CANVAS Technology to Provide Autonomous Driving Indoors

The company says that while autonomous cars and trucks receive a lot of attention, the complexities of driving at speed outdoors means that commercial viability is still a distant future.

Piab's Kenos Range of Suction Pad Grippers are Perfect for Packaging and Palletizing

Available with either check valve or flow resistance technology, and configured to use either integrated vacuum generation or an external vacuum generator (pump/blower), the grippers are able to satisfy the needs of various industrial segments and practical applications.

ABB introduces the IRB 1200 Foundry Plus 2, the smallest foundry robot in its class

The new robot can withstand harsh environments and meets the requirements of protection ratings IP66/67; ideal for foundry material handling and machine tending

Pega Launches Industry's First End-To-End Automation Platform To Intelligently Optimize How Work Gets Done With Robotic Automation, BPM, and CRM

Pega Robotic Automation now unified with Pega BPM platform and CRM applications to automate tasks, streamline processes, and enhance customer engagement

PI Releases New Vacuum Precision Motion and Positioning Solutions Catalog and Whitepaper

Vacuum and UHV applications in research and industry are increasing in importance as testing and manufacturing specifically require vacuum or cryogenic environments.

Robot Sews First Complete Garment

From Sewbo:  Sewbo Inc. on Thursday announced that it has achieved the long-sought goal of automated sewing, by using an industrial robot to sew together a T-shirt. This milestone represents the first time that a robot has been used to sew an entire article of clothing.

Despite widespread use in other industries, automation has failed to find a place in apparel manufacturing due to robots’ inability to handle limp, flexible fabrics. Sewbo avoids these hurdles by temporarily stiffening fabrics, making it easy for conventional robots to build clothes as if they were made from sheet metal. Afterwards, the process is reversed to produce soft, fully assembled garments.

“Our technology will allow manufacturers to create higher-quality clothing at lower costs in less time than ever before,” said Jonathan Zornow, the technology’s inventor. “Avoiding labor issues and shortening supply chains will help reduce the complexity and headaches surrounding today’s intricate global supply network. And digital manufacturing will revolutionize fashion, even down to how we buy our clothes by allowing easy and affordable customization for everyone.”

Sewbo performed their feat using an off-the-shelf industrial robot, which they taught to operate a consumer sewing machine. Having successfully proved its core concept, Sewbo is now expanding its team and working towards commercializing its technology... (company webpage, MIT article)

Next-Generation Robotics & Automation: Automotive Manufacturing Europe 2106

The Next-Generation Robotics & Automation: Automotive Manufacturing Europe conference takes place at The Vox, Birmingham, UK, 29-30 November, and London Business Conferences offer Robotics Tomorrow readers a discount to attend.

VISION 2016: Between anniversaries and product premières

Leading world trade fair for machine vision showcases innovations in all exhibition areas / FRAMOS, Matrix Vision, MVTEC and Vision Components celebrate company anniversaries

NEXCOM Simplifies OT-IT Convergence to Scout for Factory Intelligence

NEXCOM IoT Automation Solution offers manufacturers a feasible, holistic approach to control, communication, and cloud integration, fast-tracking the implementation of virtual war rooms, preventive maintenance and Industry 4.0 applications alike.

Industrial Technology Events Co-Located At IMTS 2016 Post Show Report

Five Trade Shows And Conference Programs Powered By HANNOVER MESSE Focused On Industry 4.0. And Industrial Internet Of Things Capabilities

Stäubli to host Stäubli Tech Day, Oct. 13, 2016

Stäubli will be hosting Stäubli Tech Day Oct. 13, 2016 at their Duncan, SC location.

IMTS 2016 Third Largest Show for Registration and Exhibit Space, also Showcased Highest Number of Exhibitors in History

Pack the halls! A total of 115,612 people registered for IMTS 2016, the third highest total ever and the most for a six-day show. IMTS 2016 also broke an all-time record for the highest number of exhibitors, 2,407.

FABTECH - NEW SHOP FLOOR SOLUTIONS DISPLAYING AT FABTECH 2016, BOOTH C13109

Shop Floor Automations brings its latest manufacturing tools to Fabtech in Fall of 2016.

FABTECH 2016 Special Event Topics Include Additive Manufacturing, Product Development, Post-Election Analysis and More

Industry-leading keynote speakers and panel participants to share expertise, new strategic perspectives

IMTS - FANUC Brings New Look to Machine Tool Controls with iHMI at IMTS 2016

FANUC America Corporation is bringing a new look and feel to CNC operations with the introduction of the new FANUC iHMI

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BitFlow Introduces 6th Generation Camera Link Frame Grabber: The Axion

BitFlow Introduces 6th Generation Camera Link Frame Grabber: The Axion

BitFlow has offered a Camera Link frame grabbers for almost 15 years. This latest offering, our 6th generation combines the power of CoaXPress with the requirements of Camera Link 2.0. Enabling a single or two camera system to operate at up to 850 MB/S per camera, the Axion-CL family is the best choice for CL frame grabber. Like the Cyton-CXP frame grabber, the Axion-CL leverages features such as the new StreamSync system, a highly optimized DMA engine, and expanded I/O capabilities that provide unprecedented flexibility in routing. There are two options available; Axion 1xE & Axion 2xE. The Axion 1xE is compatible with one base, medium, full or 80-bit camera offering PoCL, Power over Camera Link, on both connectors. The Axion 2xE is compatible with two base, medium, full or 80-bit cameras offering PoCL on both connectors for both cameras. The Axion-CL is a culmination of the continuous improvements and updates BitFlow has made to Camera Link frame grabbers.