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Clayton & McKervey offers tips for business survival during COVID-19, including utilization of "rolling 13-week cash flow analysis"

The realities presented by the COVID-19 health crisis have businesses focused on survival. The most important step to take after ensuring the safety of the team is to protect the company’s cash position to the degree that’s possible.

Five Methods to Transfer Products with Conveyors

There are many reasons to transfer a product from one conveyor system to another. Whether you’re moving a product to another line for further operations, into a repair area, or into a rejection location, different transfer methods might be in order.

Ergonomic Under Load: Vacuum Handling Systems for the Logistics Industry

In order to become more efficient and work more quickly but at the same time protect the health of their employees, it is worth investing in ergonomic lifting devices.

Cut From the Same Cloth - Automatic 3D Recognition and Marking of Wooden Beams

An Ensenso N35 camera is used to capture the beam position and geometry. As soon as the timber is in the printing position, the robot automatically places the flange-mounted camera so that it can detect the surfaces of the beam.

Good Things Come in Automated Packages

Precision soldering applications have long been dependant on manual processes, making it virtually impossible to provide consistent quality. Human error is always a risk with manual soldering.

MODEX Q&A - Schmalz

On the Automation side of our business we’ve given more of our booth space to robotic end-of-arm tools demonstrating both industrial palletizing and collaborative applications, using our fast growing line of Cobot grippers and pumps. Booth #6319

MODEX Q&A - Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR)

This is our first time at MODEX, so we’re excited to see the latest innovations created for the supply chain to advance automation and overall improve logistics for these companies. Booth #9435

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Seen, stored, learned - Self-learning robots solve tasks with the help of an Ensenso 3D camera

At the Institute for Intelligent Process Automation and Robotics of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Robot Learning Group (ROLE) focuses on various aspects of machine learning. The scientists are investigating how robots can learn to solve tasks by trying the

Why Mobile Robots Should be Deployed in Manufacturing Plants?

The advancements in mobile robots technology have enabled manufacturers to develop robots suitable to their operational needs and carry out their implementation for their applications.

The Incredible Potential of Soft Robotics

Alternatives to hard components hold potential for applications from surgery to space exploration

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RG Group announces distribution and integration partnership with AutoGuide Mobile Robots.

York, Pa. - Rich Freeh, President and CEO of RG Group, headquartered in York, PA, announced the agreement with a leading supplier of high payload autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). AutoGuide robots are used to improve operational workflows by organizations of all sizes - across a broad spectrum of industries.

Future Armoured Vehicles CEE Conference 2020 - Postponed to October

SMi Reports: Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe will now be commencing on 12th - 13th October 2020 in Prague

Geek+ and Bosch Rexroth announce technology partnership

As part of this partnership, both parties will collaborate on advanced mobile robotics technologies and software development to enhance AMR intelligence and performance, empowering customers worldwide.

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IDS NXT is the future: One platform, countless possibilities
IDS NXT is the future: One platform, countless possibilities

IDS NXT is the future: One platform, countless possibilities

IDS NXT: a platform for a new generation of vision systems for industrial applications. It lays the groundwork to provide easy-to-use yet flexible complete systems that can be used to implement all steps of a vision solution. With IDS NXT ocean, a complete solution especially for AI-based image processing is now available. It allows to solve tasks where classic, rule-based image processing has reached its limits - without any programming effort.

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Dorner Mfg. Corp.

Founded in 1966 and based in Hartland, Wisconsin, Dorner is a privately held World Leader in the design, applications, manufacturing, and integration of conveyor systems. Companies from over 1,200 different industries worldwide turn to Dorner to achieve improved efficiency, productivity, and a positive ROI.