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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.

A Robot Inspired by Worms

Five young engineers want to take a sewer rehabilitation robot to the market—with a new approach, inspired by nature.

PACK Q&A with Schmalz

We will be offering instruction on ergonomic lifting that promotes worker’s back health and safety throughout the show. Giving visitors the opportunity to see for themselves the quality and value by test-driving the lifters.

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PACK EXPO Las Vegas

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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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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.

Blue Robotics' New Ping360 Scanning Sonar Enables Low-Cost ROV Navigation in Poor Visibility Underwater Environments

The sonar achieves a new level of affordability with a price that is less than half of any other scanning sonar on the market at $1,975 USD. The Ping360 is available immediately from Blue Robotics and distributors.

SMi's UAV Technology 2019 will open its doors in just two weeks' time

SMi reports: UAV Technology 2019 will commence in two weeks' time at the Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK on 30th September - 1st October

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Harmonic Drive Introduces New Lightweight Versions of Select Gearhead Products.

Harmonic Drive Introduces New Lightweight Versions of Select Gearhead Products.

Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high precision motion control introduces new lightweight versions of select gearhead products. The new gearheads are ideal for designs where weight is a critical factor. Building on the success of Harmonic Drive LLCs current gear units, new lightweight versions were the next logical evolution of the CS/ SH product lines. With weight reductions of 20-30% without any reduction in torque ratings, the Lightweight (LW) gear units provide exceptional torque density.

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