BitFlow Announces Five Key Machine Vision Technology Trends for 2017

Identifies Industrial Internet of Things and CoaXPress as trends set to impact machine vision markets

Special Tradeshow Coverage for ATX West 2017

ATX West will be held from February 7th - 9th in Anaheim, California. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Multi-Contact USA Becomes Stäubli Electrical Connectors, Inc.

Multi-Contact, a leading international manufacturer of electrical contacts and connection systems, has changed the name of its organization to Stäubli Electrical Connectors, Inc.

CIMTEC Automation LLC Selected as Universal Robots' Distribution Partner for Collaborative Robots Serving U.S. Southeastern Region

Partnership augments CIMTEC's best-in-class automation component offering to the Carolinas and Virginia to boost product manufacturing quality and efficiency

Dobot Launches at CES In Las Vegas!

Dobot Magician is the 2nd generation desktop robotic arm of Yuejiang which launched in Aug 2016. It has high repeatability, and can realize 3D printing, laser engraving, painting & writing, picking & placing only by changing its end tool. PC, phone, gesture, voice, even brainwaves can be used to control Dobot Magician. It's easy to use; the average user is able to grasp Magician's controls in only few minutes.

Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary - February - April 2017

Here is a summary of what Tradeshows, Conferences & Exhibitions to look forward to in the coming months.

Robotmaster Reduces Outsourcing, Increases Production and Profitability

Adding a robotic system enabled Groupe Gravel, a metal fabricator, to profitably automate cutting and welding for high-mix short-batch production. Robotmaster's tools enabled automatic path creation from CAD models drastically improved programming time.

Hannover Fairs Canada and SME Form Partnership to Co-Locate Five Industrial Technology Events with Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show 2017

CMTS is a biennial manufacturing event that will draw more than 9,000 attendees to connect with more than 700 exhibiting companies represented. The event showcases the latest advancements in machine tools, tooling, metal forming and fabricating and advanced manufacturing applications.

Japan's Rust Belt Counting on Robonomics to Run Assembly Lines

Yoshiaki Nohara, Toru Fujioka, and Daniel Moss for Bloomberg:  A withering factory town in Japan’s Rust Belt is looking for revival through a dose of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s "robot revolution."

Kadoma’s population has declined 13 percent as the nation ages, prompting mergers among elementary schools and emergency services departments. Factories can’t find enough people to run assembly lines, further threatening an industrial base that includes titan Panasonic Corp. and smaller businesses like Izumo Co., a maker of industrial rubber.

Yet Izumo President Tsutomu Otsubo doesn’t believe the solution involves finding more people. He’d rather find more machines to do the work so his company can capitalize on Abe’s plan to quadruple Japan’s robotics sector into a 2.4 trillion yen ($20 billion) industry by 2020.  Cont'd...

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

The current Stäubli robot line-up for the show is aimed at all packing technology markets and includes: the NEW FAST PICKER TP80 HE and the TX90XLHE, humid environment robots. And a true packaging line which include the TX40 - vial handling, TX60-vial plug handling, TX90XL-vision inspection, vial handling, TS40-vial cap handling, and TS60-vial cap handling.

New 3U VPX Power Supply Serving Industrial Embedded Technology Markets

The latest VPX power supply is released from Aegis Power Systems, Inc. featuring 3U form factor, 650W output, and 270Vdc input.

A3 Kicks off 2017 with Business Forum and Record Industry Results

World's leading annual networking event attracts 525+ global automation leaders

Extendable and Compact: 64 Relay High Voltage Controller

Online-Devices is pleased to announce the new USB/TCP industrial controller series from Intelligent-Appliance. These new controllers include 32, 48 or 64 relays, of up to 277 VAC @ 10 Amp.

SCHUNK EGL: Intelligent Gripping Module

The SCHUNK EGL 70 mechatronic parallel gripper combines power and intelligence. With variable gripping force between 50 and 600 N it is one of the most powerful and flexible mechatronic grippers on the market and was specifically developed for industrial applications.

Integro Technologies Named System Integrator of the Year

Salisbury, NC: Integro Technologies Corp., a leading machine vision integrator in Salisbury, North Carolina, has been named a 2017 System Integrator of the Year by Control Engineering and Plant Engineering magazines (CFE Media). The company is being recognized for its achievements in the areas of business acumen, client satisfaction, and technical expertise in the mid-sized system integration category.

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E4T & S4T Miniature Optical Kit Encoders - Available in CPRs up to 500

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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.