Robotic Accuracy to be Combined with Human Flexibility for Working Together

Rather than taking jobs, robots will one day soon join people on the factory floor, as co-workers and collaborators. That's the vision of a EUR 6.5 million project led by Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

GAM Launches New Gearbox Sizing Tool

GAM's new Sizing Tool makes it easy to find the right gear reducer, coupling, or linear mount product compatible with your motor. Simply select your motor, adjust the ratings based on the application, and narrow down the products that match.

Intelligrated appoints new executive vice president and general manager for software group

Proven global software veteran to drive enterprise-level software growth

Toshiba Imaging's New UltraHD 4K

- World's Smallest 3-Chip Video Camera

Evana Automation Ships Custom Assembly and Test System to Tier 1 Automotive Supplier

Evana system will efficiently assemble and test ABS brake control modules

Robotics Design, Synthesis and Processing

The total process of building a robot is first to identify a need, then defining the problem that must be overcome to accomplish the need.

QComp Achieves Robot Integrator Recertification

The certification program was established to provide robot integrators with a way to benchmark against industry best practices and allows robot users to develop a baseline for evaluating robot integrators.

Pack Expo - KLEENLine Displays Reciprocating Shuttle Conveyor for Pack Expo 2014

Reciprocating conveyor can be configured with existing or other KLEENLine sanitary equipment to create desired product handling solution | See KLEENLine at Pack Expo Booth N-5425

Pack Expo - Brenton Introduces the BrentonPro Mach-2 Flexible Case Packer at Pack Expo 2014

The BrentonPro Mach-2's small footprint saves space and all servo motion control decreases changeover time and improves throughput. (Brenton Pack Expo Booth # N-5427)

Torque Transmission Unveils New Miniature RA-300 Gear Drive

Torque Transmission's new addition to their right angle gear boxes and speed reducers features small size with big features. Only 1.25 inches in height, width and length, the RA-300 gear drive is rated for 1/8 hp at 1800 rpm.

Advanced Motion Controls Release µZ Servo Drives

µZ's are the smallest off-the-shelf servo drives from ADVANCED Motion Controls

Lincoln Electric Acquires Easom Automation Systems, Inc.

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: LECO) announced today that it has acquired Easom Automation Systems, Inc., a privately held integrator and manufacturer of automation and positioning solutions, serving heavy fabrication, aerospace and automotive OEMs and suppliers.

Lenze Hosts Students on Inaugural Massachusetts Manufacturing Day

Corporate presentation and plant tour spotlight career opportunities in advanced manufacturing

BitFlow to Unveil New Axion-CL CameraLink Frame Grabber at VISION in Stuttgart Germany

VISION will be held in Stuttgart, Germany, November 4-6, 2014. with BitFlow exhibiting in booth #1A05.

Collaborative Robot Development

Since the operator can work in the robot's workspace even when the robot is still in motion at full speed, there is much more collaboration between the operator and robot.

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Factory Automation - Featured Product

US Digital - E4T Miniature Optical Kit Encoder

US Digital - E4T Miniature Optical Kit Encoder

US Digital is pleased to announce the launch of the E4T, their latest series of miniature high performance optical encoders. The E4T series delivers a marked performance increase over similar encoder models and designed to be an enhanced replacement for the E4P encoder series. The E4T utilizes state of the art transmissive optical sensing technology, and incorporates US Digital's own proprietary OptoASIC. Assembly of the E4T is simple and efficient and retains the previous E4P's form factor. Key features of the new E4T include: • Mechanically and Electrically Interchangeable with E4P • Improved Quadrature Signal Strength • 100 kHz Frequency Response • Transmissive Optical Design • Collet Style Push on Optical Disk Design (Patent Pending) • Simple & Efficient Assembly Process As with all of our products the E4T is designed and manufactured in their Vancouver, Washington USA facility and is available for purchase as of December 2014.