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Vision-guided Collaborative Robots Deliver Fast Return on Investment in Production of Firehose Valves

The Universal Robot is so simple and non-intimidating that our programmers were already in the mindset of I don’t need any guidance, I can do this on my own. It was almost like a PlayStation video game where they could pick up the controller and figure it out without readi

Mobile Cobots are Coming

A mobile cobot (mobile collaborative robot) is an intelligent, transportable robot that will assist humans in a shared workspace.

The Real Cost of Robotics

Realize that the arm is but a tiny part in the long list of equipment that had to be provisioned, installed, and configured in the name of your automation project.

Japanese Robotics Giant Gives Its Arms Some Brains

Will Knight for MIT Technology Review:  The big, dumb, monotonous industrial robots f


Special Tradeshow Coverage for FABTECH

FABTECH will be held from November 16th - 18th in Las Vegas, Nevada. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Foxconn reaches 40,000 robots of original 1 million robot automation goal

From Next Big Future:  In 2011, Foxconn had announced a plan to replace 500,000 mainland Chinese workers with 1 million robots over the next 3-5 years. 
Foxconn is the company that builds Apple's iPhone and iPad hardware and many of the android smartphones as well.
Foxconn, has so far installed 40,000 production robots across China as it looks to minimize the number of people it employs.
With the exception of some components like servo motors and speed reducers, the robots are being built entirely in-house, Foxconn's Dai Chia-peng told Taiwan's Central News Agency, as quoted by DigiTimes. It's unclear how many of the so-called "Foxbots" are being used to manufacture Apple products.
The machines are, however, said to be operating an industrial facility in Zhengzhou, a tablet plant in Chengdu, and computer/peripherals plants in Kunshan and Jiashan.   Cont'd...

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Amada Miyachi Europe offers robot dispensing systems that dramatically boost productivity

Amada Miyachi Europe announces that it offers a range of robot dispensing system options that can be fully customized for use in the automotive, electronics and solar cells, information technology and multimedia, medical, aerospace, and defence industries. Amada Miyachi Europe combines its standard desktop XYZ fluid dispensing systems with high precision, user-friendly JANOME Industrial Equipment desktop robots that can dramatically boost productivity.

DESTACO expands vacuum cup line, adding to the lightweight Accelerate® Collection

New vacuum cups offer improved traction, durability and throughput for high-speed applications.

Pleora GigE Vision over NBASE-T Video Interface Brings Bandwidth Boost to Imaging Industry

Showcasing at VISION 2016, GigE® Vision over NBASE-T embedded video interface brings bandwidth and cabling advantages to established and emerging real-time imaging applications

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Novotechnik - Vert-x 05e Series Of Dual Angle/speed Sensors

Novotechnik - Vert-x 05e Series Of Dual Angle/speed Sensors

Vert-X 05E Series of dual angle/speed sensors. The series features easy mounting in small and narrow spaces with a 5 mm body depth and mounting flanges with metal inserts. The sensors make measurements only 6 mm from edge of product for close-to-wall measurement applications. Vert-X 05E Series sensors measure angles from 0 to 360°, rotational speed and direction with repeatability to 0.1°.

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Novotechnik develops and manufactures a wide variety of rotary angle sensors and linear position transducers, potentiometers, components and other related products for motion control. All of our products are produced to the same standards of the highest quality and true reliability.