Yaskawa Motoman's Strategy for Robotics Education is Strategy for the Economy

Successful workforce development and sustainable economic growth depend on close alignment of STEM education, certification and training with the needs and expertise of industry leaders. Organizations must provide the right products, technology and education to fill the gap between what the industry wants and what educational institutions can provide. Yaskawa Motoman is addressing these critical needs with innovative products, curricula, training certification and services for education and industry.

New IP69K Food Grade HMI Solution from Exor

The eTOP4FOOD has been designed and proven to solve the industry wide problem of HMI failures and less effective alternative HMI cleaning procedures. With the eTOP4FOOD no longer is the HMI required to be shielded from high temperature, high pressure cleaning.

Intelligrated demonstrates Dynamic Discharge Compensation at MODEX 2016

Technology maximizes divert accuracy in cross-belt sortation systems to increase operational efficiency

Yale Vision Offers Broad Compatibility, Connectivity for Maximum Flexibility

Yale enhances wireless asset management system

The New Mobile App from Festo Enables Fast Delivery of Parts, Greater Productivity, and Lower Inventory Cost

Festo engineered the new mobile app with unbeatable features and ease of use for accessing product information and securing FAST delivery.

Why Everyone Must Get Ready For 4th Industrial Revolution

Bernard Marr for Forbes:  First came steam and water power; then electricity and assembly lines; then computerization… So what comes next?

Some call it the fourth industrial revolution, or industry 4.0, but whatever you call it, it represents the combination of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, and the Internet of Systems.

In short, it is the idea of smart factories in which machines are augmented with web connectivity and connected to a system that can visualize the entire production chain and make decisions on its own.

And it’s well on its way and will change most of our jobs.

Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, has published a book entitled The Fourth Industrial Revolution in which he describes how this fourth revolution is fundamentally different from the previous three, which were characterized mainly by advances in technology.

In this fourth revolution, we are facing a range of new technologies that combine the physical, digital and biological worlds. These new technologies will impact all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenge our ideas about what it means to be human.  Cont'd...

Machine vision in action: MVTec at Hannover Messe 2016

 Machine vision as a key technology for Industry 4.0  Safe human-machine interaction in smart factory scenarios  Robust and reliable solutions with HALCON 12.0.2 and MERLIC 2

Collaborative Robots Are Broadening Their Marketplaces

In a human-machine study conducted by an MIT professor, it was shown that teams made of humans and robots collaborating efficiently can be more productive than teams made of either humans or robots alone.

FANUC America Expands Operations in 2016

The expansion will allow the company to better serve its growing customer base.

Is CoaXPress the Safest Bet in Machine Vision Interfaces?

The CoaXPress® camera standard was developed nearly a decade ago to overcome the limitations of Camera Link™, which at the time was the most popular interface for machine vision systems requiring real time data in small volume systems.

Yaskawa and Clearpath Partner to Develop Mobile Manipulation Solution

This fully integrated solution will feature a Motoman® MH12 robot equipped with end-of-arm tool and vision system, mounted on Clearpath's OTTO 1500 self-driving vehicle. This project is currently under development and supported under the advanced research division of Clearpath.

National Robotics Week delights kids

Greg Nichols for ZDNet:  The seventh annual National Robotics Week, which kicks off this week, will see more than 250 events take place across all 50 states.

It's a pretty cool time to celebrate robots. A new generation of small, relatively inexpensive, and highly collaborative industrial robots brought new levels of automation to light industry last year. Home robots, in the form of vacuums and lawn mowers, continue to do well in sales, and drones--technically flying robots--are everywhere. I'm literally watching one fly over a park near my house as I write.

New kinds of bots are also making early strides. Companies like Savioke are bringing robots to hotels and others likeRevolve Robotics and Double are connecting people via affordable embodied telepresence--especially people whose disabilities prevent them from traveling to school or work.  Cont'd...

Daifuku Warehouse Automation Technology Selected for Innovative Robotics Training Center in Michigan

Wynright Corporation and sister company Jervis B. Webb to help Lansing Community College train a new generation of mechatronics technicians

Kinema Systems Announces World's First Self-Training Robot Picking Solution

Kinema Systems is proud to announce its first product - Kinema Pick - the world's first self-training, self-calibrating software solution for robotic depalletizing.

Intelligrated showcases robotic each picking at MODEX 2016

Integrated AS/RS, robotic demonstration performs fully automated each picking

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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product

IPR Robotics - Right-Sized 7th Axis Robot Linear Rails

IPR Robotics - Right-Sized 7th Axis Robot Linear Rails

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.