Sensitive Gripper with Integrated Web Server

With the WSG 50, SCHUNK is now able to offer a sensitive gripper that can be controlled via Ethernet TCP/IP in addition to Profibus DP. It also has an integrated Web server for configuration and diagnostics that makes programming, putting it into operation, remote maintenance, and updating, simple.

SmartReflect - as Reliable as a Light Barrier, as Straightforward as a Diffuse Sensor

Baumer introduces photoelectric sensors with the new SmartReflect principle for absolutely reliable object detection. These light barriers create a closed light beam between the sensor and machine part. A separate reflector is unnecessary, reducing operating costs and increasing process safety. SmartReflect light barriers recognize objects of any kind.

FISHER/UNITECH to Provide the First Cross-Over 3D Printer from Stratasys

The Fortus 250mc combines the convenience and affordability of a Dimension 3D Printer with the flexibility of a Fortus production system

THE ROBOT REPORT LAUNCHES JULY ISSUE - FIRST INTERNET PUBLICATION TRACKING ROBOTICS BUSINESS NEWS

Latest News on Obama's $70 Million "Co-Robots," Robo-Stox™ Hot Stocks, Driverless Cars, Food Processing & Laundry Robots, 3D Printing & More July 6, 2011, Santa Barbara, CA -- The Robot Report www.therobotreport.com, the first internet publication dedicated to tracking the burgeoning business of ro

Lumenlab's micRo-CNC

  Lumenlab's micRo-CNC is a precision fabrication system that is small enough to fit on a desktop and light enough to take anywhere. micRo is a unique system which can be used for both additive (printing) and subtractive (milling, cutting) fabrication. It is a precise, modular tool which allows you to create complex objects out of wood, metal, and plastic.     

High Dynamic Range Cameras Ideal for Imaging Objects with Hot Spots

High Dynamic Range Cameras have an impressive dynamic range of 120 dB, which allows for a vast array of lighting levels

Microscan's Vision MINI Smart Camera a "Perfect Fit" for Clinical Instrument Manufacturers

Microscan, the leading global supplier of embedded barcode scanners and imagers for life sciences, announces the new Vision MINI smart camera. As the world's smallest, fully integrated vision system, the ultra-compact Vision MINI is designed for reliable vision performance in embedded clinical and lab automation applications. Live demonstrations of the Vision MINI will be available at the upcoming American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, scheduled to take place July 26-28, 2011 in Microscan's Booth #239.

High Resolution Systems Collects Kudos from UDC and UDC-Touch Users

Ever since High Resolution Systems LLC launched its Universal Device Controller (UDC), a software-based control platform that allows simple, cost-effective control of devices using IP (TCP/UDP) or serial (232/422/485) protocols, user feedback has been full of kudos.

Using robots for packaging, sorting and labeling.

RobotWorx has an article up that showcases various available robots that can aid in packaging and sorting tasks. Motoman's has a series of dual arm robots extremely well-suited for packing applications. Dual-arm robots are extremely precise and dexterous, offering human-like assembly capabilities. The arms can be programmed to work collaboratively or separately. The Fanuc M-1iA Robot (pictured above) is a lightweight and compact robot that is capable of sorting very small items and placing those items in packaging.

Adept Technology Receives Major Order From Packaging Automation Solution Partner in Australia.

Adept Technology, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, today announced that Walls Machinery has secured an order for two dual OctoLoader systems inclusive of four Adept Quattro s650H robots to automate secondary packaging operations for a leading shelf ready food packaging company.

CAM Logic to Host Automotive Supplier Migration to NX Informational Event on August 9th

Both General Motors and Chrysler have announced an extensive rollout for the replacement of their current computer-aided design(CAD) environment with NX software, specifically NX 7.5, one of the world's leading solutions for digital product development. The automotive supplier base to both of these companies is expected to follow suit in order to comply.

DE-STA-CO's CAMCO® Rite-Link Conveyor Delivers High Speed Precision in a Compact Design

Energy efficient link system is more stable and accurate than roller chain

Applied Manufacturing Technologies Announces Aggressive Hiring Initiative in Support of Continued Robotics Industry Growth

AMTs Robotic Renaissance Hiring Initiative to Focus on Placing Automation Engineering Talent in Robotic Careers

Con-vey Keystone Leverages DELMIA Robotics to Enter New Markets

Simulating Processes Gains Confidence of Con-vey Customers

Automating Distribution

Using hundreds of autonomous mobile robots and sophisticated control software, the Kiva Mobile-robotic Fulfillment System enables extremely fast cycle times with reduced labor requirements, from receiving to picking to shipping - all without conveyor. IEEE Spectrum has a great article and video of the robots in action.  

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Robotic Tool Changers Increase Productivity and Reduce Cost

Robotic Tool Changers Increase Productivity and Reduce Cost

The ATI Robotic Tool Changer provides the flexibility to automatically change end-effectors or other peripheral tooling. These tool changers are designed to function reliably for millions of cycles at rated load while maintaining extremely high repeatability. For this reason, the ATI Tool Changer has become the number-one tool changer of choice around the world. ATI Tool Changer models cover a wide range of applications, from very small payloads to heavy payload applications requiring significantly large moment capacity.