IFR: Robots Benefit the US Industry: 261,000 New Jobs Created in Automotive Sector Alone

The US automotive industry has installed a new record of approximately 17,500 industrial robots in 2016. In the last seven years, the operational stock increased by about 52,000 units (2010-2016). These are preliminary results published by the Statistical Department of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). During the same period, the number of jobs in the US automotive sector rose by 260,600 - according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

COMAU TO SHOWCASE ITS ADVANCED AUTOMATION PARADIGM AT HANNOVER MESSE 2017

• HUMANufacturing: humans and machines working side-by-side • Worldwide premiere of the e.DO "people make robotics" professional robot kit • European launch of the Agile AGV • AURA collaborative robots • Robot Application Park demonstration • Targeted Digital Manufacturing training seminars

Rethink Robotics Introduces New ClickSmart Family, Brings Single Source Solution to Market

Rethink Robotics' ClickSmart family of gripper kits shows that smart automation no longer stops at the wrist

4SIGHT & Locus Robotics Announce Partnership at JDA FOCUS 2017

JDA partner and innovative robotics fulfillment solution provider partner to deliver advanced supply chain and warehouse operations solutions to joint clients.

AccuFast II Laser-Based Seam Finder Improves Weld Quality, Reduces Cycle Times

AccuFast II utilizes a non-contact, commercial point laser instead of "touch" sensing with the weld wire, which allows the robot to quickly and accurately locate welding seams. It greatly reduces cycle times not only by removing the need to cut the weld wire, but it also provides faster search speeds by eliminating wire deflection.

Introducing the Thinnest Moving Coil Linear Motor in the World

SMAC Moving Coil Actuators introduces the LCA6. At 6mm wide, SMAC Moving Coil Actuators claims that the LCA6 is the thinnest linear moving coil in the world. The LCA6 is cross roller guided, increasing accuracy. Flat coils are centred between cross rollers so deflection load is reduced and rigidity is increased

Online STEM Courseware Environment, Möbius, Now Widely Available

University of Waterloo developing Möbius course materials for adoption

SCHUNK EGL: Intelligent Gripping Module

The SCHUNK EGL 70 mechatronic parallel gripper combines power and intelligence. With variable gripping force between 50 and 600 N it is one of the most powerful and flexible mechatronic grippers on the market and was specifically developed for industrial applications.

DNC Electronics add more inventory to their Fanuc Motor Stock

With an already comprehensive inventory of stock, DNC Electronics announce they have added more inventory to their Fanuc Motor Stock

Festo Expands Planar Gantry Offering with Two New, Larger Workspace Models, The EXCM-30 and EXCM-40

The Festo EXCM series delivers two- or three-axis Cartesian motion for benchtop assembly machines and medical laboratory devices

KUKA Systems Recognized by General Motors as a 2016 Supplier of the Year Winner for Powertrain & Body Shop Equipment

GM recognized 118 of its best suppliers from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded GM's expectations, created outstanding value or brought new innovations to the company. The announcement represented the most suppliers GM has recognized since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992. This is the second time KUKA Systems has received the award.

DESTACO's New GTB Series Servo Positioning Rotary Tables Offer Exceptional Torque in a Smaller, Lighter Design than Competitive Models

New Rotary Tables Expand DESTACO's Product Range Options, Advancing Solutions to the Market.

Stäubli's Connectors Division will showcase its range of Clean Energy Connections Solutions at ACT EXPO 2017.

The event addresses the latest innovations in the Alternative Clean Transportation industry.

High Resolution Linear Actuator Has 66 Lb. Pushing Force

PI's new linear pusher is small, fast, and strong.

Premiere for Synapticon at Hannover Messe

Startup shows technology for efficient development and production of robots

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E4T & S4T Miniature Optical Kit Encoders - Available in CPRs up to 500

E4T & S4T Miniature Optical Kit Encoders - Available in CPRs up to 500

High resolution. Limited space. Not a problem for our latest miniature encoders that provides precise feedback and is easy to install within smaller-sized applications. Now available in 400 and 500 CPRs. Coming in at about the size of a nickel, we've added our proprietary Opto-ASIC sensor technology and improved quadrature for even greater motion control. Product Features: 10 resolutions up to 360 CPR, plus new 400 and 500 CPR resolution; 288 configurations available, including single and differential output; Compact form factor • 0.866 inch (in) / 22.00 millimeter (mm) package outside diameter • 0.446 in / 11.33 mm package height • Fits NEMA 8, 11, 14 and 17 motors; Simple and efficient assembly process • Four-piece construction • Push-on hub disk design, patent pending; 100 kilohertz frequency response; Shafted version up to 0.25 in / 6.25 mm diameter.