With a Year to go, the Automate Show is Already the Largest Ever

Automate 2015, North America's leading automation event, will be held March 23-26, 2015 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Micro Systems with Big Commercial Potential Featured in SPIE journal

Micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems (MOEMS) technologies with a wide range of applications in areas such as robotics, remote chemical detection, space exploration, bioimaging for clinical use, 3D imaging, and telecommunications are highlighted in a special section of the Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS (JM3). The special section appears in the current issue of the journal, which is published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

Toshiba Launches DC Brush Motor Driver ICs for Industrial Equipments Supporting High Current and Voltage

The Industry's First Monolithic ICs Realizing 10A Output Current and 50V Withstand Voltage

NRL Autonomy Lab Hosts Shipboard Fire Robotics Consortium

This highly specialized research, to promote advanced firefighting techniques.

GE Atlanta Sponsors Innovation Through First Robotics Competition

Karl Fessenden to Serve as Executive Guest Speaker at the March 28th Event

QinetiQ North America Names Mark Lucas Director of Strategic Programs

Lucas will lead QNA's Patuxent River operations

ATX South Brings Automation Suppliers and Educational Opportunities to Charlotte

This April, automation suppliers will meet in Charlotte at ATX South to showcase their latest developments. Featured technologies include robotics, motion control, and sensors. Tech Theater, Speed Networking, and Learning Labs are top educational and networking highlights at the event.

Manufacturing with Robots and Automation Drives Growth for Vickers Engineering

FANUC America Corporation has released a new YouTube video about Vickers Engineering, a New Troy, Michigan-based manufacturer growing at 20 to 30 percent annually with the help of robots and automation. Watch the video here.

Ecoppia Announces World's First Completely Autonomously-Cleaned Solar Energy Park

"Ketura Sun" solar park in Israel's Negev desert is the first utility-scale solar energy production facility to implement an autonomous, water-free robotic panel cleaning system - Ecoppia's E4.

Neya Systems LLC Announces RC 1 of its Software Developer Kit for the Department of Defense Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Control Segment (UCS) Architecture

The Neya Systems UCS Software Developer Kit (UxSDK™ for UCS) reduces the startup investment and ongoing costs of developing and validating application software for the Department of Defense UCS Architecture and UCS Repository. The SDK is compliant with UCS Architecture Release 3.0 and beyond.

RURO is Pleased to Announce New, Lower Pricing On SmartFreezer® 2.0

Demand for robotic frozen sample storage grew dramatically in 2013. The increased volume of deployments has lowered SmartFreezer® manufacturing costs and RURO customers stand to benefit.

The USPTO Awards @AutonomousSolutions, Inc. with Two New Trademarks

Autonomous Solutions, Inc. announces two new trademarks for products that help make military, mining, and farming equipment safer.

ROV Helps Recover Missing Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Seafaring robots can explore expanses of the ocean where data collection might otherwise prove costly, time-consuming and dangerous. Like any intrepid explorer, however, they can lose their way.

International End-of-Arm Tooling Leader Reveals Two New Products at K-Show

SAS Automation launches Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) for EOAT and Hybrid End Effectors

Field of Competitors Expands for DRC Finals

Track switch by Team SCHAFT allows Teams ViGIR, THOR, and KAIST to become DRC Trials finalists; ViGIR and THOR become eligible to receive DARPA funding for participation in DRC Finals

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Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots is a result of many years of intensive research in robotics. The product portfolio includes the UR5 and UR10 models that handle payloads of up to 11.3 lbs. and 22.6 lbs. respectively. The six-axis robot arms weigh as little as 40 lbs. with reach capabilities of up to 51 inches. Repeatability of +/- .004" allows quick precision handling of even microscopically small parts. After initial risk assessment, the collaborative Universal Robots can operate alongside human operators without cumbersome and expensive safety guarding. This makes it simple and easy to move the light-weight robot around the production, addressing the needs of agile manufacturing even within small- and medium sized companies regarding automation as costly and complex. If the robots come into contact with an employee, the built-in force control limits the forces at contact, adhering to the current safety requirements on force and torque limitations. Intuitively programmed by non-technical users, the robot arms go from box to operation in less than an hour, and typically pay for themselves within 195 days. Since the first UR robot entered the market in 2009, the company has seen substantial growth with the robotic arms now being sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.