High performance, reliable A172 integrates Intel Core i7 processing with multiple I/O interface options
Gear Expo 2015, October 20th - 22nd at the Cobo Center in Detroit
On October 2nd there was a tremendous turnout of students, educators and manufacturers touring plants, colleges and other organizations to get a taste of what manufacturing is all about.
The new Rhoeby Dynamics R2D LiDAR is the smallest, lightest, lowest-cost device on the market today. It's proven capable of performing mapping, navigation and dynamic obstacle avoidance in the indoor setting, and comes complete with its open-source ROS driver for rapid integration into any robotics platform.
Additional demos include the small footprint, large work envelope IRB 1200 robot, and the ultra-compact FlexFeeder flexible parts feeding system.
BitFlow drivers now support the very latest versions of all major vision software packages, resulting in faster application development and lower lifecycle costs.
The EPSON RC700A Controller - More Power, Performance, and Ease of Use
Stäubli is pleased to announce two new additions to the Stäubli Robotics team.
The announcement comes after Cisco and FANUC America's 12-month Zero Downtime (ZDT) pilot project with a major automotive manufacturer.
Oriental Motor Introduces PKP Standard 2-Phase Stepper Motor with NEW Oriental Motor Original Encoder and New Higher Torque PKP22_ Series 28 mm (1.10 in.) Motor
Performance Driven High Torque Stepper Motors for the Optimum Application Results
Local high school students toured Okuma facilities to learn about CNC manufacturing, innovative machining technology and career paths.
Using vision instead of proximity sensors makes it possible for each fixture to handle a wider range of parts.
The below table shows the location, the number jobs & the key employers. We only searched for jobs that had "Robotics" in the job title.
by Zacks Equity Research: Technology giant and Dow component Cisco Systems, Inc. recently entered into a strategic alliance with a robotics company Fanuc America, thereby stepping up its efforts to make itself a key player in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. Per the alliance, Fanuc and Cisco have built an IoT system that enables Fanuc to monitor every robot on the factory floor. This way it can be determined whether a robot is likely to fail, so that a service technician can fix the equipment before it stops working. This could save companies hundreds of dollars of fixing cost. Per Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, downtime for these robots can cost a business $16,000 per minute. Therefore, the new system that offers predictive maintenance can be a big thing for some operations. The companies are currently testing the system in a channel that comprises around 1,800 robots and includes Fanuc customer, GM. In this testing period, Fanuc says its customer has saved $38 million. Fanus has plans to expand the system to 2,500 robots by the end of the year. Cont'd...
RIA Events Next Week Focus on Safety and Collaborative Robots
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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product
Midwest Motion Products Inc., based in Howard Lake, Minnesota, is pleased to announce the release of the new "GRA52" Right Angled Gearmotor System. This new 1:1 Right Angled Gearbox allows for significantly increased versatility, and design whose geometry allows for the unit to be mounted in tight spaces. We employ our Standard Brushed or Brushless DC Motors and Planetary Gearheads to complete the new R/A Design. Features/Benefits: Cost effective design - as low as $250*, Very Versatile - Output Ratios ranging from 3.7:1 to 2076:1, Fully Reversible Design, Readily available - Samples can be built from Stock Material, High Volume capacity.