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DENSO Increases Efficiencies, Improves Morale with Fleet of MiR250 Autonomous Mobile Robots

Tier 1 automotive supplier reached fast ROI with Mobile Industrial Robot’s safe, flexible AMRs tasked with transporting materials around its 800,000 square foot powertrain component production facility in Athens, Tennessee

Improving Uptime and Safety with Autonomous Mobile Robots

Mauser Packaging Solutions (Mauser) is a global packaging leader with over 180 facilities worldwide. Their team needed a solution for their 24/7 production schedule, which their existing AGV system couldn't meet.

New Ideas, Collaboration Help Brenton Drive Four Major Product Handling Upgrades to KW Container

This cell included four robots picking lids and packing them into one of four SKUs. This cell, encapsulated in a small footprint, also included an auto adjustable case sealer to accommodate the four different SKU boxes, a palletizer and stretch wrapper.

Metaverse Companies: The World of the Virtually Limitless Possibilities

Here, Knight Optical – the leading supplier of metrology-tested, high-precision optical components – investigates the fascinating metaverse and explores some of the most recent advances.

General Purpose Programming Languages Are the Future for the Industrial Automation Industry and Are Overtaking Traditional PLC IEC 61131-3

IEC 61131-3 is the de facto standard in the industrial automation industry. It encompasses 5 different programming “languages”. It makes designing simple programs straightforward and easy, and it does this very well.

Subsea Technologies: Optical Components in Deep Waters

Here, Knight Optical dives into the world of subsea technologies and runs through the optical components that are used to guarantee their high performance.

Tazza! A 3D-Based Robot Pick-and-Place Vision System

The vision system performs three key tasks: scanning in 3D the raw white vessels; analyzing the 3D scans to establish the vessels’ size, shape, position; and communicating the results to the cobot so it can accurately reach the teacups as they move along the production lin

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Flexiv's Rizon Robot Used in Avant-Garde Art Installation

Cutting-edge robotics technology and an experimental art installation are united by the vision of Greek artist Stavros Didakis.

Ottonomy.IO Partners with Pittsburgh International Airport's xBridge to Innovate Customer Experiences at the Airport

Volunteer customers will be able to order and receive beverages at designated drop-off points in PIT's Airside Terminal. Ottobot from Ottonomy is the first fully autonomous robot for deliveries inside airports and is currently deployed at multiple airports.

Mouser Gives a Closer Look at Autonomous Mobile Robots in New Installment of Empowering Innovation Together

The final installment of Mouser’s 2022 Empowering Innovation Together program explores the cutting-edge applications of autonomous mobile robots and includes a new episode of The Tech Between Us podcast.

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SME Introduces Robotics in Manufacturing Fundamentals Certification

Industry-driven nationally recognized certification for students, dislocated workers, and new-to-the-industry employees

Mitsubishi HC Capital America Grows its Financing of Automation-As-A-Service for the Robotics Industry

The company's expansion of AaaS is designed to meet the demand for leading-edge technology to address labor shortages, increasing costs and safety requirements, and drive greater growth for small and mid-sized businesses in the sector.

SMAC launches low-profile actuator for robot end effectors

• LPL Series 125 actuator is designed to mount on robot arms • LPL has programmable speeds, positions, forces, 'softland' and can track surfaces • LPL, and other SMAC actuators, used for a wide range of robot applications in assembly, manufacturing, finishing and inspection

Omron Announces PPD Automation as Certified Systems Integrator Partner

Industry-leading automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas welcomes new partner PPD Automation, which has been expanding its robotics solutions portfolio to incorporate Omron collaborative and mobile robots.

RBTX Online Marketplace 2.0: Low-Cost Automation is now even easier

The intuitive design offers users an immediate overview of the right components and more than 100 cost-effective automation solutions

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The ERT150 - Dorner’s Next Evolution of Edge Roller Technology Conveyors

The ERT150 - Dorner's Next Evolution of Edge Roller Technology Conveyors

The next evolution in Dorner's Edge Roller Technology conveyor platform, the ERT®150, is ideal for small and light-load assembly automation, as well as medical and medical-device assembly application. The ERT platform is the only pallet conveyor of its kind available with an ISO Standard Class 4 rating for cleanroom applications. Earning the ISO Standard 14644-1 Class 4 rating means Dorner's ERT150 will conform and not contribute to the contamination of cleanrooms to those standards. As implied by its name, the ERT150 (Edge Roller Technology) uses rollers to move pallets through the conveyor smoothly with no friction (a byproduct often seen in belt-driven platforms). The conveyor's open design eliminates concerns of small parts or screws dropping into rollers and causing conveyor damage or jamming. The ERT150 is suited to operate in cleanroom environments requiring a pallet handling conveyor. It is capable of zoning for no or low-back pressure accumulation and is ideal for automation assembly applications within industries including medical devices, electronics, consumer goods among others.

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IDS Imaging Development Systems Inc.

IDS Imaging Development Systems Inc.

IDS is a leading manufacturer of industrial cameras "Made in Germany" with USB or GigE interfaces. Equipped with state of the art CMOS sensors, the extensive camera portfolio ranges from low-cost project cameras, to small, powerful models with PoE functionality or robust cameras with housings that fulfill the prerequisites for protection code IP65/67. For quick, easy and precise 3D machine vision tasks IDS offers the Ensenso series. With the novel vision app-based sensors and cameras of IDS NXT the company opens up a new dimension in image processing. Whether in an industrial or non-industrial setting: IDS cameras and sensors assist companies worldwide in optimizing processes, ensuring quality, driving research, conserving raw materials, and serving people. They provide reliability, efficiency and flexibility for your application.