RFC4800 Series now features a CANopen ouput version that is CiA DS-301 compliant.
* novel task-oriented HMI simplifies control of plunge grinding operations
ROSS Controls, Troy MI, introduces a new and improved 1-1/4" pneumatic automatic counterbalance for large mechanical stamping presses.
Canaccord Genuity 35th Annual Growth Conference in Boston on Thursday, August 13, 2015
Double E Company's new "Solis" web material accumulators deliver stored web material when part of a production process must come to a stop while the rest of the line continues to run. They stand apart from other accumulators by offering closed loop tension control throughout the cycle and by allowing programmable storage amounts that can be changed on the fly.
Rethink Robotics and Sonoco Alloyd Partner to Provide Collaborative Robots and Advanced Packaging Technologies as a Complete Solution for Customers
Evana Automation Provides Turnkey Robotic Cell Solution to a Manufacturer of Automotive Molded Parts
Evana integrates customer robot and bowl feeder to improve clip insertion process for automobile sills
DARPA's YFA program identifies and engages rising research stars in junior faculty positions at U.S. academic institutions and introduces them to Department of Defense needs and DARPA's program development process.
Mouser was the exclusive sponsor of the contest, which encourages engineering students to submit design projects that utilize TI technology.
GreyOrange, a robotics firm that is in the business of automating warehouses, has raised $30 million (Rs 191.6 crore) in a round led by Tiger Global Management, with participation from existing investors Blume Ventures. The funding, which the company says is one of the largest for robotics company globally, will be used to invest in developing new products, expand internationally into Asia Pacific, Middle East and Europe. The company says it has a 90% market share of India's warehouse automation market and it powers over 180,000 square feet of warehouse. "We are doubling our team size globally as we steer the company and our products beyond India and into international markets," said co-founder and CEO Samay Kohli, who founded the company with Akash Gupta in 2011. The company has two products: The Sorter and the Butler. The former is a high-speed system that consolidates orders and routes parcels. By Diwali, the company will have installed sortation capacity of 3 million parcels per day. The second product, the Butler, is an order-picking system that is tailored for high-volume, high-mix orders characteristic of e-commerce and omni-channel logistics fulfilment. Cont'd..
1,700 new combinations
Specially designed for use in process monitoring, machine vision, benchtop, laboratory, and OEM applications.
New program offers flexible, introductory training in automation technology for manufacturing
SEAN MCLAIN for WSJ.com: Foxconn became the latest global giant to declare its intention to tap into India’s budding manufacturing potential. The company is looking for manufacturing sites in India. So far it hasn’t been able to settle on any in particular, Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou told a news conference in New Delhi. “India is a big, big country. Too many places, too many states, too many cities. The choice is difficult,” he said. Foxconn is the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer by revenue. The Taiwanese company—known officially as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.—is looking to tap India’s massive labor pool and has big ambitions for its Indian investments. It has long-term plans for Asia’s third-largest economy and hopes to do more in India than simply assemble smartphones and laptops. “We want to bring the whole supply chain here,” Mr. Gou said. Analysts say Foxconn is looking to diversify its global network of factories as the company faces more competition and rising wages in China, where it has most of its manufacturing operations. Cont'd...
When it comes to addressing manufacturing labor challenges, companies shouldn't be quick to assume that job opportunities will decrease as a result of an increase in automated systems.
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maxon launches the next generation of positioning controllers - the EPOS4. A high performance module with detachable pin headers and two different power ratings. With a connector board, the modules can be combined into a ready-to-install compact solution. Suitable for efficient and dynamic control of brushed and brushless DC motors with Hall sensors and encoders up to 750 W continuous power and 1500 W peak power. The modular concept also provides for a wide variety of expansion options with Ethernet-based interfaces, such as EtherCAT or absolute rotary encoders.