Integrating robotics faster at ATX East

I had a great chat with the leadership team of Baltimore-based Ready Robotics at the ATX East show at New York’s Javits Center this week. Kel Guerin, the company’s CTO and Benjamin Gibbs, the CEO, described how Ready has built an easy-to-use platform for integrating industrial robots. “We basically take out the headache of setting up the tooling, […]

Epson Robots to demonstrate efficient robotics for automation at ATX East

Epson Robots will be showing precision robotics to deliver efficiency and productivity for a wide variety of applications in factory automation at the Automation Technology show, ATX East. The showcase will feature the new and revolutionary Flexion N2 6-Axis robot as well as an assembly demo of an Epson Point of Sale printer built with […]

Jorge Cosio joins Yaskawa Mexico as General Manager

Yaskawa Motoman is pleased to announce that Jorge Cosio has joined the company as General Manager of Yaskawa Mexico. In this position, Cosio will be responsible for the company’s strategic direction and sales growth in Mexico. Plus, he will be responsible for the operation of Yaskawa’s three facilities located in Mexico (Aguascalientes, Apodaca and Queretaro). […]

ABB’s YuMi rings NASDAQ opening bell

ABB’s YuMi dual-arm, collaborative robot rang the opening bell today at the NASDAQ MarketSite Studio in Times Square in New York City to start the trading day. YuMi was a guest of ROBO Global LLC, which offers The ROBO Global Robotics and Automation Index Series, the world’s first benchmark index series to track the global […]

Softbank announces purchase of Boston Dynamics

SoftBank Group Corp. on Friday announced that a subsidiary of SoftBank has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire robotics pioneer Boston Dynamics from Alphabet Inc. The transaction aligns with SoftBank’s investments in paradigm-shifting technologies and its vision of catalyzing the next wave of smart robotics. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Masayoshi […]

Yaskawa Motoman MPX3500 robot creates consistent finish in coating applications

The fast six-axis MPX3500 robot offers superior performance and efficiently creates a smooth, consistent finish in painting and coating applications. It offers a flexible, compact design and is suitable for painting parts of nearly any size and shape, including recessed, curved or contoured surfaces. The MPX3500 has a 15 kg wrist payload capacity and a 25 […]

New high-speed cameras feature Camera Link vision interface and industry-leading SONY and ON-Semi image sensors

Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company and global leader in image sensing technology, has expanded its high value Genie Nano camera series with new Camera Link models built around the industry’s best performing CMOS image sensors from SONY and ON-Semi. The first monochrome and color Camera Link models will feature ON-Semi’s 16 and 25M Python image […]

RoboteQ’s 500Amps brushless motor controller targets heavy duty robots

Roboteq Inc. has introduced the RGBL1860 and RGBL1896 controllers for High-Power Brushless DC Motors.These featured-packed controllers can drive up to 500A at 60V, or 300A at 96V respectively. This very high power capacity makes the controllers ideal for Electric Vehicles, Material Handling Robots, Electric Boats or Agricultural Robots. The controllers can operate in trapezoidal or […]

Stäubli introduces cutting-edge collaborative robots at Automate 2017

Stäubli introduced its new TX2 line of collaborative robots to the North American market at the Automate trade show in Chicago, ushering in a new era of Man-Robot Collaboration (MRC). The line of six-axis machines and corresponding CS9 safety control are just two of several innovations on display from the leading provider of fluid and […]

Machining simulator brings design/production training to classrooms

FANUC America has developed a new machining simulator that encompasses the complete manufacturing process from part design and engineering to CNC programming to virtual production simulation. The FANUC Machining Simulator features Autodesk Fusion 360 CAD/CAM/CAE software and a custom machining simulation program designed by ModuleWorks. The FANUC Machining Simulator comes with Fusion 360, a cloud-based […]

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Universal Robots launches Universal Robots Academy offering free online training in robot programming

Learning how to set up and program a collaborative robot – or cobot – no longer depends on real life access to a robot or a training class. Now everybody with a desire to learn the concepts of cobots can log in to the Universal Robots Academy and get the introduction necessary to master basic […]

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EcoTrim workcell with ultrasonic cutting technology reduces operating costs and improves trim quality

EcoTrim™ is an economical pre-engineered solution for high-speed ultrasonic cutting, trimming, deburring and chamfering applications. The workcell’s patented ultrasonic cutting technology replaces waterjet, laser cutting, hard tooling and manual trimming or routing methods. With its slim design and efficient operation, EcoTrim is a lean and sustainable alternative that has minimal requirements such as power, water, […]

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Teledyne DALSA’s Newest Genie Nano Camera Features ON Semiconductor’s 18M Sensor

Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company and global leader in machine vision technology, today introduced a new model to its high-value Genie™ Nano GigE Vision camera series. Built around the ON Semiconductor® AR1820HS 18 Megapixel, backside illuminated (BSI) image sensor, this new camera (C4900) brings system integrators and OEMs even greater choice from a growing […]

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FIPA introduces new 2016 Series sprue grippers

FIPA Inc., a leading manufacturer of advanced vacuum technology, gripper systems, air nippers, tube lifters, and End-of-Arm-Tooling (EOAT), has released the new 2016 Series self-centering, gap-free sprue grippers. Featuring a wide jaw opening, high closing force, single-acting operation, and easy assembly and disassembly, the new grippers are also available with optional direct sensing capabilities and […]

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42 Megapixel USB 3.0 industrial camera captures image details previously unobtainable

The Imaging Source, international manufacturer of machine vision cameras and software for industrial imaging, has just announced the introduction of a newly developed 42 megapixel industrial camera featuring a USB 3.0 interface. Based on the newest high-resolution CMOS technology, the camera features exceptional image and color quality as well as automatic color correction. Via the […]

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Siemens partners with U.S. technical schools for L.E.A.P. initiative

Today, Siemens announced the launch of a new workforce development program for secondary and technical schools across America called L.E.A.P. — the Lifelong Educational Advantage Program.  Made available through Siemens Cooperates with Education, the effort is designed to give high school and technical school graduates a basic-to-advanced machine tool knowledge that will benefit them in […]

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Vision Research now sells Global 4K high-speed camera for aerospace and defense

Vision Research, a leading manufacturer of digital high-speed imaging systems, today introduces the Phantom Flex4K-GS, a high-speed camera with a 35mm, 9.4-megapixel sensor and global shutter. Designed for demanding applications in the scientific research, defense and aerospace industries, it builds upon the award-winning technology of Vision Research’s Phantom digital cinema products. The Flex4K-GS, developed on […]

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SCHUNK TENDO Slim 4ax hydraulic expansion toolholder

With the SCHUNK TENDO Slim 4ax hydraulic expansion toolholder it is now possible to combine the complete outside geometry of heat shrinking mountings with the proven qualities of SCHUNK hydraulic expansion technology. The slim precision mounting makes it ideal for use in series production, particularly in the automotive industry. It was designed for axial operations, […]

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Clamping force block with flexible chuck jaw monitoring

The TANDEM KSP plus clamping force block from SCHUNK is setting new standards in automated manufacturing. For the first time ever, a standardized clamping force block provides for flexible monitoring along the whole jaw stroke. Whether using I.D. or O.D. clamping, the positions “opened” or “clamped” for any base jaw position can be adjusted. Monitoring […]

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Pneumatically powered universal gripper PGN-Plus-P

SCHUNK has introduced several improvements on the original PGN-Plus and has announced the newest generation gripper, PGN-Plus-P. Enlarged supporting dimensions between the six load-bearing shoulders of the multi-tooth guidance allow higher moment capacity which can accommodated longer fingers and greater loads. Permanent lubrication is provided through  continuous lubrication pockets in the guidance. For short strokes […]

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Beck Automation and Intravis announce cooperation for IML Vision Systems

The importance of the use of vision systems in IML is increasing. In the light of extremely high cycle speeds and declining investment costs, the use of optical inspection systems is becoming increasingly attractive for operators. In the premium segment of IML applications, they have long since become a must-have feature. They also play an […]

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IBG/Goeke Technology Group to focus on vision technology at Hannover Messe 2017

At this year’s event in Hanover, IBG / Goeke Technology Group will present their entirely new strategic focus in Hall 17, Booth E18: from now on, our customers and their challenges will be the very focus of our joint projects. In accordance with the new mission statement I5 {ai five} – Initiative, Inspiration, Innovation and […]

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Parts packs expand reach of TETRIX MAX robotics kits

Pitsco Education always aims to improve the TETRIX Robotics experience. With the creation of new TETRIX MAX parts packs, getting the specific parts needed to expand the design of a robot is easier than ever. Eight different TETRIX MAX parts packs feature a huge assortment of specialty parts and pieces. These include: • Structure Pack […]

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Denso offers guide to controllers for small assembly robots

DENSO Robotics has announced a new free guide, “Small Assembly Robots: Evaluating Controllers.” The guide provides essential facts and information about controllers for small assembly robots. A section on buying tips is included. “A robot controller plays a critical role in programming and operating the robot, as well as communicating back and forth with the Industrial […]

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Deployment of robots soars 70% in Asia

Asian industry’s uptake of industrial robots is accelerating: in just five years its operational stock rose 70 percent to 887,400 units, (2010-2015). In 2015 alone, annual sales of robots jumped 19% to 160,600 units, setting a new record for the fourth consecutive year. These are results of the World Robotics Report 2016, published by the […]

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