Automate 2017 Show and Conference Participation Hits New Heights

Includes Visitors from Over 70 Countries Including China

SAP and KUKA Cooperate to Design the Factory of the Future

The integration of KUKA robots into SAP's digital manufacturing showcase at Hannover Messe is driven by comprehensive standard protocols, such as OPC Unified Architecture.

OMRON to Launch Succession of AI-Equipped Controllers from Fiscal Year 2017

- For Manufacturing Floors of Future That "Bring out Human Capabilities" -

IFR: Robots Benefit the US Industry: 261,000 New Jobs Created in Automotive Sector Alone

The US automotive industry has installed a new record of approximately 17,500 industrial robots in 2016. In the last seven years, the operational stock increased by about 52,000 units (2010-2016). These are preliminary results published by the Statistical Department of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). During the same period, the number of jobs in the US automotive sector rose by 260,600 - according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

COMAU TO SHOWCASE ITS ADVANCED AUTOMATION PARADIGM AT HANNOVER MESSE 2017

• HUMANufacturing: humans and machines working side-by-side • Worldwide premiere of the e.DO "people make robotics" professional robot kit • European launch of the Agile AGV • AURA collaborative robots • Robot Application Park demonstration • Targeted Digital Manufacturing training seminars

Assessing the Potential of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Global X for Nasdaq: Recent technological advancements in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are disrupting a range of industries from manufacturing, to health care, defense, and transportation.

Rethink Robotics Introduces New ClickSmart Family, Brings Single Source Solution to Market

Rethink Robotics' ClickSmart family of gripper kits shows that smart automation no longer stops at the wrist

4SIGHT & Locus Robotics Announce Partnership at JDA FOCUS 2017

JDA partner and innovative robotics fulfillment solution provider partner to deliver advanced supply chain and warehouse operations solutions to joint clients.

AccuFast II Laser-Based Seam Finder Improves Weld Quality, Reduces Cycle Times

AccuFast II utilizes a non-contact, commercial point laser instead of "touch" sensing with the weld wire, which allows the robot to quickly and accurately locate welding seams. It greatly reduces cycle times not only by removing the need to cut the weld wire, but it also provides faster search speeds by eliminating wire deflection.

Introducing the Thinnest Moving Coil Linear Motor in the World

SMAC Moving Coil Actuators introduces the LCA6. At 6mm wide, SMAC Moving Coil Actuators claims that the LCA6 is the thinnest linear moving coil in the world. The LCA6 is cross roller guided, increasing accuracy. Flat coils are centred between cross rollers so deflection load is reduced and rigidity is increased

Online STEM Courseware Environment, Möbius, Now Widely Available

University of Waterloo developing Möbius course materials for adoption

SCHUNK EGL: Intelligent Gripping Module

The SCHUNK EGL 70 mechatronic parallel gripper combines power and intelligence. With variable gripping force between 50 and 600 N it is one of the most powerful and flexible mechatronic grippers on the market and was specifically developed for industrial applications.

DNC Electronics add more inventory to their Fanuc Motor Stock

With an already comprehensive inventory of stock, DNC Electronics announce they have added more inventory to their Fanuc Motor Stock

Festo Expands Planar Gantry Offering with Two New, Larger Workspace Models, The EXCM-30 and EXCM-40

The Festo EXCM series delivers two- or three-axis Cartesian motion for benchtop assembly machines and medical laboratory devices

What Manufacturing Needs

U.S. labor statistics project we will be short some two million manufacturing workers in the next 10 years.

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