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HEIDENHAIN at IMTS 2022

Digital manufacturing starts with HEIDENHAIN. We will be showing software solutions that allows you to model your entire production chain, thus digitalizing your shop floor.

MassRobotics, Festo, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, MITRE and Novanta Join Efforts to Support Healthcare Robotics Startups

The program focuses on startups in the areas of clinical care, public safety, laboratory, supply chain automation, out-of-hospital care, and quality of life. It also addresses continuity of work and education, as well as training and support for healthcare professionals.

Automating Labor Dependent Tasks in High Mix/Low Volume Production

Action plastics maximizes OB7’s flexibility to automate several different tasks within their high mix/low to mid volume production, freeing up operators and enabling a more flexible work environment.

Automating Industrial Inspection With Autonomous Mobile Robots

Through regular and thorough inspections, faults, wear and tear, and defects can be detected at an early stage and proactively acted upon, thus preventing production downtimes.

How Autonomous Robots Drive ROI in the Internet of Things

Rather than replace analog gauges and processes with an array of high cost and specialized connected sensors, forward-looking companies are deploying advanced robots that bring the sensors to where and when they’re needed most.

Overcoming the Challenges of Automated Bin Picking

According to Universal Robots (UR), in 2019, around 38 per cent of the manufacturing labor force still moved parts manually between bins and manufacturing machines, rather than use industrial robots.

Industrial Robots Vs (or With?) Cobots

Apart from being unsafe for workers, and thus requiring specific safety measures within their working area, industrial robots are also exceedingly expensive and difficult to set up and redeploy.

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Cobots - electric or pneumatic?

The simple design of pneumatic systems mean that the cobots are expected to be more durable and require less maintenance than their electric counterparts.

The Developing Role of Drones In Manufacturing

It’s easy to mistake drones for glorified cameras, especially since many applications rely on the aerial photography and videography technology built into most unmanned vehicles. However, modern drones can do so much more.

Early bird registration for RoboBusiness ends August 20, 2022

RoboBusiness 2022 will take place October 19-20 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Since its founding in 2004, RoboBusiness evolved into the world’s premier robotics business development event.

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

API's Dynamic 9D LADAR Makes IMTS Debut

Breakthrough LADAR technology sets new standard in non-contact optical dimensional metrology for manufacturing industries

Formic Hires Amazon, Coco, and BeyondTrust Alums Amid Hyper-growth Trajectory

Formic's risk-free, affordable, full-service pay-by-the-hour rental model removes traditional barriers to automation, helping small and mid-sized manufacturers

Geek+ and ProLog Automation announce cooperation

Geek+ strengthens its European partner network by collaborating with ProLog Automation, a leading logistics automation service provider in the DACH region

Women and Drones Documentary Filming Onsite at Commercial UAV Expo

Partnership with Women and Drones and Monumental Access will bring filming to Las Vegas, capture stories of women in the drone industry

GreyOrange Appoints Investor and Entrepreneur Klaus Kleinfeld as New Board Member

With more than 20+ years of global leadership experience, Kleinfeld adds depth to GreyOrange's board of directors.

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Schmalz Technology Development - The Right Gripper for Every Task

Schmalz Technology Development - The Right Gripper for Every Task

In order to interact with their environment and perform the tasks, lightweight robots, like all industrial robots, depend on tools - and in many cases these are vacuum grippers. These form the interface to the workpiece and are therefore a decisive part of the overall system. With their help, the robots can pick up, move, position, process, sort, stack and deposit a wide variety of goods and components. Vacuum gripping systems allow particularly gentle handling of workpieces, a compact and space-saving system design and gripping from above. Precisely because the object does not have to be gripped, the vacuum suction cupenables gapless positioning next to each other.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

maxon group

maxon group

maxon is a leading supplier of high-precision DC brush and brushless servo motors and drives. These motors range in size from 4 - 90 mm and are available up to 500 watts. We combine electric motors, gears and DC motor controls into high-precision, intelligent drive systems that can be custom-made to fit the specific needs of customer applications.