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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Where do cartesian XYZ robot and printer configurations fit vs formats like delta, articulated, and SCARA?

It used to be that motion control was X, Y, and Z, and then there was the evolution of articulated and SCARA robots to go ahead and achieve, cost effectively, anywhere from three to seven axes of motion. Then there started to be the delta format robots that you would see on packaging lines, that […]

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Collaborative robot arm makes visual inspections in the blink of an eye

Using a robot arm for lightbox visual inspections has simplified production for one visual inspection systems manufacturer. Highlighted at PackExpo last November, Universal Robots’ collaborative robot—or cobot— is automating parts inspection for one of its preferred system integrators, HNJ Solutions. Its Automated Cosmetic Inspection system integrates automated pick-and-place with quality inspection of high volume production. […]

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Robotics in motion: Quadrupled production capacity with collaborative robots

Robotic platforms abound in Cartesian setups, delta subtypes, and six-axis selective-compliance-articulated robot arms (SCARAs). They’re more common than ever for machining, packaging, palleting, machine tending, welding, and assembly. But no matter the application, the robot morphology must match the task at hand. Case study: Quadrupled production capacity with collaborative robots Contract manufacturer Dynamic Group had […]

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FIPA gripper system for protective film removal delivers cost and labor-savings for sheet metal handling

FIPA Inc. a leading manufacturer of advanced vacuum technology, gripper systems, air nippers, tube lifters, and End-of-Arm-Tooling (EOAT), recently created a custom EOAT solution that facilitates the removal of protective film from sheet metal with a cost- and labor-saving automated process. Developed for Foilpuller GmbH, a stainless steel sheet metal processing company based in Bobingen, Germany, FIPA’s […]

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One vise for all workpieces with jaw support for ID and OD clamping

The SCHUNK KONTEC KSC centric clamping multifaceted vise has optimal jaw support for I.D. and O.D. clamping with long base jaw guidance. It can be easily adapted for conventional clamping, short clamping depths for 5-sided machining, mould parts, plates or saw cuts. This innovative vice has already set itself apart on the market because of […]

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Universal hydraulic toolholder now with extended lengths

With the TENDO E compact, SCHUNK has started a new era in tool clamping with this universal toolholder that is suitable for applications such as milling, drilling, and reaming.  SCHUNK now offers new extended lengths in CAT 40 (4“) and CAT 50 (6“). Both are great for long reach applications and in multi-axis machines. For […]

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DoD announces new Advanced Robotics Manufacturing center in Pittsburgh

The Department of Defense has awarded the 14th Manufacturing USA institute—the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Innovation Hub—to American Robotics Inc. The eighth DoD-led institute, the ARM Institute joins the Manufacturing USA network in its collective effort to help revitalize American manufacturing and incentivize companies to invest in new technology development in the United States. Headquartered […]

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Basler camera modules for embedded vision at embedded world 2017

Basler AG from Ahrensburg, Germany, a global leading manufacturer of industrial digital cameras, will be exhibiting at the embedded world fair in Nuremberg, Germany, from March 14 – 16. The focus of its presentation will be on its board level camera modules as well as development kits and software for the embedded vision field. Working […]

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BEI Kimco meets robotics application requirements with high-torque-density frameless motors

BEI Kimco, a brand of Sensata Technologies, is developing new motor designs to meet the torque loads and size requirements in the rapidly growing robotics industry.  The company recently met demanding brushless DC (BLDC) motor needs for use in a multi-axis assembly robot for semiconductor and other light manufacturing applications. Key to the robot’s design […]

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Line scan cameras feature industry’s highest optical resolution

Chromasens GmbH, a leading manufacturer of line-scan camera systems for 2D and 3D machine vision applications, has introduced the latest generation of its 3DPIXA stereo line-scan color cameras, the 3DPIXA HR (High Resolution), now offering more speed and the industry’s highest optical resolution. “Unprecedented imaging prowess, combined with ultra-fast stereo algorithms empower a single 3DPIXA HR to […]

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ROTA NCX power lathe chuck – Upgrade easily to tomorrow’s technology

Manufacturing requires cost control — which usually takes the form of control over lot size, setup, and changeover times. Lot sizes affect the costs of parts. Setup and changeover times dictate how long a machine stays running and how much it’s subject to downtime. The last cost driver is machine cost, and it’s been in the spotlight lately as machines […]

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SCHUNK EGL: Intelligent gripping module

The SCHUNK EGL 70 mechatronic parallel gripper combines power and intelligence. With variable gripping force between 50 and 600 N it is one of the most powerful and flexible mechatronic grippers on the market and was specifically developed for industrial applications. Because the finger position, closing speed, and gripping force are freely programmable within a maximum stroke […]

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