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Category Archives: robotics

Automation Trend Continues as New York Window Manufacturer Adds Robots

Automation in the glass industry is growing. As Industry 4.0 continues to trend upward, glass manufacturers are finding ways to increase productivity, speed production flow, anticipate potential breakdowns, and mitigate problems. That means major investments in optimization, 3-D printing, big data networking and yes, robotic automation. Center stage of the latter is Skyline Windows in […]


Industry 4.0 hot topic at annual Vitrum 2017 in Italy

The Fiera Milano Rho in Italy was recently home to Vitrum 2017, the annual European trade show dedicated to glass processing. According to Vitrum organizers, 245 exhibitors from 21 countries around the globe set up shop at the four-day show, which was visited by about 10,653 registered participants. Most notable was this year’s key theme […]


CEO Peter Dixen discusses automation in the glass industry in new interview

Machines communicate with one another and smart cars take us home safely. But what is the connection to the modern glass processing industry? In an exclusive interview last month with GLASWELT, A+W CEO Peter Dixen discussed where automation is heading and what glass manufacturers must do to become profitable in the future. Read the full […]


Automation is on the horizon for windows and glass industry

A new study shows that 79 percent of top business leaders in the U.S. say that they plan to incorporate robotics in their processes by 2020. About 82 percent of 300 senior executives plan to implement artificial intelligence (AI) by the same date. The report, by Genpact, a Chicago-based consultancy that works in the digital […]