Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

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.

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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.

Accommodating Market Volumes and Staying Competitive with Scalable Sensor Solutions

As companies continue to integrate more automation into their warehouses and DCs, the need for intelligent sensors to monitor and guide that equipment in a very safe, efficient, and productive manner will also increase.

Power Conversion Breakthroughs Fuel a Robot Revolution

Today’s integrated power modules are addressing the demanding size, weight, power budgets and cost efficiencies required to move robots from factory, residential and commercial applications into a vast new landscape bounded only by the imagination.

The Next Big Thing in Manufacturing: XaaS to Boost Productivity and Revenue

The traditional portfolio mix of heavy hardware-orientation with associated software is transitioning to application and non-control software. The move to solutions combining hardware, software, and services is real.

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Safely Integrating Robots and AI Into Your Warehouse Workforce

While integrating robots and AI into our warehouses can help with production and quality assurance, care must be taken when this tech is first introduced. Managers need to familiarize their employees with these innovations..

Berkshire Grey and FedEx Expand Their Robotic Automation Solutions Relationship

The new product development agreement is an expansion of this collaboration and offers new opportunities for the two companies to work together to further increase efficiencies across the FedEx enterprise using AI-enabled robotic automation.

FANUC America Nearly Doubles Michigan Campus to Accommodate Automation Demand

The global automation solutions leader invests in US manufacturing with plans of a second expansion in three years to meet growing need

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A2Z Drone Delivery's New RDS2 Delivers Any Box Up to 22 Pounds

The second generation RDS2 (Rapid Delivery System) offers the highest payload capacity of any tethered delivery system on the market and eliminates the need for specialty payload boxes; the RDS2 is also factory installed on the company's all-new RDST integrated cargo drone, a ready-to-fly commercial delivery platform ideal for enterprise deployment or entrepreneurs eager to expand drone service offerings.

RoboTire Installs First Revolutionary Tire Changing System at Discount Tire

Automotive startup helping bring innovation to tire change experience for leading retailer

Automate REWIND Brings Back the Best of Automate 2022

Starting today, watch-or re-watch-keynotes, theater sessions, exhibitor spotlights and Automate LIVE interviews from North America's largest robotics and automation trade show

Geek+ announces $100 million series E1 financing round with strategic investment from Intel, valued over $2 billion

Geek+, the global leader in autonomous mobile robot technologies, announced it has closed a new, $100 million series E1 funding series, with the company valued at over $2 billion. Investors in the round include Intel Capital, Vertex Growth, and Qingyue Capital Investment. The company will use this funding to accelerate its global market expansion and invest in its AMR technology research and development for key product innovation.

Robotic Process Automation: Technology Fundamentals

The global robotic process automation market size is projected to surpass USD 23.9 billion by 2030 up from USD 2.65 billion in 2021.

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BitFlow Introduces 6th Generation Camera Link Frame Grabber: The Axion

BitFlow Introduces 6th Generation Camera Link Frame Grabber: The Axion

BitFlow has offered a Camera Link frame grabbers for almost 15 years. This latest offering, our 6th generation combines the power of CoaXPress with the requirements of Camera Link 2.0. Enabling a single or two camera system to operate at up to 850 MB/S per camera, the Axion-CL family is the best choice for CL frame grabber. Like the Cyton-CXP frame grabber, the Axion-CL leverages features such as the new StreamSync system, a highly optimized DMA engine, and expanded I/O capabilities that provide unprecedented flexibility in routing. There are two options available; Axion 1xE & Axion 2xE. The Axion 1xE is compatible with one base, medium, full or 80-bit camera offering PoCL, Power over Camera Link, on both connectors. The Axion 2xE is compatible with two base, medium, full or 80-bit cameras offering PoCL on both connectors for both cameras. The Axion-CL is a culmination of the continuous improvements and updates BitFlow has made to Camera Link frame grabbers.

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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.