FABTECH 2016 Las Vegas is a Knockout

Cutting-edge technologies, expert perspectives and large industry attendance define North America's premier manufacturing tradeshow and conference

US Digital Introduces New High Resolution E4T Optical Encoder Now with 400 and 500 CPR

Vancouver, Washington - November 22, 2016 - US Digital, a US manufacturer of quality motion control since 1980, today announced the addition of 400 and 500 cycles per revolution (CPR) resolutions to its existing E4T line of miniature optical encoders. Specifically designed for robotics, medical and other industrial automation applications, the new E4Ts deliver position and velocity feedback, while fitting National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) motors as small as size eight.

World's First Robot with Closed System Transfer Device to be Introduced by Equashield to Further Protect Pharmacy Staff during Hazardous Drug Compounding

A High Throughput Robot, Equashield® Pro, will be introduced in December at American Society of Health System Pharmacy (ASHP) Midyear Meeting in Las Vegas

Integrated IP65 Stepper Motors from Applied Motion Products

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

Access All Areas At Two Industry Leading Automotive Events

London Business Conferences' industry-leading GALM series joins forces with our cutting-edge Robotics portfolio to create one automotive manufacturing super-event in Birmingham this month.

Seegrid's Ed Henry Named CFO of the Year

The Pittsburgh Business Times praises Ed Henry for spearheading the company's most successful year to date

Shifting into the future with OCTOPUZ Robotic Programming Software

Complex manufacturing in the automotive industry made easy with OCTOPUZ robot programming and simulation software, using Fanuc & Staübli robots. Shifting into the future!

Largest Ever PACK EXPO Exceeds Highest of Expectations

New records set for exhibitors and total exhibit space.

Allied Motion Named to Deloitte's 2016 Technology Fast 500™

Recognized as one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America for the second consecutive year

Novotechnik - New Customizable Angle Sensors

Novotechnik, U.S. introduces the Vert-X 2800 Series of sensors that measure angular position. These sensors convert rotational angle into an analog or digital output-depending on version.

PACK Expo - Stäubli robots for sensitive environments introduced at PACK EXPO, end-to-end solutions for sensitive industrial applications.

Medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, food, electronics, semiconductors, cleanrooms, laboratories - for all of these challenging industrial environments, Stäubli offers a complete range of dynamic robots. At the same time, the specialist manufacturer is highly efficient in qualifying standard robots for industry-specific requirements.

Deco Lighting Pursues Innovation with Rethink Robotics' Sawyer

Smart lighting manufacturer meets smart, collaborative robot to make assembly 1200 percent faster

KINGSTAR Launches Open Software Platform for Real-Time, PC-Based Motion Control and Machine Vision in Europe

KINGSTAR eliminates the need for proprietary, hardware and individual solutions for industrial machine automation. Through pre-tested, pre-integrated, and best-of-breed software components, KINGSTAR is the only machine automation platform that provides the freedom and flexibility of 'plug-and-play' choices, reducing cost by up to half while delivering precision performance and quality.

FABTECH - ABB will feature a portfolio of advanced technology robotic demonstrations at FABTECH 2016

The exhibit includes over a dozen robots and covers a range of applications, from arc, plasma and spot welding, to laser cutting, Robotic TiP TiG welding and material handling.

Meet the robot whisperer who trains "big, monstrous, industrial robots" to follow her every command

Charlotte Whistlecroft for DigitalSpy:  If you think you're happy with your job, Madeline Gannon will definitely make you question your life, as this woman has managed to train giant robots to do things for her.

Nope, we're not joking - the founder of the Madlab Research Studio created "big, monstrous, industrial robots" and then tamed then, and she even has a nickname to prove it: The Robot Whisperer.

Which is all pretty impressive, if not terrifying, stuff.

Speaking at the WIRED Next Generation event in London, Madeline passed on her robot-taming skills to the audience of 12-18 year olds and shared her passion for turning 6-foot-tall factory line robots into tools any human can communicate with.  Cont'd...

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Omron Adept Lynx Cart Transporter

Omron Adept Lynx Cart Transporter

The Omron Adept Lynx Cart Transporter is an Autonomous Intelligent Vehicle (AIV) designed to attach to movable carts and transport them from a pickup location to a drop off location. Applications include line-side inventory replenishment, moving flow racks, transporting Work in Progress (WIP) between process steps, and moving finished goods to the warehouse. The Lynx Cart transporter leverages Natural Feature Navigation to autonomously find a path through the facility without the need for any facility modifications necessary.