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Hypervisors in Robotics

Communications are much faster since you are no longer communicating across cables. Instead, communication happens through a low-latency shared memory space with deterministic time synchronization of operations.

A MiR500 Robot Lowers Transport Costs at Schneider Electric

The Schneider Electric Polska plant deals with the production of low voltage apparatus switches and accessories for these products. They have implemented an autonomous mobile robot MiR500 that transports finished products between the production line and the warehouse.

MakinaRocks, Hyundai Robotics sign MOU to 'advance AI-based industrial robot arm anomaly detection'

"As an increasing number of customers request AI-integrated robots, an AI-based analysis platform for robot functions is an indispensable necessity. We plan to expand our userbase with robots that can autonomously predict failures and perform quality management."

Incremental Steps to Creating Value With Industrial Data Analytics

There is a lot of buzz surrounding industrial analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). However, companies are not limited to taking large and costly decisions when it comes to exploring the possibilities.

Innovative Manufacturing Approach Reduces Costs and Optimizes Electrification Time to Market

Manufacturers looking to enter or expand their electrification business often find themselves balancing key production requirements with the unpredictability of an emerging market where best-practice standards are still evolving.

Triad of Torque, Speed and Precision. Applications? Step Into the Ring.

Many applications require drive solutions that have a central opening through which parts of the application can be guided. Examples of this can be found in optics and photonics for laser steering systems or in automation and robotics for semiconductor handling systems.

Readers Choice 2020: Preparing to be Acquired: COVID-19 Has Inspired Small Manufacturers to Embrace Robotics

Every position is being assessed by small manufacturers. Jobs that can be replaced with robots make the company more attractive for a potential buyer.

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A brighter future? Automation trends of 2021

The latest Manufacturing Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Report on Business, reveals that economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew significantly in October 2020.

A philosophy of automation - TM Robotics and Evershed help Ricoh automate its manufacturing process

Ricoh approached Evershed Robotics initially, who suggested using a combination of Toshiba Machine TH650 SCARA robots and a Toshiba Machine Cartesian robot to work with their six bowl feeders and a rotary index table.

Controlling 6-Axis Hexapod Micro-Robots via EtherCAT®

Manufacturing and quality assurance processes in electronics production, mechanical engineering and the automotive industry increasingly require multi-axis positioning systems. At the same time, the requirements in terms of accuracy are also increasing.

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BG series of Dunkermotoren now available with integrated PROFINET interface

Modern machines and devices use all available process data to make processes transparent and optimize them. PROFINET as a communication standard is ideally suited for this. It is therefore hardly surprising that Dunkermotoren, as a drive technology manufacturer, makes use of this technology.

OnLogic Introduces New Fanless Computers, Enabling IIoT Innovators to Leverage New Intel Processors

Joining OnLogic's Helix and Karbon lines, the new systems incorporate the latest Intel Atom, Celeron and Pentium CPUs, formerly known as "Elkhart Lake".

Epson Partner United Automation Creates Print-and-Apply Label Applicators for Pharmacy Bottle and Bag Labeling

United Automation Labeling Solutions Incorporate Epson ColorWorks On-Demand Label Printer and Industrial Robots for One-to-One Automated Labeling and Verification System

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CIMON-XPANEL - Industrial Operating Touch Panel
CIMON-XPANEL - Industrial Operating Touch Panel

CIMON-XPANEL - Industrial Operating Touch Panel

CIMON-XPANEL is a Windows CE based HMI unit. A combination of software and hardware, suitable for various monitoring needs within industrial sites.

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