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Robot-Ready Conveying Optimizes Pick-and-Place

From a machine builder’s point of view, robots can solve many processing and packaging line problems, but the chosen material handling systems supplying the line can reduce the robot’s performance.

Smart Robots ready to build a faster, cleaner, more profitable construction industry

Can robots help alleviate South Africa’s low-cost housing shortage, and give the local construction industry the boost it needs to get back on the path to profitability?

10 Things to Consider When Exploring Offline Robot Programming Software Solutions

Offline Robot Programming (OLP) takes the programming “offline” – away from the teach pendent / robot cell – allowing the user to generate the robotic code from their computer without having to take the robot out of production to generate it.

The Mini Series Takes a Taxi

In the Adaptive Machine Platform Prolynk, manufacturing machinery and assembly stations can be configured and combined with total flexibility. The parts move individually from station to station, in a mini-taxi so to speak.

How a Team United in Just 18 Months to Overhaul How America Destroys Its Most Dangerous Chemical Weapons

CRG Automation and its team of engineers — with specialties such as mechanical, electrical and controls —began devising custom engineered solutions, often incorporating advanced robotics.

Calculating the ROI of Offline Robot Programming Software

Capital investments in advanced manufacturing environments require careful consideration, especially if that investment is for a new process or technology. If you are looking at investing in OLP here are some things to consider about the potential return on investment (ROI

How to Find the Right Damper for Your Application

Industrial Dampers cushion vibrations in machines. In order to fulfill this task perfectly, there are a large number of different types. To find the right variant for your own application, the load cases should be examined in detail.

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Closing the AI Ambition - Execution Gap in Manufacturing

While most manufacturing companies have begun to explore the next step in automation technology -- artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) -- a large gap exists between where they want their organizations to be with AI technology and where they are.

Innovations in Assistive Robotics Show Promise for People With Disabilities

Advances in technology over the years have led to a wide range of innovations for people with disabilities. These include quality of life inventions for people with mobility issues as well as speech impairments and even common color blindness.

ROEQ Boosts Payloads and Lifting Capabilities of Autonomous Mobile Robots with Two New Products

ROEQ has launched two new top modules and accompanying accessories designed to boost the payload and lifting capabilities of autonomous mobile robots from Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR). The new ROEQ TMS-C1500 allows MiR AMRs to transport up to 1500 kg for the first time.

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Geo Week Conference Program and Speaker Lineup Announced

125+ speakers and 50+ sessions confirmed for the 2022 edition of Geo Week in Denver, CO

Formant + PickNik power the best-in-class low-latency interface for advanced arm motion planning

PickNik Robotics and Formant are pleased to announce the formation of a working partnership to expand both groups' capabilities to bring cloud-based mobile manipulation to the forefront of robotics.

MOV.AI launches a Robotics Engine Platform™ that allows manufacturers and integrators to develop AMRs and deploy them in dynamic environments

The latest version of the MOV.AI platform offers a visual IDE, advanced algorithms such as 3D SLAM, simulation tools, scene and behavior editors, an open API framework and more.

Epson Overcomes Automation Barriers with No-Code, Easy-to-Use Epson RC+ Express Robot Teaching Environment

New Intuitive Software Features Simple, Visual Interface to Streamline Automation and Ease Programming of Epson SCARA Robots

Trimble Releases Turnkey Autonomous Robotic Scanning Solution

Boston Dynamics' Spot Robot Fully Integrated with the Trimble X7 3D Laser Scanner and Trimble FieldLink Software Now Available as a Complete Solution from Trimble

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REIKU's Cable Saver™ - The Most Versatile Modular Robotic Cable Management Solution

REIKU's Cable Saver™ - The Most Versatile Modular Robotic Cable Management Solution

REIKU's Cable Saver™ Solution eliminates downtime, loss of revenue, expensive cable and hose replacement costs, maintenance labor costs. It's available in three sizes 36, 52 and 70 mm. All of the robots cables and hoses are protected when routed through the Cable Saver™ corrugated tubing.The Cable Saver™ uses a spring retraction system housed inside the Energy Tube™ to keep this service loop out of harms way in safe location at the rear of the Robot when not required. The Cable Saver™ is a COMPLETE solution for any make or model of robot. It installs quickly-on either side of the robot and has been tested to resist over 15 million repetitive cycles. REIKU is committed to providing the most modular, effective options for ensuring your robotic components operate without downtime due to cable management. www.CableSaver.com

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Schmalz

Schmalz

Schmalz is the global market leader in vacuum automation and ergonomic handling solutions. Schmalz products are used all over the world in applications in the logistics, glass, metal, automotive, packaging, and wood industry sects. The wide range of products in the Vacuum Automation unit includes individual components such as suction cups and vacuum generators, as well as complete gripping systems and clamping solutions for holding workpieces.