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Focus on Automation with the Knotts Company, where we explore and celebrate advances that empower manufacturing.


Podcast #11 - March 24, 2021 - Ofer Nir, CEO of Inspekto, takes us to a new dimension – 3D autonomous machine vision! The technology has tremendous impact in the manufacturing space as it’s used for QA. Moreover, it is incredibly simple to set up and only 20-30 perfect parts need to be shown to the camera before it is capable of identifying an item with a defect. For manufacturers concerned about quality control, this S70 system is a game-changer.
Tune in to learn more about the world’s first autonomous machine vision system.
Thank you to Todd Youngblood of Intentionally Vicarious for producing, editing, and interviewing our guest for this podcast.


Podcast #10 - March 2, 2021 - Jerred Davis, Sales Director and Rod Karch, Safety Products Specialist from Leuze join us to discuss the history of sensor technology in manufacturing and its evolution from quality control solution to safety solution. Tune in to learn about the types of sensor products Leuze produces, the safety services they provide, how their products are used on AGVs, and the importance of selecting the right sensor technology for your facility. 
Thank you to Todd Youngblood of Intentionally Vicarious for producing, editing, and interviewing Jerred and Rod  for this podcast.


Podcast #9 - December 16, 2020 - Our conversation with John W. Kennedy, CEO of New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP), covers a variety of topics related to the current day manufacturing community in NJ. Did you know it  that encompasses 11,000 companies and 400,000 employees?! NJMEP is addressing some of the biggest issues facing this sector such as workforce development and regulations and keeping the supply chain strong. He shares how many NJ manufacturers rose to the challenge as COVID arrived, retooling to make PPE and often donating their products. Tune in to hear him predict what 2021 will be like for manufacturing in our state.
Thank you to Todd Youngblood of Intentionally Vicarious for producing, editing, and interviewing John for this podcast.


Podcast #8 - December 8, 2020 - In recent years, the County College of Morris heard from local manufacturers that they needed skilled labor and a way to provide higher level training to existing employees as robotics and more automation. They set into motion a brand new Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center. Hear more about the journey from Anthony Iacono, President, and Patrick Enright, VP of Professional Studies & Applied Sciences.
Note: Podcast episode recorded in January, 2020. The Center's opening was delayed due to the pandemic.
Thank you to Todd Youngblood of Intentionally Vicarious for producing, editing, and interviewing Anthony and Patrick for this podcast.

 


Podcast #7 - November 10, 2020 - Joe Campbell of Universal Robots explains that “when challenged, that’s when most change occurs” and the pandemic “has helped people identify areas of change.” We have witnessed this with the pandemic exacerbating already challenging labor shortages, and with companies considering reshoring production. Joe walks us through some solutions he’s seen make a big difference.
Thank you to Todd Youngblood of Intentionally Vicarious for producing, editing and interviewing Joe for this podcast.

 


Podcast #6 - June 10, 2020 - The famous Dr. Vacuum joins us for this podcast edition, sharing his extensive knowledge on vacuum technology and how vacuum products can be used for a variety of applications, some which may surprise you! 
Thank you to Todd Youngblood of Intentionally Vicarious for producing, editing and interviewing David for this podcast.


Podcast #5 - March 24, 2020 - As Senior Manager, Strategic Marketing & Applications Development for Universal Robots A/S, Joe Campbell has a unique vantage point from which to comment on the manufacturing sector's need for and the industry's adaption of cobots, both on the factory floor and in warehouses. Our discussion with Joe addresses the current and projected labor situation in our sector, how companies decide to integrate a cobot, the timeline for ROI and much more.
Thank you to Todd Youngblood of Intentionally Vicarious for producing, editing and interviewing Joe for this podcast.


Podcast #4 - January 30, 2020 - We speak with Rob Stramara, COO of NJMEP (New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program) about a variety of topics including Industry 4.0, manufacturing statistics from 2019, current state of the NJ manufacturing economy, 2020 predictions, trends over the last few decades, serious challenges that face NJ manufacturers today, what support we need from legislature, and how "Focusing on Automation and Technology" is helping businesses remain operating in NJ.
Thank you to Todd Youngblood of Intentionally Vicarious for producing, editing and interviewing Rob for this podcast.


Podcast #3 - November 13, 2019 - We discuss AMRs with Josh Cloer, Mobile Industrial Robots' Sales Director for Eastern US and Canada. We'll cover the expanding market for autonomous mobile robots, industries that were early adopters, how the technology is evolving, how AMRs can affect the humans in a work environment and what makes MiR special.
Thank you to Todd Youngblood of Intentionally Vicarious for producing, editing and interviewing Josh for this podcast.


Podcast #2 - September 19, 2019 - Interview with Sam Biermans, Channel Manager, Pick-It. Learn about the 3D technology Pick-It has introduced to the marketplace, how it helps with singulation, ROI on such an investment, and what applications Pick-It's cameras are best suited for.
Thank you to Todd Youngblood of Intentionally Vicarious for producing, editing and interviewing Sam for this podcast.


Podcast #1 - July 10, 2019 - Interview with Michel Beauchemin, Channel Sales Manager, Robotiq. We'll discuss Lean Robotics theory, the difference between industrial robots and collaborative robots (cobots). How are cobots changing manufacturing and how can they be leveraged in applications?
Thank you to Todd Youngblood of Intentionally Vicarious for producing, editing and interviewing Michel for this podcast.

 

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