Safety solutions for intelligent human-robot collaboration

Fanny Platbrood for SafeToWork:  Human-robot collaboration (HRC) describes a work scenario in which humans and automated machines share and work in the same workspace at the same time. Driven by Industry 4.0, this model of collaboration promises highly flexible workflows, maximum system throughput and productivity, as well as economic efficiency. However, ensuring that HRC is actually able to live up to this promise requires exactly the right safety technology for the application in question.

One of the major issues associated with Industry 4.0 is making work processes flexible. At the extreme end of the spectrum, this may involve manufacturing products in batch size 1 under industrial mass-production conditions – that is, manufacturing unique items on a conveyor belt.   Cont'd...

IMTS - KUKA Announces KUKA Connect at the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016

The Internet of Robotics comes to life with KUKA Connect - KUKA's all-new cloud software platform that securely transforms robot data into insightful information accessible from any device at anytime

Don't Replace - Go With CNC Center Remanufactured

With an increasing number of obsolete components on major manufacturing lines, CNC Center has found a way to keep them running smoothly without downtime.

Global Mobile Robotics Market reports, 2014 - 2020

Mobile robotics is programmable manipulator able to perform multipurpose activities as human within an environment. The global mobile robotics market is segmented on the basis of navigation, application and region.

Fulfillment Provider Fiege acquires perception-controlled picking robots from Magazino

Deployment will begin in September, when the robots will be implemented into Fiege's Mega Center to pick shoes that have been ordered online.

ROBOTIQ LAUNCHES DoF A COMMUNITY FOR ROBOTICS PROFESSIONALS

DoF is meant as a medium for sharing ideas and solving automation problems. "We realized that the know-how is locked in the head of automation engineers who can't talk to each other because they are far apart, focused on making their factory run," explains Samuel Bouchard, CEO of Robotiq.

IMTS - Robotmaster at IMTS 2016

Robotmaster will be exhibiting at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) which will be held September 12-17 at the McCormick Place in Chicago (IL).

RND Automation selected for Gulf Coast 500

RND Automation & Engineering was selected for the 2016 Florida Gulf Coast 500 list. A collection of the largest companies on Florida's west coast ranked by revenue.

Tag Team Manufacturing Speeds Delivery with Rethink Robotics' Sawyer

Precision manufacturer uses smart, collaborative robot to increase speed, safety

Microscan Releases AutoVISION® Machine Vision Software for MicroHAWK® MV Smart Cameras

The latest version of Microscan's AutoVISION Machine Vision Software (AutoVISION 4.0) features advanced Locate, Measure, and Color tools for powerful automated visual inspections, and provides the machine vision interface for new MicroHAWK MV devices - the world's smallest smart cameras.

World renowned robot safety expert joins Universal Robots

Roberta Nelson Shea is Universal Robots' new Global Technical Compliance Officer. She has chaired the U.S. National Robot Safety Committee for 23 years, spent 35+ years within manufacturing automation, and is recognized as a global authority on robot safety - most recently as Convenor of the ISO committee publishing technical specifications on risk assessments of collaborative robots.

Novotechnik - New Robust High Accuracy Magnetic Encoder

Novotechnik U.S. introduces the Vert-X 51 Series of rotary magnetic encoders feature up to 16-bit resolution and repeatability to 0.1° - depending on model.

IMTS - The future of manufacturing on display with KUKA Robotics Corporation at IMTS 2016

KUKA Robotics will showcase the future of manufacturing at IMTS 2016 booth #N6200 -September 12-17

Kawasaki Robotics Releases the "duAro", a First-of-its-Kind Collaborative Robot, for North American Market

The next generation duAro robot is designed to work alongside humans on material handling, assembly, machine tending and dispensing applications.

Special News Report for International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016

New product announcements and news from IMTS 2016. Post your company news or read about what others are doing at the show.

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