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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.
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.
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.
An Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) detects movements and rotations across six degrees of freedom, representing the types of motion a system can experience.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
Streamlining Inventory Management, Store Execution, and Omni-channel Fulfillment, Embracing RFID Technology and More
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, 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.
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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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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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.