sawyer throughout the country Rethink Robotics has reached an agreement with Aldakin Automation to distribute its collaborative robots to the entire Spanish manufacturing market. Fresh off the launch of its new Intera 5 software, which can coordinate a work cell from a single Sawyer robot, Rethink Robotics says it aims to … Continue reading Rethink Robotics agrees distribution deal with Aldakin Automation in Spain

Rethink Robotics launches ‘first-of-its-kind’ software platform

Rethink Robotics has launched what it describes as a first-of-its-kind software platform that connects everything in a smart factory. The collaborative industrial robot maker says the extensible software is “redefining automation deployments and providing a gateway to the factory of the future”. Rethink Robotics calls its software platform Intera 5, and says it “connects everything from … Continue reading Rethink Robotics launches ‘first-of-its-kind’ software platform

Auto interiors company hires Rethink’s collaborative industrial robots

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is utilising collaborative industrial robots from Rethink Robotics to “improve accuracy, and output”  Yanfeng has put two of Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer robots to work in its Monroe, Michigan-based facility. By introducing Sawyer, Yanfeng Frenchtown says it is improving two production processes, while freeing up employees to be used at positions where they can add more value. Both … Continue reading Auto interiors company hires Rethink’s collaborative industrial robots

Rethink Robotics raises $18 million in new funding

Rethink Robotics, maker of the Baxter and Sawyer industrial robots, says it has raised new funds for global expansion and new product development   Rethink Robotics has raised $18 million in new funding as part of its Series E financing round. The new round includes funding from leading asset manager and private equity investment firm, Adveq, … Continue reading Rethink Robotics raises $18 million in new funding

Deco Lighting increases production speed ‘by 1,200 per cent’ using Rethink’s Sawyer industrial robot

Smart lighting manufacturer claims collaborative robot makes assembly 1,200 percent faster Deco Lighting, a lighting technology manufacturer, is planning to deploy Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer industrial robots to reduce production time with precision sub-assembly on each line. By introducing Sawyer into this process, Deco Lighting hopes to reduce assembly time on its products from about an hour … Continue reading Deco Lighting increases production speed ‘by 1,200 per cent’ using Rethink’s Sawyer industrial robot

Rethink Robotics signs exclusive distribution deal with Hunan Cothink in China

Hunan Cothink will distribute Sawyer and Baxter robots throughout the country Rethink Robotics has reached an exclusive agreement with collaborative robotics provider Hunan Cothink Robotics Technology Company to distribute its robots to the entire Chinese manufacturing community. Rethink Robotics and Hunan Cothink originally announced a partnership in February of this year that awarded Hunan Cothink distribution … Continue reading Rethink Robotics signs exclusive distribution deal with Hunan Cothink in China

Chinese energy company employs Sawyer industrial robot from Rethink Robotics

Five Sawyer robots power flexible production in smart metering, power distribution and energy management  Wasion Group, a provider of integrated solutions in smart metering, smart power distribution and energy management in China and international markets, has deployed Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer industrial robot on its assembly line for manufacturing single-phase energy meters. Wasion is moving forward with … Continue reading Chinese energy company employs Sawyer industrial robot from Rethink Robotics