Automate 2015, Booth #640, McCormick Place North, Chicago, Illinois, March 23–26

ATI Industrial Automation, a world-leading, engineering-based developer of robotic peripheral equipment, including: Automatic Tool Changers, Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensing Systems, Utility Couplers, Robotic Deburring Tools, Robotic Collision Sensors, and Compliance Devices, will exhibit new products and solutions at Automate 2015, Booth #640, McCormick Place North, Chicago, Illinois, March 23-26. ATI's booth will feature live demonstrations of their cutting-edge products and all of their latest advances in robotic end-effectors and automation tooling will be on display. ATI's products are integrated into many industries, including: aerospace, assembly, automotive, fabricating, finishing, material handling, packaging, welding, medical, and more.

Some of the newest products highlighting the ATI booth will be: Lateral and Pivoting Compliance Devices that allow compliance in multiple directions. Two new series of Compensators allow pieces to be gripped or routed reliably even if the workpiece is severely misaligned. The LCC and PCC Compliance Devices provide high endurance and high repeatability and have superior guidance allowing for high moment loads in a compact work envelope. New Tool Changer Models, including QC-160 for most 200 kg robots, QC-18 electrically-actuated and QC-001 Micro Tool Changer for high-speed "spider" or delta robots have been added to ATI's line of Robotic Tool Changers that provide the flexibility to automatically exchange end-effectors or other peripheral tooling. The Tool Changers are designed to function reliably for millions of cycles at rated load while maintaining extremely high repeatability. New Series of Manual Utility Couplers, which can be manually coupled/uncoupled quickly. The Utility Couplers are designed for applications where there is a need to quickly connect utilities such as air, fluid, power, and electrical signals in docking and fixturing operations. Any of ATI's Standard Series Tool Changer Utility Modules can attach to the modular, multi-coupling design and will improve cycle-time and flexibility in any production cell.

Catherine Morris, ATI's Director of Automotive Sales/Group Leader states, "Everyone today is looking for a competitive edge — Automate 2015 is the show where you can find that edge and find answers to all kinds of automation challenges. You will see automation solutions that incorporate robots, vision, motion control, sensors, assembly systems, etc. right on the show floor. You may also attend conference sessions that will provide practical training taught by experienced industry professionals who know your challenges."

ATI's robot end-effector products are found in thousands of successful applications around the world. ATI's flagship product is the Robotic Tool Changer, a robotic wrist coupler that locks and unlocks automatically, allowing a single robot to perform many different tasks. ATI remains focused on developing cost-effective, state-of-the-art products and solutions that improve robotic productivity. Customers choose ATI products for their unmatched quality, reliability, precision, and strength.

For additional information about ATI products or solutions visit Booth #640 at the show, or contact ATI Industrial Automation, 1031 Goodworth Drive, Apex, NC 27539, phone 919-772-0115, fax 919-772-8259,

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Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots is a result of many years of intensive research in robotics. The product portfolio includes the UR5 and UR10 models that handle payloads of up to 11.3 lbs. and 22.6 lbs. respectively. The six-axis robot arms weigh as little as 40 lbs. with reach capabilities of up to 51 inches. Repeatability of +/- .004" allows quick precision handling of even microscopically small parts. After initial risk assessment, the collaborative Universal Robots can operate alongside human operators without cumbersome and expensive safety guarding. This makes it simple and easy to move the light-weight robot around the production, addressing the needs of agile manufacturing even within small- and medium sized companies regarding automation as costly and complex. If the robots come into contact with an employee, the built-in force control limits the forces at contact, adhering to the current safety requirements on force and torque limitations. Intuitively programmed by non-technical users, the robot arms go from box to operation in less than an hour, and typically pay for themselves within 195 days. Since the first UR robot entered the market in 2009, the company has seen substantial growth with the robotic arms now being sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.