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

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.

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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product

New KUKA Robot:  KR 3 AGILUS Maximum performance in minimum space

New KUKA Robot: KR 3 AGILUS Maximum performance in minimum space

Great advances often start with small steps - in manufacturing cells measuring only 600 × 600 mm. Here, the KR 3 AGILUS is in its element. Particularly in the case of small parts and products which must be produced in a minimum of space. KUKA expertise, concentrated into the smallest of spaces, is setting new standards for the 3-kg class. The lightweight robot masters various tasks with agility, dynamism and maximum precision, leading to high flexibility in production - even when it comes to extremely narrow spaces.