Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

SUPPLIER SELECTION FOR CRITICAL MOTION CONTROL APPLICATIONS

In this article, I attempt to arm manufacturers with the questions that they need to ask to ensure that the motion control solution option chosen is right first time and up to the job. These questions should ideally focus on not just capabilities but also values.

Powering the Future: NREL Research Finds Opportunities for Breakthrough Battery Designs

Using ultramodern capabilities and world-class laboratory facilities, NREL’s energy storage researchers continue to push battery boundaries with materials development, thermal management, diagnostics, and modeling.

Year in Review: 2022’s Top New and Emerging Technologies

With another year over and more global issues to address, not only are there many technologies and innovations to reflect on this year, but there are also exciting new developments on the horizon for 2023.

FORVIA

Currently in the Písek location, 14 MiR robots are deployed. 7 of them, heavy duty MiR robots, mainly MiR600s, work in the area of finished goods, bringing empty pallets to the assembly lines and picking up full pallets to the logistics area.

Warehouse Robots and Why Flooring is Important

One of the best ways today to improve business efficiency is through the use of warehouse robots. And while planning is underway to adopt warehouse robots, it's important to consider the most ideal flooring.

Why Do AGVs Need Reliable Motors?

Any automated system is only as good as its reliability. An automated guided vehicle (AGV) for example, needs to do the job it is programmed to do; without error, quickly and efficiently.

How Remote On/Off Benefits Automation Applications

When used with a computer or server, remote on/off allows end users to turn equipment on and off using a remote signal from a network, timer, sensors, or user input. Remote on/off provides several benefits to machine vision and automation applications.

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Robotics and Automation - Featured Stories

AI-Powered Kindred INDUCT Automates Induction of One Million Items with 95% Accuracy

An INDUCT workcell was incorporated into an existing induction line at a global logistics facility and transportation hub where 200,000 small parcels are sorted each hour, and up to 400,000 parcels are processed during the peak holiday season.

Will RTLS be the Next Big Step for Automation?

RTLS has aimed to track the precise location of all objects within a system, whether that be a factory, transit yard, warehouse, hospital, or military base. This is usually achieved through a system of tags and sensors.

Boston Dynamics Atlas Gets a Grip

Atlas assists at a simulated job site, Boston Dynamics engineers continue to push the humanoid robot one step closer to performing real-world manipulation tasks at human speed.

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

Starship Technologies Expands Delivery to More College Campuses with Grubhub

Baylor University and East Carolina University are the latest schools to offer robot delivery on campus

AGILOX introduces new ODM robot

AGILOX expands its product portfolio with an intelligent dolly mover

Mujin and Geek+ to Debut Total Order Fulfillment Automation at Manifest Logistics Show in Las Vegas

"By partnering with Geek+, one of the leaders in mobile robot technologies, Mujin will be able to accelerate its total solution deployment in North America."

Percepto Achieves Regulatory Breakthrough to Scale Commercial Drone Operations

FAA exemption denial brings safety, sustainability, and security benefits to critical infrastructure facilities across the U.S.

GreyOrange Appoints Four Key Leaders, Preparation for Expansion

Appointments showcase GreyOrange's commitment to unparalleled industry counsel, customer experiences and employee relations management

Robotics and Automation - Featured Product

Oriental Motor USA - Ideal for AGV/AMR Applications

Oriental Motor USA - Ideal for AGV/AMR Applications

The BLV Series R Type brushless DC motor (BLDC motor) speed control system offers the design of motor and driver significantly reduced in size and weight, yet high-power, and contributes to the battery driven automation. The BLV Series R Type is compatible with the two interfaces of Modbus (RTU) and CANopen communication.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

Electrocraft Inc.

Electrocraft Inc.

ElectroCraft, Inc. is a global provider of dependable, application-engineered fractional-horsepower motor and motion products. Our products are found in thousands of different applications within industrial, commercial, and consumer product markets. While ElectroCraft provides a wide array of standard products with many configurable options, we have built our brand on custom OEM solutions that meet the precise performance, cost and quality our customers require.