Automate 2017 - Microscan to Demonstrate Industrial Robot Using MicroHAWK Smart Cameras at Automate 2017

Microscan experts will demonstrate the latest barcode and machine vision innovations and present a UR5 robotic arm using MicroHAWK - the world's smallest high-performance smart camera - at Automate 2017 April 3 - 6 in Chicago, IL.

Automate 2017 - Robotic VISION Technologies to debut its market ready collaborative robot vision software at Automate 2017

Integration with Universal Robots' UR5 robot the first of many planned

Intelligrated to showcase sortation, software and solutions at ProMat 2017

Booth demonstrations focus on innovative solutions designed for today's toughest distribution and fulfillment challenges

Talking AUTOMATE 2017 with Universal Robots

"Our focus on growing this network of technology partners to ensure fast and easy deployment of our robot arms is what really differentiates us from competitors. We're hoping to grow the platform to feature around 100 UR+ solutions by the end of 2017."

Festo - Transporting and manoeuvring in suspension with superconductivity

-At the Hannover Messe trade fair, Festo is showcasing three new Future Concepts for automation with superconductor technology -Festo is showcasing three new, exciting concepts for the industrial application of superconductor technology at the Hanover Messe 2017.

Preh IMA Automation Evansville Inc. Shipping Large-Scale Production Machine to Top North American Semi-Trailer Manufacturer to Automate Trailer Roof Assembly

The Automated Roof Punch, Rivet Set, and Roof Crimp Assembly System for Refrigerated SemiTrailers Ships in April 2017

Automate 2017 - RightHand Robotics Unveils New Picking Solution for Logistics, E-Commerce, and Material Handling Industries

Company Also Announces Series A Funding Led by Playground Global

Soft Robotics Updates Brand; Launches New Site

"We are excited to officially unveil our new logo and website. The past three years have been spent building the technology and solving customers' problems. We have created a great product and felt this was the perfect time to build upon this growth and create an iconic brand," said Carl Vause, CEO of Soft Robotics Inc.

Training the next generation workforce for America's new Industrial Revolution

Wake Tech Community College launches Collaborative Robotics program with donation of ABB's YuMi® robot

Low-cost Spring Applied Brakes for Servo and Stepper Motors

Inertia Dynamics type FSB brakes are designed to decelerate or hold inertial loads when the voltage is turned off. These brakes can be mounted to a bulkhead or motor.

The cost of functional safety for food processing

In 2014 in the UK, a large food manufacturer had to pay a £800,000 fine after a serious industrial accident. An engineer was trapped by the machinery while examining a conveyor belt and suffered major injury and ongoing nerve damage. An investigation revealed that this dangerous accident could have been prevented if a guard was in place on the machine. Here, Jorgen Saxeryd, safety products and functional safety advisor to ABB's food and beverage program explains how safety procedures must be developed in food processing plants.

Mnuchin on robots taking US jobs: 'It's not even on our radar screen ... 50-100 more years' away

David Reid for CNBC: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he was not worried about the mass displacement of U.S. workers by robots and could be a century before a labor crisis eventuates. "It's not even on our radar screen ... 50-100 more years," Mnuchin said.

Automate 2017 - OptoForce Brings Sense of Touch to U.S. Robots

Automate Demos to Showcase Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensors that Automate Manufacturing Tasks, Reducing Production Costs and Returning Jobs to the United States

Automate 2017 - TM Robotics Partners with ASG to Sell Toshiba Machine Industrial Robots Worldwide

Company to launch relationship with TM Robotics from booth #1668 at this year's AUTOMATE Show

Automate 2017 - TQ Systems Debuts RoboDrive Advanced Robotic Solutions at Automate 2017

RoboDrive motors were designed by researchers at the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) for the International Space Station. TQ RoboDrive is ideally suited for robotics because the motors are extremely compact, are half the weight and half the power losses at the same torque as other commercially available motors, and feature strong dynamics and precision.

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Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots is a result of many years of intensive research in robotics. The product portfolio includes the UR5 and UR10 models that handle payloads of up to 11.3 lbs. and 22.6 lbs. respectively. The six-axis robot arms weigh as little as 40 lbs. with reach capabilities of up to 51 inches. Repeatability of +/- .004" allows quick precision handling of even microscopically small parts. After initial risk assessment, the collaborative Universal Robots can operate alongside human operators without cumbersome and expensive safety guarding. This makes it simple and easy to move the light-weight robot around the production, addressing the needs of agile manufacturing even within small- and medium sized companies regarding automation as costly and complex. If the robots come into contact with an employee, the built-in force control limits the forces at contact, adhering to the current safety requirements on force and torque limitations. Intuitively programmed by non-technical users, the robot arms go from box to operation in less than an hour, and typically pay for themselves within 195 days. Since the first UR robot entered the market in 2009, the company has seen substantial growth with the robotic arms now being sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.