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Wrist​ ​Camera​ ​Increases​ ​Daily​ ​Production​ ​to​ ​Deliver Big​ ​Orders​ ​in​ ​Tight​ ​Delays

Mississippi’s WALT Machine Inc. specializes in high-precision optical work for scientific camera assemblies. Each spring WALT Machine must meet a massive challenge: Deliver around 6000 camera housings in 2 months’ time, with only one CNC machine.

Wind River Brings Safety-Critical Expertise to Functional Safety for Industrial IoT

With the accelerating growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), it is increasingly important to identify and implement safety-related systems for smart grids, connected vehicles, robotics, industrial control systems, smart factories, and more.

The Software-Based Platform for Motion Control, Machine Vision, and Programmable Logic Controllers

Besides being expensive and proprietary, migrating to newer products is challenging when hardware components are involved.

1.7 Million New Robots to Transform the World's Factories by 2020 - Forecasts IFR

In 2017 robot installations are estimated to increase by 21 percent in the Asia-Australia region. Robot supplies in the Americas will surge by 16 percent and in Europe by 8 percent.

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Special Tradeshow Coverage for FABTECH 2017

FABTECH 2017 will be held from November 6th - 9th in Chicago, Illinois. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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A Radar for Industrial Robots May Guide Collaboration with Humans

Will Knight MIT Technology Review: Humatics, an MIT spinout, is developing an indoor radar system that should give robots and other industrial systems the ability to track people’s movements very precisely.

This drone can pinpoint a specific package in a giant warehouse

Siyi Chen for Quartz: A prototype created by the scientists can catalogue items instantly as the drones fly up and down the aisles.

5 ways to advance robotics in manufacturing

Stephanie Condon for ZDNet: The maturity of automated technology used in manufacturing is all over the map, says Carnegie Mellon Prof. Howie Choset, but there are concrete ways to fix that.

Amazon robots bring a brave new world to the warehouse

Michael Pooler for FT.com: An industrial dance takes place every day and night on the floor of Amazon’s huge warehouse in Manchester.

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Novotechnik: New Multi-Turn Sensors With A Clutch

The clutch produces a click sound to let users know they have reached end-of-range and it permits continued turn past end-scale.

FANUC America Introduces National Certifications for Robotics and Advanced Automation

The industry-education certifications are the result of an 18-month collaboration of more than 150 subject matter experts from FANUC America, industry, automation system integrators, and leading advisors and instructors from high schools, community colleges, and universities.

DELTA LINE presents Fulling's new 15W 32mm flat brushless motor

Following the successful introduction of the 45BLW, Fulling has extended its platform of BLDC motors with the launching of a new 15W flat brushless motor, the 32BLW. The 32BLW, 32mm in diameter, 17.9mm in length, is an 8 Pole open design product enabling optimal heat dispersion, and ability to achieve smooth operation at low speeds as well as having the capability of high speeds in excess of 5000 rpm, which further pushes the 32BLW limits of use in your application.

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Next Generation Of Precision Motion Controllers - V3.0

Next Generation Of Precision Motion Controllers - V3.0

MICROMO launches the new MC3/MCS motion control family. The new high performance, intelligent controllers are optimized for use with FAULHABER motors, offer electronics for simple operation with state-of-the-art interfaces for multi-axis applications, and provide a motion control system solution with the most compact integration into industrial grade housing.

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MICROMO

MICROMO

Since 1961, MICROMO has partnered with OEMs to deliver high precision, high performance, custom micro motion system solutions to markets such as medical, robotics and automation in North America. MICROMO's tradition of innovation started decades ago in Germany. The groundbreaking invention of the FAULHABER coreless winding started it all for a market that produces millions of motors today. How can the MICROMO team help you deliver your next innovation to market first? Learn more about MICROMO's solutions for the most demanding applications, our diverse motion products and technologies, online ordering, Engineering and R&D teams, Clean Room Assembly, Machining Center and other services at our Clearwater, FL facility at www.micromo.com.