Our Future is Robotics
Our Future is Robotics "The benefits of having robots could vastly outweigh the problems.” This quote by Rodney Brooks puts into perspective what many people are afraid of when it comes to the future of robotics. Many are afraid that robotics and automation may start to consume jobs performed by human beings, or that the [...]
Technology’s Lie: The Perfect Solution
The Perfect Solution We've all been there: scanning the internet, technical publications, or just asking around to find that perfect solution.  I don't care what your business is; robotics, advertising, coal mining, or anything else.  If you have ever had a problem, you have very likely been seduced by the idea of a perfect solution.  [...]
PTI to Exhibit at Automate 2019
More on Display, More to Show It's time for another trade show!  PTI will be exhibiting in the Integrator Section of the Automate Show, this April at McCormick Place in Chicago.  This is one of the largest automation shows in the country and is an exciting opportunity for PTI. When?   April 8-11th   Where? [...]
Single-Arm SCARA Robots Open New, Affordable Doors
Single-Arm SCARA Robots Fill Industry Void Single-arm SCARA robots are making a big - surprisingly affordable - splash in the automation industry.  The robots are filling an interesting void: applications that do not require the functionality of a six-axis robot, but require speed that exceeds that of the collaborative segment.  Functioning  in 3 axes - and at very [...]
New Vision Lab Coming to PTI
Vision Inspection and Validation, done at PTI It's a time of year for new toys, trinkets, and tools.  We at PTI are no exception when it comes to the excitement of new items to get our hands on.  It could be said that the reason we do what we do is our affinity for playing [...]
PTI Showcases Collaborative Automation at The Assembly Show
PTI has a great showing at The Assembly Show in Rosemont If you weren't there, let us fill you in: The Assembly Show as a hit for PTI.  With a new Kawasaki duAro unit on display, PTI showcased a unique collaborative solution at the show.  Visiting with industry professionals from all walks of life, we [...]
Kawasaki TREND Manager Prevents Downtime Before it Happens
TREND Manager Kawasaki continues to raise the bar with innovative software.  The Kawasaki TREND manager system helps prevent system downtime before it even happens.  TREND manager failure prediction software analyzes robot data to predict future downtime and alert the user that maintenance and/or repairs may be needed.  TREND manager also offers remote maintenance support via [...]
NEW Kawasaki F-Controller – Smallest and Lightest on the Market
The New F-Controller from Kawasaki is Shrinking the Competition Kawasaki recently released the f-controller, the smallest and lightest controller in its class.  This new controller boasts impressive functionality and performance, in a package that is small and light enough to be held under the arm.  Compatible with R-series robots up to 10 kg payload capacity, [...]
Medical Robots from Kawasaki are a Game-Changer
Medical and Pharmaceutical - Meet your new Rx. If you are in the medical or pharmaceutical industry, the Kawasaki MC004N clean robot is the not-well-known-enough solution you need to hear about.  This clean robot helps prevent human errors, contamination risks, and exposure to high potency pharmaceutical ingredients such as anti-cancer drugs.  This robot meets the [...]
MiR500 AGV – Answering Your AGV Needs With Affordable and Intelligent Technology
If you aren't looking at the MiR line of AGVs, you may be missing out... The MiR line of AGVs has such a broad appeal, it's easy to understand why they are one of the most ambitious mobile robot manufacturers in the world.  The foundation principals of the MiR platform are simple: provide an affordable [...]
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