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Automation Technology Expo (ATX) West and Design & Manufacturing (D&M) Pacific to Showcase Latest Innovations Highlighting the Future of Factory 4.0

ATX West will primarily feature the latest in automation and robotic technology including robotic accessories, motion control, and automation software,

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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Exotic Automation & Supply is Now an Authorized Techman Robot Distributor

The agreement authorizes Exotic to distribute a wide variety of collaborative robots.

OMRON Opens New AUTOMATION CENTER in Tokyo

- Flagship FA Technology Center That Brings About Innovation to Production Floor through Co-creation with Customers -

FAULHABER brings integrated encoder for flat motors to market

Less than seven millimetres for precisely fitting encoder

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Discover how human-robot collaboration can take flexibility to new heights!
Discover how human-robot collaboration can take flexibility to new heights!

Discover how human-robot collaboration can take flexibility to new heights!

Humans and robots can now share tasks - and this new partnership is on the verge of revolutionizing the production line. Today's drivers like data-driven services, decreasing product lifetimes and the need for product differentiation are putting flexibility paramount, and no technology is better suited to meet these needs than the Omron TM Series Collaborative Robot. With force feedback, collision detection technology and an intuitive, hand-guided teaching mechanism, the TM Series cobot is designed to work in immediate proximity to a human worker and is easier than ever to train on new tasks.

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Pilz Automation Safety, L.P.

Pilz is a leading, innovative automation technology company offering automation solutions integrating safety management. As experts in automation safety, Pilz offers innovative products and services in the areas of safe sensor technology, control technology, drive technology, operator and visualization systems, consulting, engineering and training. As a solution supplier, Pilz services encompass the entire machine lifecycle, including risk assessment, safety concept, safety design, and more.