Christensen's theory: from integrated approaches to modular approaches
SCHUNK has introduced several improvements on the original PGN-Plus and has announced the newest generation gripper, PGN-Plus-P. Enlarged supporting dimensions between the six load-bearing shoulders of the multi-tooth guidance allow higher moment capacity which can accommodated longer fingers and greater loads.
PrismTech's Vortex OpenSplice Selected by DexROV Project to Help Deliver Safer and More Cost-effective Dexterous Undersea Operations with Remotely Operated Vehicles
Vortex OpenSplice is robust to disruptions allowing very low bandwidth network connectivity information sharing between the ROV, satellite and piloting centres.
The sixth annual Robotics Alley Conference & Expo will once again highlight how robotics and automation are changing the way we live and work. This year, it will be held Feb. 28 - March 1 at The Depot Minneapolis. The event will feature experts on how new technologies will impact shopping, travel, health care, agriculture, manufacturing and more.
Hypertherm Robotic Software Inc has just released Robotmaster version 6.5!
The KUKA Marketplace allows customers to purchase and browse new KUKA products while providing user guides and videos for additional information.
Global shipments for motion control products increased by 10.3% to $3.3 billion in 2016, according to new statistics released by the Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA), the industry's trade group.
This application produces a medical device with parts that are extremely heat sensitive, so cycle times have to be consistent from part to part.
The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association recognizes Robomatter's excellence in developing engineering curriculum as part of Robomatter's Robotics Curriculum Continuum
Nick Heath for TechRepublic: Think it's tricky to build and program a robot arm? Think again. Powered by the Raspberry Pi, the MeArm Pi is a robot arm designed to be simple enough that kids aged 11+ can build and program it. The lightweight plastic arm, which can pick up small objects such as Lego bricks, comes as a kit that keeps the number of screws to a minimum and is relatively straightforward to assemble using the included hex keys. It can be controlled via the Pi, either using joysticks attached to the included Pi HAT add-on board or by programming it from the Pi. Cont'd...
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BOGEN has introduced a more compact version of the magnetic measuring head IKS9. In addition to the existing design style with an 11 mm wide body, the measuring head IKS9 is now available in 9 mm width to be used in the most confined spaces. Despite reducing the package size, the IKS9 benefits remain the same - the highest accuracy for magnetic measurements with freely selectable resolutions.
Rethink Robotics announced Intera® 5, a first-of-its-kind software platform that connects everything from a single robot controller, extending the smart, flexible power of Rethink Robotics' Sawyer™ to the entire work cell and simplifying automation with unparalleled ease of deployment. Built on the backbone of the industry's best train-by-demonstration software that powers the world's fastest-to-deploy robots, Intera 5 is paving the way for connected manufacturing environments and helping companies build factories of the future. Intera 5 fundamentally changes the need for integration, making it substantially easier and more affordable, allowing manufacturers to deploy full work cell automation in a matter of hours, not weeks. Intera 5 is much more than the latest version of Rethink Robotics' software; it's a new way to approach automation that allows manufacturers to control the robots, orchestrate the work cell and collect data. Full Press Release:
Awards Ceremony held at UBM's Advanced Design and Manufacturing event in Anaheim, CA
THE BEST THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES - US Digital Introduces New Addition to Miniature Optical Encoder Portfolio at ATX West 2017
US Digital announced the introduction of the E8T miniature optical encoder. Combining small form factor and resolutions up to 720 CPR, the E8T is ideally suited for medical and other space sensitive applications that require reliable position and velocity feedback. The E8T's small package footprint fits motors as small as National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) size 11.
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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product
IPR Robotics offers a wide range of servo-driven 7th axis linear rails for industrial robots. These rails come in ten different sizes and are constructed from modular high strength extruded aluminum sections to handle payloads of 100 kg to 1600 kg or from steel to handle 2000 kg payloads. This variety of rail sizes allows each application to be sized correctly, controlling the space required and the price point. The drive train design of these rails utilizes helical gear-racks and is proven over 10 years to be repeatable and reliable, even in tough foundry applications.