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Festo Didactic and SICK release new curriculum for Robot Safety Awareness

The new educational program will focus on robot safety awareness in addition to a rich data experience geared towards closing the skills gap in advanced manufacturing.

TE Connectivity – Hungary Case Study

Back in 2019, TE’s Hungarian plant was experiencing problems in material handling due to the inefficiency of their existing material handling systems, which had reached the limit of its capabilities.

Aerobotix Develops All-In-One System for Defense Manufacturer with ATI End-Effectors

Producing the world’s most advanced air defense missile requires technological innovation, especially when annual production is set to increase to 500 by 2024.

IMTS 2022 Product Preview

IMTS 2022 takes place September 12th - 17th in Chicago, Illinois. The Exhibit hall floor will be loaded with new products and services. Here is a preview of some things to look forward to at this years event.

Lowering the Barrier to Entry with "Robotics-as-a-Service" (RaaS)

Selecting an automated solution based on an understanding of how that solution benefits a customer's business operations, with accurate simulations and modeling, will lay the foundation for success.

Random Depalletization

As the existing robotic automation could only handle boxes of consistent size and with certain conditions, there was a limit to realize full automation in reality. It stems from the fact that the robot could not take boxes of irregular sizes.

ATI Industrial Automation at IMTS 2022

ATI has pulled out all the stops for our IMTS 2022 exhibit, with our largest booth, largest show staff and most robotic demonstrations ever! In addition, we have a variety of newly-released Force/Torque Sensors, Material Removal Tools, and Robotic Tool Changers

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IMTS 2022 Opens Sept. 12, Showcases Digital Tech That Address Manufacturing's Biggest Challenges

Nine technology pavilions feature solutions such as multi-tasking machining centers, robots/cobots, digital twin, manufacturing software, controls, additive manufacturing, and quality control/inspection.

Universal Robots' New UR20 Collaborative Robot Makes U.S. Debut at IMTS 2022, Expanding Cobot Automation in Machining Industry

Attendees at North America’s leading machine tool show will experience how the all-new collaborative, industrial cobot delivers the longest reach and payload in its class, offering the ability to automate even more hard-to-staff tasks in a market struggling to hire.

Robot Sales Hit Record High in North America for Third-Straight Quarter

Association for Advancing Automation latest stats show the most robots sold in any quarter; automotive industry returns to historic norms, while food & consumer goods continues interest in automation to handle e-commerce logistics boom

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KUKA to Showcase Automation Innovations for the Consumer Goods Sector at Pack Expo

At Pack Expo 2022, KUKA Robotics will feature several productivity enhancing automation solutions designed specifically for the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods industry sector. In booth N-6236, the company will spotlight its range of fully hygienic robots for food processing, picking, packaging, palletizing and advanced vision applications.

Smaller, Faster, Safer, and Easier Rectangular Connector

Mencom offers the new compact enclosure series engineered for ease of assembly and simplicity in mind.

ROEQ Announces New Cart System for OMRON Autonomous Mobile Robot LD-250, Doubling Payload Capacity

ROEQ, a leader in mobile robotic equipment, has entered into a new partnership with OMRON, providing top modules and cart systems for the company's autonomous mobile robot, the LD-250, doubling the AMR's payload capacity to 500kg (1,102lbs).

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Zaber LC40 Non Motorized Linear Stage Gantry Systems
Zaber LC40 Non Motorized Linear Stage Gantry Systems

Zaber LC40 Non Motorized Linear Stage Gantry Systems

A Zaber gantry kit comes with everything you need to build a customized XY gantry system or XYZ gantry system. These gantry systems feature coordinated multi-axis motion, plug-and-play operation, easy integration with end-effector options, and built-in IO and E-Stop capabilities. An intuitive ASCII interface allows the user to easily communicate with the gantry systems using our free software, either Zaber Motion Library with APIs for several popular languages or Zaber Console. Third party terminal programs that can communicate over a serial port can also be used.

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