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MassRobotics, Festo, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, MITRE and Novanta Join Efforts to Support Healthcare Robotics Startups

The program focuses on startups in the areas of clinical care, public safety, laboratory, supply chain automation, out-of-hospital care, and quality of life. It also addresses continuity of work and education, as well as training and support for healthcare professionals.

Automating Labor Dependent Tasks in High Mix/Low Volume Production

Action plastics maximizes OB7’s flexibility to automate several different tasks within their high mix/low to mid volume production, freeing up operators and enabling a more flexible work environment.

Automating Industrial Inspection With Autonomous Mobile Robots

Through regular and thorough inspections, faults, wear and tear, and defects can be detected at an early stage and proactively acted upon, thus preventing production downtimes.

How Autonomous Robots Drive ROI in the Internet of Things

Rather than replace analog gauges and processes with an array of high cost and specialized connected sensors, forward-looking companies are deploying advanced robots that bring the sensors to where and when they’re needed most.

Overcoming the Challenges of Automated Bin Picking

According to Universal Robots (UR), in 2019, around 38 per cent of the manufacturing labor force still moved parts manually between bins and manufacturing machines, rather than use industrial robots.

Industrial Robots Vs (or With?) Cobots

Apart from being unsafe for workers, and thus requiring specific safety measures within their working area, industrial robots are also exceedingly expensive and difficult to set up and redeploy.

Using Remote Operation to Help Solve Labor Shortage Issues in the Supply Chain

Our remotely operated forklifts allow operators to do their jobs from up to thousands of miles away. This is critically important to our customers, who have been dealing for decades with a labor shortage that recently has become even more acute than ever before.

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Cobots - electric or pneumatic?

The simple design of pneumatic systems mean that the cobots are expected to be more durable and require less maintenance than their electric counterparts.

The Developing Role of Drones In Manufacturing

It’s easy to mistake drones for glorified cameras, especially since many applications rely on the aerial photography and videography technology built into most unmanned vehicles. However, modern drones can do so much more.

Early bird registration for RoboBusiness ends August 20, 2022

RoboBusiness 2022 will take place October 19-20 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Since its founding in 2004, RoboBusiness evolved into the world’s premier robotics business development event.

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Women and Drones Documentary Filming Onsite at Commercial UAV Expo

Partnership with Women and Drones and Monumental Access will bring filming to Las Vegas, capture stories of women in the drone industry

GreyOrange Appoints Investor and Entrepreneur Klaus Kleinfeld as New Board Member

With more than 20+ years of global leadership experience, Kleinfeld adds depth to GreyOrange's board of directors.

GrayMatter Robotics Raises $20M Series A to Fuel Continued Growth and Expansion

The company's smart robotic solutions help manufacturers increase capacity and save costs by automating complex surface finishing and treatment applications in high-mix, high-variability production environments

Percepto Autonomous Drones to Monitor One of the World's Largest Hydro-Floating Solar Farms

Powered by AI, Percepto's drone platform will detect issues before they become larger problems to improve efficiency, minimize repairs and ensure greater worker safety

Renice CFast Card for Factory Automation

Renice Industrial CFast Card is a compact memory card with SATAIII 6.0Gbps interface, compliant with the CFast 2.0 standard and ATA protocol. Designed with high performance, reliability and low power consumption, Renice CFast memory card are mainly used in industrial automation, embedded computing, public safety, aviation, medical and automotive fields, it can be a good storage device for next generation embedded applications.

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 Goudsmit Magnetics – Magnetic robot grippers for automated processes

Goudsmit Magnetics - Magnetic robot grippers for automated processes

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

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Schmalz

Schmalz

Schmalz is the global market leader in vacuum automation and ergonomic handling solutions. Schmalz products are used all over the world in applications in the logistics, glass, metal, automotive, packaging, and wood industry sects. The wide range of products in the Vacuum Automation unit includes individual components such as suction cups and vacuum generators, as well as complete gripping systems and clamping solutions for holding workpieces.