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Chinese cars in motion thanks to Stäubli connectors

Stäubli’s MPS tool changer provides JAC with flexibility and minimal technician intervention during the manufacturing process, particularly during the handling and welding processes. Water, air and electrical circuits can be connected and disconnected simultaneously.

ABB identifies new frontiers for robotics and AI in 2024

Marc Segura, President ABB Robotics Division, identifies three drivers for robotics-driven AI solutions in 2024, as ABB continues expansion into new segments not previously served by robotic automation.

Nanopositioning and Motion Control Solutions for the Semiconductor Industry

Recently, the convergence of photonics and electronics, known as Silicon Photonics, has marked a significant advancement in both performance and the reduction of power consumption.

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.

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4 Reasons Mobile Construction Robots Are a Contractor's Best Friend

Construction contractors face various challenges. Fortunately, today’s mobile robots can help with many of them. The growing market offers many types of mobile robots; contractors will get the best results when they’re aware of the problems these advanced machines can so

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.

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:

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Parsec Automation Corp. Announces Exceptional Growth and Customer Milestones in 2023, Setting New Industry Standards

ANAHEIM, Calif. - February 27, 2024 - Parsec Automation Corp. (Parsec), the innovative leader in Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), today unveiled another record-breaking performance in 2023. The year marked milestones in growth and customer acquisition, with the company achieving a strong double-digit increase in bookings, revenue, and earnings despite a challenging global economic landscape. Parsec's success is highlighted by the widespread deployment of its flagship platform, TrakSYS™, and a significant expansion in its diverse customer base across key sectors.

Columbus Consulting partners with GreyOrange for Innovative Store Platform

Streamlining Inventory Management, Store Execution, and Omni-channel Fulfillment, Embracing RFID Technology and More

BlueBotics to Showcase AGV/AMR Interoperability and Share Usage Trends at MODEX 2024

The company's partner-focused exhibit on booth C6092 will feature a full multi-brand AGV/AMR fleet demo managed by the BlueBotics ANT server fleet management software. In addition to this live example of vehicle interoperability, the stand will include six vehicle-brand kiosks staffed by BlueBotics's AGV partners and associated materials.

AGILOX North America to Showcase their Autonomous Vehicles at MODEX Trade Show in Atlanta

AGILOX North America, a leading provider of innovative autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), is pleased to announce its participation in the upcoming MODEX trade show in Atlanta. The company will exhibit its cutting-edge autonomous mobile robots, providing attendees with a firsthand look at the future of material handling and logistics.

Introducing the New VLM-60 Multi-turn Encoder from Netzer Precision

The VLM-60 multi-turn encoder from Netzer is an extremely low profile, hollow shaft absolute rotary encoder. Often used in multi-axis machinery, servo motors machine tools or robots, and process machine manufacturing. The VLM-60 ensures the accuracy and reliability demanded by these applications.

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REIKU's Cable Saver™ - The Most Versatile Modular Robotic Cable Management Solution

REIKU's Cable Saver™ - The Most Versatile Modular Robotic Cable Management Solution

REIKU's Cable Saver™ Solution eliminates downtime, loss of revenue, expensive cable and hose replacement costs, maintenance labor costs. It's available in three sizes 36, 52 and 70 mm. All of the robots cables and hoses are protected when routed through the Cable Saver™ corrugated tubing.The Cable Saver™ uses a spring retraction system housed inside the Energy Tube™ to keep this service loop out of harms way in safe location at the rear of the Robot when not required. The Cable Saver™ is a COMPLETE solution for any make or model of robot. It installs quickly-on either side of the robot and has been tested to resist over 15 million repetitive cycles. REIKU is committed to providing the most modular, effective options for ensuring your robotic components operate without downtime due to cable management. www.CableSaver.com

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We are a determined team of engineers, builders, and innovators committed to pushing the boundaries of manufacturing excellence. At Tech Rim, we pride ourselves on our ability to meet and exceed expectations. We supply our customers with standard and custom components to aid in automation and tool building. The world of manufacturing changes constantly, which is why our customers rely on us for quick solutions and response times to keep projects moving forward.