PRI Robotics & Automation Host APICS Event

pri-robotics-event presentersPRI Robotics & Automation and Technical Tool Products were pleased to host October’s APICS Professional Development Meeting on a beautiful fall day. APICS (www.apics.org) is the premier professional association for supply chain management professionals. Working with Michael Geiselman, the event coordinator, the topic selected was “Present & Future of Robotics in Manufacturing & Material Handling”.

During the event

  • Various team members shared their expertise in sessions on Demand Generation, Project Definition, Project Build,  and Project Implementation.
  • Attendees participated in a fun hands-on session with Tools and Material Handling equipment from Atlas Copco, Gorbel, Demag, and Advanced Manipulator.
  • APICS members toured PRI Robotics & Automation and witnessed various robotic applications utilizing Fanuc robots and integrated components to provide CNC Machine Tending.
  • The tour also provided an opportunity to witness Part, Pick & Sort to conveying equipment featuring Fanuc IR-Vision and Graco’s G-Flex 1500 parts feeder.

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Feedback from APICS relayed that 100% of survey respondents from APICS members who attended the event found it valuable and offered the following comments:

 “Thank You for a great tour and presentation at PRI on Tuesday evening.  Your team did an outstanding job and seemed to really engage well with the folks there from APICS.  They genuinely share your passion for the business and the challenge.”

“Tonight was terrific”

“This was a meaningful event. Gave insight into the area of robotics and how it could positively impact an organization in terms of ROI and the health of employees due to the elimination of some tasking activities.”

“Well planned and executed”

“I liked that some of the presentation was on the demand side with the presentation from the PRI Sales Manager.”

“Excellent speakers – very professional. Fun to see people who love what they do.”

PRI Robotics & Automation and Technical Tool Products is a proud member of APICS and stays actively involved with this premier industry leading organization to stay on the cutting edge of our industry and offer our clients the best in technology, automation, processes, and cost control.


To get involved or learn more about APICS, visit them online at APICS.org

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