SCHUNK hydraulic expansion arbor with VERO-S module quick-change capabilities

With more than 75,000 implemented, customer-specific solutions, SCHUNK has been developing and manufacturing hydraulic expansion arbors for high-precision applications in milling, hobbing, turning, grinding, assembly, inspection, and balancing for over 35 years. With SCHUNK, profit from the know-how of the world’s largest supplier and the market leader for hydraulic expansion technology … now with VERO-S Module […]

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135,000 new robots installed in U.S. over past six years

According to the World Robotics Report 2016, published by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), from 2010–2015, U.S. manufacturers have installed approximately 135,000 new industrial robots. The principal driver in this race to automate is the automotive industry. During this same period, the number of employees in the automotive sector increased by 230,000. Today, the […]

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NaviPack announces the release of the most affordable and Useful LiDAR navigation module for drones, robots and autonomous devices

NaviPack is proud to announce the release of a groundbreaking product for autonomous control of drones, robots, and other devices. The low cost, ease of use, and pure utility of the NaviPack LiDAR navigation module makes integrating control for vehicles and robots easier and cheaper than ever before. What makes NaviPack different from other LiDAR systems begins […]

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Teledyne DALSA presents its innovation for machine vision at ITE 2016

Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company and global leader in machine vision technology, will showcase its Calibir Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR) radiometric camera, its multi-line CMOS color Piranha XL camera and will provide a preview of its new Xtium-CXP PX8 frame grabber at the International Technical Exhibition on Image Technology and Equipment (ITE Japan 2016). The […]

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Sercos slave prototyping with EasySlave Kit for Arduino

Sercos International, provider of the Sercos® automation bus, presented Sercos slave prototyping with EasySlave kit for Arduino. Arduino is a physical computing platform that is enjoying strongly growing popularity in research and teaching and also in the implementation of IoT concepts. The special thing about Arduino is that the boards are inexpensive and both hardware […]

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No Need for Speed: More innovation needed before adopting automated vehicles

By Wade Trappe | Professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers University We spend a considerable amount of time driving—to work and home, for recreation and travel. Envisioning a completely autonomous world, we’ll be able to rent a vehicle pre-programmed to take us to a specified destination. Drivers will be able to disengage to read the newspaper […]

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Comau’s Racer 5 Small robot family grows for quick handling in tight spaces

After releasing its Racer3 robot last year, Comau is once again expanding its small robot family for quick applications in restricted spaces, including handling, assembly and pick-and-place operations. Two new robots—Racer5-0.63 and Racer5-0.80—are both controlled by the R1C 19-in. rack-mounted controller, which can be integrated into a single cabinet to control an entire line. The […]

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BitFlow releases single-link CoaXPress frame grabber

A new generation of machine vision cameras built to the CoaXPress (CXP) standard has recently emerged that makes the development of CXP systems more affordable, easier to configure, and cooler operating. Responding to the need to create an equally cost-effective, high-speed interface to fully leverage these new CXP cameras, BitFlow has introduced the Aon-CXP single link […]

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SCHUNK cleanroom gripper for small to medium part handling

The EGS from SCHUNK is perfect for the gripping of small to medium sized workpieces with flexible force and high speed in clean environments such as assembly, testing, laboratory and the pharmaceutical industry. It is digitally activated by binary signals for easy start up and rapid integration into existing facilities and is extremely fast to […]

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SCHUNK clamping vise with jaw support allows for I.D. and O.D. clamping

Due demand for the SCHUNK KONTEC KSC 80, SCHUNK has expanded the product line to include KSC 125 and KSC 160 in a variety of lengths and jaw configurations. More after the jump. This centric clamping vise is a multifaceted component that has optimal jaw support for I.D. and O.D. clamping. It can be easily adapted […]

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Rockwell Automation Invests $12M in FIRST Robotics program — and next-generation technology workforce

