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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.

Robots Are Going Their Two Separate Ways

Mobility is a powerful enabler to intelligent robots as it increases the utilization of the robot in different form factors (land-based, air-based/space/drones, water-based and wearable/exoskeleton) and various applications.

Rise of Robots: Boon for Companies, Tax Headache for Lawmakers

Linda A. Thompson for Bloomberg News Agency:  European lawmakers are grappling for

New Software to Coordinate Entire Work Cell

This new software is the first of its kind to connect all of your devices from a single controller, which extends the smart, flexible power of our robots to the entire work cell and provides unparalleled speed to deployment.

Are there enough robots?

Future trends indicate that there will be a concentration on the collaboration of human and machine, simplified applications, and light-weight robots. We will also see an increased focus on modular robots and robotic systems, which will be marketed at exceptionally alluring

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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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New Kuka Robot:  Kr 3 Agilus Maximum Performance In Minimum Space

New Kuka Robot: Kr 3 Agilus Maximum Performance In Minimum Space

Great advances often start with small steps - in manufacturing cells measuring only 600 × 600 mm. Here, the KR 3 AGILUS is in its element. Particularly in the case of small parts and products which must be produced in a minimum of space. KUKA expertise, concentrated into the smallest of spaces, is setting new standards for the 3-kg class. The lightweight robot masters various tasks with agility, dynamism and maximum precision, leading to high flexibility in production - even when it comes to extremely narrow spaces.

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Actuonix Motion Devices

Actuonix Motion Devices

Actuonix Motion Devices is a leading manufacturer of linear servos serving the robotics market for over a decade. With over 145 different models, we are proud to offer the widest selection available. We offer strokes from 10-300mm, forces up to 65+lbs and both 6V and 12V input and are compatible with Arduino, RC receivers and several other different inputs. All of our actuators and servos are designed by our in-house team of engineers and tested for quality before leaving our facility.