Schunk - Pneumatically Powered Universal Gripper PGN-Plus-P

SCHUNK has introduced several improvements on the original PGN-Plus and has announced the newest generation gripper, PGN-Plus-P. Enlarged supporting dimensions between the six load-bearing shoulders of the multi-tooth guidance allow higher moment capacity which can accommodated longer fingers and greater loads.

KUKA Introduces KUKA Marketplace and KUKA Connect

The KUKA Marketplace allows customers to purchase and browse new KUKA products while providing user guides and videos for additional information.

Global Motion Control Shipments Grow 10.3% in 2016

Global shipments for motion control products increased by 10.3% to $3.3 billion in 2016, according to new statistics released by the Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA), the industry's trade group.

New super accurate magnetic scales equals quality of optical scales

BOGEN has introduced a more compact version of the magnetic measuring head IKS9. In addition to the existing design style with an 11 mm wide body, the measuring head IKS9 is now available in 9 mm width to be used in the most confined spaces. Despite reducing the package size, the IKS9 benefits remain the same - the highest accuracy for magnetic measurements with freely selectable resolutions.

Rethink Robotics Releases Intera 5: A New Approach to Automation

Rethink Robotics announced Intera® 5, a first-of-its-kind software platform that connects everything from a single robot controller, extending the smart, flexible power of Rethink Robotics' Sawyer™ to the entire work cell and simplifying automation with unparalleled ease of deployment.  Built on the backbone of the industry's best train-by-demonstration software that powers the world's fastest-to-deploy robots, Intera 5 is paving the way for connected manufacturing environments and helping companies build factories of the future. Intera 5 fundamentally changes the need for integration, making it substantially easier and more affordable, allowing manufacturers to deploy full work cell automation in a matter of hours, not weeks.  Intera 5 is much more than the latest version of Rethink Robotics' software; it's a new way to approach automation that allows manufacturers to control the robots, orchestrate the work cell and collect data.    Full Press Release:

Design News Recognizes Top Companies and Individuals at the 2017 Golden Mousetrap Awards Ceremony

Awards Ceremony held at UBM's Advanced Design and Manufacturing event in Anaheim, CA

THE BEST THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES - US Digital Introduces New Addition to Miniature Optical Encoder Portfolio at ATX West 2017

US Digital announced the introduction of the E8T miniature optical encoder. Combining small form factor and resolutions up to 720 CPR, the E8T is ideally suited for medical and other space sensitive applications that require reliable position and velocity feedback. The E8T's small package footprint fits motors as small as National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) size 11.

New Free Guide to Controllers for Small Assembly Robots

Helps prospective buyers better understand the devices used in robot programming, operation and communication with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Rethink Robotics Releases Intera 5: A New Approach to Automation

Extensible software is redefining automation deployments and providing a gateway to the factory of the future

ATX 2017 - Datalogic Showcases State-of-the-Art Products & Technologies at ATX West

Datalogic will be exhibiting at North America's largest annual automation technology event - ATX West.

Valmie's Vertitek Ups Its Game, Opens Enhanced UAV Production Component

Vertitek's Engineering and Services Department is located at its new center of operations in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and features the most modern technologies, including several 3D printers and a custom-fabricated, large-scale CNC machine, with many other pieces of machinery enroute.

DFI Tech Offers i.MX6 SoC Version of Qseven Modules

DFI Tech, a provider of embedded computing solutions and board products, now offers a 1-4 core i.MX6 NXP (formerly Freescale) versions of the Qseven computer on modules.

CoaXPress Helps Manufacturers Overcome Challenges of Integrating Machine Vision into the Industrial Internet of Things

At its core, the IIoT is about the interconnection of intelligent devices that collect, scour and share data to find trends, patterns and anomalies to help businesses make better decisions.

2017 RIA Board of Directors Election Results Announced

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) is pleased to announce the results of the recent Board of Directors election.

ATX 2017 - Content is King at UBM's Advanced Manufacturing Event in Anaheim, CA

Live Demonstrations, Cutting Edge Learning, Top Networking, Interactive Discussion Panels and a Hollywood-Inspired Keynote Highlight February's Show

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Oriental Motor - 2-Phase Bipolar Stepper Motor Drivers (1.8°/0.9°)

Oriental Motor - 2-Phase Bipolar Stepper Motor Drivers (1.8°/0.9°)

The CVD driver offers superior performance and value and is ideal for OEM or single axis machines. The CVD is available as a driver only or part of a complete package. The CVD series stepper motor drivers offer: Lowest Vibration and Noise with advanced Microstepping control / Highest torque with Bipolar configuration (4 lead wire) / Small, thin microstepping drive with space saving FETs / Selectable step angle and microstepping filter control / 2 mounting types and connector configurations / Alarms / 24 VDC Input / 0.5A to 4.5A