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New guidelines on how to ensure the safety of human workers in collaborative robotic systems have now been published by ISO. Universal Robots was part of the committee drafting the ISO/TS 15066 specifications and sees the new document as a solid foundation for future work in this area.
From Phys.Org: Developing humanoid robotic technology to perform difficult tasks in aircraft manufacturing facilities is the goal of a four-year joint research project, which is being conducted by the Joint Robotics Laboratory (CNRS/AIST) and Airbus Group. It will officially be launched on 12 February 2016 at the French Embassy in Tokyo. The introduction of humanoids on aircraft assembly lines will make it possible to relieve human operators of the most laborious and dangerous tasks, thus allowing them to concentrate on higher value-added ones. The primary difficulty for these robots will be to work in a confined environment and move without colliding with the numerous surrounding objects. This is the first issue researchers will have to solve by developing new algorithms for the planning and control of precise movements. Cont'd...
InnoTechnix announces the launch of a new crowdfunding campaign for its Maximo Robot Arm on Indiegogo. Maximo is an Arduino Robot Arm great for beginners and experts. http://igg.me/at/maximo-robot-arm
GigE Vision over NBASE-T platform expands Pleora's portfolio of interfaces for manufacturing, medical imaging, and security applications
Schedule underscores global reach of company's frame grabber technology
AMC offers hundreds of standard servo drive and amplifier models, accept various command signals, communicate over several networks and operate in many different modes. For instance, the digital product line supports several different interface options including: analog input, step and direction, encoder following, RS-232/485, CANopen or SynqNet™. These same interfaces can be found on servo drives with power output capabilities ranging from 20W up to 40KW of peak output!
A total of 31,464 robots valued at $1.8 billion were ordered from North American companies during 2015, an increase of 14% in units and 11% in dollars over 2014.
Advanced Motion Technology Will Complement iTRAK Motion Solution
DENSO's latest RC8 robot controller allows DENSO robots to be controlled by Rockwell and Omron PLCs or PACs. Beta testing for Siemens and Mitsubishi PLCs and PACs is in progress.
Industry 4.0 Smart Factories and Smart Machines continue to drive dramatic efficiency improvements across the supply chain, within the factory and inside machines.
ATX West - Icon Labs Releases First Ever Embedded Protection for Internet of Things Devices that Connect via Modbus Protocol
Icon Labs' Floodgate Modbus Packet Filter Provides Advanced Security for Industrial IoT and RTOS-based Devices
Scalable Platform Supports IIoT Deployment within Factory and to the Cloud
XIMEA: Thunderbolt™ 2 Enabled Industrial Camera Model with Sony IMX174 Sensor is Officially Certified
Another XIMEA model from Thunderbolt 2 enabled camera line is approved and enters mass production with ability to order
The new Checkweigher features a smaller footprint, making the machine easier to integrate into an existing manufacturing process.
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Dorner's 2200 Series Precision Move Pallet Systems feature the latest advancements in pallet traffic management. A unique pin tracking system guides pallets through merges and curves while maintaining product orientation. The fast belt change capability increases efficiency and reduces downtime in assembly automation processes. They are available in lengths up to 25 ft., can handle loads up to 500 lbs. and travel at speeds up to 114 ft/min.