Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Robots are the new normal - Humans should embrace, rather than fear, robot co-workers

According to a recent report from the World Economic Forum, 85 million jobs could be lost and displaced by new technologies in the next five years. It’s no surprise that workers, particularly in manufacturing, worry how these developments will affect their jobs.

The Axion xB series frame grabbers from BitFlow, Inc.

Conversion from a Neon CL board to an Axion board is quite simple. The connectors are the same, so cabling won’t be an issue. Simply swap out the boards, upgrade the SDK to the most recent version available on our website, recompile your code and you are good to go.

Automated Palletizing of Sweet Tea and Juice From a Cold Room

While palletizing cartons is a regular automation application, doing so from a cold room that is regularly hosed with water to stay clean is a specific challenge. Motion Controls Robotics overcame these by using vacuum technology from Piab supplied by Neff Grp Dist.

GBC Technical Training Updates its Robotics Program

One of the most interesting features of this update to the Robotics program is the added module on autonomous robots. Autonomous robots are one of the fastest-growing sectors in the industry, with an increasing number of commercial and industrial applications.

Growth in Automation in E-commerce

Where there is e-commerce, there is inevitably logistics management. After all, what could be more efficient than a network-connected fleet of AGVs to travel around huge warehouses and find the required product in record time?

Boxed Bot QBox Software from Quest

The Boxed Bot is extremely flexible, allowing an operator to design and produce exact pallet patterns quickly and easily from bags to boxes and other product types, and does so with a small footprint starting at just 8’x10’.

How to Choose a Robotic Integrator: The 7 C’s

Choosing a robot integrator is like choosing a business partner. You must find one with the capabilities you need to be successful; one who understands your business and your integration goals.

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Accel Robotics Launches Autonomous 'Valet Market' Store With Last Step™ Delivery in San Diego

Valet Market is a new way for consumers to shop for everyday items. They simply download the app and use their phone to check in to the store. Once inside, shoppers can select desired items and walk out without having to wait in line to check out.

Robotics in Woodworking - The Zimmer Group reaches deep into its bag of tricks for Schmidt

The manufacturer of the robot processing cell is the Zimmer Group from Rheinau in Germany. On its way towards Industry 4.0, the Zimmer Group has evolved from a classic component supplier to a system provider and has thus produced an entire robotic cell at once.

How Do Robotics Affect Skilled Trade Jobs?

With more companies bringing robotics and automation into their facilities, many people understandably wonder if machines will eventually replace their jobs.

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Phantom Auto Partners with Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas Group to Scale Up Remote Operation for Unmanned Forklifts

Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas group, a leading North American provider and manufacturer of material handling and innovative automation and fleet solutions, announced today the partnership with Phantom Auto, a leading provider of interoperable remote operation software, to enable operators who are sitting up to thousands of miles away to remotely operate unmanned tuggers, pallet jacks, counterbalances and more.

IQ MOTION CONTROL IS DEMOCRATIZING ADVANCED SERVO CAPABILITIES

Company releases its newest servo motor line: Fortiq BLS42

Destaco Expands Press Shop Solutions With 84N5 Series Universal Sheet Metal Grippers

A Lightweight, high-speed flexible solution for faster stamping press operations

Robot Sensor Market Stock Analysis, Impact of COVID-19 on Sales, Business Opportunities by 2026

Robot Sensor Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2018 - 2026

FANUC Expands Line of High-Performance SCARA Robots

More Options to Help Companies Achieve Their Production Goals

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Pleora Technologies – Reduce Costs with Hybrid AI using Pleora’s AI Gateway

Pleora Technologies - Reduce Costs with Hybrid AI using Pleora's AI Gateway

Pleora helps to lower costs, automate manual processes, and improve efficiencies for global brands in the consumer goods, pharmaceutical, life sciences, packaging, and transportation markets, and provides a unique hybrid approach with a "no code" software and hardware platform for AI development and deployment.

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MMP Inc. / MIDWEST MOTION PRODUCTS, INC.

MMP Inc. / MIDWEST MOTION PRODUCTS, INC.

At MMP, we are actively engaged in the design, manufacturing and distribution of standard and custom motion control equipment, including fully reversible brushed and brushless DC gearmotors, motors with failsafe brakes and servomotors with feedback devices such as analog tachometers and encoders. We also provide fully-sealed IP-65 motor speed controls @ 12/24/48 VDC, AC~DC power supplies and a wide variety of 12/24 VDC linear actuators. If you need a sample right away, we can be a project saving convenience for you. We offer a wide variety of finished goods, directly from stock and available for your immediate prototype needs.