Computer vision enables contact-free 3D printing, letting engineers print with high-performance materials they couldn't use before.
Purdue Polytechnic to dedicate nation's largest smart manufacturing ecosystem for engineering technology
This interdisciplinary program synergizes science, engineering, information systems and computing, focusing on manufacturing's next evolutionary step called Industry 4.0. The new facility ecosystem also has wide-ranging applications, opening up potential curriculum expansion.
This paper reviews the concept of Functional Safety as it relates to machinery. The design steps for a safe machine are outlined and the methodology for determining appropriate PL/SIL safety ratings discussed.
Amazon is deploying a new robot to take on the extra-heavy lifting in its fulfillment centers. The new technology called Titan is a mobile robot, which means it will help carry products across our fulfillment centers, supporting safety and efficiency in our operations.
One of the key elements to consider when selecting LiDAR technology is whether you need safe LiDAR or LiDAR. But what makes LiDAR safe? And when do you need a safety-rated device? Well, look no further, we've got the answers for you right here!
Delica selected a Stöcklin AGV with BlueBotics' ANT navigation technology to automate their materials handling between production and logistics.
GrayMatter Robotics and BetterWay Products Inc. Revolutionize Marine Manufacturing with Cutting-Edge Robotic Innovation
The World Robotics 2021 Industrial Robots report shows a record of 3 million industrial robots operating worldwide - an impressive 10% increase from the previous year.
Synchronized Mobile Robot Fleets Bring New Versatility and Investment Protection to Assembly Operations
A trend toward replacing those fixed, conveyor-based assembly lines with fleets of mobile robots holds the promise of another step change in manufacturing efficiency and new adaptability to market volatility.
What's Holding Back Robot Adoption? - With the UK Lagging Behind Its Competitors, What Needs to Change?
While it's hoped that figures will have changed since the IFR's previous report, the gap between the UK and other countries shows there's still a clear need to drive up robotic adoption.
Food processors often deal with challenges when delicate items are mishandled and broken or dropped. Soft gripper robots can tackle this problem, especially since many are specially designed to handle fragile items, such as eggs.
Understanding resolution, accuracy and repeatability is critical to specifying a position sensor. This paper defines these terms and discusses how they relate to overall system performance.
Compared to conventional lift trucks, LGVs provide more consistent throughput of pallets between manufacturing and distribution functions, less damage to racking, raw materials and merchandise, reduced labor requirements, and lower cost of operation.
Board members and C-suite executives are asking when AI pilot projects can begin, with a preference for a start date of yesterday. Meanwhile, the plant floor reality is nowhere near ready for AI.
In today's demanding market, efficiency of operations is an essential factor to remaining competitive. One area where there are often substantial opportunities for improvement is your warehouse pick paths.
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Factory Automation - Featured Product
MVTec has launched the newest version 5.4 of its easy-to-use machine vision software MERLIC on Oct. 25. Its focus is on easier process integration. MVTec MERLIC 5.4 includes state-of-the-art machine vision technologies, plug-ins for direct communication with different PLCs and can be used to create complete machine vision applications. Try the new MERLIC 5.4 now!