Video: 2010 IMTS: Yaskawa's two-arm robot plays Blackjack
So programming a two-armed robot to deal blackjack is a pretty nifty trick, but what practical use does it have for manufacturing? Erik Nievesfrom Yaskawa and Motoman Inc. gives Plant Engineering content manager Bob Vavra a look at how to use robotics in a variety of applications to improve manufacturing efficiency and safety during the 2010 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.