Friday, March 17, 2023

Whitepaper: Where Manufacturers are Using Robots in their Operation

In today’s world, manufacturers still depend heavily on the working hands of people. The skills that are in demand are extremely repetitive and potentially dangerous. With the added effect of current labor struggles, keeping talent in this environment is difficult to maintain. According to The Workforce Institute at UKG, 4 in 5 U.S. manufacturers are having difficulty keeping up with demand...

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Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Formic Wins Fast Company's 2023 "Most Innovative Companies" Award

Formic, a robotics-as-a-service provider, has been named the Most Innovative Company in the Robotics category by Fast Company. The award recognizes Formic's ability to provide cutting-edge technology solutions to industrial manufacturers and help them stay ahead of the competition. Formic's platform provides a flexible and scalable robotics solution to small and mid-sized manufacturing businesses. The company's innovative approach to robotics...

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Thursday, February 23, 2023

Choosing the Right Vendor for Palletizing Automation

Automating the palletization process is an important decision for factory owners. It can dramatically improve efficiency, accuracy, safety, and cost savings. But it’s also a big investment, so you want to make sure you choose the right vendor for your automation needs. Here are some tips for making the best choice.  Geographic Proximity Automation can seem daunting when you’re starting...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Ensuring Safety When Deploying Industrial Palletizers

Automation has been a major game-changer in the industry, enabling manufacturers to reduce costs and increase productivity. But with that increased automation comes an increased focus on safety. So how can you ensure the safety of your employees when deploying automation, such as industrial palletizers, in your factory?  Let’s take a closer look at how you can keep your workers...

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Thursday, February 16, 2023

The Engine Room Episode #1: Everything You Want to Know About Palletizing with FANUC's Wes Garrett

We’re excited to welcome you to the first episode of our new interview series, “The Engine Room!” Formic Co-founder Misa Ilkhechi sat down to chat with Wesley Garrett from FANUC America to discuss the ins and outs of palletizing - answering some of the most common questions: What should you consider when making the leap to automation? How can you...

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Monday, February 6, 2023

What Does the January U.S. Jobs Report Mean for Manufacturing?

With the U.S. jobs report blowing away expectations by adding 517,000 jobs in January and lowering the unemployment rate to 3.4%, it's clear that the economy is doing well despite the high-profile tech sector layoffs we’ve seen over the last few months. However, for American manufacturers, there are still not enough workers to fill the estimated 877,250 manufacturing jobs open...

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

GreenSeed Contract Packaging Uses Productivity-boosting Automation to Stay Ahead of the Competition

GreenSeed Contract Packaging was founded in 2009 in Batavia, IL, and manages packaging operations for large and middle-market consumer packaged goods companies. With a focus on natural foods and sustainability, they pride themselves on supporting their customer brands with exceptional standards and service. With an eye toward the future, GreenSeed is always looking for opportunities to innovate and advance production...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Compact Industries Partners with Formic to Combat Labor Shortages and Accelerate Factory Productivity

Formic helped revolutionize Compact Industries' production process, jumpstarting their automation journey. In record time, the 1963-founded food and beverage packaging specialist went from delivery to palletization with a collaborative robotic system – ushering in unprecedented productivity and efficiency gains for the company. The Challenge "We were driven towards robotics to maintain a high level of quality and consistency for our...

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Georgia Nut and Formic Deploy First Robot in Company's History

Georgia Nut is a true testament to the engine of American work, having evolved from humble beginnings as a small shelling and roasting operation in 1945 into an industry-leading provider of wholesale confections, contract manufacturing, and private-label food production services. This remarkable success story has remained within the same family for generations – proof of its enduring dedication to quality...

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Monday, January 23, 2023

Polar Manufacturing and Formic Partner to Overcome Legacy Equipment Challenges and Boost Productivity

Polar Manufacturing has been designing and manufacturing door and truck body hardware for industrial applications since 1915. From locking handles to rope rings, their extensive product catalog is made possible with the help of a robust line of machines like their 50-year-old press machine used for forming heavy metal bars with two bends - all controlled by human operators. It...

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