Ford's new robots can build cars, make coffee

Ford Motor Company announced today its early testing of a new type of assembly line robot that were co-developed with German robotics company KUKA Roboter GmbH with the intention of assisting human line workers. Two of these three-foot-tall machines are in use at the Cologne, Germany factory, where they assist human workers to install shock absorbers on Ford Fiestas. These workers would have originally had to juggle the shocks and tools to install them, but now the robot helps them position and install the parts.  More...

What does the future hold for robotics?

The robotics revolution is upon us. It has long been the topic of sci-fi thrillers, but now it has arrived, it looks very different to the way we envisioned it. Mechanical men don't march among us, in fact robots are mainly used in industry and they have only just been permitted to operate outside a robot cell. Graham Mackrell, managing director of precision gearing expert Harmonic Drive UK explores what a robotic future really looks like.

ABB announces 2016 North American Robotics Value Provider Award winners

Awards recognize select Value Providers for innovation, outstanding performance and leadership

How Using the Latest 3D Simulation Software for Vision Guided Robotic Applications Will Save You Time and Money

It is easy to imagine the time saved by using the latest simulation tools to develop vision guided robotic applications.

Intelligrated hires Tom Tobin as senior sales manager, Midwest regional sales and operations

Industrial automation and robotics expert to help drive continued regional growth

Robotiq and Varioptic announce the availability of the Robotiq Camera

The Robotiq Camera includes a CMOS sensor and a Caspian module from Varioptic. It has the ability to focus from as close as 70 mm to infinity and comes with a software package for Universal Robots which allows the camera to be setup within minutes. It will fit all UR wrists and is accessible directly from the robot controller.

IMTS - MODULA LAUNCHES MODULA ONEPICK, THE NEW VERTICAL LIFT AT IMTS 2016

Modula, one of the world's leading manufacturers of automated storage and retrieval systems, will present the latest version of the company`s most successful product - the Modula Lift - during the IMTS 2016 in Chicago's McCormick Place from September 12th to 17th (booth# E-4328). Modula selected North America's largest manufacturing exhibit to introduce Modula OnePick, a highly customizable edition of their original Lift.

Applimotion Low-Profile DDR Motors for Arc Segment and Large Diameter Motion

The Infinity Series enables OEMs to move light payloads in smooth and accurate arc-shaped and full 360-degree rotary motion profiles. Ultra-thin arc-shaped motor segments can be used individually or interconnected to create exact partial arc segment motion or full 360-degree rotary motion. Modular construction allows for virtually unlimited diameter and large through holes. This level of flexibility is not possible with conventional motor designs.

Industrial Robotic Software Market growing consistently to 2022 says a New Report

eMarketOrg.com adds Global Industrial Robotic Software Market - Structure, Size, Trends, Analysis and Outlook 2016-2022 research report that examines the global industrial robotic software market through a comprehensive summary and in-depth analysis of premium information sources.

VadaTech Announces Three New FMC Carrier PCI Express Cards Featuring High Performance FPGAs

VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of integrated systems, embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, today launched three new FMC carriers in the PCI Express form factor.

Automotive robotics market size is expected to exceed USD 15 billion by 2023: Global Market Insights Inc.

"Automotive Robotics Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Development, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 - 2023"

IIC Approves Factory Automation Platform as a Service (FA PaaS) Testbed Proposed by Mitsubishi Electric, Hitachi and Intel

Testbed is expected to provide a practical approach toward using IoT for factory automation

Packaging robot market size is expected to grow at over 9% CAGR from 2016 to 2023: Global Market Insights Inc.

"Packaging Robot Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 - 2023"

Schunk - ELP Electric Linear Module

The SCHUNK ELP can be adjusted in two simple steps making it the most user friendly electric linear module on the market! The end positions can be mechanically adjusted with a screw and the speed of extension and retraction is adjusted using rotary switches on the side of the unit.

Microscan Demonstrates Combined Auto ID and Machine Vision Platform at the AACC Clinical Lab Expo 2016

Microscan, the number-one brand of embedded clinical barcode readers and leading innovator of machine vision solutions for the life sciences, announces that it will demonstrate MicroHAWK®, the world's smallest enclosed imaging devices for barcode reading and machine vision for clinical instruments from Booth #1260 at the 2016 AACC Clinical Lab Expo, August 2-4 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product

SCHUNK's New Safety Gripping System EGN

SCHUNK's New Safety Gripping System EGN

With the SLS, SOS, and STO functionalities, the SCHUNK EGN gripping system certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 13849 enables safe human/machine collaboration. If the production process is interrupted by an emergency shut-off, the SCHUNK EGN goes into either a safely limited speed mode or a safe stop mode depending on the activated protection zone. In contrast to other solutions available on the market, the SCHUNK safety gripping system is continuously powered even in the safe operating stop so that the gripped parts are reliably held even without mechanical maintenance of gripping force. As soon as the protection zone is released, the gripper immediately switches back to the regular operating mode without the system having to be restarted.