At Pittcon 2016, Festo Showcases Automation Enabling Technology for High Speed Laboratory Devices

Festo modular automation systems help laboratory equipment manufacturers lower engineering costs, improve equipment performance, and bring products to market faster. (Festo Pittcon Booth #3923) Festo features at Pittcon 2016, March 6-10 in Atlanta, the company's automation subassemblies for state-of-the-art laboratory equipment.

ABB wins large robot order from Valmet Automotive to produce new Mercedes SUV

ABB's flexible and intelligent manufacturing technologies will help Valmet Automotive reduce investment costs, increase productivity and respond quickly to market demands.

Introducing Akribis Systems' Voice Coil Motors & Voice Coil Position Actuators

Voice coil actuators, or non-commutated DC linear actuators, consist of a permanent magnetic field assembly (permanent magnets and ferrous steel) and a coil assembly. The current flowing through the coil assembly interacts with the permanent magnetic field and generates a force vector perpendicular to the direction of the current. The force vector can be reversed by changing the polarity of current flowing through the coil.

Comau is Awarded the "Volvo Quality Excellence Award"

This important recognition was made at - Volvohallen in Torslanda (Gothenburg), Thursday, January 28th. The award was given for a project related to the provisioning of production facilities for the XC90, S90 and V90 cars, in which Comau developed the commodities "framing" using the geometric transportation system VersaPallet (a system made by Comau). The technological core of the plant consists of a framing station, where 10 robots simultaneously assembly the body of the three different models.

L-509 Linear Translation Stage Combines Precision with Affordability, Newly Released by PI

The L-509 delivers precise linear motion, performance, and reliability.

Annual Smart Manufacturing summit, 14-15 April 2016

Annual Smart Manufacturing Summit will provide a platform for the key decision makers of the manufacturing industry in order to discuss new technologies, manufacturing automation, expansion of robotics and intelligence in manufacturing. It will give a great chance to exchange knowledge and ideas on how the use of advances in manufacturing can increase productivity, improve quality and reduce costs and discuss current challenges and dynamics of this field. The purpose of the summit is to create a perfect atmosphere conducive to developing strategies for future success and achieving real results as well as active networking.

March Event Will Showcase Pittsburgh as World Leader in Robotics

Panelists from Uber, Seegrid, Carnegie Robotics and Coal Hill Ventures

RZT Now an Official Reseller of OCTOPUZ in China

In-House Solutions is pleased to announce that Shenzhen Runzhi Advanced Technology Co, Ltd. (referred to as RZT) has signed on as an official reseller of OCTOPUZ software in China.

New Maple 2016 offers advanced problem-solving for math, science, engineering

Release enhancements include mathematical algorithms, interactive application development, usability

Intelligrated to showcase automated solutions at MODEX 2016

Lineup features innovative solutions to optimize distribution and order fulfillment

Five Robots Travel Around the World - Centralized unitizing robots prove reliable and flexible

Motion Controls Robotics, Inc (MCRI) helps a large pulp and paper company relocate and expand their current robotic unitizing system.

PI's New High Performance Multi-Channel Digital Piezo Controller is Cost-Effective Too

The E-727 controller integrates a wide range of piezo-based nanopositioning products and piezo actuators.

RobotShop Chooses Robot Lab to Accelerate the Development of MyRobots.com, the "Facebook® For Robots"

RobotShop announces the creation of a spin-off for MyRobots, The "Facebook® for robots", which will be integrated into the Robot Lab network, the first robotic incubator.

Rising Media's RoboUniverse Conference & Expo Returns to New York City for its Second Edition; Reveals Tracks and Program Details; April 11-12, 2016 at the Javits Convention Center

Launched in New York City in May 2015, RoboUniverse is the first global conference and trade show series dedicated to advancing the Service Robotics industry. Following its 2015 launch, RoboUniverse has produced events in Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, San Diego, and Singapore.

Would you buy meat from a robot butcher?

Greg Nichols for The Kernel:  In an era when hunks of cow and pig are packaged and distributed like Amazon Prime parcels, butchering has retained a surprising degree of its old-world craftsmanship. Workers armed with knives and hooks anachronistically slice flesh from bone the same way they have for hundreds of years. That’s because cutting meat—be it on an assembly line or in a niche shop in Santa Monica, California, or Brooklyn, New York—is a skill that requires exceptional dexterity, a good eye, and a honed tactile sense for texture and firmness. Industrial robots may be perfectly suited to welding chassis and painting cars, but they don’t have the touch to cut a succulent T-bone steak.

That’s likely to change. JBS, one of the country’s largest meat processors, recently acquired a controlling share of Scott Technology, a New Zealand-based robotics firm. Now JBS is looking at ways to automate its facilities. Robots don’t sleep, don’t collect overtime, and don’t suffer the horrific repetitive stress injuries that plague meat workers. Meat is already packed using machines, and if engineers can figure out how to make automated systems that approximate the deft hands of a butcher, there’s little question giants like JBS, Cargill, and Tyson will replace many of their line workers with robots. In the next decade, adroit robots that can see, feel, and move like humans may finally kill off the butcher.  Cont'd...

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