What does the future hold for robotics?

The robotics revolution is upon us. It has long been the topic of sci-fi thrillers, but now it has arrived, it looks very different to the way we envisioned it. Mechanical men don't march among us, in fact robots are mainly used in industry and they have only just been permitted to operate outside a robot cell. Graham Mackrell, managing director of precision gearing expert Harmonic Drive UK explores what a robotic future really looks like.

ABB announces 2016 North American Robotics Value Provider Award winners

Awards recognize select Value Providers for innovation, outstanding performance and leadership

Intelligrated hires Tom Tobin as senior sales manager, Midwest regional sales and operations

Industrial automation and robotics expert to help drive continued regional growth

Robotiq and Varioptic announce the availability of the Robotiq Camera

The Robotiq Camera includes a CMOS sensor and a Caspian module from Varioptic. It has the ability to focus from as close as 70 mm to infinity and comes with a software package for Universal Robots which allows the camera to be setup within minutes. It will fit all UR wrists and is accessible directly from the robot controller.


Modula, one of the world's leading manufacturers of automated storage and retrieval systems, will present the latest version of the company`s most successful product - the Modula Lift - during the IMTS 2016 in Chicago's McCormick Place from September 12th to 17th (booth# E-4328). Modula selected North America's largest manufacturing exhibit to introduce Modula OnePick, a highly customizable edition of their original Lift.

Applimotion Low-Profile DDR Motors for Arc Segment and Large Diameter Motion

The Infinity Series enables OEMs to move light payloads in smooth and accurate arc-shaped and full 360-degree rotary motion profiles. Ultra-thin arc-shaped motor segments can be used individually or interconnected to create exact partial arc segment motion or full 360-degree rotary motion. Modular construction allows for virtually unlimited diameter and large through holes. This level of flexibility is not possible with conventional motor designs.

Industrial Robotic Software Market growing consistently to 2022 says a New Report

eMarketOrg.com adds Global Industrial Robotic Software Market - Structure, Size, Trends, Analysis and Outlook 2016-2022 research report that examines the global industrial robotic software market through a comprehensive summary and in-depth analysis of premium information sources.

VadaTech Announces Three New FMC Carrier PCI Express Cards Featuring High Performance FPGAs

VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of integrated systems, embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, today launched three new FMC carriers in the PCI Express form factor.

IIC Approves Factory Automation Platform as a Service (FA PaaS) Testbed Proposed by Mitsubishi Electric, Hitachi and Intel

Testbed is expected to provide a practical approach toward using IoT for factory automation

Schunk - ELP Electric Linear Module

The SCHUNK ELP can be adjusted in two simple steps making it the most user friendly electric linear module on the market! The end positions can be mechanically adjusted with a screw and the speed of extension and retraction is adjusted using rotary switches on the side of the unit.

Intelligrated to focus on polybag handling in fifth installment of webinar series

July 21 episode to explore drivers behind packaging changes and strategies for automated systems to adapt

Packaging Robot Market to Rise Thanks to Increasing Count of Different Manufacturing Industries

Packaging Robots Market set to Surpass US $ 5 Bn by 2024, on the Backdrop of Need to Modernization of Manufacturing Facilities.

MICROMO Announces the Next Generation of Motion Controllers - V3.0

The new FAULHABER MC3/MCS Controller Family

MICROMO Launches New IER3 AND IERS3 Optical Encoders from FAULHABER

A New Standard for High Precision

Piab acquires Kenos and grips new market

Acquisition enables Piab to enter the large area vacuum gripper market at full speed. A strategic step towards building the global leader in industrial automation components

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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.