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Chinese cars in motion thanks to Stäubli connectors

Stäubli’s MPS tool changer provides JAC with flexibility and minimal technician intervention during the manufacturing process, particularly during the handling and welding processes. Water, air and electrical circuits can be connected and disconnected simultaneously.

ABB identifies new frontiers for robotics and AI in 2024

Marc Segura, President ABB Robotics Division, identifies three drivers for robotics-driven AI solutions in 2024, as ABB continues expansion into new segments not previously served by robotic automation.

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.

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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

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:

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Parsec Automation Corp. Announces Exceptional Growth and Customer Milestones in 2023, Setting New Industry Standards

ANAHEIM, Calif. - February 27, 2024 - Parsec Automation Corp. (Parsec), the innovative leader in Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), today unveiled another record-breaking performance in 2023. The year marked milestones in growth and customer acquisition, with the company achieving a strong double-digit increase in bookings, revenue, and earnings despite a challenging global economic landscape. Parsec's success is highlighted by the widespread deployment of its flagship platform, TrakSYS™, and a significant expansion in its diverse customer base across key sectors.

Columbus Consulting partners with GreyOrange for Innovative Store Platform

Streamlining Inventory Management, Store Execution, and Omni-channel Fulfillment, Embracing RFID Technology and More

BlueBotics to Showcase AGV/AMR Interoperability and Share Usage Trends at MODEX 2024

The company's partner-focused exhibit on booth C6092 will feature a full multi-brand AGV/AMR fleet demo managed by the BlueBotics ANT server fleet management software. In addition to this live example of vehicle interoperability, the stand will include six vehicle-brand kiosks staffed by BlueBotics's AGV partners and associated materials.

AGILOX North America to Showcase their Autonomous Vehicles at MODEX Trade Show in Atlanta

AGILOX North America, a leading provider of innovative autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), is pleased to announce its participation in the upcoming MODEX trade show in Atlanta. The company will exhibit its cutting-edge autonomous mobile robots, providing attendees with a firsthand look at the future of material handling and logistics.

Introducing the New VLM-60 Multi-turn Encoder from Netzer Precision

The VLM-60 multi-turn encoder from Netzer is an extremely low profile, hollow shaft absolute rotary encoder. Often used in multi-axis machinery, servo motors machine tools or robots, and process machine manufacturing. The VLM-60 ensures the accuracy and reliability demanded by these applications.

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TM Robotics – Shibaura Machine THE SCARA range

TM Robotics - Shibaura Machine THE SCARA range

The THE range from Shibaura Machine is an extensive line up of SCARA robots. Available in four arm lengths THE400 (400mm), THE600 (600mm) and the most recent THE800 (800mm) and THE1000 (1000mm), this range is suitable for assembly, handling, inspection and pick and place processes in varied industrial applications. The THE1000 boasts a 20kg payload capacity and an impressive 0.44 second cycle time, providing high speeds for processes with large components. In fact, the range has been recognised for as the price-to-performance leader compared to other SCARA models in its price range due to its impressive speed versus payload capacity.

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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.