Teradyne and Universal Robots Announce Agreement for Teradyne to Acquire Universal Robots, Leader in Collaborative Robots
Collaborative Robotics is an emerging $100 million market with forecasted rapid growth ---Universal Robots is the leader in collaborative robots with over 4,000 units sold ---Establishes Teradyne position early in a high growth segment of industrial automation ---Teradyne provides revenue synergies, financial strength and global reach to accelerate Universal Robots growth --- Cash only transaction using offshore funds, immediately accretive
Rethink Robotics' Baxter Feeds and Unloads Custom Injection Molding Press
Fanuc claims that it is the first robot manufacturer to produce a heavy-duty robot designed to work safely alongside humans. Its CR-35iA robot can perform tasks involving payloads of up to 35kg without needing the protective guards and fences that have previously been needed for robots with similar lifting capacities. Although there are already several other collaborative robots on the market, most are designed for much lower payloads. The new robot will stop automatically if it touches a human operator. A soft covering material also reduces the force of any impacts and prevents human operators from being pinched by the mechanism. And if the robot comes too close to an operator, they can simply push it away. The covering has a green colour to distinguish it from Fanuc’s usual yellow robots. The six-axis robot is designed for duties such as transferring heavy workpieces or assembling parts. By avoiding the need for safety barriers, it is claimed to improve production efficiencies and allow higher levels of automation.
Henderson Sewing Weaves an Integrated Automation Solution with Smart, Collaborative Robots from Rethink Robotics
48-Year-Old Textile Giant Using Baxter as Part of Their Fully Automated Systems for Customers Worldwide
Germany's Gomtec has innovative technology and engineering expertise to support ABB's shift towards collaborative robotic automation.
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