Hygienic Conveyors and Belting for Food & Bakery

Hygienic Conveyors and Belting for Food & Bakery What belting and conveyor equipment does your company produce that can help food manufacturers? One of Apex Motion Control’s conveyor systems is the Cake Stacker—a new way to remove the tedious and labor-intensive task of assembling cake layers with mid-fill icing. The Cake Stacker automatically assembles cake…

Are Robots Taking Our Jobs?

Exploring the Relationship Between Automation & Labor Shortage in Manufacturing – Are Robots Taking Jobs From Food Industry Workers?   This is a common concern that’s often raised in the face of automation, and it has caused a controversy across all kinds of industries. In particular, one industry that’s currently experiencing a lot of automation growth…

What is a Cobot

What is a Cobot (Collaborative Robot)? Invented in 1996 by J. Edward Colgate and Michael Peshkin, professors at Northwestern University. Their 1997 US patent entitled “Cobots” describes “an apparatus and method for direct physical interaction between a person and a general purpose manipulator controlled by a computer.” The invention resulted from a 1994 General Motors initiative led…