Two industrial titans – one from Europe and the other from Asia – have agreed a partnership relating to the development of collaborative robot automation.
The two companies – ABB and Kawasaki – are both industrial giants with wide-ranging business activities, and collaborative robots are actually a relatively small part of their respective operations.
However, it’s probably a sign of how important a technology collaborative robots represent that both are now combining their resources to build an automation ecosystem. Continue reading ABB and Kawasaki to partner on collaborative robot automation
Kawasaki Robotics has sold 2,000 units of its duAro dual-armed collaborative industrial robot in China, according to a report on Bloomberg.com.
The company is now looking to increase sales to 5,000 units of duAro as the country’s industrial sector struggles with labour shortages.
As anomalous as it seems for a country with 1.4 billion people, China is facing labour shortages – believed to be caused by the one-child policy, introduced in 1979 when the country first started moving to a more capitalist-style economy. Continue reading Kawasaki sells 2,000 duAro units in China, looking to sell even more robots amid labour shortages
Kawasaki Robotics is planning to manufacture significantly more robots this year than it did in previous years, according to a report on Nikkei.com.
The company is investing an extra $1 million in its Chonqing facility to increase robot production capacity.
The parent company, Kawasaki Heavy Industries employs around 35,000 people. Continue reading Kawasaki planning to manufacture more robots, possibly a collaborative one