Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews
Computer vision enables contact-free 3D printing, letting engineers print with high-performance materials they couldn’t use before.
A smooth production process is critical for a company’s success. The constantly growing demands of the market and increasing cost pressure require innovative solutions to optimize production. This is where transfer systems come into play.
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.
The easy-to-integrate system consists of a module for robot arms, a computing unit with pre-installed intelligent software and a camera module, each equipped in series with two uEye+ XCP cameras from IDS.
To enable the industry to keep pace with trends through quick and cost-efficient development, Markus Fenn and Prof. Dr. Stefan May developed Eduard, a teaching and prototyping platform that can be used to map current trends.
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!
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.
Robotics and Automation - Featured Stories
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
People could manage emergency weather events more effectively with robots. These are a few ways technology is already helping them live in a world heavily affected by climate change.
A mantra often heard within the manufacturing and logistics industries is that robots are not taking the jobs of humans. And, in many ways, this is true. Today, automation is even a necessary solution to plug a shortage of human labour.
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HLS Engineering Group Partners with Realtime Robotics to Quickly Optimize Manufacturing Processes and Reduce Cycle Times
Partnership Teams Realtime's Innovative Optimization-as-a-Service Solution with HLS' Expertise in Mechanical Engineering and Automation
The new system, aided by the Internet of things, improves the detection capabilities of autonomous vehicles even under unfavorable conditions.
Bitdeal expands its global presence, offering diverse development services to over 20+ industries with a team of 200+ experienced Blockchain experts. Their aim is to transform client dreams into reality through 8+ years of excellence and 500+ successful projects worldwide.
Cloud-based software empowers customers using Mobile Industrial Robots' autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to make data-driven decisions, optimizing fleets performance, minimizing downtime
• Designed to meet growth opportunities in key markets including electronics, automotive and renewable energy production • Delivers 10% increase in throughput compared to other SCARA robots in its class by handling more and heavier workpieces at once • Offers 200% stronger push-down capability for force-intensive operations - improving productivity and product quality
Robotics and Automation - Featured Product
Modular, collaborative, and flexible: the "Handling-to-Welding" robotic welding cell joins parts of different geometries and materials. The task is carried out by two robots - the handling robot positions the workpieces, the second robot performs the welding. Depending on the cell configuration, lock gates are available for the inward and outward transport of parts. Furthermore, various positioners, a TCP measurement system, a torch cleaning system, a gripper station, and a contact tip change system are also possible.
Robotics and Automation - Featured Company
Omron is an industrial automation partner that creates, sells and services fully integrated automation solutions that include robotics, sensing, motion, logic, safety, and more for manufacturers in the automotive, semiconductor, food and beverage packaging and other industries. Established in 1933, Omron helps businesses solve problems with creativity worldwide, with more than 37,000 employees serving over 110 countries. Adept Technologies is now a valued part of the Omron family.