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Understanding Force Sensors: How They Work and Measure Force

A force sensor measures mechanical forces, like a secret handshake between machines and the real world. These ingenious devices convert mechanical force into electrical signals, enabling us to measure, analyze, and interact with the physical world around us.

What Are the Secrets to Optimizing Motion Control in Robots?

Motion control optimization is about more than ensuring a robot can move. It must also move correctly; meeting the ideal speed, power, direction, length and timing. Assurance in each of these categories is necessary because these are what separate robots from human employees

Trained quickly, inspected swiftly - Handling and defect inspection of indexable inserts

The German medium-sized company has developed a fully automated handling and inspection system in which the DENKnet solution for AI-based image evaluation plays a decisive role and sets new standards in terms of performance, zero-defect production and speed.

Making “cheddar” with industrial automation - Achieving 83 per cent waste reduction in food manufacturing

Ultrasonic uses energy from microscopic vibrations of a blade to pass easily through the material and offers a more effective solution for cutting food products. When paired with automation, ultrasonic technology can deliver precise and accurate cutting for manufacturers.

Harvestance - Developing and Designing Vacuum Grippers for Production Line Robots

Harvestance has received numerous inquiries for the design and manufacture of customized, lightweight, and strong grippers for collaborative robots, aimed at automating production lines.

At least 60 million strokes

A "compact automation" is a mechatronic system that performs a whole series of consecutive production steps autonomously. "Compact" refers to the small dimensions, in the millimeter and centimeter range, of the products to be processed.

Painting Robots: Benefits, Applications, and Sourcing Tips

In this guide, we'll explore the benefits of using painting robots and their applications in various industries. Additionally, we'll guide you through the process of sourcing the right paint robot for your needs.

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Zebra Study: Only 16% of Manufacturers Have Real-Time Visibility into Manufacturing Production

While digital transformation is a priority for manufacturers, achieving it is fraught with obstacles, including the cost and availability of labor, scaling technology solutions, and the convergence of information technology and operational technology (IT/OT).

The Role of Robotics in Developing Advanced Autopilot Capabilities

Interest in autopilot capabilities is growing in multiple sectors. Engineers should understand the role of robotics in these systems if they hope to meet this growing demand. Here is a closer look at this technology and how it leverages robotics.

Pik'r Range Picking Robot Enhances U.S. Open Experience at Pinehurst

As golfers perfect their drives on the newly converted Cradle 9-hole course, the Pik'r robot is enhancing the efficiency and safety of golf ball retrieval.

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LG DEBUTS AI-POWERED DOOR-TYPE SERVICE ROBOT FOR HOSPITALITY AND HEALTHCARE

Featuring Four-Door Design and Six Wheels with Independent Suspension, LG's Latest CLOi ServeBot Provides Safe and Reliable Delivery.

Formic Raises $27.4 Million to Bring Automation to More Manufacturers

Robots-as-a-Service Provider Removes CapEx and Labor Challenges for Manufacturers to Enable Faster Increased Capacity and Growth

Autonomous Technology that is Shaping the World of Delivery

Arrive AI puts autonomous technology for delivery in the spotlight

ace 2 V: Basler Presents CoaXPress 2.0 Camera in a Small Design

With the new ace 2 V models, Basler AG presents compact cameras with the CoaXPress 2.0 interface. The international manufacturer of high-quality machine vision hardware and software also offers all the components necessary for a complete, cost-effective CXP vision system.

New Wafer Stages and Ultra-Precision Motion Systems at Semicon West, July 9 - 11, in San Francisco, CA

Experience PI's new piezo wafer stages, granite-based multi-axis systems for thin film metrology, air bearing stages, laser beam steering systems, and sub-nanometer precision piezo stages, backed by decades of nanopositioning experience.

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Knight Optical - Unlocking Precision for the Robotics and Automation Revolution

Knight Optical - Unlocking Precision for the Robotics and Automation Revolution

In the era of Industry 4.0, automation and machine learning drive the future. Knight Optical stands at the forefront, collaborating globally to supply precision optical components that power the robotics and automation sector. From UAVs, drones, and robotics to machine vision, LiDAR-driven car sensors, and renewable energy, our optics empower innovation. Optical components play an important role within the industry, including: Optical windows and domes safeguard systems in unmanned vehicles while preserving the field of view for cameras. Infrared lenses with aspheric surfaces elevate thermal imaging. Optical filters excel in machine vision, with colour glass, interference, and dichroic filters in our stock. Knight Optical provides stock components and custom solutions made to your exact specs. With every component undergoing rigorous metrology and QA checks before shipment, you are sure to experience true precision, innovation, and assurance.

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Pleora Technologies

Pleora Technologies

Pleora is a leading supplier of AI, embedded, and sensor networking solutions. The company was formed in 2000 and has gained a well-earned reputation for technology leadership and innovation. Manufacturers rely on our products, standards expertise, and systems knowledge to bypass development and integration complexities in a diverse range of demanding real-time imaging application for the industrial automation, security & defense, and medical imaging markets. Visit www.pleora.com