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LUCID Showcases its Latest 3D Time-of-Flight Cameras for Enhanced Logistics and Automation Efficiency at MODEX 2024

LUCID will demonstrate the Helios2+ Time-of-Flight camera, offering two on-camera depth processing modes: High Dynamic Range Mode (HDR) and High-Speed Mode.

The Role of Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) in 3D Time-of-Flight Cameras

An Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) detects movements and rotations across six degrees of freedom, representing the types of motion a system can experience.

Why Do Hardware Startups Fail?

Hardware businesses are notoriously challenging in the vast, dynamic world of startups. There are over 72,500 startups in the U.S. alone, yet only half have a survival rate beyond five years. In hardware startups, the stats are even worse.

Those who adapt the fastest win.

A new type of tool changer now turns the specialist for large series into a flexible all-rounder, with which even small series and individual pieces can be produced economically.

Troubleshooting Robots - Enhancing Manufacturing Security Through Innovative Troubleshooting

Here, Ryan Guthrie, vice president at TM Robotics, distribution partner of Shibaura Machine, explains how advanced robot controllers can provide enhanced troubleshooting in smart factory settings — while prioritizing data security.

Multi-couplings reduce down time and improve efficiency

The multi-coupling system helped Eaton cut down on the time needed for switching hoses and connections by almost 40 percent.

Exploring 3D Trends in Machine Vision Industries: Tomorrow’s Vision Today

3D machine vision technology is playing a primary role in reshaping numerous industries, such as manufacturing, healthcare and autonomous vehicles

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Top 5 Robot Trends 2024 - International Federation of Robotics reports

The stock of operational robots around the globe hit a new record of about 3.9 million units. This demand is driven by a number of exciting technological innovations. The International Federation of Robotics reports about the top 5 automation trends in 2024:

Reliable Robotics Demonstrates Flexibility of Autonomous Flight System in an Operational Mission for the U.S. Air Force

"This successful demo underscored two important mission enablers--the ability to deploy Reliable’s control station wherever the Air Force needs and convert existing aircraft using our aircraft-agnostic autonomous flight system." —Reliable’s Dr. David O’Brien

Avangrid Pilots Mobile Robot Dog to Advance Substation Inspections with Artificial Intelligence

Company collaborating with Levatas and Boston Dynamics to launch pilot project. Among utility industry’s pioneers using artificial intelligence to detect and analyze substation equipment

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OMRON Launches New Integrated Autonomous Mobile Robot Solutions with Lifter and Roller Modules from ROEQ

OMRON's new medium-payload autonomous mobile robots, the MD-650 and the MD-900, are launching as complete solutions with top modules by ROEQ, a leader in mobile robotic equipment.

Thermal by FLIR Powers New Ruggedized Mobile Phone and Assisted Reality Wearable Solution

New Devices featuring FLIR Lepton Fill Mobile Device Market Gap and Open New Opportunities with an Intrinsically Safe Wearable--On Display at Mobile World Congress 2024

New Optical Delay Line Stage Series, Based on Air Bearings, Released by PI

Lower pitch/yaw angular errors and the near-perfect straightness and flatness performance of air bearings deliver precise measured results, surpassing mechanical linear stages.

OSARO Debuts AI-Powered Robotics for Mixed-Case Depalletization

The OSARO® Robotic Depalletizing System is a direct replacement for manual pallet unloading - even complex mixed-case pallets. The system combines OSARO SightWorks™ Perception with advanced robotics hardware to automate the incoming inventory process and improve safety, boost efficiency, reduce labor costs, and minimize inventory shrinkage.

Geekplus to showcase mobile robot order fulfillment innovations during LogiMAT trade show

Since establishing offices in Dusseldorf in 2019, the company has brought its comprehensive suite of Goods-To-Person solutions to more than 70 different companies in 19 European countries. The company has also just completed its tenth project in the Benelux region.

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Denso Robotics - Newest 6-axis VMB Series offers longer arm reach and higher load capacity

Denso Robotics - Newest 6-axis VMB Series offers longer arm reach and higher load capacity

The new VMB series represent some of the newest members to our 6-axis family of robots. These high-performance, versatile units offer a longer arm reach and a higher load capacity than traditional models which make VMB an excellent solution for palletizing, packaging, and material handling. New features include greater air piping, valve and signal line options, as well as new programming options with state-of-the-art functions using our new WINCAPS Plus software. VMB offers an IP67 protection grade along with meeting ISO Class 5, which makes them suitable for electric parts, food manufacturing processes, and pharmaceutical and medical devices. With the addition of the new VMB large robots, all manufacturing processes can now be automated by DENSO Robotics.

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TM Robotics (Americas) Inc

TM Robotics (Americas) Inc

TM Robotics, in partnership with Shibaura Machine, formerly known as Toshiba Machine until 1st April 2020, offers a comprehensive range of industrial robots ideally suited for high-precision assembly, machine loading/unloading and material-handling applications that can be dust proof, clean room, or IP65/67. The company's extensive product line starts with a Cartesian solution available in thousands of combinations from single actuators to four-axis solutions; six-axis solutions that can include precise vision-control; and a complete range of SCARAs from low cost to the industry-leading SCARA with 1200-mm reach that can carry up to 20 kgs. TM Robotics sells and services robots throughout Europe, the Middle East, India, Russia, and Africa, as well as North, Central, and South America, from headquarters in Hertfordshire, England and Elk Grove Village, IL, USA. For more information, visit www.tmrobotics.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.