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Clayton & McKervey offers tips for business survival during COVID-19, including utilization of "rolling 13-week cash flow analysis"

The realities presented by the COVID-19 health crisis have businesses focused on survival. The most important step to take after ensuring the safety of the team is to protect the company’s cash position to the degree that’s possible.

How to Improve Worker Safety Around Robotics

Industrial robots offer increasingly compelling opportunities to help companies get more done and promote consistency in the workplace. Robot safety is another area of concern, especially since robots can reduce some of the risks that cause accidents.

Five Methods to Transfer Products with Conveyors

There are many reasons to transfer a product from one conveyor system to another. Whether you’re moving a product to another line for further operations, into a repair area, or into a rejection location, different transfer methods might be in order.

Ergonomic Under Load: Vacuum Handling Systems for the Logistics Industry

In order to become more efficient and work more quickly but at the same time protect the health of their employees, it is worth investing in ergonomic lifting devices.

Cut From the Same Cloth - Automatic 3D Recognition and Marking of Wooden Beams

An Ensenso N35 camera is used to capture the beam position and geometry. As soon as the timber is in the printing position, the robot automatically places the flange-mounted camera so that it can detect the surfaces of the beam.

Public Benefits of Drone Technology

Drones offer some promising solutions to some of our perennial public challenges. We’ll take a look at a few key areas in which they’re already starting to make a difference across various community issues.

How the Automotive Technology Showcased at CES Could Impact Vehicle Manufacturing

Which automakers are best poised to succeed in the future of mobility? That’s the question prompting the appearance of many of the world’s top automotive manufacturers – including Ford, Honda and BMW – at major technology shows like CES 2020 in Las Vegas.

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Mobile Robots and Autonomous Vehicles: IDTechEx Analysts Discuss How Coronavirus Pushes Logistic Automation up the Agenda

Last week Amazon announced that it planned on hiring 100,000 extra workers to meet the rise in demand for online shopping created by Coronavirus-caused shutdowns and social distancing.

Seen, stored, learned - Self-learning robots solve tasks with the help of an Ensenso 3D camera

At the Institute for Intelligent Process Automation and Robotics of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Robot Learning Group (ROLE) focuses on various aspects of machine learning. The scientists are investigating how robots can learn to solve tasks by trying the

Why Mobile Robots Should be Deployed in Manufacturing Plants?

The advancements in mobile robots technology have enabled manufacturers to develop robots suitable to their operational needs and carry out their implementation for their applications.

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Omron boosts capabilities of its mobile robot family with next-generation software

Industrial automation solutions pioneer Omron Automation Americas announces the release of a brand-new software package designed to simplify integration, maximize reliability and support flexibility in mobile robot applications.

RG Group announces distribution and integration partnership with AutoGuide Mobile Robots.

York, Pa. - Rich Freeh, President and CEO of RG Group, headquartered in York, PA, announced the agreement with a leading supplier of high payload autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). AutoGuide robots are used to improve operational workflows by organizations of all sizes - across a broad spectrum of industries.

Future Armoured Vehicles CEE Conference 2020 - Postponed to October

SMi Reports: Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe will now be commencing on 12th - 13th October 2020 in Prague

Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems 2020 Will Now Be Remote Access Only, Due To COVID-19 Concerns

SMi Reports: Future Armoured Vehicles Systems 2020 will be held as a virtual conference, following concerns over COVID-19 and public gatherings.

Cintec West Block Restoration

Cintec is announcing that they have implemented their patented anchor system in the West Block, one of the three buildings on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. The anchor system provides seismic and structural reinforcement of the building.

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ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

The ST Robotics Workspace Sentry robot and area safety system are based on a small module that sends an infrared beam across the workspace. If the user puts his hand (or any other object) in the workspace, the robot stops using programmable emergency deceleration. Each module has three beams at different angles and the distance a beam reaches is adjustable. Two or more modules can be daisy chained to watch a wider area. "A robot that is tuned to stop on impact may not be safe. Robots where the trip torque can be set at low thresholds are too slow for any practical industrial application. The best system is where the work area has proximity detectors so the robot stops before impact and that is the approach ST Robotics has taken," states President and CEO of ST Robotics David Sands.

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Harmonic Drive LLC

Harmonic Drive LLC

Harmonic Drive LLC (HDLLC) designs and manufactures precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear components. Harmonic Drive® gears play critical roles in robotics, medical diagnostics and surgical robotics. We work with industry-leading customers and companies of all sizes to provide both standard product and custom-engineered solutions. The majority of the products sold by HDLLC are proudly made at our US headquarters and manufacturing facility in Massachusetts.