Stanley Black & Decker to open advanced manufacturing training centre in Connecticut

Stanley Black & Decker is planning to open an advanced manufacturing training centre in downtown Hartford, Connecticut, near the north-eastern coast of the US.

The company says the “centre of excellence” to accelerate its global Industry 4.0 “smart factory” initiative.

Called “Manufactory 4.0” – after the original Stanley Bolt Manufactory founded in 1843 – the 23,000-square-foot center will be located at One Constitution Plaza and will employ approximately 50 Industry 4.0 professionals.  Continue reading Stanley Black & Decker to open advanced manufacturing training centre in Connecticut

Ready Robotics’ TaskMate system being used by Stanley Black & Decker

Company claims Stanley Black & Decker set up its TaskMate system “in one day”

Ready Robotics’ ready-made automation system – which it says can be set up made operational within a day – is being utilised by Stanley Black & Decker.

Ready Robotics says the solution is “the first fully-integrated robotic system capable of being deployed in hours”.

The unit incorporates an “enterprise-ready” hardware and software platform that makes it dramatically easier for large-scale factories to deploy robotic automation in one day, says Ready Robotics. Continue reading Ready Robotics’ TaskMate system being used by Stanley Black & Decker

Stanley Black & Decker to open new 300,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in the US

Stanley Black & Decker is planning to open a massive manufacturing plant in the US.

The company, which claims to be the world’s largest tools and storage company, is increasingly integrating robotics and 3D printing into its manufacturing processes.

Stanley Black & Decker currently uses Ready Robotics’ TaskMate, which is a ready-made automation system for hire.  Continue reading Stanley Black & Decker to open new 300,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in the US