OMRON Releases New Models to Join Machine Automation Controller NJ101-series.

-New Models Connect to Database Directly and Accelerate Leveraging Big Data and IoT at Production Sites-

MVTec to release MERLIC 2 in December

Major software release for easily creating machine vision applications without in-depth knowledge of programming ---New features for application training, password protection and even more flexibility ---Existing customers receive upgrade free of charge

Robotmaster Reduces Outsourcing, Increases Production and Profitability

Adding a robotic system enabled Groupe Gravel, a metal fabricator, to profitably automate cutting and welding for high-mix short-batch production. Robotmaster's tools enabled automatic path creation from CAD models drastically improved programming time.

ABB's largest ever robot is 25 percent faster than competitor robots in high payload range

ABB has introduced its highest payload, multipurpose industrial robot, the IRB 8700. The robot has a reach of 3.5 meters and is capable of handling a payload of up to 800 kg (1000 kg with the wrist down; 630 kg with LeanID). Designed for the ultimate in uptime, reliability and reduced maintenance, the IRB 8700 provides the lowest total cost of ownership among competitor high payload robot models. The new robot is targeted for material handling applications in the automotive, transportation and other heavy industries.

“When designing the IRB 8700, we focused on combining ABB’s largest ever model with an unusually long reach for a robot in the high payload class,” said John Bubnikovich, vice president, sales and marketing, ABB Robotics North America. “Utilizing ABB’s superior motion control technology at high moments of inertia, the new robot automatically adapts and adjusts its speed to accommodate heavy and wide parts. With a compact footprint, optimized counterweight, parallel linkages, stiff axes and fewer drive motors, the IRB 8700 keeps its momentum down and speed up, providing unmatched agility and performance.”

The IRB 8700, ABB’s largest ever robot offers all the functionality and expertise of the ABB portfolio in a much bigger package. The robot has only one motor and one gear per robot axis, while most other robots in this size class use dual motors and/or gears. In addition, there are no gas springs; only a reliable counterweight and mechanical springs for counter balancing. Together these design elements mean the IRB 8700 has fewer components and is able to deliver shorter cycle times and higher accuracy – making it 25% faster than any comparable competitor robots in its payload range.  Full Press Release:

ABB's largest ever robot is 25 percent faster than competitor robots in high payload range

The IRB 8700 is the market's best performing high payload robot with the lowest total cost of ownership

ALine Introduces Instrument Control of Custom Microfluidics

ADEPT+ is ALine's latest product innovation in support of microfluidic device development for molecular assays. The customizable instrument platform includes pneumatic fluid control and thermocycling and is suitable for development across multiple industries including medical, laboratory research, and environmental.

FANUC America Demonstrates Seamless Integration of its CNC, Robotics and ROBOMACHINE Products at the Automation Fair Event

Automation Fair event, hosted by Rockwell Automation, Nov. 18-19, in Chicago.

CHGT's 3D Printers Shift into High Gear with New Automotive Parts Deal

"The automotive parts aftermarket has really hit the accelerator in its use of 3D printing"

Latest VadaTech AMC Supports new 8-Core Intel Xeon Processor D Family

VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, today announced that its latest processor AdvancedMC (PrAMC), the AMC754, is available with either the new 8-core Intel® Xeon® processor D-1548 or 4-core Intel® Xeon® processor D-1520 and provides a migration path to next-generation 16-core processors expected to be available end of Q1 2016.

Robotic Additive Manufacturing Platform for 3D Printing Composite Parts

The first-of-its-kind solution consists of a standard commercially available robot, composite deposition end-effector hardware and a comprehensive software suite.

Walinga saving time and money with OCTOPUZ

Interview with Gregory Smuk, Industrial Technical Software Specialist at In-House Solutions, and James Medemblik, Manufacturing Technologist at Walinga, exploring how Walinga is saving time and money with OCTOPUZ offline robotic programming and simulation software.

Schunk - RVK "Collect and Place"

The RVK allows for lower cycle times and fewer transport strokes in a pick & place system.

Yaskawa Motoman Introduces Complete Virtual Industrial Robotics Solution for Education

MotoSim Touch delivers a "real world" virtual robotics experience at a fraction of the cost of purchasing an industrial robot.

KUKA Robotics Corporation Is Bringing the Thrills to IAAPA Attractions Expo 2015

Experience the KUKA Coaster from KUKA Robotics in booth 441 at IAAPA 2015 November 17th - November 20th, 2015

FABTECH - Mecânica 2016 Invites American Companies to Brazil

Mecânica, the only Brazilian event that encompasses the entire supply chain industry, seeks partnerships at FABTECH and invites the American market to S£o Paulo this May

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BitFlow Introduces 6th Generation Camera Link Frame Grabber: The Axion

BitFlow Introduces 6th Generation Camera Link Frame Grabber: The Axion

BitFlow has offered a Camera Link frame grabbers for almost 15 years. This latest offering, our 6th generation combines the power of CoaXPress with the requirements of Camera Link 2.0. Enabling a single or two camera system to operate at up to 850 MB/S per camera, the Axion-CL family is the best choice for CL frame grabber. Like the Cyton-CXP frame grabber, the Axion-CL leverages features such as the new StreamSync system, a highly optimized DMA engine, and expanded I/O capabilities that provide unprecedented flexibility in routing. There are two options available; Axion 1xE & Axion 2xE. The Axion 1xE is compatible with one base, medium, full or 80-bit camera offering PoCL, Power over Camera Link, on both connectors. The Axion 2xE is compatible with two base, medium, full or 80-bit cameras offering PoCL on both connectors for both cameras. The Axion-CL is a culmination of the continuous improvements and updates BitFlow has made to Camera Link frame grabbers.