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Robotics and the Resumption of MRO Activities

Our recent discussions with key players in the field confirm that MRO’s operations will increase significantly in late 2021 or 2022. How will maintenance centres efficiently restart their operations? What impact can technology have in this recovery?

Grasping Static Electricity for Revolutionary Robotics - Nike-backed Start-up Automates the Impossible

Following Grabit’s inception in 2013, Nike Inc. made an investment in the company and later became one of the first customers to buy its materials handling robot system, Stackit. Using Stackit, Nike can manufacture 600 pairs of shoes in just one eight-hour shift.

AMR Manufacturer, Integrator, and Owner: What Are Your Safety Responsibilities?

The challenge for many companies is how to consistently maintain a safe workplace without creating barriers to productivity or innovation. Enter autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).

Dual Loop Control: No More Gear Backlash

Can loads be positioned dynamically, with high precision and no oscillation, despite mechanical backlash and elastic components? Yes — using an intelligent system.

Axis compensation module from the XYR1000-B series with new linear guide and new installation sizes

Zimmer Group is announcing the introduction of an updated version of its established XYR1000 axis compensation module series.

Implementing Piece-Picking Robots into Micro-Fulfillment Centers

In today’s e-commerce environment, consumers are purchasing single items with a click and that item-handling task has been pushed back upstream into distribution and fulfillment centers.

Protecting Robotics Innovations: Five Tips From Your Favorite Robots

When it comes to starting and building a robotics company, a robust intellectual property protection strategy can be the driving force behind market share, strategic collaborations, and capital investments.

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Boston Dynamics Unveils New Robot for Warehouse Automation

Stretch’s mobile base allows it to go to where repetitive box lifting is required - unloading trucks, building pallets of boxes and order building. Stretch makes warehouse operations more efficient and safer for workers.

5 Considerations for Deploying Industrial Robotics

Not every deployment of new robots goes smoothly. There are significant challenges to adopting any new technology, and the complexity of cutting-edge robotics means there is serious room for error when deploying industrial robots

Robot HMI for Projects Automation

To customize a robot interface, the only thing required is the robot HMI. However, there is a wide array of HMIs that differ from each other based on several factors. The challenge is to determine which is the best HMI.

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VadaTech Announces a 1U Open VPX Rackmount Chassis with Two 3U Payload Slots and Integrated Intel E-2176M

VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of integrated systems, embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, announces the VTX951. The VTX951 is a 1U Open VPX chassis with two 3U VPX payload slots.

startZ - Zimmer Group's Robot Starter-Box for easy gripper integration

from unboxing to plug & work - Gripper connection & commissioning is now possible within a few minutes

Electromate Inc. recognized as the 35th Best Workplace™ in Canada

Electromate® has been recognized as the 35th Best Workplace™ in Canada. This list, and related stories, appeared in a Special National Report on Friday April 16, 2021 in Canada's National Newspaper, The Globe and Mail.

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Advanced Control Systems - Stand-Alone SCADA Units with LTE
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Advanced Control Systems - Stand-Alone SCADA Units with LTE

SCADA Edge Connection Devices. Monitor and control your remote assets from anywhere. Simple and self-contained units. Cellular telemetry with the best service plans in the industry. Welcome to the future of SCADA Edge Connection.

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Real-Time Systems

We are the experts in virtualization technology you can trust for consolidating deterministic real-time operating systems (RTOS) with other, less critical applications on a single hardware platform. Our bare metal hypervisor provides a privileged mode that allows operating systems to run in real-time, thereby avoiding any overhead from virtualization. Native real-time capability stays at 100%.