KUKA Systems Recognized by General Motors as a 2016 Supplier of the Year Winner for Powertrain & Body Shop Equipment

GM recognized 118 of its best suppliers from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded GM's expectations, created outstanding value or brought new innovations to the company. The announcement represented the most suppliers GM has recognized since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992. This is the second time KUKA Systems has received the award.

DESTACO's New GTB Series Servo Positioning Rotary Tables Offer Exceptional Torque in a Smaller, Lighter Design than Competitive Models

New Rotary Tables Expand DESTACO's Product Range Options, Advancing Solutions to the Market.

More production, more jobs? CMU pitches businesses on robotics in manufacturing

Daniel Moore, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Our mission, at a very high level, is establishing leadership in this area," said Gary Fedder, interim CEO of the ARM Institute. "We want to lower the barrier for the companies to adopt this technology" while also "empowering the American worker" to find open positions.

Stäubli's Connectors Division will showcase its range of Clean Energy Connections Solutions at ACT EXPO 2017.

The event addresses the latest innovations in the Alternative Clean Transportation industry.

High Resolution Linear Actuator Has 66 Lb. Pushing Force

PI's new linear pusher is small, fast, and strong.

Premiere for Synapticon at Hannover Messe

Startup shows technology for efficient development and production of robots

ArcWorld 200 and ArcWorld 500 Workcells With Dual Workstation Design

The new ArcWorld® 200 and ArcWorld® 500 welding solutions are designed to be versatile workhorses for small- to AW200medium-sized parts or medium-volume production runs. These customizable models feature a dual-station design allowing for high robot utilization; the operator can load one workstation while the robot is servicing the other. Floorspace requirements are minimal, as they can occupy a typical single-station space.

SMAC Introduces Programmable Micro Gripper for Handling Fragile Parts

The MGR5 Series Micro Gripper was developed to handle small very fragile parts - in SMAC's case - the assembly of small and precise rotary encoders. It includes the company's patented Soft-Land feature, programmable force down to 5 grams, and two independently controlled gripper fingers to pick up asymmetric parts.

Ironless linear motor - UC3 with an alternative cable output

When installing a drive, available power and various other factors play an important role. The cable outlet of the motor may be a decisive criterion, particularly when space is limited. For this reason the smallest ironless linear motor from Tecnotion -the UC3- is also available with a cable output in the travel direction.

BitFlow Launches Next Generation SDK

Version 6.30 offers support for new BitFlow products

Soft Robotics debuts new vision system

Ashley Nickle for The Packer: SuperPick - short for supervisory picking - aims to provide the depth perception and recognition of 3-D using 2-D hardware and human oversight.

Persimmon Technologies, a Provider of Vacuum Robotics and Hybrid-Field Electric Motor Technology, Acquired by Sumitomo Heavy Industries

Acquisition Will Deliver Product Line Expansion to Global Customer Base

EIT digital launches "Robot IoT Interface" activity

EIT Digital is pleased to announce the launch of "Robot IoT Interface", a new activity being developed with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and Poitiers-based startup Agileo Automation with the goal of enabling different kind of robots and machines to connect to different cloud platforms.

Mouser Electronics Named Top Global High Service Distributor for 4th Straight Year

Global Distributor Also Takes Top NPI, Customer Growth Awards

ABB Announces that SafeMove2 is Now Available on the IRB 1200

ABB's smallest material and machine tool handling robot now available with SafeMove2

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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.