Analog ATEX-Certified Rotary Encoders for use in Explosive Atmospheres

POSITAL analog ATEX-certified absolute encoder is designed to operate safely in atmospheres where there are potentially dangerous levels of explosive gases or dust.

Mobile Industrial Robots Boosts Global Competitiveness of New Jersey-based Magna-Power

Two MiR100 Robots Free Up Three Employees from Material Transportation Tasks to Work on Higher-Value Activities

Cirtronics to Exhibit for Third Year at Xconomy's Robo Madness Forum in Boston, MA

Cirtronics, an experienced contract manufacturer, will be exhibiting for the third consecutive year in Xconomy's upcoming Robo Madness forum in Boston, MA, March 28th, 2017.

Yale Expands Driven by Balyo Robotic Lift Truck Lineup

Below, please find a press release from Yale Materials Handling Corporation (www.yale.com) announcing a new addition to its Driven by Balyo robotic lift truck lineup - the Yale® MO70T tow tractor. To view a hi-res image of the new MO70T tow tractor Driven by Balyo, copy this link into your browser: https://goo.gl/0O6MbK

Extra-small Precision Robot Arm

"Mecademic created an innovative category of industrial robots; one that disrupts what is considered small, compact and precise"

Mouser Electronics Continues Sponsorship of Create the Future Design Contest

Intel®, Analog Devices Join in Effort to Encourage Technological Innovation

VadaTech announces AdvancedMC FMC carriers based on Altera Arria-10™ FPGAs

VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of integrated systems, embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, announces the AMC535 and AMC536 AdvancedMC FMC carriers based on Altera Arria-10™ FPGAs.

Stäubli's new collaborative robots will be highlighted at Staubli Tech Day

Innovative, efficient and safe solutions for robotics, electrical and fluid connectors will be on display

Automate 2017 - A3 Announces Finalists in Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition

Emerging Companies with Range of Offerings from Platform-as-a-Service to Actuators to 3D Vision Technology

MCMA Launches Motion Control Certification for Professionals

The certification program is designed to help individuals working with motion control, motors, and automation technologies obtain the core knowledge required to work in today's competitive job market.

Precision Robotics and Automation: Hexapods Advance Production Processes

Traditional robots can handle heavy loads at high speed, but lack positioning accuracy. Hexapod robots - six-legged parallel-kinematic machines - have a long history in precision optics alignment & micro / nano-manufacturing automation. They were considered overkill for traditional industrial automation applications, but the need for miniaturization and higher precision is rapidly changing the situation. New high-speed fieldbus interfaces facilitate integration with PLC or CNC controllers.

Rise of the Robots

If manufacturers are going to flourish in America, they’ll need to buy a lot more robots. Here are six ways to play this hot trend.

Jack Hough for Barron's:  For long-term investors, robots could be one key to securing healthy corporate profit growth, and stock returns, even as wages rise. There are specific opportunities, too. Japan’s Fanuc (ticker: 6954.Japan) is far and away the U.S. market leader in industrial robots, and it’s quickly ramping up production. Its shares have been outperforming, and they could offer 20% more upside over the next year. Germany’s Kuka (KU2.Germany), which sold a majority stake last year to China’s appliance giant, Midea Group (000333.China), has similar return potential. Other stocks with high exposure to industrial robotics and factory automation include Rockwell Automation (ROK), Switzerland’s ABB(ABB), and Yaskawa Electric (6506.Japan). And for one-stop shoppers, there’s the Robo Global Robotics & Automation Index exchange-traded fund (ROBO), which tracks 85 stocks, charges annual expenses of 0.95%, and has returned 37% over the past year.  Cont'd...

Universal Robots Keeps Delivering High Double-Digit Growth

Universal Robots has continued its rapid expansion worldwide with a growth rate of 62% from 2015 to 2016. The company that pioneered and commercialized collaborative robot (cobot) technology continues to leverage its first mover advantage and market leadership position.

Novotechnik U.S. introduces the Vert-X 31E Series

The sensors are touchless magnetic angle sensors with a permanent magnet that can be secured to an application's rotating shaft, so that there is no direct mechanical linkage between the shaft and the measuring system, and therefore no wear.

Dorner Launches Next Generation 2200 Series Precision Move Conveyors

When applications call for precise movement of product, then Dorner's newly redesigned 2200 Series Precision Move Conveyor is the answer.

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Stäubli – Robotic tool changers

Stäubli - Robotic tool changers

Stäubli offers a complete range of robotic tool changing systems for payloads of 20 kg to 1,530 kg and torsion moments from 30 to 12,500 Nm, designed for use in virtually every industry. The tool changers adapt to customer-specific applications with different modules for media, data, power, etc. The new MPS 130 robotic tool changer is powerful, very robust, and designed for a huge range of applications. It features multiple couplings for air/vacuum connections, and can be equipped with connectors for data and electrical transmission. Very compact dimensions, with a coupled height of only 67 mm, make the MPS 130 the first choice for applications requiring a high number of mating cycles.