Robotics and wrestling have a lot in common. Flexibility and reach are important to both. Robots

Robotics and wrestling have a lot in common. Flexibility and reach are important to both. Robots and wrestlers also have numerous categories that are based on different weight and payload capacities. The sumo wrestlers of the robotics world are high-payload robots. Those machines boast wide work envelopes and can handle heavy-duty loads. Today, more manufacturers are investing in giant six-axis robots to take on tasks that were previously performed by forklifts, hoists, lift-assist devices, overhead cranes and other types of material handling equipment. Big robots are especially popular with manufacturers of cast and forged metal parts. They’re also attractive to companies that need to move automotive floor pans, car bodies, rear-axle assemblies, large household appliances, tractors or other bulky objects, such as sections of airplanes, railcars and ships. Allied Market Research predicts that demand for super heavy payload robots will grow 4 percent annually between now and 2025. Those types of machines particularly appeal to automotive manufacturers for applications in body shops, foundries and engine or transmission assembly lines. A good example is Ford Motor Co.’s Michigan ...

SUWANEE, Ga. – UroMed, a provider of urological, incontinence and other disposable medical supplies, will close

SUWANEE, Ga. – UroMed, a provider of urological, incontinence and other disposable medical supplies, will close on July 8, according to a letter to its customers. “We apologize for any inconvenience this closure may cause; however, over the next few weeks UroMed will be working diligently to ensure a seamless transition of care to another provider of your choice in accordance with your plan’s network,” reads the letter, signed by Ryan Schorr, vice president and general manager. UroMed was bought by AssuraMed in 2014. AssuraMed already owned Edgepark Medical, Invacare Supply Group and Independence Medical. Cardinal Health, which owned AssuraMed, eventually combined the businesses under Cardinal Health at-Home, but kept the Edgepark and UroMed names for its business-to-consumer channel and the Independence name for its business-to-business channel. UroMed, which was founded more than 20 years ago by six people, four of them wheelchair users due to spinal cord injuries, is known for launching an online community called Life After Spinal Cord Injury; and for hosting, along with Sports ‘N Spokes magazine, the Wheels UP! accessible travel contest. Register for Round 2021WAS...