ABB introduces the FlexMT, a flexible, pre-engineered system to tend machine tools with vision guided robotics

The turnkey system increases machine tool utilization by up to 60%, can handle most any part, and is compatible with a wide range of machine tools • Increased productivity: Increased spindle utilization by as much as 60% • Reduction in operational costs: Suited for small batch runs and volume production • Standardized, flexible and simple: Pre-built, quick installation, easy programming • Health & Safety: Improved working environment

Stäubli Corporation Hires New Southeast Regional Sales Manager

Webb holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Management from Clarkson University and is a graduate of the Executive Management Development program from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

PPMA Show: ABB to Highlight IRB 460 Palletising Robot

Be sure to visit ABB's stand (F42) at The PPMA Show. Exhibiting with packaging system specialist and ABB system integrator, RM Group UK Ltd, ABB will be showcasing key features of its IRB 460 robot, said to be the 'fastest palletising robot in the world'.

IMTS 2014 - Okuma America Launches New App Store, MyOkuma.com, to be Demonstrated at IMTS 2014 Booth S-8500

Apps for use with the THINC®-OSP CNC Control increase productivity and streamline machine tool processes.

IMTS 2014 - Meet the Next Generation of Universal Robots at IMTS

With eight new adjustable safety rated functions, Universal Robots presents the only robot in the world that adapts advanced safety settings to each specific application. The third generation of the UR5 and UR10 robot arms also comes equipped with True Absolute Encoders that eliminate the need for re-initializing the robot, enabling automatic startup and easier integration into other machinery.

Harmonic Drive LLC Introduces Value Series Planetary Gearheads

Wayne Trail Becomes RIA Certified Robot Integrator

"We are delighted to welcome Wayne Trail as our 20th Certified Robot Integrator"

Open Source iPipet System Created as an Alternative to Costly Liquid-Handling Robots

A team of Whitehead Institute researchers is bringing new levels of efficiency and accuracy to one of the most essential albeit tedious tasks of bench science: pipetting. And, in an effort to aid the scientific community at large, the group has established an open source system that enables anyone to benefit from this development free of charge.

Seegrid Introduces Automated Guided Vehicles Software System for Fleet Optimization

Seegrid Corporation, global leader of robotic vision-guided automated guided vehicles (AGVs), announced the introduction of Seegrid Supervisor, an AGV software system for fleet optimization.

Boca Bearings for Robotics and Automation

Boca Bearing Company is expanding its product line to include bearings and lubricants suitable for the Robotics, Automation, and Advanced Manufacturing industries. Boca Bearings carries a large stock of standard bearings, ceramic hybrid bearings, full ceramic bearings and specialty lubricants.

Microscan Exhibits Clinical Lab Automation Solutions at AACC Clinical Lab Expo 2014

Microscan, the number-one brand of embedded clinical barcode readers worldwide and leading innovator of machine vision solutions for the life sciences, announces that it will demonstrate new embedded OEM solutions from Booth #2652 at AACC Clinical Lab Expo 2014, July 29-31 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

Robot With Broken Leg Learns To Walk Again In 2 Minutes

From Medium: Today, Antoine Cully at the Sorbonne University in Paris and a couple of pals say they’ve developed a technique that allows a damaged robot to learn how to walk again in just a few seconds. They say their work has important consequences for the reliability and robustness of future robots and may also provide some insight into the way that animals adapt to injury as well... ( cont'd )

Contactless Power and Data Transmission with IO-Link

TURCK's new NIC contactless inductive coupler is a maintenance-free solution for high-stress and wear-intensive applications

North American Robotics Market Posts its Best Quarter Ever, Sets New Record for First Half of 2014

Robot sales rise as unemployment rate continues to fall

Lenze Products Support OPC Foundation Open Access Specifications

OPC UA allows Lenze devices to be open and accessible, independent of software

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The top machine builders are switching from proprietary hardware-based PLCs, like Allen-Bradley, TwinCAT, Mitsubishi and KEYENCE, to open standards-based EtherCAT-enabled software PLCs on IPCs. KINGSTAR provides a fully-featured and integrated software PLC based on an open and accessible RTOS. KINGSTAR Soft PLC also includes add-on or third-party components for motion control and machine vision that are managed by a rich user interface for C++ programmers and non-developers alike.