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Amazon Selects Finalists to Compete at the Amazon Robotics Challenge Event in Japan This Summer

The Amazon Robotics Challenge will award up to $250,000 in prizes and encourages idea sharing and innovation within the robotics and automation community

The changing landscape of mobility as seen at Automate and ProMat

Retailers and logistics companies have been opening facilities at a record pace and in this fast-paced world, warehousing and logistics managers are looking for robotics solutions to remain competitive.

How to Tell Category Data Cables Apart

The category positively correlates with the data speed. I.E. the higher the category, the higher the possible frequency and the higher the frequency, the higher the possible data rate.

Beyond Digital Transformation - How to Implement Real Change

Design thinking is a problem solving approach that focuses on people and their emotional responses. It helps identify what matters to people, both outside and inside of the organization.

What Manufacturing Needs

U.S. labor statistics project we will be short some two million manufacturing workers in the next 10 years.

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This Map Shows Where Robots Are Coming for Your Job

By Mira Rojanasakul and Peter Coy for Bloomberg: Are you about to be replaced by a robot? The question has broad implications for the U.S. economy, especially the manufacturing sector.

Elon Musk: Robot software will make Tesla worth as much as Apple

Jeremy C. Ownens for MarketWatch: Musk will put his machinery where his mouth is with Model 3, battery and solar panel production lines launching soon

This Company Has Created the Swiss Army Knife of Robots

Leigh Buchanan Editor-at-large, Inc. magazine: Industrial robots typically sell for $75,000 or more, a significant capital outlay. And that price tag escalates dramatically with operational costs. Ready Robotics, a startup housed in City Garage, a Baltimore center for maker

Tesla receives massive shipment of robots for Model 3 production line

Fred Lambert for Elektrek: Less than 3 months away from the planned start of Model 3 production, Tesla has received a massive order of robots for its production line. Hundreds of Kuka robots arrived at Tesla’s Fremont factory and are now being installed.

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Precision Motorized Linear Stage Features up to 20 Inch Travel, Nanometer Resolution, and High Dynamics

PI's new family of industrial-class direct-drive positioners supports high-load and multi-axis combinations.

New IP65 Integrated Stepper Motors from Applied Motion

SWM integrated steppers are IP65 rated drive+motor units, fusing step motor and drive components into a single splashproof and dustproof device. This space-saving design eliminates wiring and saves on cost over conventional motor and drive solutions.

RND Automation & Engineering Garners System of the Year Honors at Fanuc Robotics Annual ASI Conference

RND Automation's Assembly & Packaging Cell was selected the top system of 2017 by over 500 peer integrators at the Fanuc Robotics Annual Authorized System Integrator conference.

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Allied Motion - Brushless Torque Motors: Frameless & Housed

Allied Motion - Brushless Torque Motors: Frameless & Housed

Allied Motion offers both housed and frameless families of brushless torque motors. These motors are among the highest performance torque motors available. Frameless diameters range from 19 through 792 mm with stall torque ranging up to 2020 Nm. All housed torque motors are available with integrated encoder and the MFH models include an integrated servo drive. Custom-engineered models to meet specific requirements are our specialty. Learn more about Allied Motion Brushless Torque Motors

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maxon precision motors

maxon precision motors

maxon precision motors is a leading supplier of high-precision DC brush and brushless servo motors and drives. These motors range in size from 4 - 90 mm and are available up to 500 watts. We combine electric motors, gears and DC motor controls into high-precision, intelligent drive systems that can be custom-made to fit the specific needs of customer applications.