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4 Amazing Advancements in Robotic Grippers to Keep an Eye On

As manufacturing sectors of all kinds struggle with a growing labor gap, these collaborative grip designs can help streamline facility workflows, reducing the labor necessary to complete tasks while keeping the facility flexible and adaptable.

Reliable Quality Inspection of Plastics With Autonomous Machine Vision

Autonomous Machine Vision (AMV) is a new approach to quality assurance, designed to be more than automatic, but autonomous, from determining the ideal number of samples the system needs to learn the characteristics of an item.

10 Factors Warehouse Managers Should Consider for Goods-to-Person Fulfilment

In this article, let's dive deeper into how it works and what factors you should consider if you are thinking to switch to using the Goods-to-Person fulfillment model.

Robotics Designed for Harsh Environments

In the following article we will discuss how one company employs creative design techniques and online configuration tools to provide customized motors and gearheads for their latest robotic arm and gripper – able to fit into a wide variety of applications.

Why Use Offline Robot Programming Software and How to Get Started

If you have added manufacturing robots to your facility, you are already aware of the advantages they provide and the ROI. Robots do have a downside, however, when it comes to programming—most of the time, they must be offline to be updated or programmed.

Parcel: A Lower-Cost Way To Automate Last-Mile Delivery Hubs

Solving the challenge of the last mile using traditional methods, like human teams and traditional automation systems, can require a massive upfront investment of capital and time – and often isn’t enough to gain an edge in an already cutthroat market.

Could Cobots Be the Answer to the Welder Shortage?

The American Welding Society has predicted a deficit of 400,000 welders by 2024. According to specialist welding technologists K-TIG, a US welder’s skills are in such high demand they can demand a salary of $100,000.

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Roadblocks to Autonomous Security Robots

There are concerns regarding the use of fully autonomous security robots which may get in the way of bringing them to market. Whether those concerns are legitimate or not may impact how quickly robotics will be adopted for security purposes.

AN IDEA STRENGTHENS THE BACK OF THE WORLD

The turning of the lead screw transfers the motor power to the spring. It presses from the lower belt on the upper belt, supports the upper body and relieves the lumbar spine.

How Implementing Robotics Affects Business Insurance

Insurance can generate high costs, with general liability alone costing businesses a median of $500 a year. If robots can reduce premiums and claims, it would make a strong argument in their favor.

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Cobots Come to the Rescue in Packaging and Supply Chain Industries Struggling with Labor Shortages

As labor issues persist, Universal Robots, the pioneering leader of collaborative robotics, will show PACK EXPO attendees automated solutions for hard-to-staff tasks such as box erecting and palletizing. Powering many of these applications is the company's most popular cobot, the UR10e, now able to lift 25% more.

Final Call to Register for the Defence Safety 2021 Conference in London

SMi Group reports: Less than three weeks to go until the 4th Annual Defence Safety Conference in London - registration is closing soon.

Introducing TOCABI, a full-size humanoid avatar.

Started in 2013 with the lower legs, Mathew Schwartz began working on the design of the robot while he was a researcher at the Digital Human Research Center, AICT, a research lab in South Korea run by Seoul National University at the direction of Professor Jaeheung Park.

SPIROL Product Catalog Available on TraceParts CAD-Content Platform

TraceParts provides lead generation programs for industrial marketers with its Product Catalog Services (PCS) and Digital Marketing Services (DMS).

4 Fabrications Offer Complete Sheet Metal and Section Services

4 Fabrications is ready to help you with your sheet metal fabrication projects. We got the experience, skills, and technology to deliver world-class results.

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Destaco’s PNEUMATIC PARALLEL GRIPPERS - RTH & RDH

Destaco's PNEUMATIC PARALLEL GRIPPERS - RTH & RDH

Destaco's Robohand RDH/RTH Series 2 and 3 jaw parallel grippers have a shielded design that deflects chips and other particulate for a more reliable, repeatable operation in part gripping applications ranging from the small and lightweight, to the large and heavy. RDH Series of Rugged, Multi-Purpose Parallel Grippers for Heavy Parts - Designed for high particulate application environments, automotive engine block, gantry systems, and ideal for heavy part gripping The series includes eight sizes for small lightweight to large/heavy part gripping. RTH Series of Powerful, Multi-Purpose Parallel Grippers for Heavy Parts - Designed for large round shaped parts, automotive engine block and gantry systems, and heavy part gripping. They're available in eight sizes for small lightweight to large and heavy part gripping.

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OCTOPUZ

OCTOPUZ

For the past 15 years, OCTOPUZ has specialized in the design, development, implementation, and customization of superior Offline Robot Programming (OLRP) software for industrial robot applications. Our focus is to provide an industrial robot software solution that not only enables companies to reach a higher level of efficiency with their processes but also opens opportunities for them to enter new markets and expand their business potential. OCTOPUZ was built on the concept of taking complex robot programming and making it simple.