IFR-Survey: Deployment of Robots Soars 70 Percent in Asia

Asian industry's uptake of industrial robots is accelerating: in just five years its operational stock rose 70 percent to 887,400 units, (2010-2015). In 2015 alone, annual sales of robots jumped 19 percent to 160,600 units, setting a new record for the fourth consecutive year.

Integro Technologies Announces Partnership with ViDi Systems SA

Machine vision integrator collaborates with leading Swiss software firm

Motion Controls Robotics to exhibit at the 10th annual Converters Expo in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Motion Controls Robotics is excited to be joining the celebration at the 10-year anniversary of the Converters Expo.

Neocortex Goods to Robot Cell for Replenishing Airline Beverages is Now Available

Universal Robotics and NxtGen Robotics have partnered to introduce an automated system with Neocortex® artificial intelligence for replenishing airline beverages returned to catering kitchens from aircraft after a flight - improving throughput and cleanliness while reducing costs.

2016 Breaks Records for North American Robot Orders and Shipments

Orders surged 61 percent in assembly applications while food & consumer goods orders increased 32 percent

New Panel Mount Brush Servo Drives for Centralized Motion Control Systems

The AxCent™ (Axes for Centralized control schemes) product platform brings the proven and powerful performance expected of ADVANCED Motion Controls, with improvements to the design architecture that utilize years of experience in the industry and the latest advancements in modern servo system design.

ATX 2017 - Design News Announces 2017 Golden Mousetrap Awards Finalists, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner WiFi Pioneer Cees Links

Gadget Freak of the Year and Rising Engineering Star Award winners also unveiled

Neovo Robotics Now an Official Reseller of OCTOPUZ in Finland

Joni Nisula, CEO of Neovo Robotics, gave us some insight on how he sees the robotics industry evolving. "In Finland the trend is slowly shifting from overseas manufacturing back to local manufacturing.

CKF DEVELOPS LOW COST ROBOT PALLETISING CELL

The AC25, a direct replacement for existing manual operations, is exceptionally easy to install and operate and at a cost of just £80,000, will typically provide a payback in under two years.

Encoder Products Company Introduces a Versatile Magnetic Encoder Module with a Threaded Housing

The Model 30MT is easy to install and provides high-performance rotary feedback over a wide range of operating conditions.

Association for Advancing Automation (A3) Announces Launch Pad Competition for Startups

Entrepreneurs Vie for Cash Award and Spotlight at Automate 2017

Mikrotron presents new family of high-resolution high-speed Machine Vision cameras

CoaXPress® cameras EoSens® 25CXP+, EoSens® 12CXP+ and CameraLink camera EoSens® 25CL+ will be showcased at SPIE Photonics West 2017

Robots Took My Job but I Don't Care

The company pays the robot monthly, plus payroll taxes. The robot pays income tax and a percentage of the robot's wages go to the RMWP. The RMWP (Robot Minimum Wage Plan) collects the money and distributes it to the displaced workers.

Schunk - ELP Electric Linear Module

The SCHUNK ELP can be adjusted in two simple steps making it the most user friendly electric linear module on the market! The end positions can be mechanically adjusted with a screw and the speed of extension and retraction is adjusted using rotary switches on the side of the unit.

Award-Winning Television Personality and Special Effects Master, Jamie Hyneman Adds Star Power to UBM's Advanced Design & Manufacturing Keynote in Anaheim, CA

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Zaber's Fastest, Longest Travel Stage

Zaber's Fastest, Longest Travel Stage

Zaber's new and improved stage (X-BLQ-E) is a closed-loop, belt-driven motorized linear stage with built-in motor encoder and controller. With travel lengths up to 3 m, 10 µm repeatability, and a maximum speed of 2.0 m/s, X-BLQ-E stages are perfect for rapid positioning over large distances. A built-in motor encoder allows closed-loop operation and slip/stall recovery, and an optional indexed knob provides manual control for operation without a computer. Like all Zaber products, the X-BLQ-E Series is designed for easy set-up and operation.