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The Role of Smart Glasses as a Safe Return to Work Strategy

Pick-by-Vision adds to smart technology because smart glasses learn manufacturers’ parts; they memorize the visual appearance including robots and bin locations. Pick-by-Vision predicts and prevents mis-picks and decides the best part to pick next.

Business Perspectives and the Impacts of COVID-19 - Q&A with Honeywell Intelligrated

Matt Wicks, Chief Robotics Solutions Architect at Honeywell Intelligrated shares with us his thoughts on how Honeywell Intelligrated is managing through the pandemic as well as insights into what the future of Robotics and Automation may be.

RoboBusiness Direct presents Overcoming Warehouse Challenges Using Mobile Robots

Featured Speaker: Corey Cook, Sr. Program Manager & Solutions Architect, Lockheed Martin -June 4, 2020 – 2:00 PM EST

Business Perspectives and the Impacts of COVID-19 - Q&A with FAULHABER MICROMO

Jim Kircher, the Chief Commercial Officer at FAULHABER MICROMO shares with us his thoughts on how FAULHABER MICROMO is managing through the pandemic as well as insights into what the future of Robotics and Automation may be.

Using Mesh Network Applications for Robotics

Many companies make mesh network products for home Wi-Fi systems. Those are indeed valid and popular applications, but there are ample opportunities to use mesh networks for robotics, too.

Flexible Conveyor Manufacturer Glide-Line Overcomes Space, Size, & Product Handling Constraints for Aerospace Industry Integrator

Their client needed a conveying solution integrated into their current facility. The over-sized product, an aircraft wing support beam, needed to be handled incredibly carefully to avoid product damage.

What Are the Costs of Implementing Asset Tracking? A Guide for SMBs

In this guide, we’ll give an introduction to the costs of implementing asset tracking for SMBs. Since every business is different, no one guide will have all the answers; but with this information, you’ll be able to begin assessing the cost of implementing asset tracking

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Boyce Technologies designs and mass produces FDA-approved ventilators in just 30 days

ABB assists Boyce to repurpose their advanced manufacturing facility, enabling them to make 3,000 ventilators in record time for New York hospitals.

ZIMMER GROUP HAND-HELD - HYGIENIC DOOR OPENER PREVENTS SPREAD OF GERMS

Manufacturing the Hand-Held in a plastic injection molding process makes it possible to offer a more stable and cost-effective alternative to 3D printing. Installing it is fast and very easy and it is compatible with most commercially available door handles (Ø 18 - 22 mm).

Bringing Advanced Automation To Automotive Industry

In a recent project for Mercedes-Benz (Daimler AG) RobCo S.W.A.T. used RoboDK software to simulate ABB and Motoman robots working on a range of automotive manufacturing tasks including assembly and painting.

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NC Company Offers Portable, No Contact Fever Detection Solution Enclosure

As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the rollout of economic reopening, Integro Technologies, a globally recognized machine vision integrator, is now offering a portable, Fever Detection Solution to companies in North America.

Safely separate steel sheets with fail-safe magnet

The fail safe magnetic separator automatically separates steel sheets of almost any shape, length or width up to a thickness of approximately 4 mm. Also round and asymmetrical shapes. The extremely safe - hence the name 'fail-safe' - sheet separator automatically switches to the off position even if the compressed air supply is interrupted. Even at full load at maximum stacking height. The separator is equipped with very powerful neodymium magnets and can be switched on and off pneumatically using a new patented system. The permanent magnetic force does not degrade and is guaranteed for decades. See how it works: https://youtu.be/V-dEDZPCXXA

New 20mm linear stepper motor now available from Nippon Pulse

Nippon Pulse is excited to introduce its smallest linear stepper motor yet, the PFL20 Linearstep. The PFL20 is a highly efficient, high thrust tin-can linear actuator with a 20mm diameter and a bipolar winding.

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Improve Overall Efficiency with Precision Pallet Systems
Improve Overall Efficiency with Precision Pallet Systems

Improve Overall Efficiency with Precision Pallet Systems

Dorner's 2200 Series Precision Move Pallet Systems are ideal for assembly automation. With features such as an innovative timing belt conveyor design and industry best pallet transfers, they get your product to the exact location, at the exact time and in the exact position it needs to be. They are now available with new options such as heavy load corner modules with 150 lb. capacity and 180 degree tight transfer corners for compact loops.

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maxon group

maxon is a leading supplier of high-precision DC brush and brushless servo motors and drives. These motors range in size from 4 - 90 mm and are available up to 500 watts. We combine electric motors, gears and DC motor controls into high-precision, intelligent drive systems that can be custom-made to fit the specific needs of customer applications.