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.
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.
Version 6.30 offers support for new BitFlow products
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 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.
Global Distributor Also Takes Top NPI, Customer Growth Awards
ABB's smallest material and machine tool handling robot now available with SafeMove2
Ideal for machine tool, packaging, and wash-down applications
Strong interest from international exhibitors and visitors proves HRG's position as a premier robot manufacturer and business partner in the Chinese market
Festo products ensure consistency, quality, and cleanliness batch to batch. (Festo BrewExpo Booth #2948)
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.
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 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 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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