Factory Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Amazon Enlists Researchers to Build Box-Packing Robots

Joshua Brustein for Bloomberg: Teams competing in Amazon's third-annual contest tackle a problem that has kept companies from automating warehouses entirely.

Farason Corporation Chooses Dorner Conveyors to Integrate with its Robotic Machine to Successfully Assemble Coin Proof Sets

Placing coins into a coin presentation case insert sounds like an easy thing to do, right? But when the application calls for placing several thousand coins in exact places on moving inserts every day, the task becomes much more demanding.

New Service Helps Robotics Companies Drive Revenues & Grow Business

Service Advantage is a substantial addition to Ricoh’s services suite that offers businesses access to its global network of highly skilled and certified services employees to assist with lifecycle management for electromechanical devices.

North America Takes Lead in Industry 5.0 by Necessity

Realizing that education must occur to build the bridge from Industry 4.0 to 5.0, Drive Manufacturing Summit is the first conference to embrace this line of thought. This unconventional conference will facilitate conversation around the cultural shift, not just informing att

Why Smart Manufacturing Is Guaranteed to Need Industrial Robotics

By connecting manufacturing leaders with end-users, implementing machines that are able to maintain themselves and teaching current employees how to work with the new line of industrial robotics, proactive and tech-savvy manufacturers are in a position to revolutionize the w

Interested in contributing an article or review?

Factory Automation - Featured Stories

Spider robots on the move for additive manufacturing

Stuart Nathan for The Engineer: Like several concepts in mobile additive manufacture, the Spider bots grew out of a concept to build bases for exploration on the Moon and other planets.

Robotics Software Could Be a $140B Opportunity

Wayne Duggan for U.S. News: The shift toward automation will no doubt raise demand for robotics hardware, but Loup Ventures analyst Andrew Murphy says the robotics software industry could be even bigger.

The industrial robotics market will nearly triple in less than 10 years

April Glaser for RECODE: Collaborative robots are expected to account for a third of that market.

'Make in India' initiative could be a bigger success with help of cobots

Pradeep David for Financial Express: The government of India launched the ‘Make in India’ initiative in 2014 to enhance skill development as well as build a strong manufacturing infrastructure

Factory Automation - News Headlines

Doug Sandy Re-Joins PICMG as Chief Technology Officer

PICMG, a not-for-profit 501(c) consortium of companies and organizations that collaboratively develop open specifications, has announced that Doug Sandy has been re-elected the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of PICMG. Mr. Sandy has held the position since 2009 and he has recently retired from his CTO role at Artesyn Embedded Technologies.

Integro Technologies Announces Partnership with Coherix Inc.

Integro partners with manufacturer of 3D, high-speed, high definition, machine vision products

Spindle Manufacturer Precision Drive Systems Launches New Website

Precisions Drive Systems (PDS), a global provider of high-speed precision spindle motors, support and repair based in Bessemer City, NC, has announced that it recently launched a newly redesigned website located at pdsspindles.com.

Factory Automation - Featured Product

E4t & S4t Miniature Optical Kit Encoders - Available In Cprs Up To 500

E4t & S4t Miniature Optical Kit Encoders - Available In Cprs Up To 500

High resolution. Limited space. Not a problem for our latest miniature encoders that provides precise feedback and is easy to install within smaller-sized applications. Now available in 400 and 500 CPRs. Coming in at about the size of a nickel, we've added our proprietary Opto-ASIC sensor technology and improved quadrature for even greater motion control. Product Features: 10 resolutions up to 360 CPR, plus new 400 and 500 CPR resolution; 288 configurations available, including single and differential output; Compact form factor • 0.866 inch (in) / 22.00 millimeter (mm) package outside diameter • 0.446 in / 11.33 mm package height • Fits NEMA 8, 11, 14 and 17 motors; Simple and efficient assembly process • Four-piece construction • Push-on hub disk design, patent pending; 100 kilohertz frequency response; Shafted version up to 0.25 in / 6.25 mm diameter.

Factory Automation - Featured Company

Dynatect Manufacturing, Inc.

Dynatect Manufacturing, Inc.

Dynatect designs and manufactures a complete line of components to protect equipment and people. Products can be manufactured from metals, elastomer-covered fabric, nylon, rubber, polyurethane and PVC. Our range of products includes protective covers, cable and hose carriers, elastomer components and mechanical motion control. With tens of thousands of worldwide clients, and a library of more than 500,000 customized products, Dynatect has the broadest product offering to solve applications.