The Manufacturing Matters podcast aims to get to the heart of automation technology and how it plays into the growing manufacturing industry. Join us for insights and interviews discussing trends, innovations, and advanced automation technologies, such as robotics, machine vision, AI, and much more. Follow our social channels here: http://linktr.ee/m_mp
Episode 8 - David Deiter, Beau Wileman, and Tim Stellmacher from PBC Linear
At the A3 Business Forum in Orlando last week, Manufacturing Matters host Winn Hardin met with representatives from PBC Linear and Applied Cobotics. PBC Linear President David Deiter and VP of sales Tim Stellmacher, along with Director of Applied Cobotics Beau Wileman, talk about the upcoming PBC Linear 40th anniversary celebration, the US made small diameter ball screw line, and the new Cobot Feeder from Applied Cobotics, along with the company’s existing Simplicity bearing product line and range of Hevi-Rail products. If you’re heading to the SLAS show in San Diego at the end of February, stop by Booth 2212 and see for yourself!
Episode 7 - Brent Barcey from Plus One Robotics
Brent Barcey, VP of Sales & Business Development at Plus One Robotics, joins the Manufacturing Matters podcast to discuss the latest innovations in robotic handling applications on the factory floor. Plus One Robotics takes a novel approach to random mixed depalletization and high-speed parcel induction and makes ease-of-use a top priority. This includes properly building the model upfront to accommodate a variety of label conditions. Another example is Yonder, Plus One Robotics’ “human in the loop” software suite that trains its crew chiefs as remote supervisors who monitor and direct robotic work from afar to keep facilities operational 24/7. Barcey also discusses robotics in logistics and the idea of people acclimating to the idea of robots handling packages
Episode 6 - Kamel Saidi from NIST
Kamel Saidi, an engineer within the Intelligent Systems Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) joins David Dechow, Consulting Director of Vision Technology and Education at TECH B2B Marketing in this episode of Manufacturing Matters. NIST works with industry and academia to create critical measurement solutions and helps develop standards with ASTM International to improve manufacturing processes through advanced technology. For example, the ASTM Committee E57 on 3D Imaging Systems (including the subcommittee on Industrial Machine Vision Systems) is creating standards to evaluate 3D imaging’s performance in manufacturing applications, including depth error, depth resolution, and bin picking. Saidi also discusses how teams of researchers working hands-on with robots and vision systems benefits the resulting standards – and the manufacturers who use them.
Episode 5 - Heiko Eisele from MVTec
Heiko Eisele, president of MVTec, LLC speaks with Winn on the set of Manufacturing Matters at the 2022 Vision Show in Boston. MVTech is a well-known international producer of machine vision software. By supplying cutting-edge technologies like 3D vision, deep learning, and embedded vision, MVTec products enable innovative automation solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things and are employed in all demanding imaging applications.
Episode 4 - Josh Cloer from Mujin
Winn talks with Josh Cloer, the Director of Sales for Mujin. Mujin is a robotics technology company that is changing the way that robots are programmed. Instead of programming the waypoints and the workflows like a human programmer would, Mujin is creating autonomous robots. They’re modeling the environment, telling the system about what the environment looks like, what the surroundings are, what the type of application is, what type of gripper and what type of robot, and ultimately allowing it to make decisions about how to solve the problem within the application.
Episode 3 - Patty Katsaros from Locus Robotics
On the set of Manufacturing Matters at the Autonomous Mobile Robotics and Logistics Conference, located at the Vision show in Boston, Winn talks to Patty Katsaros. Patty is the Director of Marketing Operations at Locust Robotics. Locus Robotics is an automation solutions provider. They help eCommerce companies and third-party logistics companies increase their productivity with robotics automation solutions. Locus Robotics helps companies with warehouse logistics solutions by improving the productivity of their picking operations.
Can’t wait for more episodes to be posted!