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Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) Launches MiR Finance - a "Robot as a Service" (RaaS) Leasing Program

New option lowers financial barriers for investing in autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), enables immediate ROI and offers mobile robots at as little as $5.49 per hour

Choosing the Right Seal for Industrial Robotics

Selecting the appropriate sealing solution is critical to ensure the robot performs as expected. For example, in many of our applications, we must balance friction requirements with sealing effectiveness.

6 Warehouse Metrics You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Using drones, automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence, companies are leveraging these important warehouse metrics to better serve their customers while improving their own bottom lines.

What is Plug & Inspect™?

Autonomous Machine Vision (AMV) offers a revolutionary approach to QA, allowing manufacturers to have access to less expensive and user-friendly technology that does not require the intervention of any external expert.

How Robotics are Automating a Solution to the Labor Shortage & Growing Customer Demands

While it’s true that robots are making their way into more and more operations, the truth is there are not enough skilled workers to fill the number of available jobs.

Drive Systems – Success Through Interdisciplinary Approaches

There is much more to consider than just the design and the motor selection. Interdisciplinary thinking, specific engineering knowledge, depth of experience, and a clear understanding of the requirements are critical factors.

Applications of Nanometer-Level Precision Motion Control Solutions

This article will look at the top-end solution in terms of accuracy and repeatability, and the applications that benefit from a motion control solution that has achieved quantum-sized improvements in the precision achievable across numerous applications.

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North American Robot Orders Down Slightly in First Quarter 2019

North American companies ordered a total of 7,876 robots valued at $423 million during the three months, a decline of 3.5 percent in units and 3.2 percent in dollars compared to the first quarter of 2018.

Omron Helps University of Houston Engineering Students Gain Real-World Skills with New Design and Robotics Laboratory

Omron Foundation, the charitable arm of the U.S.-based operations of industrial automation solutions provider Omron, donated a new laboratory complete with workstations and state-of-the-art equipment to give University of Houston students the opportunity to prepare for real-

SCARA Robots - The Next Move in Automotive Sector; Towards the Automation!

SCARA robots offer a better precision at a very low operational cost. This has led to a greater adoption of SCARA robots in the automotive industry, thereby propelling the global SCARA robots market.

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VadaTech Announces Suite of One Slot 3U VPX Development Chassis (VITA 66.5/66.4/67.2/KVPX)

VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of integrated systems, embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, announces the VTX980/981/982. These are single slot 3U VPX chassis with 750W AC power supply for board bring-up and testing of 3U VPX modules.

QComp Announces Facility Expansion, Continues to Hire

Demand for Robotic Automation Drives Growth

KUKA to Demonstrate Human-Robot Collaboration Capabilities at Medical Design & Manufacturing East

KUKA's KR 3 AGILUS robot will showcase the automation provider's fastening capabilities at the medical technology-focused event

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SICK, Inc. - Low-Cost LiDAR: Higher Technology That's Easy to Use
SICK, Inc. - Low-Cost LiDAR: Higher Technology That's Easy to Use

SICK, Inc. - Low-Cost LiDAR: Higher Technology That's Easy to Use

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is one of the most reliable methods for parts sensing in factory automation today. SICK has made this technology affordable and easy to use! Click on the video link below to learn about the TiM1xx LiDAR sensor and how it provides: - Area scanning LiDAR technology in a standard sensor package - 200-degree field of view and 3 meter sensing range allows for 169 square feet of area scanning - Compact size and light weight enables ease of deployment in "non-standard" type applications, like end-of-arm robotic tooling - Wide area scanning without having to mount a transmitter and receiver makes installation much easier - IO Link for easy configuration

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Novotechnik

Novotechnik develops and manufactures a wide variety of rotary angle sensors and linear position transducers, potentiometers, components and other related products for motion control. All of our products are produced to the same standards of the highest quality and true reliability.