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Improving Materials Processing With Robotics

End users are looking to machine builders to provide innovative solutions that improve upon the speed and accuracy of manual-based applications while maintaining the same level of flexibility.

SUPPLIER SELECTION FOR CRITICAL MOTION CONTROL APPLICATIONS

In this article, I attempt to arm manufacturers with the questions that they need to ask to ensure that the motion control solution option chosen is right first time and up to the job. These questions should ideally focus on not just capabilities but also values.

Powering the Future: NREL Research Finds Opportunities for Breakthrough Battery Designs

Using ultramodern capabilities and world-class laboratory facilities, NRELā€™s energy storage researchers continue to push battery boundaries with materials development, thermal management, diagnostics, and modeling.

Year in Review: 2022ā€™s Top New and Emerging Technologies

With another year over and more global issues to address, not only are there many technologies and innovations to reflect on this year, but there are also exciting new developments on the horizon for 2023.

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Currently in the PĆ­sek location, 14 MiR robots are deployed. 7 of them, heavy duty MiR robots, mainly MiR600s, work in the area of finished goods, bringing empty pallets to the assembly lines and picking up full pallets to the logistics area.

Warehouse Robots and Why Flooring is Important

One of the best ways today to improve business efficiency is through the use of warehouse robots. And while planning is underway to adopt warehouse robots, it's important to consider the most ideal flooring.

Why Do AGVs Need Reliable Motors?

Any automated system is only as good as its reliability. An automated guided vehicle (AGV) for example, needs to do the job it is programmed to do; without error, quickly and efficiently.

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AI-Powered Kindred INDUCT Automates Induction of One Million Items with 95% Accuracy

An INDUCT workcell was incorporated into an existing induction line at a global logistics facility and transportation hub where 200,000 small parcels are sorted each hour, and up to 400,000 parcels are processed during the peak holiday season.

Will RTLS be the Next Big Step for Automation?

RTLS has aimed to track the precise location of all objects within a system, whether that be a factory, transit yard, warehouse, hospital, or military base. This is usually achieved through a system of tags and sensors.

Boston Dynamics Atlas Gets a Grip

Atlas assists at a simulated job site, Boston Dynamics engineers continue to push the humanoid robot one step closer to performing real-world manipulation tasks at human speed.

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

Flexiv Launches Revolutionary Force-Controlled Parallel Robot

Flexiv's 'Moonlight' parallel robot is the latest addition to Flexiv's line of adaptive robots and is the world's first-ever force-controlled parallel robot.

German Robotics Pioneer Wandelbots Expands No-Code Solution to U.S.

Tech Company Democratizes Robotics With Easy-to-Use Applications

Brain Corp Partners with Google Cloud to Introduce 'BrainOS® Inventory Insights', an Analytics Solution for Retailers

Utilizing Google Cloud's Vertex AI Vision platform, Brain Corp will now offer an end-to-end, in-store shelf analytics solution at scale for retailers

Rapid Robotics and Universal Robots team up to fight labor shortages with swift cobot deployments

Driven by a joint vision of a world without labor shortages, the workforce solutions company and leading cobot supplier have partnered up to provide North American manufacturers with fast, flexible automation.

MVTec significantly expands customer support

ā€¢ Customer Services department established as direct contact for customers ā€¢ Mario Bohnacker takes over the management of the new department ā€¢ Jan GƤrtner becomes new Product Manager for MVTec HALCON

Robotics and Automation - Featured Product

ResinDekĀ® Panels, The Flooring Solution for Robotic Platforms

ResinDek® Panels, The Flooring Solution for Robotic Platforms

We know that the durability and condition of floors are important for optimal performance of AGV's and AMR's. Coefficient of friction, surface roughness, floor flatness, gloss, and wear can all affect the ability of robots to run at their peak performance. That's why we go to great lengths to extensively test internally and send our products to be evaluated by independent laboratories as well as the robotic manufacturers. In addition, we can customize the finish for any specification required.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

MMP Inc. / MIDWEST MOTION PRODUCTS, INC.

MMP Inc. / MIDWEST MOTION PRODUCTS, INC.

The Leader in Rapid Prototyping of High-Quality Motion Control Solutions. MMP is actively engaged in the design, manufacturing and distribution of standard and custom motion control equipment, including fully reversible brushed and brushless DC gearmotors, motors with failsafe brakes and servomotors with feedback devices such as analog tachometers and encoders. We also provide fully-sealed IP-65 motor speed controls @ 12/24/48 VDC, AC~DC power supplies and a wide variety of 12/24 VDC linear actuators. If you need a sample right away, we can be a project saving convenience for you. We provide more than 8000+ released DC Gearmotor designs with cost-effective solutions for robotics and automation companies. These designs are unique and custom-built to suit the specific application requirements of the motion control projects.