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4 Reasons Mobile Construction Robots Are a Contractor's Best Friend

Construction contractors face various challenges. Fortunately, today’s mobile robots can help with many of them. The growing market offers many types of mobile robots; contractors will get the best results when they’re aware of the problems these advanced machines can so

Nanopositioning and Motion Control Solutions for the Semiconductor Industry

Recently, the convergence of photonics and electronics, known as Silicon Photonics, has marked a significant advancement in both performance and the reduction of power consumption.

The Role of Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) in 3D Time-of-Flight Cameras

An Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) detects movements and rotations across six degrees of freedom, representing the types of motion a system can experience.

Why Do Hardware Startups Fail?

Hardware businesses are notoriously challenging in the vast, dynamic world of startups. There are over 72,500 startups in the U.S. alone, yet only half have a survival rate beyond five years. In hardware startups, the stats are even worse.

Those who adapt the fastest win.

A new type of tool changer now turns the specialist for large series into a flexible all-rounder, with which even small series and individual pieces can be produced economically.

Troubleshooting Robots - Enhancing Manufacturing Security Through Innovative Troubleshooting

Here, Ryan Guthrie, vice president at TM Robotics, distribution partner of Shibaura Machine, explains how advanced robot controllers can provide enhanced troubleshooting in smart factory settings — while prioritizing data security.

Multi-couplings reduce down time and improve efficiency

The multi-coupling system helped Eaton cut down on the time needed for switching hoses and connections by almost 40 percent.

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LUCID Showcases its Latest 3D Time-of-Flight Cameras for Enhanced Logistics and Automation Efficiency at MODEX 2024

LUCID will demonstrate the Helios2+ Time-of-Flight camera, offering two on-camera depth processing modes: High Dynamic Range Mode (HDR) and High-Speed Mode.

Top 5 Robot Trends 2024 - International Federation of Robotics reports

The stock of operational robots around the globe hit a new record of about 3.9 million units. This demand is driven by a number of exciting technological innovations. The International Federation of Robotics reports about the top 5 automation trends in 2024:

Reliable Robotics Demonstrates Flexibility of Autonomous Flight System in an Operational Mission for the U.S. Air Force

"This successful demo underscored two important mission enablers--the ability to deploy Reliable’s control station wherever the Air Force needs and convert existing aircraft using our aircraft-agnostic autonomous flight system." —Reliable’s Dr. David O’Brien

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Dorner to Showcase Innovative Automation Technologies at Booth 1527 at PACK EXPO East 2024

Dorner is set to unveil its latest innovations in material handling technology at Pack Expo East 2024 in Philadelphia alongside their partner company Garvey. With a focus on enhancing efficiency and reliability in production environments, Dorner & Garvey will present a lineup of demo conveyors designed to meet the diverse needs of various industries.

Kawasaki Robotics partners with Olis Robotics to offer remote monitoring and control of its industrial robots

Companies present an interactive demo at MODEX 2024 showcasing how Kawasaki robots equipped with Olis' remote monitoring and error recovery drastically reduces unplanned downtime.

Online Beauty Retailer flaconi Chooses GreyOrange Omnichannel Fulfillment Solutions for Increased Productivity

---GreyOrange's GreyMatter fulfillment orchestration platform and Ranger Assist robots to scale flaconi's warehouse operations---

New Mini Lever Actuated Plunger Saves Time And Space

Limited space should not mean limited quality. Experience quick and reliable actuation in a more compact package with Southco's new 56 Mini Lever Actuated Plunger. This solution features the same lever-actuated operation as the full-size version for faster and easier latching and unlatching of electronic components.

CONTEXTANT ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH SVT ROBOTICS™ FOR WAREHOUSE AUTOMATION ENABLEMENT

Under the partnership, Contextant will be a reseller of SVT's SOFTBOT® Platform, enhancing its capabilities to deliver cutting-edge automation integration and multi-agent orchestration solutions to customers across industries.

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High Performance Servo Drives for localized and distributed control applications from Servo2Go.com

High Performance Servo Drives for localized and distributed control applications from Servo2Go.com

Engineered to drive brushless and brush servomotors in torque, velocity or position mode, Servo2Go.com offers a broad selection of servo drives in a wide range of input voltages and output power levels.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

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.