Rockwell Automation just announced a $12M, four-year commitment to FIRST — For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology — founded to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Elisabeth Eitel on Twitter Over the past 10 years, Rockwell Automation has provided more than $15M of broad-based support to address the critical need to […]

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GigE uEye FA camera for factory automation from IDS Imaging Development Systems

The GigE uEye FA camera series from industrial camera manufacturer IDS Imaging Development Systems can withstand anything. The camera housing, lens barrels and connectors fulfill the prerequisites for protection code IP65/67 … … and protect the whole camera system from dirt, dust, water splashes or cleaning agents as well as accidental shifting of the optics. The […]

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World’s first multi smart-camera vision system from Cognex

Cognex new sells the In-Sight VC200 series, a family of multi smart camera vision systems. The In-Sight VC200 series brings the proven performance and reliability of In-Sight vision systems to multi-camera vision applications. Traditional multi-camera systems use “dumb” cameras that share the same processor, resulting in slower performance as more cameras are added. This technology limits […]

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Intelligrated announces IntelliGen palletizing software for robotic operations

Intelligrated now offers IntelliGen palletizing software that allows operations to easily adjust pallet load configuration without the need for extra programming or cumbersome integration. Designed for robotic palletizing operations that handle a variety of product types and sizes, the new software allows operators to simply adjust load patterns and stacking characteristics based on changing product […]

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Teledyne DALSA’s low-cost GigE camera now includes 16, 25M models

Teledyne DALSA, has announced the addition of two very high resolution models to its high-value Genie Nano GigE Vision camera series. Powered by ONSEMI’s Python image sensors, the new…

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Low-cost ID vision sensors enable more accurate inspection

Teledyne DALSA has announced its new BOA Spot ID vision sensors; the latest in its series of low-cost and easy-to-integrate vision solutions for the factory floor. BOA Spot ID…

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Matrox Indio to add industrial I/O and communication capabilities to PCs

Matrox Imaging has announced the launch of the Matrox Indio input/output (I/O) and communication card for vision applications. The PCIe x1 add-in card offers discrete I/Os with real-time…

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Calibrate video machines quickly and easily

A VED (Video Edge Detection) Calibration Slide makes it simple to calibrate pixel size of a camera within a Video Measuring Machine, and is available from HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION….

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Matrox Imaging announces release of flowchart-based vision software

Matrox Imaging has announced the upcoming release of the Matrox Design Assistant 5 software, a new version of its flowchart-based integrated development environment (IDE). On display at Vision…

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Robots will build spacecraft in orbit

Lee Teschler Executive Editor @dw_LeeTeschler The days of launching complete satellites and similar extraterrestrial objects into orbit may be numbered. Instead, orbiting robots will construct them in space. The basic principles of this concept are being perfected by a company called Tethers Unlimited Inc. in Bothell Wash. under a NASA contract. Tethers’ SpiderFab: Architecture for

Lambda Research Corp. announces official release date of TracePro Version 7.8

Lambda Research Corp., designer and publisher of illumination and optical design software, announces the official release date of its flagship TracePro software. The latest release, TracePro v7.8, will…

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Teradyne Inc. announces new Universal Robots president

Universal Robots A/S (UR) of Teradyne named Jürgen von Hollen President. He succeeds Enrico Krog Iversen who relinquished the post in June 2016. Mr. von Hollen was most recently the…

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Matrox enhances radient line of frame grabbers

Matrox Imaging today announced the Matrox Radient eV-CXP for 3D Profiling, the first member of the Radient eV-Series of frame grabbers to feature on-board 3D profiling using patented…

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Technology Tuesdays Podcast: Tom Lee on new gripper design

In a recent Design World Technology Tuesdays Podcast, I got to chat with Tom Lee, V.P. of engineering at Airpot Corp. Listen here: The company was originally built around…

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ABB introduces the IRB 1200 Foundry Plus 2

ABB Robotics today unveiled its latest foundry robot for material handling and machine tending, the IRB 1200 Foundry Plus 2. The smallest foundry robot in its class, this…

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