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Who’s Winning the Robot Race?

Three-quarters of total robot sales are currently attributed to just five countries — China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, the United States and Germany.

PACK Expo is Coming to Las Vegas

Whether you’re looking to maximize shelf impact, create a more e-commerce friendly package, increase sustainability, functionality or achieve other product differentiations, you’ll find the packaging solutions you want at PACK Expo.

AGV Navigation: What Are the Possibilities?

Various technologies are available on the market for bringing an automated guided vehicle (AGV) to its destination. Let us first of all say: many roads lead to Rome. There is no right way and no wrong way.

Robot End-Effector Market to Reach US$ 6.5 Bn by 2025

The food & beverage industry will provide attractive growth potential to the market. The Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) or Automated mobile Robots (AMR) are highly suitable for materials shifting operations in the food manufacturing companies.

PACK EXPO 2019 - Dorner

As packaging applications continue to evolve, industry is asking for conveyor systems with a higher level of automation. Booth C-1844

Exact Trimming of Foam Parts With Ensenso 3D Camera

The conditions placed on original equipment manufacturers and suppliers are immense in order to ensure high quality and continuous improvement, waste reduction and error minimization.

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Study: A robot with a firm yet gentle grasp

UB engineers develop a dynamic gripper that mimics the adjustable grip of a human hand, an advancement that could improve industrial safety

Discover New Solutions at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2019

The show is expected to host 30,000 attendees, including 5,000 international visitors from more than 125 countries, with a wide range of job functions, including engineers, purchasers, production supervisors, package designers, brand managers and marketers.

FIRST® Inspires 78,000 Students Worldwide to Reach New Heights with FIRST® Tech Challenge SKYSTONE Presented by Qualcomm

More than 7,800 Teams of Students Tackle New Challenge Focused on Developing Sustainable Cities During 2019-2020 Season

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REALIZING THE TRANSFORMATION: IMTS 2020 ADVANCES DIGITAL MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES

One year until IMTS 2020 opens

ABB introduces PickMaster Twin, with digital twin technology to reduce commissioning times

• 15 percent faster picking times for increased productivity • Increases output and total line efficiency by 40 percent • Dramatically shortens commissioning times from days to hours and changeover times from hours to minutes • Digital dashboard and intuitive interfaces for easy data visualization • Integrates with packaging machine standard and factory planning systems

Quest Powers Up Its Robotic Pouch Packer and Space-Saving Skid-Based Palletizer at Pack Expo 2019

Quest highlights their Quik Pick & Pack robotic pick and place cell, along with its Boxed-Bot robotic palletizer. Quest Booth #C-3026

Universal Robots Launches New Heavy-Duty Payload Cobot for Collaborative Automation

Built to Do More: UR16e Expands Collaborative Robot Solutions, Adding Heavier Payload Capability for Manufacturers Seeking to Accelerate Automation

Ontruck continues international expansion with the launch of operations in the Netherlands

• Ontruck to roll out operations in five of the country's main cities: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Breda. • The company is now present in four European countries as a short and medium distance freight transport operator. • The Spanish company expects to close 2019 with a turnover of €27Million - tripling its turnover since 2018.

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Honeywell Intelligrated - Solve Loading Dock Challenges With Robotic Unloading

Honeywell Intelligrated - Solve Loading Dock Challenges With Robotic Unloading

Challenges on the loading dock are characteristic of greater pressures from the rise of e-commerce. Loading and unloading freight from trailers, trucks and shipping containers are arduous, repetitive tasks plagued by high turnover. Even with regularly available staff, manually unloading freight and the constant lifting and twisting results in fatigue and inconsistent, declining productivity. Robotics capable of fully automating unloading tasks bring a new paradigm to the dock. High performance and flexibility push unloading from a labor-heavy, manual chore to an automated, refined process. High-performing DC workers can take more desirable positions, with relief from unpleasant work conditions. Management gets to replace uncertainty and staffing challenges with a reliable, automated process, with data to fuel continuous improvement.

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Pleora Technologies

Pleora Technologies

Pleora Technologies invented high-performance frame grabbers and embedded hardware for the delivery of video and data over Gigabit Ethernet, and leads the market in video interfaces for USB 3.0. Pleora engineers reliable video interface solutions for system manufacturers and companies serving the military, medical, and industrial automation sectors, with a focus on shortening time-to-market, reducing risk, and lowering system costs. Visit www.pleora.com