Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen many industries go down due to different reasons. However, some industries were able to get past these hurdles and find in the current pandemic the source for their growth. Robotics is one of these industries.
The defence sector is a valuable contributor to the economy, providing a large number of jobs and investing in a number of industries. However the relationship is mutualistic, with advancements in industry benefitting the defence sector.
A sentin VISION system uses AI-based recognition software and can be trained using a few sample images. Together with a GigE Vision CMOS industrial camera from IDS and an evaluation unit, it can be easily embedded in existing processes.
As for the TS5000, its communication functions enable real-time data transmission between the robot and controller, allowing manufacturers to integrate the system into a smart factory environment.
Always more, always faster, always further everything needs to arrive at the right time at the right place – the global goods cycle keeps the economy running and is a challenge for everyone involved.
CXP-12 now offers the ability of transfer data at rates of 12.5 Gbps over a single cable up to 40m. Accompanied by the ability to power the camera from the PC via the cable is unique and unprecedented. No other interface can offer these options at these data rates currently.
LHMT GmbH develops highly specialized tools that fully automate not only the actual scoring and milling process of printed-circuit boards, but also the loading and unloading of the sensitive circuit boards.
Robotics and Automation - Featured Stories
• Mobile robots will take logistics sector by storm, with a 10-fold investment increase predicted between now and 2024 • COVID-19 will be a significant driver in long-term mobile robot growth • Sales of AMRs set to radically outstrip AGV revenues
Automation technology installed right out of the box is not an immediate path to increased profits - successful integration is key. This article explores the main principles that align the integration of robotic automation and success.
Clem Robertson, CEO and Founder of R4DAR Technologies explains how the global pandemic has fast-forwarded demand for automated transport and last mile delivery systems so life can return to the “new normal” and the country can be better prepared for future pandemics.
Robotics and Automation - News Headlines
The ESMERA consortium joins the virtual version of the Global Robot Expo, taking place on October 20th and 21st. ESMERA presents some of their already successful experiments, among them NIx, a robot platform for remote inspection in harsh environments, WIRE COBOTS, a collaborative robot for wire harness assembly and REFLECT, also a collaborative robot tackling the assembly of deformable parts in dishwashers.
Universal Robots' new regional sales director will continue the development of the company's high-growth sales and distribution business in the United States and Canada
Sales of new robots remain on a high level with 33,300 units shipped in 2019. This is 17% less compared to 2018, but still the second highest sales volume ever recorded.
Federal Aviation Administration grants special waiver to allow civilian operations to inspect critical communications infrastructure in the U.S.
ATI Industrial Automation has developed the RCE-710, its first Radially-Compliant Electric Material Removal Tool
The new electric tool features built-in compliance to simplify and streamline the programming process, and to compensate for part and fixturing misalignments. The motor rotates clockwise and counterclockwise and produces continuous torque on the work piece.
Robotics and Automation - Featured Product
Magnetic robot end-of-arm tooling are suitable for the automated pick-up and positioning of steel or other ferromagnetic objects. They can be switched on and off and have a threaded mounting hole for robots. Magnetic grippers are an efficient alternative for traditional robot grippers. Application in automated production lines and for robots and pick-and-place systems. Magnetic product handling reduces the duration and number of operations. Goudsmit Magnetics is driven by magnetism since 1959. See how it works: https://youtu.be/hcXJ98mXHZE
Robotics and Automation - Featured Company
MVTec is a leading international manufacturer of software for machine vision used in all demanding areas of imaging like the semi-conductor industry, inspection, optical quality control, metrology, medicine or surveillance. In particular, software by MVTec enables new automation solutions in settings of the Industrial Internet of Things. MVTec is the developer and vendor of the general purpose machine vision software products HALCON and MERLIC.