When it Comes to Robotics, the Proof is in the Pudding

When it Comes to Robotics, the Proof is in the Pudding

Steve Dickerson | October 3rd, 2017

  • What does this really mean?
  • How does this apply to Industrial Automation and Robotics?
  • What if you don't even like pudding?

“The principal trouble with ‘the proof is in the pudding’ is that it makes no sense,” Michael Quinion of worldwidewords.org, a leading British word maven, wrote. “The full proverb is ‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating’ and the word ‘proof’ has the sense of ‘test.’ The proverb literally says that you won’t know whether the food has been cooked properly until you try it. Or, putting it figuratively, don’t assume that something is in order or believe what you are told, but judge the matter by testing it; it’s much the same philosophy as ‘seeing is believing.’ ”

Seeing is Believing

So how do you know that our robot solution will work for your specific application, your specific part, under your manufacturing conditions and at your speeds? How do we even know it will work? "Seeing is believing."

Cross Robotics and the Motion Solutions Group are excited to announce our new Omron-Adept AnyFeeder and SCARA robot solutions lab we have set up in our Belmont, NC facility to test parts and applications in real-world scenarios for customers. Don't take anyone's word for it - not even ours - that something might work. Prove It!

Our staff of Robotic Solutions Engineers will be happy to talk to you about what is involved in a "Proof of Concept" study for your facility, using your parts, under your specified conditions and at your speeds and throughput requirements. Working with our automation experts, they have the experience and know-how to develop the proper end of arm tooling solutions, infeed, and outfeed hardware, and sensor and vision requirements necessary to give you a complete tested and working solution ready for your workplace. Let Cross mitigate the risk of a robotic work-cell and solution in our facility before you put it in yours.

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Steve has been with Cross Company for 30 years. He's worked on projects from the design & testing of the Space Shuttle at NASA to getting peanut butter in the middle of a chocolate cup and everything imaginable in between!