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Automatic box palletizing in the food industry

BX suction cups made of double-strength Duraflex® in combination with Piab's COAX® vacuum generation technology have enabled Tradicional Panadera to palletize different carton formats with a single gripper.

Investing in AGVs or AMRs? 6 Ways Engineered Mezzanine Flooring Maximizes Implementation Success

Having the wrong elevated flooring surface — such as concrete, which frequently has uneven surfaces, cracks, and spalling — can significantly hamper the function and productivity of AGVs and AMRs.

Improving Materials Processing With Robotics

End users are looking to machine builders to provide innovative solutions that improve upon the speed and accuracy of manual-based applications while maintaining the same level of flexibility.

Powering the Future: NREL Research Finds Opportunities for Breakthrough Battery Designs

Using ultramodern capabilities and world-class laboratory facilities, NREL’s energy storage researchers continue to push battery boundaries with materials development, thermal management, diagnostics, and modeling.

Year in Review: 2022’s Top New and Emerging Technologies

With another year over and more global issues to address, not only are there many technologies and innovations to reflect on this year, but there are also exciting new developments on the horizon for 2023.

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Currently in the Písek location, 14 MiR robots are deployed. 7 of them, heavy duty MiR robots, mainly MiR600s, work in the area of finished goods, bringing empty pallets to the assembly lines and picking up full pallets to the logistics area.

Warehouse Robots and Why Flooring is Important

One of the best ways today to improve business efficiency is through the use of warehouse robots. And while planning is underway to adopt warehouse robots, it's important to consider the most ideal flooring.

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TONOMUS announces new 'next billion' competition targeting innovative ideas to enable tomorrow's cognitive communities

Winners will be invited to incubate their ideas with advice and guidance from venture studio experts, strengthening TONOMUS' portfolio of innovative cognitive technologies

SUPPLIER SELECTION FOR CRITICAL MOTION CONTROL APPLICATIONS

In this article, I attempt to arm manufacturers with the questions that they need to ask to ensure that the motion control solution option chosen is right first time and up to the job. These questions should ideally focus on not just capabilities but also values.

AI-Powered Kindred INDUCT Automates Induction of One Million Items with 95% Accuracy

An INDUCT workcell was incorporated into an existing induction line at a global logistics facility and transportation hub where 200,000 small parcels are sorted each hour, and up to 400,000 parcels are processed during the peak holiday season.

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Robot food delivery launches at the University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame, Grubhub and Starship Technologies are introducing robot delivery via Starship's fleet on campus, starting today.

Rapid Robotics Partners With Yaskawa Motoman to Expand Solutions for Industrial Robotic Arms

Through a new partnership with Yaskawa Motoman, the SF-based robotic workforce solutions company is bringing its rapid deployment speeds & next-gen service to industrial applications

Ultra-high-speed CFexpress Card Type B for Factory Automation

CFexpress Card Type B is becoming the industry standard for high resolution and high bit rate video recording. With the innovation of high-end professional photography equipment, the performance requirements of memory cards are becoming higher and higher, in which the read/write speed and stability become the most important performance indicators of camera memory cards. Recently, Renice launched a CFexpress Card Type B for professional cameras, which is exciting news for the photography industry.

Entry-Level Pick-and-Place Solution to Gently Handle Medical Needles Delivered by ÉLITER Packaging Machinery

Gentle handling solution at affordable cost: a pick-and-place system integrated with servo technology and Bernoulli Gripper to simulate the extravagant robotic approach and still with friction and wear minimized.

ABB robots help tackle COVID by automating neutralizing antibody test for research and diagnostics

-Robotic neutralizing antibody system expands possibilities for rapid detection of immune resistance to COVID -System increases test rate from 15 to over 1,000 daily -Resulting data enables a robust and scalable method for calculating herd immunity against different strains of the COVID virus

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ElectroCraft's Motion Control for Mobile Robots

ElectroCraft's Motion Control for Mobile Robots

ElectroCraft is showcasing its award-winning mobile robot technology including their powerful and compact wheel drives, high-torque-density brushless DC motors, precision linear actuators as well as servo motor drive technology at a variety of conferences and tradeshows including the Boston Robotics Summit. Robotics Summit is the premier symposium for the sharing of ideas, technology, and market developments for robotic technologies across industries. Beyond a showcase and pitch of product, ElectroCraft is eager to participate in the collaborative discussion of challenges and opportunities that will shape the near and long-term robotic marketplace.

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Goudsmit Magnetic Systems BV

Goudsmit Magnetic Systems BV

Goudsmit is an international industrial company dedicated to the design and manufacture of magnetic systems for metal separation, recycling, transport, lifting, holding and demagnetization in various branches of industry. Like magnetic robot-end-of-arm tooling, sheet separators, lifting magnets and scrap conveyors for automated processes, system integrators and metal manufacturing. Goudsmit is driven by magnetism since 1959 so has a lot of knowledge and experience.