SMAC Introduces Programmable Micro Gripper for Handling Fragile Parts

The MGR5 Series Micro Gripper was developed to handle small very fragile parts - in SMAC's case - the assembly of small and precise rotary encoders. It includes the company's patented Soft-Land feature, programmable force down to 5 grams, and two independently controlled gripper fingers to pick up asymmetric parts.

Ironless linear motor - UC3 with an alternative cable output

When installing a drive, available power and various other factors play an important role. The cable outlet of the motor may be a decisive criterion, particularly when space is limited. For this reason the smallest ironless linear motor from Tecnotion -the UC3- is also available with a cable output in the travel direction.

BitFlow Launches Next Generation SDK

Version 6.30 offers support for new BitFlow products

Soft Robotics debuts new vision system

Ashley Nickle for The Packer: SuperPick - short for supervisory picking - aims to provide the depth perception and recognition of 3-D using 2-D hardware and human oversight.

Persimmon Technologies, a Provider of Vacuum Robotics and Hybrid-Field Electric Motor Technology, Acquired by Sumitomo Heavy Industries

Acquisition Will Deliver Product Line Expansion to Global Customer Base

EIT digital launches "Robot IoT Interface" activity

EIT Digital is pleased to announce the launch of "Robot IoT Interface", a new activity being developed with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and Poitiers-based startup Agileo Automation with the goal of enabling different kind of robots and machines to connect to different cloud platforms.

Mouser Electronics Named Top Global High Service Distributor for 4th Straight Year

Global Distributor Also Takes Top NPI, Customer Growth Awards

ABB Announces that SafeMove2 is Now Available on the IRB 1200

ABB's smallest material and machine tool handling robot now available with SafeMove2

Harmonic Drive LLC Introduces 480V Actuator with IP65 Protection

Ideal for machine tool, packaging, and wash-down applications

Automate 2017 - HIT Robot Group Makes a Splash in its first U.S. Show at Automate 2017

Strong interest from international exhibitors and visitors proves HRG's position as a premier robot manufacturer and business partner in the Chinese market

Festo Showcases Process Control Solutions at Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America

Festo products ensure consistency, quality, and cleanliness batch to batch. (Festo BrewExpo Booth #2948)

GENERAL MOTORS HONORS COMAU AS WINNER OF COVETED SUPPLIER INNOVATION AWARD.

Comau was named one of eight 2016 Innovation Award winners for creating a flexible robotic body assembly framing system for pre-production operations, based on the use of Comau's standard products that have been adapted by General Motors.

A problem that keeps warehouse work from being fully automated has just been solved

Sarah Kessler for Quartz: A startup called RightHand robotics recently began piloting technology that automates a task robots have previously struggled to master: recognizing and picking up items from boxes.

FANUC Introduces R-30iB Plus Robot Controller

FANUC will introduce its new R-30iB Plus robot controller at the annual FANUC Open House event on April 10-13 at its headquarters in Japan.

Industry 4.0 Data Brings You Closer To The Customer

Industry 4.0 will significantly alter the traditional model of pushing products to market, instead creating a more collaborative environment between goods producers and their customers.

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