How Robots Reshape the Manufacturing Industry

Industrial robots are often used to perform duties that are dangerous or unsuitable for human workers. Therefore, they are necessary for situations that require high output and no errors. As a result, the industrial robot has become a fixture in factories. Even more, robots can offer many benefits to many types of robotic applications and industries. Industrial robots automate manufacturing and other repetitive jobs. Therefore, this can free your employees up for more complex tasks. That is the main reason why robots reshape the manufacturing industry. From gluing and mounting to pick and place, and packaging, a robotic arm can streamline and optimize processes across your production and manufacturing operation.

Robotic Accessories are the key to automating your manufacturing. 

JHFOSTER distributes many robotic accessories and robotic system products to help automate and make your manufacturing and production easier. Also, the use of new robotic technology is another way robots reshape the manufacturing industry. New technology lowers your ROI and fills labor gaps. In addition, we have partnered with many manufacturers to give you these products:


  • Mobile bases
  • Tables
  • Guarding

Bimba | Vaccon

  • Vacuum tool end effector


  • Cable Management Solutions


  • Pick and Place
  • Machine Tending
  • Packaging and Palletizing
  • Assembly
  • Surface Finishing
  • Quality Testing
  • Inspection


  • Software
  • 3D Camera
  • Industrial Processor


  • Pneumatics and Electric Grippers
  • End of Arm Tooling
  • Tool Changers


  • Adaptive Grippers
  • Wrist Camera
  • Force Torque Sensors

Techman Robot (TM)

  • Robot stands
  • Mobile work stations

Take Control of Your Robot Automation Projects

Robotic automation accessories can be a huge change in the way your business completes its day to day tasks. Further, accessories are picked for their flexibility, quality and adapting skills in many robotic projects. Even more, using these accessories alongside robots reshape your manufacturing process by increasing productivity, quality and consistency. JHFOSTER offers the most cutting edge product lines on the market today.

These products lower engineering time for custom tooling, design and programming. Even more, the same robot system can be reused from one project to the next. In addition, robots also are able to adapt on the fly when production changes. Contact us today to find out how to put these robotic parts to work for you and your company.

Downloading the eBook found down below will help you learn how to choose the right gripper in simple and easy steps. The key to finding the right robotic system accessory is to first decide what your system needs are. In summary, analyzing your part(s), your process, your feeding systems and your work space will help you find out which gripper will work for your needs.

Sample Applications


When flexible devices such as adaptive grippers are used with a robot, a range of assembly motions and operations can be combined to create the needed assembly tasks. Further, they can also be programmed using hand-guiding without the need for a programmer.

Pick & Place

These robots are smaller in design to allow for simple use. In addition, these robots do not need fencing. In fact, not using fencing can make the design of a production line a lot easier. Even if the robot doesn’t work directly with humans, if such a situation might occur, the robot can react properly.

Machine Tending

In general, these robots are great at placing a part in a machine and removing the machined part after this stage in the process is finished. Typically, the robot has a pick and place layout, and can also determine the position the part is currently in and needs to be set in. In short, the robot literally completes any picking and placing process. 

Other Applications Industrial Robots are used for:

  • Injection Molding
  • CNC
  • Packaging and Palletizing 
  • Quality Inspection
  • Polishing 
  • Screw Driving
  • Lab Analysis and Testing
  • Gluing, Dispensing and Welding

JHFOSTER’s goal of providing innovative and state-of-the-art products continues to expand and now includes a range of industrial robots as well as robotic accessories. Further, our team of experts are positioned to support your productivity and efficiency needs with this versatile product. Please contact us today at 651.452.8452 or email us to learn more about our robots and accessories, services provided or any of our product offerings.

Robotic System FAQ’s

What are the most common applications these robotic system products are used in?

1. Pick and Place
2. Injection Molding
3. CNC
4. Packaging and Palletizing
5. Quality Inspection
6. Assembly
7. Polishing
8. Machine Tending
9. Screw Driving
10. Lab Analysis and Testing
11. Gluing, Dispensing and Welding
12. Your Industrial Robot Application

What safety features will I have in my robotic system?

Power and Force Limiting is one such feature. This limits the amount of force the robot is able to use through electrical programming. Hand guiding is another safety feature that is placed in most robotic systems. In short, this is a system that allows humans to guide the robot and program it without any risk of injury. Lastly, these robots use safety zones. This feature forces the robot to slow down when near a human.

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