Novotechnik introduces Vert-X 90E rotary angle sensors

Novotechnik introduces Vert-X 90E Series of touchless rotary angle sensors. These sensors use a magnetic pick up that is secured to the rotating object, so that there is no direct mechanical linkage between the shaft and the measuring system, and therefore no wear.

Servo2Go introduces Vacuum Stages & Actuators

Servo2Go.com has just added Zaber's New Low and High Vacuum Stages & Actuators to its broad range of high performance cost effective linear slides and actuators.

Rockwell Automation enhances PlantPAx Process Automation System

Rockwell Automation extended the reach of its PlantPAx process automation system to integrate critical rotating assets, such as compressors, pumps, turbines and fans, giving users the ability to manage plantwide operations with a single platform.

Boeing Unmanned Little Bird

Boeing video showing its Unmanned Little Bird helicopter landing autonomously on a trailer moving along a runway at speeds up to 15 knots. The test was part of a program with France's Thales and DCNS to demonstrate technology for unmanned VTOL deck landings and take-offs on moving ships.

 

Essemtec's Cobra Picks Four Components at Once

Used in high-variety electronics production, Cobra offers production speed of 21,000 cph and capacity for 240 intelligent feeders. Quattro-Pick feature, with software-optimized production sequence, lets machine pick 4 components from as many feeders simultaneously. Featuring 2 parallel rows, 8 pickup nozzle arrangement lets 4 nozzles on either front or back pick components concurrently.

Ball Joint Module makes service robots mobile.

Featuring -170 to +170° angle of rotation and 2 integrated servo axes that can each achieve 35-64 Nm torque, SPB Powerball can be used to implement lightweight arms, service robots, and other handling applications

Microscan's Vision MINI Smart Camera Receives 2011 Global Technology Award for Innovation

Microscan, a global technology leader in barcode, machine vision and lighting solutions, announces that it has been awarded a Global Technology Award in the category of ID Systems for its Vision MINI smart camera.

IMAV 2011

Here is a video of some of the highlights from The International Micro Air Vehicle Conference and Competition held in September. The competition part of the conference required the tiny autonomous flying robots perform missions in at an indoor and outdoor tasks like collecting objects from within a structure, popping balloons or dropping objects in specific locations. A summary of all the aircrafts that participated are available in this pdf.

Portescap Introduces LVD Low-Voltage Servo Drive

Portescap introduces LVD Low-Voltage Servo Drive for small and large brushed DC or brushless motors.

Karotz, the new robot rabbit now available

Aldebaran Robotics, the specialist in robotics which has already marketed more than 2000 NAO humanoid robots in four corners of the planet in the most prestigious universities and laboratories, now opens a consumer department and is marketing through the brand Violet, Karotz, a multipurpose companion connected to the internet.

Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman

Ideas in Action is a weekly PBS program hosted by Jim Glassman. A recent episode focused on the future of the American economy and the role of intelligent computers and robots will play. His two guests were Martin Ford, author of "The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future" and Dr. Robin Hanson, Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University. The entire episode is available here.

ABB to acquire Powercorp in Australia

ABB will acquire Powercorp, an Australian renewable power automation company. This acquisition strengthens ABB's portfolio of control technologies used to manage the integration of renewable energy sources.

Haydon Kerk Introduces PCM7539X Stepper Motor Controller

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions introduced the PCM7539X IDEA programmable stepper motor drive capable of a 75VDC input voltage and a max output current of 3.85A RMS.

KUKA Robotics Corporation Debuts New Technologies at FABTECH 2011

Discover the latest in welding technology from KUKA Robotics in booth #6339 at FABTECH Chicago, IL November 14-17th, 2011

Roomba Co-inventor Announces New Robot

Joe Jones, a co-inventor of iRobot’s Roomba vacuum cleaning robot left iRobot to found Harvest Automation along with three other industry veterans. Their first product is a small wheeled robot that picks up potted plants and move them from place to place. For nurseries that grow or distribute ornamental plants these task are labor intensive and the growing demand makes finding the human labor required difficult. The robot is being tested now in a few nurseries and Wired has a more detailed article here.

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