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.

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.

The Ultra-fast Brushless DC Motor

The new ECX motors are fast, sterilizable and configurable.

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.

Saft awarded multi-million dollar contract from Textron Systems for lithium-ion batteries to power Universal Ground Control Station

Saft to deliver 92 Integrated Charger Batteries under terms of $2.2 million contract

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

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

The New Festo SPAU Pressure Sensor Lowers OEM Inventory Overhead and Decreases Installation Time

Offering fewer part numbers, a lower list price, and higher functionality compared to the unit it replaces, this new flagship pressure sensor from Festo is arguably the highest value machine and cell level pressure sensor on the market.

Father of Robotics Joseph F. Engelberger Dies at Age 90

Joseph F. Engelberger, an engineer and entrepreneur who pioneered the robotics field, died peacefully at his home this morning, December 1, 2015, in Newtown, Connecticut. Engelberger - widely known as the "Father of Robotics" and creator of the world's first industrial robot - revolutionized modern industrial and automotive manufacturing processes and went on to establish robotics in human services. Engelberger was 90 years old. 

Engelberger, an industry advocate, author, and international ambassador for robotics, founded Unimation, Inc., in 1956, the world's first industrial robotics manufacturer. Working closely with inventor George Devol, he developed the first industrial robot in the U.S., called "Unimate", which was installed for industrial use in a General Motors plant in 1961. Since then, approximately three million industrial robots have been installed in manufacturing facilities around the world.   Full Press Release.

Father of Robotics Joseph F. Engelberger Dies at Age 90

Engelberger Legacy: Using Robotics to Automate Manufacturing Industry

Matrix Design, LLC Becomes RIA Certified Robot Integrator

"This certification validates our business processes and provides prospective end-users additional assurance of our competencies to design, build and install safe and efficient robotic automation systems"

ABB Robotics awarded IACET accreditation; all training courses approved for Continuation Education Credits

Prestigious accreditation demonstrates commitment to high-quality, lifelong learning; CEUs nationally recognized by wide range of organizations.

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