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What Technologies Is Amazon Developing to Keep Workers Safe?

The company has dedicated robotics and advanced technologies labs and hires specialists to develop and test possibilities. Here are some of the latest robotic creations made to improve worker safety at Amazon.

Finding the Staff Needed: Connected Factories Driving Demand for Robotics Engineers

A recent Gartner survey showed 57% of manufacturing leaders feel their organization lacks skilled workers to support smart manufacturing digitization plans. Most agreed a long-term strategy is necessary to develop the connected factory worker.

The Elimination Tide of Physical Stores: Rise of E-commerce

As retailers forage for new ways to cope, many have decided to close down physical stores and focus on restructuring their business, either through expansion of online retail or introduction of novel business concepts.

How to Select the Right Motor for Your Robot

As both an industry and an entire class of technology, robotics changes and advances rapidly. Whether as a hobbyist or seasoned robotics engineer, you need to know each component inside and out. You should also know how to choose between several different variations.

Automation Lends Humans a Hand in High-mix Low-volume Manufacturing

The opportunities, conditions and business advantages offered by properly functioning collaborative automation solutions have never been more attractive, while the technology is also more accessible than ever.

Best PC for Smart Warehousing and Logistics – How to Choose

When researching the best PC for smart warehousing and logistics, you might have a specific spec you’re trying to meet or processing capability you’re looking to achieve. You’re also likely looking for a computer that is better, faster and more reliable.

Benefits of a Tactical Grade IMU in Low-cost GNSS/INS Systems

When determining which system is right for your application, it can be difficult to visualize the impact of IMU selection on total system performance. Our goal in this paper is to show how the quality of the IMU affects the end-use system via several real-world tests.

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The Intersection of Telematics and Robotics

The fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0, has seen telematics and automation come together. Here’s a closer look at the intersection of these two innovations.

Zebra To Acquire Fetch Robotics - Our Analysis

On July 1st Zebra Technologies announced that it would be acquiring Fetch Robotics. It will be paying $290 million to acquire the 95% of the company that it does not already own, in a deal that values Fetch Robotics at $305 million.

Robotics: The Era of AI and Autonomy

The smart robot market is growing and industries including aerospace, defense, medical, manufacturing, freight and others are all looking at ways to leverage robots to improve their services and products. However, Artificial Intelligence impacts everything on a macro level.

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UK ROBOTICS: NEW WHITEPAPERS SET OUT VISION FOR WIDESPREAD ADOPTION OF ROBOTICS IN THE WORKPLACE AND SURGICAL SETTINGS

Major new whitepapers outline skills, education and regulatory roadmap for accelerated uptake of robotics technology across key applications in the UK

TPE Control & Motor Cables Receive ECOLAB Certification

HELUKABEL, one of the leading global manufacturers and suppliers of cable, wires and accessories, recently announced that multiple TPE-jacketed control and motor cables have recently been tested and certified by ECOLAB for use during washdown processes found typically in the food and beverage industries.

GreyOrange Named Top Performer and 2021 Technology Leader in Global Autonomous Mobile Robot Market

GreyOrange recognized as industry leader by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions for GreyMatter™ Fulfillment Operating System and Ranger™ Robots

Automated change without delay: TK-(Square) series

You have to change tools on the robot or gantry frequently and want to reduce machine downtime? Our tool changers bring more speed into your production! They enable automated changing of grippers and other tools within seconds and contribute to increased productivity.

Zimmer Group opens branch office in Mexico

The Rheinau-based automation specialist strengthens its activities in Central America

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ResinDek® Panels, The Flooring Solution for Robotic Platforms

ResinDek® Panels, The Flooring Solution for Robotic Platforms

ResinDek flooring panels are designed for elevated platforms such as mezzanines, pick modules, and work platforms. They have the proven structural integrity to support dynamic and static rolling limits from 2,000 to 8,000 lbs. ResinDek flooring panels are available in a multitude of options that are customized for load capacities, required finish type, volume and type of traffic including heavy rolling pallet jack loads and robotic traffic with AGVs and AMRs.

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Harmonic Drive LLC

Harmonic Drive LLC

Harmonic Drive LLC (HDLLC) designs and manufactures precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear components. Harmonic Drive® gears play critical roles in robotics, medical diagnostics and surgical robotics. We work with industry-leading customers and companies of all sizes to provide both standard product and custom-engineered solutions. The majority of the products sold by HDLLC are proudly made at our US headquarters and manufacturing facility in Massachusetts.