Metallized Carbon Corporation Offers Modern Carbon-Graphite Self-Lubricating Materials Ideal for Aircraft Shaft Mechanical Seals

Unique materials offer high thermal conductivity, low friction and oxidation resistance

North American Robotics Market Records Strongest Opening Quarter Ever

A total of 7,406 robots valued at approximately $402 million were ordered from North American companies during the first quarter of 2016.

The World's Most User-Friendly, Cost-Effective Mobile Robot Enters North American Market

Already in use in 19 countries at prominent manufacturers such as Leoni, Flextronics, and Continental, MiR leads a new generation of autonomous mobile robots whose ease of use, flexibility and payback of less than a year will secure MiR's leadership role in North America.

Microscan Hosts 3-Day Advanced Machine Vision Training Course

Microscan hosts a three-day training course June 7-9 in Nashua, NH, using advanced machine vision tools with hands-on exercises using Microscan's advanced Visionscape® Machine Vision Software platform.

Dorner's Newly Redesigned 2200 Series Belt Conveyors Feature High Speed Transfers, Universal T-Slot and More

What makes this redesign significant to customers is that Dorner took the "good" from its best-selling conveyor platform and made it better. This equals a conveyor platform that's stronger, faster and more flexible for handling small to medium size part applications.

Yaskawa Motoman Demonstrates Career Path Opportunities to Students

Yaskawa Motoman celebrated National Robotics Week by inviting student groups to take facility tours and speak with automation professionals about future career opportunities.

Pleora Brings High-Performance Imaging Expertise to NBASE-T Alliance

Join NBASE-T Alliance consortium collaborating on new technologies that extend the bandwidth capabilities of twisted-pair copper cabling using standard Ethernet technology

Intelligrated webinar to feature AS/RS shuttle solutions for distribution and fulfillment operations

May 19 episode to focus on shuttle systems and robotic picking technologies

KUKA and Infosys Announce Industry 4.0 Partnership

The aim of the collaboration is the development of a software platform that will allow customers to collect, evaluate and utilize data for improving their own processes.

Process Data Readouts on a Smartphone: Safety Through Transparency

Near-field communication (NFC) protocols allow data from intelligent vacuum components to be read directly from the processor of a device to a mobile end device, opening up totally new opportunities for optimizing production processes. This is what Industry 4.0 is all about.

Güdel, Inc. Appoints Stuart Shepherd as CEO

"We are pleased to have Stu Shepherd join the leadership team of Güdel US as CEO", noted Martin Sträb. "The Group Executive Board is confident that Stu will continue to build on the considerable success of Stefan Nilsson, and lead the company to the next level of performance."

Mouser Electronics Continues Hall of Fame Sponsorship at FIRST Championship Event

Celebrity Engineer Grant Imahara to Attend

Festo Showcases Concept-Through-Commissioning Pneumatic Control Solutions for Life Science Projects at Interphex 2016

These new Festo solutions save time, lower cost, and reduce problems for engineering teams. Festo assigns a part number to every unique pneumatic control panel so that panels become standard easily reproduced products. (Festo Interphex Booth #3373)

Midwest Egnineered Systems Introduces a New MWES.com

Visitors will find extensive resources and an enhanced user experience at www.MWES.com

Obama and Merkel open HANNOVER MESSE

"We want to build on the spirit of innovation in the USA," said POTUS Barack Obama in his opening speech. This spirit has been driven by Germany and HANNOVER MESSE, especially over the past 70 years. Obama added that the USA has now created new production facilities, subsidy schemes and jobs in recent years to help reach this goal.

In what is likely his last visit to Germany as President, Obama spoke in particular about the TTIP free trade agreement. He believes that there are too many obstacles restricting trade between the EU and the USA. Different regulations and standards lead to higher costs. Therefore, one of TTIP's aims is to establish harmonized high standards.

Obama also promoted the USA as a production location for European companies. Angela Merkel gladly took the opportunity to respond:  "We love competition. But we also like to win,"  replied the German Chancellor.

A challenge with a smile. In her speech, Merkel emphasized that cooperation is essential for the future of industrial production - in a transatlantic partnership. "We in the EU want to lead the way, together with the USA," said the Chancellor, referring above all to the development of global communication and IT standards for integrated industry.

However, the opening ceremony at HANNOVER MESSE 2016 was more than a meeting of Heads of State. Amidst musical numbers and dance performances by humans and machines, German Minister for Education and Research, Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, presented the coveted HERMES AWARD for industrial innovation. This year's winner is the Harting Group with its intelligent communication module, MICA.  Cont'd...

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Zaber's Fastest, Longest Travel Stage

Zaber's Fastest, Longest Travel Stage

Zaber's new and improved stage (X-BLQ-E) is a closed-loop, belt-driven motorized linear stage with built-in motor encoder and controller. With travel lengths up to 3 m, 10 µm repeatability, and a maximum speed of 2.0 m/s, X-BLQ-E stages are perfect for rapid positioning over large distances. A built-in motor encoder allows closed-loop operation and slip/stall recovery, and an optional indexed knob provides manual control for operation without a computer. Like all Zaber products, the X-BLQ-E Series is designed for easy set-up and operation.