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Closing the AI Ambition - Execution Gap in Manufacturing

While most manufacturing companies have begun to explore the next step in automation technology -- artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) -- a large gap exists between where they want their organizations to be with AI technology and where they are.

10 Things to Consider When Exploring Offline Robot Programming Software Solutions

Offline Robot Programming (OLP) takes the programming “offline” – away from the teach pendent / robot cell – allowing the user to generate the robotic code from their computer without having to take the robot out of production to generate it.

The Mini Series Takes a Taxi

In the Adaptive Machine Platform Prolynk, manufacturing machinery and assembly stations can be configured and combined with total flexibility. The parts move individually from station to station, in a mini-taxi so to speak.

How a Team United in Just 18 Months to Overhaul How America Destroys Its Most Dangerous Chemical Weapons

CRG Automation and its team of engineers — with specialties such as mechanical, electrical and controls —began devising custom engineered solutions, often incorporating advanced robotics.

Calculating the ROI of Offline Robot Programming Software

Capital investments in advanced manufacturing environments require careful consideration, especially if that investment is for a new process or technology. If you are looking at investing in OLP here are some things to consider about the potential return on investment (ROI

How to Find the Right Damper for Your Application

Industrial Dampers cushion vibrations in machines. In order to fulfill this task perfectly, there are a large number of different types. To find the right variant for your own application, the load cases should be examined in detail.

Important Considerations When Implementing AMR Solutions

When implementing mobile robotics solutions in a facility, it’s important to consider strategies for ensuring stability, seamless interaction with people, accurate detection of obstacles, and set up a successful emergency evacuation plan.

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Innovations in Assistive Robotics Show Promise for People With Disabilities

Advances in technology over the years have led to a wide range of innovations for people with disabilities. These include quality of life inventions for people with mobility issues as well as speech impairments and even common color blindness.

ROEQ Boosts Payloads and Lifting Capabilities of Autonomous Mobile Robots with Two New Products

ROEQ has launched two new top modules and accompanying accessories designed to boost the payload and lifting capabilities of autonomous mobile robots from Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR). The new ROEQ TMS-C1500 allows MiR AMRs to transport up to 1500 kg for the first time.

Six Predictions for the Future of IoT and Mobile App Integration

IoT and mobile app development are two such prospects that industry analysts believe can reshape our lives in significant ways. Collectively, these technologies are expected to dominate the future and bring a never-seen change in enterprises across the niches.

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The Newest and Most Exciting UAV Technology USA 2022 Conference Announced

SMi Group reports: Registration and the agenda have been released for the inaugural UAV Technology USA Conference, taking place in Arlington, VA, in February 2022.

VadaTech Announces a FMC+ with Quad ADC 12-bit @ 1.6 GSPS

VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of integrated systems, embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, announces the FMC254. The FMC254 is an FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC+) per VITA 57.4 specification.

Reliable Robotics Raises $100 Million to Expand Access to More Places With Remotely Piloted Cargo Operations

With its innovative airframe independent technology, Reliable's Remotely Operated Aircraft System is designed to expand safe, flexible and efficient air transportation service to more locations. The capital raised enables the company to scale its team to support its first aircraft certification program and expedite the launch of commercial cargo operations.

Geek+ launches highest logistic robot in the industry to revolutionize warehouse storage

• Expanding its RoboShuttle family with an 8-meter robot reach and flexible tote-picking capabilities.

Dexterity Announces US$140M in New Funding

Series B Equity and Debt Financing to Support First 1,000 Robot Installations for New and Current Customers

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Stäubli robotic tool changer solutions

Stäubli robotic tool changer solutions

Stäubli is a pioneer in the construction and development of robotic tool changing systems. Our customers benefit from our many years of expertise in all industry sectors, as well as our modular product concept, which offers three efficient solution paths: MPS COMPLETE offers preconfigured robotic tool changers for immediate use. MPS MODULAR allows the user to determine the configuration, while MPS CUSTOMIZED allows the construction of special, application-specific systems.

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Omron Automation

Omron Automation

Omron is an industrial automation partner that creates, sells and services fully integrated automation solutions that include robotics, sensing, motion, logic, safety, and more for manufacturers in the automotive, semiconductor, food and beverage packaging and other industries. Established in 1933, Omron helps businesses solve problems with creativity worldwide, with more than 37,000 employees serving over 110 countries. Adept Technologies is now a valued part of the Omron family.