IREX - Japan Robot Exhibition Expo Report

The IREX Event recorded attendance around 160,000 visitors spanning for 4 days, with 50 plus country delegations including Ambassadors and other VIP`s taking an special tour at the event.

Lenze Receives Rockwell Automation 2015 Quality Award

Prestigious award for factored products acknowledges strength of relationship with Rockwell Automation

New Shaft Protected Position Sensors

Festo Names Two New Distributors in Colorado

Festo continues to expand product stocking capabilities and application expertise closer to customers in automation growth areas in western states.

Kurion Acquires Premier UK Robotics and Remote Systems Firm Oxford Technologies

Oxford Technologies Provides Complementary Capabilities, a European Base of Operations and Entryway into New Markets

Evana Automation to Design and Build a Turnkey Assembly System for a Major Manufacturer of Commercial Vehicle Systems

The solution will improve quality and process time for assembling and testing Driver Control Modules

OCTOPUZ v1.5 Update Highlights

We've been busy at OCTOPUZ! OCTOPUZ v1.5 brings with it exciting new core updates, including an OCTOPUZ eCatalog, full RTCP support and automatic rail settings. Welding with OCTOPUZ? Look for GUI enhancements and weaving simulation. This is a free update for anyone on OCTOPUZ maintenance.

Getting Started with Collaborative Robots - Part 2 - How to Identify Potential Processes for Automation

At this point, we need to discuss the strengths and limitations of process automation with collaborative robots.

Pancaking the Telescope: Seeking a new generation of light-based sensing systems

A push for flat optics could transform light detection and ranging (LIDAR) technology

The Ultra-fast Brushless DC Motor

The new ECX motors are fast, sterilizable and configurable.

IREX - Meet the Japanese robots that do what humans can't

By Sam Byford for The Verge:  Nearly half the jobs in Japan could be performed by robots in a decade or two, according to a recent study by Nomura Research Institute. If that's the case, then the International Robot Exhibition — IREX for short — is going to be the best place possible to get a glimpse of Japan's future.

Held in Tokyo once every two years since 1973, IREX is the biggest robot show in the world, and it features everything from cute communication bots to immensely powerful industrial machinery. Companies like Fanuc, which makes robot factory equipment used by Apple and Tesla but generally stays out of the spotlight, take center stage at IREX to demonstrate how effortlessly their articulated arms can pick up entire cars.

It's a show where online video companies' dancing idol robots rub shoulders with government-sponsored androids designed to save lives in natural disasters. As you might imagine, it's quite the place to walk around.  Cont'd...

SoftIntegration Releases C/C++ Interpreter Ch 7.5.1 for Learning Coding, Math, and Robotics

Ch is also an embeddable cross-platform scripting engine and can be embedded in other applications for scripting.

SCHUNK 2-Finger Angular Gripper PWG-plus

There are many advantages to using the PWG-plus gripper

Do you need a faster, more accurate robot?

Single bellows DURAFLEX suction cup offers improved stability at higher speeds.

Getting Started with Collaborative Robots? Part 1 - What can collaborative robots do?

This is the first in a series of articles about Collaborative Robots

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Harmonic Drive Introduces New Lightweight Versions of Select Gearhead Products.

Harmonic Drive Introduces New Lightweight Versions of Select Gearhead Products.

Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high precision motion control introduces new lightweight versions of select gearhead products. The new gearheads are ideal for designs where weight is a critical factor. Building on the success of Harmonic Drive LLCs current gear units, new lightweight versions were the next logical evolution of the CS/ SH product lines. With weight reductions of 20-30% without any reduction in torque ratings, the Lightweight (LW) gear units provide exceptional torque density.