Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

How-To Guide on Mastering PACK EXPO Connects

With so many activities and over 2,600 scheduled demos taking place at PACK EXPO Connects, here is every preparation tool attendees need to ensure a successful event.

What Skills Are Needed to Be a Connected Worker?

Industrial analysts frequently debate what traits people need to shine in today's workforce. A person working on a production line needs manufacturing skills, plus communication capabilities, the willingness to be a team player and more.

Robotics Leads the Way For Space Exploration

Motiv Space Systems made several contributions to the Mars 2020 Mission. The Perseverance Robotic Arm was the highest visibility subsystem development. This role required a close relationship with the JPL systems engineering team responsible for the sample and caching effort

Staying Competitive with Automation

Automation is making conveyors a more integral component because of the contributions they’re making to the overall efficiency and productivity of today’s processing and packaging lines.

Taking a CAD/CAM approach to Offline Robotic Programming

With all the benefits offered by robots, the biggest barrier is the complexity of programming. More specifically, the expertise required to effectively program a robot can take years.

Human-Robot Collaboration for Assembling Tasks in Manufacturing

Wire Cobots is one of the currently final five experiments who have successfully passed from Phase I to Phase II in the ESMERA project. Thus, they are supported and mentored even more on their path towards industrialising their robotics product.

RoboticsTomorrow - Fall Product Special - Part 2

It has been over 6 months without any in person events. With that in mind we are putting together a special feature article for the fall to highlight some of the new products and services our partners have rolled out during that time. Part 2.

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Robotics and Automation - Featured Stories

Six high-tech companies to join the Innovation Hub at Les Roches Crans-Montana hospitality school

The Innovation Hub at Les Roches Crans-Montana welcomes its first incubation projects and embraces the cutting-edge digital expertise of six world-class tech companies.

How Robotics Are Being Used in the Packaging Industry

If the packaging sector hadn't been an early adopter of automation, it would have struggled through the pandemic. That's not to say that the situation has been easy, but it could've been much worse without robotics.

These Robotic Turtles are Nobody's Prey

The BERNARD prototype may look just like a tortoise; but it reacts like an intelligent, fearsome animal, delivering a barrage of light, sound, and non-lethal electric shock tuned to the predator attacking it.

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

Get a grip on the automation of tomorrow - Precisely fitting drives for robotics

Today, a world without robots is inconceivable. The areas of application that require process safety, reliability and economic efficiency from these robots are equally manifold. The drive systems from FAULHABER play a major role in fulfilling these requirements, and they continue to impress with their durability and performance in a robust and compact design.

VadaTech Announces a new 3U VPX with Multi-Channel, Multi-Protocol Avionics, MIL-STD-1553/ARINC429/ARINC717

VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of integrated systems, embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, announces the VPX339. The VPX339 is based on the Data Device Corporation (DDC), BU-67118 multi-channel, multi-protocol avionics product.

ITC manufacturing one of the largest induction melting coils in the industry

Induction Technology Corporation (ITC) - a leading manufacturer of induction melting solutions with over 40 years of experience in the industry and part of UltraFlex Power Group since June 2019 - recently demonstrated one of the largest, customer-specific induction melting coils in the industry.

Simbe Unveils Tally 3.0, The Most Advanced Autonomous Inventory Robot on The Market

Platform Updates Include a Best-in-Class Optical System and Enhanced Data Processing Functions, Solidifying Simbe's Industry Leadership

RobotShop Will Favor Remote Work Even After Covid-19 Crisis

RobotShop.com, the world's leading source of robotics technology, announces today that it is transforming its business to favor remote work for the majority of its activities, even after Covid-19 Crisis.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Product

Schmalz Technology Development - Vacuum Generation without Compressed Air - Flexible and Intelligent

Schmalz Technology Development - Vacuum Generation without Compressed Air - Flexible and Intelligent

• Vacuum generation that's 100% electrical; • Integrated intelligence for energy and process control; • Extensive communication options through IO-Link interface; Schmalz already offers a large range of solutions that can optimize handling process from single components such as vacuum generators to complete gripping systems. Particularly when used in autonomous warehouse, conventional vacuum generation with compressed air reaches its limits. Compressed air often is unavailable in warehouses. Schmalz therefore is introducing a new technology development: a gripper with vacuum generation that does not use compressed air. The vacuum is generated 100% electrically. This makes the gripper both energy efficient and mobile. At the same time, warehouses need systems with integrated intelligence to deliver information and learn. This enables the use of mobile and self-sufficient robots, which pick production order at various locations in the warehouse. Furthermore, Schmalz provides various modular connection options from its wide range of end effectors in order to handle different products reliably and safely.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

Arcos USA Incorporated

Arcos USA Incorporated

Arcos is a cutting-edge of surface finishing technology company that has been in business since 1965. We manufacture a complete range of manual and CNC machines for grinding, polishing, finishing, deburring, and plasma cutting of any part and any material. Our work involves designing and implementing the best possible equipment and automation systems with the use of robots and advanced technologies. Our strong experience and our deep know how permitted us to supply many different industries such as Aerospace, Automotive, Agriculture, Cosmetic Industry, Energy, Gas & Oil, General Machine Shops, Medical and others. We are invested in combining our professional experience with our customer's views, so that we can quickly apply our efforts for a successful technical solution.