Are cobots inherently safe?

Results from the Global Robotics Report 2019 identified that 79 per cent of automation distributors do not believe their customers understand the safety requirements of installing a collaborative robot.

Discussing ATX West with ATI Industrial Automation

"Customers continue to shift toward more flexible solutions to support a variety of tasks. ATI's product families are configured to order and designed to increase process flexibility." Booth #4411

Discussing West Pack with Dorner Conveyors

Conveyors, although often a last thought, can play a pivotal role in the optimization of a manufacturing facility. A processing line can only go as fast as the slowest piece of equipment. Booth #5014

The 5 Key Points When Motorizing an AGV

Your AGVs cannot fail, and so the choice of their motorization is crucial. Here are 5 key points to bear in mind when motorizing an AGV.

Discussing ATX West with Staubli

"Stäubli's vision for the factory of the future is built on interconnected devices that operate collaboratively with humans to improve efficiency and the quality of goods," said Sebastien Schmitt, Robotics Division Mgr of Stäubli NA." Booth #4524

Pick, Purchase and Program Your First Industrial Robot

Robots aren't always given a favorable representation in pop culture. In Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), homicidal supercomputer HAL 9000 demonstrates how a robot could conspire against its human colleagues.

Robotic End of Arm Tools (EOAT) Market Size will Grow at a Lucrative CAGR of 10% by 2028, Fact.MR Study

A recent research study by Fact.MR estimates global sales of robotic end of arm tools (EOAT) to surpass US$ 2,000 Mn in 2019, up from US$ 1, 900.3 Mn in 2018. This growth in sales can be attributed to the ever-evolving demand of industrial ecosystems for high productivity.

British Airways Deploys Drones For Inventory Counts At Its Air Cargo Company

Air cargo facilities are undergoing rapid digital transformation via the adoption of automation technologies. - the most recent one being fully autonomous drones. At the leading edge of this innovation in inventory management is IAG Cargo.

5 More Ways Robots Keep People Safe

Robots may have been accused of stealing jobs, but they're actually doing more than most people realize to keep workers safe as they go about their daily tasks. Let's take a closer look at five more ways that robots are helping to accomplish this.

Enterprise Application Automation -- This is Bigger Than Just RPA

Reengineering strives to break away from old rules about how we organize and conduct business, it involves recognizing and rejecting some of them and then finding imaginative new ways to accomplish the work.

MODEX-The Biggest Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expo of 2020 is Coming to Atlanta March 9-12

Event to feature 950 exhibits, 150 education sessions and keynotes from Ambassador Nikki Haley, Tan Le, Peyton and Archie Manning.

Top Article from 2019 - Advanced Machine Learning Software for Robotic Systems

With labor shortages globally and consumer demand for products increasing, we are seeing the most demand for our system in the material handling space, companies that lease space and technology for e-commerce fulfillment and distribution centers.

Top Article of 2019 - Warehouse and Supply Chain Automation

The profitable companies of the future will be those that can adapt to the change in sourcing, production and distribution that are happening today, and are flexible enough to take advantage of new technologies.

How Verizon 5G is Powering the Future of Robotics

5G, especially when combined with MEC (Mobile or Multi-access Edge Compute), can fundamentally change robotics. With massive and low-latency connectivity, robots can offload their computing and intelligence to edge servers that have much greater capacity and scalability.

Robots or Cobots: Which to Choose?

Today's plant managers are faced with a dearth of automation technologies but it's not always obvious what will work best. There is rarely, if ever, a one-size-fits-all approach.

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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.