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Opening of the New maxon Mechatronic Production Centre

The new maxon site in Beynost (15 minutes from Lyon) required a €10m investment of the maxon Group's own funds, and is located at the heart of a center of excellence for mechatronics.

Offline Robot Programming for Polishing Aircraft Engine Lipskins

In 2020, McStarlite invested in automation by integrating a KUKA robot coupled with Robotmaster offline robot programming (OLP) software, to perform the lipskin polishing application. Lipskins, also known as engine nacelle leading edges, are the aerodynamic structures that m

3 Applications of Green Robots for Sustainability in 2022

Scientists have begun implementing robotic tools to aid in innovative sustainability strategies. With 2021’s unprecedented surge in public interest in sustainability, 2022 will see more use and development of green robots than ever before.

True Flexibility in your Robotics System

Leveraging third-party hardware, such as a robotic picking arm, and software, such as customized WMS, is crucial if you want true flexibility in your robotics system.

3D Vision System Nets the Right Tuna

Matrox AltiZ high-fidelity 3D profile sensor powers TUNASCAN vision system, sorting up to 20 tons of tuna per hour with accuracy rates approaching 100%

Machine Vision of Tomorrow: How 3D Scanning in Motion Revolutionizes Automation

Advancements in machine vision drive industrial automation and push the boundaries of what is feasible. Yet one limitation of machine vision could long not be overcome, which seriously restrained the range of tasks that could be automated. This changes now.

4 Critical Considerations When Selecting a Robotic End-Effector System

Finding and implementing the perfect end-effector system is reliant on the user giving due consideration to four critical areas. Only when complete understanding of the needs in these four realms is acquired can an educated end-effector choice be made.

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Purdue researchers test 3D concrete printing system as part of NSF-funded project

Transitioning to clean wind energy could become more cost-efficient as Purdue University researchers test a new technology created by an international startup to anchor offshore wind turbines.

Emerging Applications for Robotics in the Aerospace Industry: 5 Innovations

The aerospace industry is constantly evolving, and modern robotics are driving that change. The last several years have seen significant growth in robotics, with much of it concentrating on industrial applications for the aerospace manufacturing process.

Q3 Robot Orders Put 2021 on Track for Biggest Year Yet

Association for Advancing Automation (A3) stats show $1.48 billion in sales so far in 2021, surpassing the previous nine-month record set in 2017

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UltraFlex using induction to preheat gold and platinum to 1000°C and 1600°C and maintain the temperature for 30 minutes

The preheating process for each of the samples was successfully completed, with high energy- and cost-efficiency. Thanks to the lack of open flame, the preheating was a completely safe operation that did not require any specific environment.

Industrial robot component revenues to exceed $9.3 billion by 2025

• Following double-digit growth for components in 2021, a CAGR of 4.1% is forecast for 2022-2025 • End effectors hold largest 2020 component market share: $1.8 bn; machine vision was the only component sector that remained stable in 2019 & 2020 • Market to exceed 2018 size (~$8 bn) this year, despite 2019 decline and 2020 disruption

Nimble Robotics Transforms eCommerce Fulfillment, Deploying Fleets of Intelligent Picking Robots, Alleviating Record Labor Shortages

Fortune 500 retailers turn to startup to address labor shortages and meet skyrocketing eCommerce

ZEISS Applies Artificial Intelligence to 3D X-ray Microscope Reconstruction Technologies

Up to 10x higher throughput plus even better image quality with new DeepRecon Pro and PhaseEvolve modules from ZEISS

Automate 2022 Opens for Registration

Association for Advancing Automation (A3)'s Automate expected to draw more than 20,000 attendees, 500+ exhibitors centered on robotics, machine vision, motion control and AI

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Omron is an industrial automation partner that creates, sells and services fully integrated automation solutions that include robotics, sensing, motion, logic, safety, and more for manufacturers in the automotive, semiconductor, food and beverage packaging and other industries. Established in 1933, Omron helps businesses solve problems with creativity worldwide, with more than 37,000 employees serving over 110 countries. Adept Technologies is now a valued part of the Omron family.