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RECORD BREAKER: IMTS 2018 LARGEST SHOW EVER

Exponential technology advances, strong economy propel North America’s premier manufacturing show

How Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Can Create More Employment Opportunities

The impact of AI and robotics on employment goes far deeper than just job creation. AI, and subsequently, robotics, are niche technologies that demand an extensive understanding of every associated parameter.

Next-Gen Robots Powered by Data Fueling Manufacturing Efficiency

As the continued e-commerce wave drives industry-wide pressure to deliver orders on time, there has been an explosion of cobot startups focused on improving the efficiency of picking and packaging boxes of mixed items.

Talking IMTS with Universal Robots

IMTS is the North American launch pad for our new flagship line of cobots, the e-Series. With e-Series, we raise the bar for cobots, strengthening the core principles that define collaborative robots: Visit us at Booth #236861 for more.

Robot Network Security

RAD solutions are used in a variety of markets for critical infrastructure like corporate headquarters, healthcare campuses, higher education campuses, event venues and government facilities.

Talking IMTS with Omron

Booth #134845 - OMRON’s flexible manufacturing demo will present several solutions designed to help companies meet the customization demands imposed by today’s increasingly globalized and eCommerce-driven market.

Talking IMTS with KUKA

Booth #236200 - KUKA’s KMP 1500 is an omnidirectional, mobile platform that combines autonomous navigation with modular versatility.

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World Economic Forum: A.I. and robotics will create almost 60 million more jobs than they destroy by 2022

Saheli Roy Choudhury for CNBC: The outlook for job creation is more positive today because companies better understand what kind of opportunities are available to them due to developments in technology, according to WEF.

GreyOrange closes $140 million Series C, marking the biggest fundraising in industrial automation systems

New funds enable GreyOrange to accelerate the fulfillment of its vision to develop the next generation of flexible supply chain systems

Majority of Exhibitors at North America's Largest Manufacturing Show Pick Universal Robots for Collaborative Robot Applications

With more than 20 exhibitors at IMTS choosing collaborative robot arms from Universal Robots for their show applications, the Danish robotics pioneer will be the number #1 cobot on display

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Electric Vehicles from Sokon to be Painted with Highly Flexible Seven-Axis Robots

Dürr general contractor for construction of paint shop in Chongqing, China

Zivid 3D machine vision enables first fully automated e-fulfillment robot at DHL

Robomotive integrates Zivid One 3D color camera in warehouse robotic picking cell.

Mouser Electronics and Marvell Enter Global Distribution Agreement

Mouser Electronics announces a global distribution agreement with Marvell Semiconductor, a provider of storage, processing, networking, security and connectivity semiconductor solutions. Mouser will distribute Marvell industry-leading Fast Ethernet and Alaska Gigabit Ethernet PHY transceivers.

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OMRON MICROSCAN: HAWK MV-4000

OMRON MICROSCAN: HAWK MV-4000

Awe-inspiring power and superior flexibility is sheathed within the contoured casing of the HAWK MV-4000. This smart camera builds upon the previous generation by quadrupling processing power and achieving real-time trigger response using an FPGA. Its state-of-the-art algorithms make it an excellent tool for any industry, whether the requirement be code reading, code verification, inspection, guidance, gauging or a combination of all four.

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Polyconn

Polyconn

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