New Medical Technology Saving Lives
03/12/12, Len Calderone
Most of the medical advances that we have seen have been with pharmaceuticals, as drug companies compete to introduce new more effective drugs because the patents on many blockbuster drugs are about to expire. But the coolest advances have to do with medical equipment. The age of high-tech medicine is here with even greater advances in development.
Interview – Wireless Assembly Line Robotics - Joseph Citrano III, of Honeywell
03/12/12, Joseph Citrano III, Honeywell Sensing and Control (S&C)
A robot has multiple axis, so a wireless switch is sensing position on those different axis. A Limitless™ wireless solution includes wireless switches and I/O devices that are paired and communicate with a PLC or controller interface.
Proximity sensing in robotic clamping applications
03/12/12, Contributed by, TURCK Inc.
Clamping applications often rely on sensors to detect whether the jaws or grippers are in the proper position – open or closed. Though other technologies can be used in place of sensors to determine the open/closed conditions, sensor implementation can increase reliability and obtain data that only a detection device very near the application can provide.
Seegrid Robotic Industrial Trucks - Case Study
03/12/12, Contributed by, Seegrid
The Warehouse Group took to the Robotic Industrial Truck right away when they saw how it helped with their workload. On the manufacturing side, an unexpected secondary benefit is that we removed clutter and unsightly pallets from the work areas so the trucks can maneuver, providing a cleaner, safer work environment.