How to Build Robotic Positioning Systems for Long-Stroke Applications

Watch an exclusive webinar featuring Design World’s Senior Editor Lisa Eitel and Nexen Group’s Regional Manager Jean-Paul Beyak. Gantry and robot positioning and transfer systems often need components that provide high speed, high positional accuracy, low backlash, low maintenance, long life and safety. In this webinar, we covered how to meet these design objectives even for

Omron’s Sysmac Delta Robot Series increases production in high-speed pick & place packaging applications

Omron Automation and Safety offers the Sysmac Delta Robot Series to help machine builders add efficient pick-and-place capability to packaging and small parts assembly line projects. Omron’s integrated…

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Dean Kamen on making the world a better place through engineering

by Paul J. Heney, Editorial Director For the January issue’s Leadership spotlight, Editorial Director Paul J. Heney profiled master inventor and engineer Dean Kamen. Kamen is also well…

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The Growth of Robotics in STEM Education

There are five million job openings in the U.S. labor market, making it the best availability since 2001. – The Bureau of Labor Statistics Of these five million…

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A gentleman made of modular components

Friendly and likeable; invisible when not needed; on call around the clock: the butler of the future is called Care-O-bot 4, developed by the Frauenhofer IPA in Stuttgart,…

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Flexible automation in industry 4.0, with Schunk sensors

Together with several partners, Schunk transforms the vision of the smart factory into reality. Condition and process monitoring and communication are directly done at the component level with…

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Actuonix L16 series with PMDC motor & rectangular cross section

The L16 series is slightly larger version of the L12 series. It has an axial design that utilizes a powerful PMDC motor and a rectangular cross section for increased strength. But by far the most attractive feature of this actuator is the broad spectrum of configurations available. Actuonix L16 series is available in three stroke

ABB acquires Gomtec

ABB announced today it acquired Gomtec GmbH to expand its offering in the field of collaborative robots. The parties agreed not to disclose financial terms of the transaction….

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igus celebrates National Robotics Week at the 2nd annual Rhode Island Robot Block Party

igus, founder of the yes (Young Engineers Support) Program, will be wrapping up National Robotics Week with an educational celebration at the 2nd annual Robot Block Party, April…

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Making the correct robotics choices at the best price

Because of the many options in the field of robotics, end users sometimes face a dilemma in choosing between entry-level and high-performance features. People have different perceptions of…

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Raising the profile of scientists and engineers through FIRST Robotics

“The average kid on the street can tell you the names of a dozen football players or basketball players or Hollywood stars. None of them can tell you…

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Doing the heavy lifting: when Cartesian robots make the most sense

Compared to a Cartesian robot, a SCARA or six-axis system will generally deliver higher performance out of the box at a higher cost and with greater programming requirements,…

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Electrically operated gripper efficiently handles small parts

The EGP from SCHUNK is more compact that typical electric grippers to grab small parts. Now, a new version, the size 25 EGP — weighing 110 g with a stroke of 3 mm…

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Five ways to get the most out of pneumatic grippers

Pneumatic grippers still dominate robotic and industrial-assembly applications. That’s because pneumatic grippers are reliable, come in myriad sizes, grip quickly, and produce considerably more force than similarly sized…

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6 things small manufacturers need to know about Cartesian robots

1. They handle heavier loads—A 20 kg payload is no problem for a Cartesian robot, which makes money savings possible by downsizing mechanics, using smaller components and less…

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Quiet evolution in industrial grippers and end effectors

Robotic grippers have made headlines recently, mostly thanks to breathtaking new prosthetics, smarter material-handling machines and fairly brisk robotic innovation. However, traditional pneumatic grippers still dominate industrial-assembly and…

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Cimcorp Acquires North American RMT Robotics

Finland-based Cimcorp Oy (www.cimcorp.com), a leading supplier of automated material handling and picking solutions, has acquired RMT Robotics (www.rmtrobotics.com), a Canada-based manufacturer and integrator of innovative robotic material…

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Motoman Inc. and Yaskawa Electric America, Inc. Combine to form Yaskawa America, Inc.

Motoman Inc. and Yaskawa Electric America, Inc. announced they will combine to form Yaskawa America, Inc. The Motoman Inc. operations, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, will form the Motoman…

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DELMIA Robotic Simulation and Offline Programming Help Company to Expand Fabrication Capability

Dassault Systèmes (DS) announced that its DELMIA Robotics simulation solution has been implemented by Dumur Industries with the company experiencing major gains in manufacturing efficiency. Dumur is a…

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Robots Make the World’s Most Versatile Video Screen for Rock Concert

The programming involved in turning industrial robots into an integral part of a rock concert tour experience may bring a totally new thought pattern to the use of…

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Online CAD Libraries of Pro/E Models for High School Programs

FIRST strives to engage students in grades K-12 in exciting and innovative programs designed around the use of robotics to develop science and technology skills and motivate students…

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