Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Understanding Force Sensors: How They Work and Measure Force

A force sensor measures mechanical forces, like a secret handshake between machines and the real world. These ingenious devices convert mechanical force into electrical signals, enabling us to measure, analyze, and interact with the physical world around us.

What Are the Secrets to Optimizing Motion Control in Robots?

Motion control optimization is about more than ensuring a robot can move. It must also move correctly; meeting the ideal speed, power, direction, length and timing. Assurance in each of these categories is necessary because these are what separate robots from human employees

Trained quickly, inspected swiftly - Handling and defect inspection of indexable inserts

The German medium-sized company has developed a fully automated handling and inspection system in which the DENKnet solution for AI-based image evaluation plays a decisive role and sets new standards in terms of performance, zero-defect production and speed.

Making “cheddar” with industrial automation - Achieving 83 per cent waste reduction in food manufacturing

Ultrasonic uses energy from microscopic vibrations of a blade to pass easily through the material and offers a more effective solution for cutting food products. When paired with automation, ultrasonic technology can deliver precise and accurate cutting for manufacturers.

Harvestance - Developing and Designing Vacuum Grippers for Production Line Robots

Harvestance has received numerous inquiries for the design and manufacture of customized, lightweight, and strong grippers for collaborative robots, aimed at automating production lines.

At least 60 million strokes

A "compact automation" is a mechatronic system that performs a whole series of consecutive production steps autonomously. "Compact" refers to the small dimensions, in the millimeter and centimeter range, of the products to be processed.

Painting Robots: Benefits, Applications, and Sourcing Tips

In this guide, we'll explore the benefits of using painting robots and their applications in various industries. Additionally, we'll guide you through the process of sourcing the right paint robot for your needs.

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Zebra Study: Only 16% of Manufacturers Have Real-Time Visibility into Manufacturing Production

While digital transformation is a priority for manufacturers, achieving it is fraught with obstacles, including the cost and availability of labor, scaling technology solutions, and the convergence of information technology and operational technology (IT/OT).

The Role of Robotics in Developing Advanced Autopilot Capabilities

Interest in autopilot capabilities is growing in multiple sectors. Engineers should understand the role of robotics in these systems if they hope to meet this growing demand. Here is a closer look at this technology and how it leverages robotics.

Pik'r Range Picking Robot Enhances U.S. Open Experience at Pinehurst

As golfers perfect their drives on the newly converted Cradle 9-hole course, the Pik'r robot is enhancing the efficiency and safety of golf ball retrieval.

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

LG DEBUTS AI-POWERED DOOR-TYPE SERVICE ROBOT FOR HOSPITALITY AND HEALTHCARE

Featuring Four-Door Design and Six Wheels with Independent Suspension, LG's Latest CLOi ServeBot Provides Safe and Reliable Delivery.

Formic Raises $27.4 Million to Bring Automation to More Manufacturers

Robots-as-a-Service Provider Removes CapEx and Labor Challenges for Manufacturers to Enable Faster Increased Capacity and Growth

Autonomous Technology that is Shaping the World of Delivery

Arrive AI puts autonomous technology for delivery in the spotlight

ace 2 V: Basler Presents CoaXPress 2.0 Camera in a Small Design

With the new ace 2 V models, Basler AG presents compact cameras with the CoaXPress 2.0 interface. The international manufacturer of high-quality machine vision hardware and software also offers all the components necessary for a complete, cost-effective CXP vision system.

New Wafer Stages and Ultra-Precision Motion Systems at Semicon West, July 9 - 11, in San Francisco, CA

Experience PI's new piezo wafer stages, granite-based multi-axis systems for thin film metrology, air bearing stages, laser beam steering systems, and sub-nanometer precision piezo stages, backed by decades of nanopositioning experience.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Product

Ingenious mini camera with 5 MP and autofocus

Ingenious mini camera with 5 MP and autofocus

Whether in a hand-held scanner, on a robot arm or in a photo booth: the tiny uEye XS makes sure that objects are always perfectly in focus. The tiny camera fits into any application. Discover now what the versatile 5 MP autofocus camera from IDS Imaging Development Systems is capable of! The uEye XS starter set is ideal for testing the camera. In addition to the compact USB2 camera, it includes a cable, a tripod adapter and a tripod. If the distance between the lens and the object is constantly changing, users benefit from industrial cameras with automatic focus. They eliminate the need for manual refocusing and ensure that objects or labels are always perfectly visible. However, there are more decisive factors for a good picture quality, such as natural colour reproduction and harmonious contrast. IDS has therefore equipped the uEye XS with many other practical automatic features familiar from consumer technology. This includes white balance, exposure and gain. As a result, it delivers the best possible result in every situation. If you want to fine-tune even more precisely, you can make the appropriate settings in the SDK (IDS Software Suite). Thanks to its small size and the proven USB2 interface, the uEye XS camera is suitable as a component in embedded vision systems. It is used, for example, in medical or security applications, in transport and logistics or in kiosk systems.

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DESTACO

DESTACO

DESTACO is now the worldwide leader in the innovation, design, manufacture and support of clamping, gripping, transferring, indexing and robotic tooling solutions for workplace and automation needs.