Breaking the mould - Shibaura Machine injection moulding machines transform SPAL Automotive's production

Automotive manufacturer SPAL needed to upgrade its production line to meet changing market demands - including faster cycle times and reduced energy consumption.

Global cricket ball manufacturer uses automation with a vision system for efficiency and upskilling

The plan was to place the full trays of cricket ball covers into the dispenser, feeding trays automatically to the TVL700 robot to load and unload the trimming machine. This requires only one operator to load a set of trays every 20 to 25 minutes.

Sneaker and Sportswear Retailer's New Mezzanine and Ground Floor Feature ResinDek Robotic Flooring

As directed by the facility's warehouse management software (WMS), a fleet of 142 AMRs continuously delivers mobile shelves to associates at workstations equipped with light directed picking modules on both floors.

Tips for choosing a 3D vision system - The future of vision systems in manufacturing

Advanced 3D vision systems are a stark contrast to the vision software of manufacturing's past. Many existing systems still require professional CAD programming to ensure the robot can recognise shapes.

The Interplay Between Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing

AI and robotics make the factories of the future smarter and more efficient. Manufacturers need to use these exponential technologies to gain a competitive advantage.

HALCON reliably checks bottle cap imprints

Machine vision offers enormous advantages for many areas of application, such as quality assurance. In addition to high accuracy and speed, high flexibility and availability are also important for practical use.

NVIDIA and Alphabet's Intrinsic Put Next-Gen Robotics Within Grasp

Intrinsic, a software and AI robotics company at Alphabet, has integrated NVIDIA AI and Isaac platform technologies to advance the complex field of autonomous robotic manipulation.

Automate 2024 Product Preview

Automate 2024 takes place May 6th - 9th in Chicago, Illinois. The Exhibit hall floor will be loaded with new products and services. Here is a preview of some things to look forward to at this years event.

NREL Invites Robots To Help Make Wind Turbine Blades

Although robots have been used by the wind energy industry to paint and polish blades, automation has not been widely adopted. Research at the laboratory demonstrates the ability of a robot to trim, grind, and sand blades.

Kawasaki Robotics Shares First Look of New Collaborative Robots, Features New Partnerships and Applications for Industrial Robots at AUTOMATE 2024

At Automate Kawasaki Robotics introduces a line of intelligent cobots and showcases Ai-enabled R and BX Series robots for welding, multi-SKU palletizing and depalletizing as examples of limitless opportunities and human ingenuity

Edge Computing and AI in Manufacturing

With Tacton we wanted to give users the flexibility and configuration options they need to outfit their facility, while ensuring the system was reliable, secure, and easy to install.

Talking AUTOMATE 2024 with TM Robotics

Visitors will have the chance to see the entire THE robot range, including the THE400, THE600, THE800 and THE1000. The line-up includes robots of different sizes and strengths, providing visitors with an opportunity to find the perfect model for their application.

Talking AUTOMATE 2024 with TECH RIM Standards

TRS has been active with A3 for years, and as the Detroit show proved --- there are tremendous opportunities at Automate.

Talking AUTOMATE 2024 with DESTACO

Witness the power of precision movement, workholding, and indexing technology that will take your operations to new heights. Our booth is packed with ultra-precise end-of-arm tooling, state-of-the-art conveyors, and other top products from CAMCO, Ferguson and Robohand.

ZIMMER GROUP'S NEW ZIMO FLEXIBLE ROBOT CELL SMOOTHS THE PATH TO AUTOMATION

There are few who would argue that the combination of labor and skills shortages, together with the drive to attain greater levels of productivity, means that automation is now becoming an essential part of manufacturing for a greater number of businesses, especially SMEs.

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