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Dual Loop Control: No More Gear Backlash

Can loads be positioned dynamically, with high precision and no oscillation, despite mechanical backlash and elastic components? Yes — using an intelligent system.

Axis compensation module from the XYR1000-B series with new linear guide and new installation sizes

Zimmer Group is announcing the introduction of an updated version of its established XYR1000 axis compensation module series.

Implementing Piece-Picking Robots into Micro-Fulfillment Centers

In today’s e-commerce environment, consumers are purchasing single items with a click and that item-handling task has been pushed back upstream into distribution and fulfillment centers.

Protecting Robotics Innovations: Five Tips From Your Favorite Robots

When it comes to starting and building a robotics company, a robust intellectual property protection strategy can be the driving force behind market share, strategic collaborations, and capital investments.

Speed Reducers & Proper Shaft Alignment for Motion Control Applications

While alignment may be within acceptable tolerances during installation, deflection due to loads and thermal expansion or contraction may lead to misalignment. The use of an appropriate flexible coupler can compensate for such minor variations in alignment.

Case Study: Grippers from Zimmer Group Automate a Cleaning Machine for Sterile Glass Vials

The introduction of modern automation technology into the sensitive production areas of pharmaceutical and medical technology was rapid. However, the conditions for the entry of systems, components and robots into this sector are anything but easy to meet.

Redefining Communications for Today’s Mobile Workforces

The entire face of team communications has changed, escalating the need for alternate ways to communicate with the growing mobile workforce. Internal and external communications are merging as businesses strive to reconnect with disconnected teams off-site.

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Co-Learning of Task and Sensor Placement for Soft Robotics

Deep-learning technique optimizes the arrangement of sensors on a robot’s body to ensure efficient operation.

Boston Dynamics Unveils New Robot for Warehouse Automation

Stretch’s mobile base allows it to go to where repetitive box lifting is required - unloading trucks, building pallets of boxes and order building. Stretch makes warehouse operations more efficient and safer for workers.

5 Considerations for Deploying Industrial Robotics

Not every deployment of new robots goes smoothly. There are significant challenges to adopting any new technology, and the complexity of cutting-edge robotics means there is serious room for error when deploying industrial robots

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New Scale Robotics Gains Certified System Integrator Status from Universal Robots

Trusted UR+ partner to sell and deploy UR cobots with the New Scale Q-Span® Workstation Kits

UltraFlex demonstrating a 5-second induction soldering process for an AC wire

In addition to being time-efficient, this induction soldering was also reliable, energy-efficient and completely safe for the operator. When used on the line, it would ensure consistent and repeatable results every time.

GEISEL SOFTWARE AND ASU AWARDED NASA STTR CONTRACT FOR COMMUNICATIONLESS COORDINATION OF ROBOTIC SWARMS

Geisel Software and Arizona State University have been awarded a Small Business Technology Transfer contract by NASA. Phase I will focus on identifying and developing intent estimation and intent-expressive motion planning technologies that enable cooperative operation of low-cardinality swarms of space vehicles.

Making a Difference - Brenton and Orion Ramp up Production to Support Operation Warp Speed Initiatives

As companies in the supply chain for COVID-19 vaccine distribution began ramping up activities last summer, Brenton and Orion were there for customers by expediting the design and building of end-of-line packaging and stretch-wrapping systems as part of Operation Warp Speed.

MORBiZ is Offering a Free Web Presence Analysis for Small Businesses

The Internet marketing experts at MORBiZ are now offering a free web presence analysis for small business owners. Our goal in offering this no cost service is to provide business owners with insight into how their company is being found online.

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Wind River Linux – An Industrial Grade Linux

Wind River Linux - An Industrial Grade Linux

Build and deploy robust, reliable, and secure Linux-based robotic systems without the risk and development effort associated with roll-your-own (RYO) in-house efforts. With Wind River Linux get the industry's most advanced embedded Linux development platform, with a comprehensive suite of products, tools, and lifecycle services to help robotic manufacturers build the next-gen robotic systems. Your robot wants it!

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IDS Imaging Development Systems Inc.

IDS Imaging Development Systems Inc.

IDS is a leading manufacturer of industrial cameras "Made in Germany" with USB or GigE interfaces. Equipped with state of the art CMOS sensors, the extensive camera portfolio ranges from low-cost project cameras, to small, powerful models with PoE functionality or robust cameras with housings that fulfill the prerequisites for protection code IP65/67. For quick, easy and precise 3D machine vision tasks IDS offers the Ensenso series. With the novel vision app-based sensors and cameras of IDS NXT the company opens up a new dimension in image processing. Whether in an industrial or non-industrial setting: IDS cameras and sensors assist companies worldwide in optimizing processes, ensuring quality, driving research, conserving raw materials, and serving people. They provide reliability, efficiency and flexibility for your application.