Germany's Siemens to Set up Robotics Research Center in China

Reuters: The Siemens research center at Beijing's Tsinghua University would focus on combined mechanics and electronics, human-robot collaboration and the application of artificial intelligence in robotic controllers, the German firm said.

Disruptive Changes from Robotics Driving the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Cobots and mobile robots are both new technologies that are still being developed and industry is just now learning how to implement them. Further, these examples represent new applications that use robotics in applications where they have never been used before.

Talking PACK EXPO with Harmonic Drive

Come see how our IP65 FHA Rotary Actuator withstands water being sprayed at it during the entire show! We will also have a variety of product configurations and sizes that visitors can see up close.

What Can 80 Engineers Do with 40 Robots in 24 Hours?

Ian Wright for Engineering.com: The inaugural Robotiq User Conference (RUC) will demonstrate what 80 engineers can do with 40 robots in 24 hours.

Talking PACK EXPO with Craig Tomita of Universal Robots

Our Pack Expo booth S-8257 will showcase a new mobile and modular tabletop system featuring vision-guided multiple part feeding and kitting with conveyor tracking and case loading/unloading.

Talking PACK EXPO with Doug Stoll of Intelligrated

The booth demonstration showcases a unitizing approach to robotic palletizing in which loads are built directly onto slip sheets or conveyor, a practice common in manufacturing operations serving a variety of international markets or handling empty containers.

Sony backs Acutronic Robotics' hardware robot operating system

Darrell Etherington for TechCrunch: Acutronic was set up in 2016, and offers a way to allow components combine in new robotics systems easily with ready-made compliance with industry and commercial standards for easy deployment.

PACK EXPO Q&A with Dorner Mfg. Corp

One of the conveyors in action at PACK EXPO is the 3200 Series Precision Move, a conveyor that uses a servo motor, timing belt and the latest advancements in drive technology for applications involving extremely accurate movement of product at specific times, distances and intervals.

Talking PACK EXPO with Oriental Motor USA Corp.

We will be introducing our new BLE2 Brushless Motor & Driver at this year's Pack Expo International show. We have two large demos, one showcasing the benefits of our speed control and another showcasing the benefits of position control, which saves money over servo systems.

Talking PACK EXPO with Sebastien Schmitt of Stäubli

We had introduced the new TX2 at Automate which is part of the smart factory that we will have set up at PACK EXPO. If you didn't have a chance to learn about the levels of the MRC-Man Robot Collaboration, it would be a good time to stop by and allow us to show you how the TX2 will be used in the packaging market.

Talking PACK EXPO with FANUC Robotics

FANUC America will be introducing a new high-speed compact palletizer for the first time at the show. This robot is well suited for high-speed palletizing cases and bags. It will be in action at 100% speed.

5 ways to advance robotics in manufacturing

Stephanie Condon for ZDNet: The maturity of automated technology used in manufacturing is all over the map, says Carnegie Mellon Prof. Howie Choset, but there are concrete ways to fix that.

Talking PACK EXPO with Encoder

Visitors to our booth can see our new absolute hollow-bore, the MA58H. And they can get a demonstration of the software on our new line of programmable Accu-CoderPro™ encoders, the shaft Model 25SP and the thru-bore Model 58TP.

Talking PACK EXPO with KEBA Corp.

KEBA's latest product innovation is the worldwide unique control element KeWheel. KeWheel is an universal rotary pushbutton with adjustable haptic feedback which offers a completely new operating experience.

Amazon robots bring a brave new world to the warehouse

Michael Pooler for FT.com: An industrial dance takes place every day and night on the floor of Amazon's huge warehouse in Manchester.

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SCHUNK's New Safety Gripping System EGN

SCHUNK's New Safety Gripping System EGN

With the SLS, SOS, and STO functionalities, the SCHUNK EGN gripping system certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 13849 enables safe human/machine collaboration. If the production process is interrupted by an emergency shut-off, the SCHUNK EGN goes into either a safely limited speed mode or a safe stop mode depending on the activated protection zone. In contrast to other solutions available on the market, the SCHUNK safety gripping system is continuously powered even in the safe operating stop so that the gripped parts are reliably held even without mechanical maintenance of gripping force. As soon as the protection zone is released, the gripper immediately switches back to the regular operating mode without the system having to be restarted.