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Brainstorm the Future

Robots will take our jobs and "move the cheese" for those seeking to replace those jobs. Simply referring to the old adages (Cars put blacksmiths out of work ... and they survived) will not suffice in modern times.

Rethink Robotics Releases Intera 5: A New Approach to Automation

Rethink Robotics announced Intera® 5, a first-of-its-kind software platform that connects everything f

Robots Took My Job but I Don’t Care

The company pays the robot monthly, plus payroll taxes. The robot pays income tax and a percentage of the robot’s wages go to the RMWP. The RMWP (Robot Minimum Wage Plan) collects the money and distributes it to the displaced workers.

Special Tradeshow Coverage for ATX West 2017

ATX West will be held from February 7th - 9th in Anaheim, California. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary - February - April 2017

Here is a summary of what Tradeshows, Conferences & Exhibitions to look forward to in the coming months.

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ST Robotics Offers New Super-Fast Robot Arm

The ST R17HS uses state-of-the-art brushless servomotors and boasts an effective reach of 750mm, a repeatability of 0.2 mm and a maximum speed after acceleration of 480 deg/sec in the robot's waist, elbow, hand and wrist, with a shoulder speed of 300 deg/sec. 
"The R17HS is the result of years of development that puts us ahead of the field," said David Sands, President and CEO of ST Robotics. "Customers are finding it useful for high throughput production as well as testing applications requiring fast motion of test devices."   Full Press Release:

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Dorner Showcases New 3200 Series with ARB™ Technology and AquaPruf VBT Conveyors at PACK EXPO East 2017, Feb. 27 - March 1 in

One of Dorner's newest conveyors, the 3200 Series conveyor with Intralox Activated Roller Belt™ (ARB) Technology, is perfect for moving boxes and packages in merging, diverting and aligning applications.

BitFlow Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Launching the Roadrunner Frame Grabber

World's first PCI bus-mastering digital frame grabber

ST Robotics Offers New Super-Fast Robot Arm

ST Robotics announced today the addition of the new ST R17HS - a high speed version of their five-axis vertically articulated R17 robot arm.

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Kingstar Soft Motion - Replace Your Motion Control Hardware With Precision-performance Software In Half The Cost & Time

Kingstar Soft Motion - Replace Your Motion Control Hardware With Precision-performance Software In Half The Cost & Time

KINGSTAR Soft Motion is an open and standards-based, real-time software-only solution that streamlines motion control automation. Soft Motion runs directly on the 64-bit PC, uses the NIC card for I/O, and uses the powerful EtherCAT protocol to free you from the shackles of proprietary and costly hardware. With Soft Motion, motion control engineers can design, develop and integrate real-time PC-based machine controllers in a "plug-and-play" environment for consolidated, inexpensive and scalable motion control.

Factory Automation - Featured Company

Oriental Motor Corp. USA

Oriental Motor Corp. USA

Since our founding in Japan in 1885, Oriental Motor globally has been providing the optimal motion systems as part of our total service, to meet the widest market demands. We manufacture and sell AC Motors, Stepper and Servo Motors, Linear and Rotary actuators, Network Solutions, Accessories and Thermal Management solutions. Oriental Motor's sales and service network is international, with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia.