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You're listening to the Automation Solution Podcast where we provide innovative, value added, smart technology solutions that automate and optimize manufacturing processes for customers seeking excellence. Regardless of your role we will share valuable solutions for you to apply within your area of responsibility.

About Us
RōBEX was formed in 2015 as a clean sheet organization with seasoned automation industry leaders, robotic integration specialists, experienced technicians and engineering professionals with outstanding mechanical, electrical and civil/structural skills.

The Automation Solution Podcast Craig Francisco

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You're listening to the Automation Solution Podcast where we provide innovative, value added, smart technology solutions that automate and optimize manufacturing processes for customers seeking excellence. Regardless of your role we will share valuable solutions for you to apply within your area of responsibility.

About Us
RōBEX was formed in 2015 as a clean sheet organization with seasoned automation industry leaders, robotic integration specialists, experienced technicians and engineering professionals with outstanding mechanical, electrical and civil/structural skills.

    Erik Nieves, CEO and Co-Founder for Plus One Robotics talks about the need for ‘always-on’ logistics. Robots Work. People Rule.

    Erik Nieves, CEO and Co-Founder for Plus One Robotics talks about the need for ‘always-on’ logistics. Robots Work. People Rule.

    Craig Francisco from RōBEX, talks with Erik Nieves about Plus One's mission of ‘always-on’ logistics. Erik's passion for his business is truly inspirational.  This episode is a must listen for those looking to automate logistics and warehouse product handling.  
    Follow Plus One Robotics on LinkedIn!

    About Erik:

    Erik Nieves, CEO and co-founder Plus One Robotics

    Erik Nieves is co-founder and CEO of Plus One Robotics, a software company developing of 3D and AI software for robots in logistics automation. Prior to Plus One, Erik was Technology Director for Yaskawa Motoman Robotics where he was responsible for the technology roadmap and emerging applications. During his 25+ year tenure at Yaskawa, Erik held a variety of leadership positions in the U.S. and abroad.  Erik serves on the board of directors at Robotics Industries Association (RIA) and is a frequent speaker and contributor to public policy on robotics.

    • 32 min
    Supply Chain and the Future of Automation with Ben Perlson, DHL Innovation Manager

    Supply Chain and the Future of Automation with Ben Perlson, DHL Innovation Manager

    Ben Perlson and Craig Francisco talk about the current state of the supply chain and the future role of automation.  


    Current supply chain challenges in the U.S.  Why are we experiencing these delays?
    Automation and the future of supply chain.
    Get to know the DHL Innovation Center!  

    See below for several links that are referenced in the interview...….

    About DHL Innovation Centers:

    In our Innovation Centers, we spearhead the future of logistics and drive customer-centric innovation across the world.  We welcome customers, partners, and other innovative thinkers to engage with DHL experts and benefit from a range of tailored activities and services. To truly go beyond potential.  DHL Innovation Center Video 
    Free Report:

    Logistics Trend Radar, 5th Edition 



    About RōBEX: 

    UNCOMMON EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE™
    More than a slogan, it is the definition of who we are and the strength we bring to customers’ challenges and opportunities. RōBEX team members have unique talents, skills, knowledge and understanding that--combined with imagination and applied creativity-- result in elegant solutions that safely optimize production processes.

    In sync with emerging technology, the scope and scale of our offerings continually expands. But customers count on RōBEX to deliver integrated robotic systems, turnkey installation, maintenance, repair, upgrades, fabrication, custom controls, mechanical and electrical system design, material handling and more.

    About DHL:

    DHL. LOGISTICS FOR THE CONNECTED AGE.
    When Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn founded DHL in 1969, they didn’t know they would revolutionize the world of logistics. Today, DHL is the world’s leading logistics company. Our 400,000 people in over 220 countries and territories work every day to help you cross borders, reach new markets and grow your business. Or simply send a letter to your loved ones.

    • 34 min
    Your Questions are Answered! Automation in Manufacturing and Warehousing, 3PL.

    Your Questions are Answered! Automation in Manufacturing and Warehousing, 3PL.

    Craig Francisco and Wes Allen sit down to discuss the following questions you wanted covered in this episode! 

    Where do you see autonomous mobile robots being used in manufacturing?


    Where are manufactures spending money on automation?
    Why are we seeing supply chain lead times extending beyond the norm?
    Are you seeing warehousing/distribution facilities installing robots?
    What did Covid do for automation in general?

    For more information please contact RōBEX at automation@robex.us 

    More than a slogan, it is the definition of who we are and the strength we bring to customers’ challenges and opportunities. RōBEX team members have unique talents, skills, knowledge and understanding that--combined with imagination and applied creativity-- result in elegant solutions that safely optimize production processes.

    In sync with emerging technology, the scope and scale of our offerings continually expands. But customers count on RōBEX to deliver integrated robotic systems, turnkey installation, maintenance, repair, upgrades, fabrication, custom controls, mechanical and electrical system design, material handling and more.

    • 9 min
    What is RōBEX FLEXX™? - Questions from our Listeners.

    What is RōBEX FLEXX™? - Questions from our Listeners.

    In this episode, Craig Francisco answers the following questions from our listeners!


    What is FLEXX?
    Why did you create this program?
    Is this different than machine as a service?
    This sounds like a lease, is it?
    Why not use a lease format?
    How much does it cost?
    Where do you see this program going?  Will others do it as well?

    RōBEX FLEXX™ is an industry-unique program (Patent Pending) that establishes a monthly technology licensing fee which allows customers access to the latest automation technology via our proprietary systems. It promises important productivity benefits, while eliminating upfront capital investment. Not only does this technology licensing program offer tremendous value, it is not considered a capital lease.

    Email us at automation@robex.us to learn more! 

    • 11 min
    The Manufacturing Millennial Talks Automation

    The Manufacturing Millennial Talks Automation

    Host & RōBEX President Craig Francisco is joined by the founder of The Manufacturing Millennial, Jake Hall. Jake has amassed an incredible social media following through his content, with a simple goal in mind: Expanding the presence of younger generations in the manufacturing space through automation.

    This is an impactful, insightful conversation on how crucial automation is to the present and future of industry. Jake's passion for the topic comes through as he tackled the questions laid before him. A great conversation for anyone involved in automation, technology, manufacturing, or has an interest in the innovation trends effecting these fields.



    ABOUT JAKE:

    Jake Hall is the Manufacturing Millennial. He talks about the latest technology in the automation and manufacturing industry while making it engaging for all audiences. He is an experienced sales professional with extensive knowledge building lasting business relationships across multiple accounts, designing sales strategies, and creating and accomplishing project goals. 

    Jake graduated from Grand Valley State University with his bachelor’s in Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering and a minor in Biomedical Engineering. He worked during college in the automation, furniture and product design industries as well as starting a company after receiving investments and winning business and pitch competitions.

    • 33 min
    The Future of Material Handling - Autonomous Mobile Robots Lead the Way

    The Future of Material Handling - Autonomous Mobile Robots Lead the Way

    Van Garrett and Craig Francisco talk about all things AutoGuide!  Listen to this episode if you have an interest in learning more about the AMR technology and where you can expect to see the growth over the coming years.  

    About Van:

    Master communicator with a passion for developing creative sales and marketing strategy.

    For nearly 30 years Van has honed and proven his abilities as an innovative visionary, creator, and driver of market share in the areas of engineering and robotics.

    Having successfully started and exited two companies, he is ready to share his vast experience to help your businesses navigate AMR opportunities and pitfalls.  

    • 29 min

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