Tag Team Manufacturing Speeds Delivery with Rethink Robotics' Sawyer

Precision manufacturer uses smart, collaborative robot to increase speed, safety

Microscan Releases AutoVISION® Machine Vision Software for MicroHAWK® MV Smart Cameras

The latest version of Microscan's AutoVISION Machine Vision Software (AutoVISION 4.0) features advanced Locate, Measure, and Color tools for powerful automated visual inspections, and provides the machine vision interface for new MicroHAWK MV devices - the world's smallest smart cameras.

World renowned robot safety expert joins Universal Robots

Roberta Nelson Shea is Universal Robots' new Global Technical Compliance Officer. She has chaired the U.S. National Robot Safety Committee for 23 years, spent 35+ years within manufacturing automation, and is recognized as a global authority on robot safety - most recently as Convenor of the ISO committee publishing technical specifications on risk assessments of collaborative robots.

Novotechnik - New Robust High Accuracy Magnetic Encoder

Novotechnik U.S. introduces the Vert-X 51 Series of rotary magnetic encoders feature up to 16-bit resolution and repeatability to 0.1° - depending on model.

IMTS - The future of manufacturing on display with KUKA Robotics Corporation at IMTS 2016

KUKA Robotics will showcase the future of manufacturing at IMTS 2016 booth #N6200 -September 12-17

Kawasaki Robotics Releases the "duAro", a First-of-its-Kind Collaborative Robot, for North American Market

The next generation duAro robot is designed to work alongside humans on material handling, assembly, machine tending and dispensing applications.

Special News Report for International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016

New product announcements and news from IMTS 2016. Post your company news or read about what others are doing at the show.

Concurrent event of ROBODEX - 1st Smart Factory Expo

Smart Factory expo will be the first Expo for Industrie 4.0 / Industrial Internet Technologies for "Smart Factory" Industry.

Industrial Logistics Robots market will expand at a healthy CAGR during the forecast period and will be worth US$30 billion by 2020.

Industrial Logistics Robots: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020

New AxCent Servo Drives for Centralized Motion Control Systems

AxCent drives operate with brushless (3Φ) permanent magnet motors as well as brushed (1Φ) motors and inductive loads, and are a cost effective solution that provide high performance and simplicit

Chinese robotics makers feast on government subsidies

Li Liuxi and Chen Na for Caixin Online:  Local governments pumped hundreds of millions of yuan into the robotics industry in the first half of the year, helping to boost profits by as much as 60 percent in those companies rushing to take advantage of the generosity.

With strong support from Beijing, China has embarked on a robot-building frenzy in the last two years in an effort to move beyond traditional manufacturing. But as often happens in industries targeted for development, poorly designed incentive programs often lead to abuse that results in millions of dollars in wasted funds.

Similar waste in China's electric-vehicle and renewable-energy sectors has led to the buildup of huge new capacity that is sometimes unusable or of such low quality that no market exists for the products.

In the case of robotics makers, Caixin found government funding made up a large portion of profits for a dozen manufactures listed in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing in the first six months of this year.  Cont'd...

Boundaries are shattered as Glide-Line™ Introduces the new Glide-Line™ 360

"As a provider of mechanical hardware solutions, item North America/MB Kit Systems Inc. sees multiple requests for complex material handling solutions. Clearly, Glide-Line always seems to know what customers need and the new Glide-Line 360 has unlimited solutions for a wide range of applications." Rick Sabo, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, item North America, MB Kit Systems

The legacy of Willow Garage…The "PARC" for robotics

Kazu Komoto for ReadWrite:  The robotic industries have been one of the hottest topics worldwide since there has been progressing from the traditional manufacturing applications to the non-manufacturing applications such as service industry. Like other industries, startups in US Bay Area cover the whole area of the San Francisco-Silicon Valley has led the innovation. You have heard Savioke developing a butler robot for the hotel industry, Fetch Robotics developing a picking and transport robot for logistics that is also well known as Softbank has invested, and Suitable Technologies which has created a telepresence market.

In such robotics community in Bay Area, a group which has been recognized and respected is Willow Garage. There is a common point that all founders of companies mentioned above used to work for Willow Garage. Today, we are going to have a close look at Willow Garage, which is said: “Willow Garage in robotics industry is something like Bell Labs and Xerox Parc in the personal computer industry.”  Cont'd...

NEXCOM Fully Depicts Cloud-Infused Industry 4.0

NEXCOM demonstrates how it harnesses the technology of edge to cloud connectivity, cloud-based machine learning and cognitive computing to tap into the power of big data analytics to improve factory operations.

IMTS - ABB to bring the "Factory of the Future" to life with latest robotics technologies at IMTS 2016

Over twelve demos to showcase the Collaboration, Simplification and Digitalization that are the hallmarks of the flexible, agile and efficient factory of the future

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Harmonic Drive Introduces New Lightweight Versions of Select Gearhead Products.

Harmonic Drive Introduces New Lightweight Versions of Select Gearhead Products.

Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high precision motion control introduces new lightweight versions of select gearhead products. The new gearheads are ideal for designs where weight is a critical factor. Building on the success of Harmonic Drive LLCs current gear units, new lightweight versions were the next logical evolution of the CS/ SH product lines. With weight reductions of 20-30% without any reduction in torque ratings, the Lightweight (LW) gear units provide exceptional torque density.