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How Robots Are Changing Distribution and Fulfillment Warehouses

July 13, 2021
Robotic arm carrying a box

“Winona” was facing a unique problem. She has been working as the Director of Sales and Operations of a local retail chain. They just launched their e-commerce site and because orders are flowing in, they have acquired two new fulfillment centers in the suburbs. Workers were divided into three shifts: preparing, packaging, and delivering customer orders from 6AM – 12AM. With the pandemic and resulting lockdowns, Winona had a dwindling workforce, but still saw a steep rise in online orders.

Comparing the Top Industrial Robotics Brands

July 12, 2021
Man checking on robotics

Robots have been a fascination in our society, dominating pop culture through TV and movies for decades. But it’s likely that the general population is only vaguely aware of industrial robots and the global brands that manufacture them. 

The Difference Between a Certification, a Certificate, a Diploma and an Associate’s Degree

July 09, 2021
The difference chart

Looking for new training opportunities but you aren’t sure which type of education would suit your needs best? Confused about the different types of education that are being offered and not sure what their differences are? Depending on whether you are looking to get into a new area of study or whether you want to advance your career by adding other credentials, all four options below can be useful.

Robotics Trends to Look for in 2021

July 05, 2021
A man's hand controlling robotic arms through controller

Robots have been growing in use in the industrial world since the early 1970s. They’re continuing to be deployed and utilized within the industrial sector, but also increasingly in other sectors as 2021 continues. The crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the increasing need to reduce overall carbon footprints, has pushed robotics even further beyond traditional uses within manufacturing environments.

The Technologies Transforming Industries 4.0

June 23, 2021
Woman on a tablet with robotic arm in the background

1. Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or often referred to as Industry 4.0, is currently underway in all aspects of the global economy. Industry 4.0 represents the ongoing automation of both the traditional manufacturing processes and other industrial practices across non-manufacturing sectors of the economy.

How Robotics and IoT Are Changing the Trucking Industry

June 17, 2021
Man on a tablet with trucks in the background

In recent years, we’ve grown accustomed to the integration of smart technologies into our everyday lives. For manufacturing and industrial practices, this ongoing automation using modern smart technologies is referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution aka. Industry 4.0.

System Requirements for the Automation Technician Online Certificate Program

June 07, 2021
What Computer Will I Need for the Certificate Programs

If you’re considering taking one of our online technical training certificate programs, maybe you’ve been wondering what kind of a computer you need to install our program curriculum and simulation software.

Luckily, the technical requirements are modest, so most computers will meet them.

The three system requirements are: