Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

3 Benefits of Working With a Robotic Integrator

Because there is more to automation than selecting a robot, working with a robot or system integrator can be extremely valuable to ensure the full robotic system is properly designed to achieve the desired results.

Robotic pipe crawlers using maxon DC motors

The crawlers access pipe sections with multiple bends, elbows and vertical sections, previously thought to be unreachable, up to 1km+ from point of entry. The award winning weld inspection system collects visual and dimensional information.

Improving Uptime and Safety with Autonomous Mobile Robots

Mauser Packaging Solutions (Mauser) is a global packaging leader with over 180 facilities worldwide. Their team needed a solution for their 24/7 production schedule, which their existing AGV system couldn't meet.

New Ideas, Collaboration Help Brenton Drive Four Major Product Handling Upgrades to KW Container

This cell included four robots picking lids and packing them into one of four SKUs. This cell, encapsulated in a small footprint, also included an auto adjustable case sealer to accommodate the four different SKU boxes, a palletizer and stretch wrapper.

Metaverse Companies: The World of the Virtually Limitless Possibilities

Here, Knight Optical – the leading supplier of metrology-tested, high-precision optical components – investigates the fascinating metaverse and explores some of the most recent advances.

General Purpose Programming Languages Are the Future for the Industrial Automation Industry and Are Overtaking Traditional PLC IEC 61131-3

IEC 61131-3 is the de facto standard in the industrial automation industry. It encompasses 5 different programming “languages”. It makes designing simple programs straightforward and easy, and it does this very well.

Subsea Technologies: Optical Components in Deep Waters

Here, Knight Optical dives into the world of subsea technologies and runs through the optical components that are used to guarantee their high performance.

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DENSO Increases Efficiencies, Improves Morale with Fleet of MiR250 Autonomous Mobile Robots

Tier 1 automotive supplier reached fast ROI with Mobile Industrial Robot’s safe, flexible AMRs tasked with transporting materials around its 800,000 square foot powertrain component production facility in Athens, Tennessee

Flexiv's Rizon Robot Used in Avant-Garde Art Installation

Cutting-edge robotics technology and an experimental art installation are united by the vision of Greek artist Stavros Didakis.

Ottonomy.IO Partners with Pittsburgh International Airport's xBridge to Innovate Customer Experiences at the Airport

Volunteer customers will be able to order and receive beverages at designated drop-off points in PIT's Airside Terminal. Ottobot from Ottonomy is the first fully autonomous robot for deliveries inside airports and is currently deployed at multiple airports.

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ABB RobotStudio® takes to the cloud enabling real-time collaboration

• World's leading robotics programming software expands into the cloud with powerful new functionalities • Allows teams to collaborate on robot programming and simulation from anywhere in the world, on any device • New features include simplified interfaces, version control and highly accurate simulation - making programming easier and faster

Mobilicom's family of MCU Mobile Communication Units deliver ad-hoc direct wireless mobile communication

This 360 multi-faceted suite, which comprises Immunity, Cybersecurity and Encryption, protects the platform by safeguarding communication channels and encrypting the transmitted data.

Blueflite Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on StartEngine

Blueflite, an advanced US logistics drone platform provider for faster, more cost-effective, and sustainable deliveries, announced today it has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on the StartEngine platform.

TORMACH INC. INTRODUCES NEW ZA6 ROBOT

ZA6 is First Robot in New Tormach Product Line

Introducing piCOMPACT®10X SMART, added functionality to a small footprint ejector

piCOMPACT®10X SMART is a compact, efficient, and intelligent ejector that enables you to take the next step in production control and ease of use. Based on COAX® technology and integrated IO-Link technology, piCOMPACT®10X SMART offers enhanced flexibility, quicker installation, and improved customization to fit your needs.

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Discover how human-robot collaboration can take flexibility to new heights!

Discover how human-robot collaboration can take flexibility to new heights!

Humans and robots can now share tasks - and this new partnership is on the verge of revolutionizing the production line. Today's drivers like data-driven services, decreasing product lifetimes and the need for product differentiation are putting flexibility paramount, and no technology is better suited to meet these needs than the Omron TM Series Collaborative Robot. With force feedback, collision detection technology and an intuitive, hand-guided teaching mechanism, the TM Series cobot is designed to work in immediate proximity to a human worker and is easier than ever to train on new tasks.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

TUV Rheinland of North America

TUV Rheinland of North America

TUV Rheinland is a global provider of safety testing and certification services for Industrial Machinery manufactures and suppliers. We offer programs designed to assist companies achieve industrial machinery certification/labelling for a number of standards and regulations including CE Marking, Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, ANSI, NFPA, UL, CSA standards and field evaluation/special inspection services. Our Robot Integrator Program is the first of its kind in the industry, and certifies the robot integrator's knowledge of robotics standards while allowing manufacturers to apply a serialized TUV Rheinland Mark to all of their certified products.