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Greater Demand for Automation and Technological Advancements to Boost the Warehouse Robotics Market

The warehouse robotics market is growing owing to the increased demand for automation, high competition in the e-commerce industry, and the advancement in technology.

ABB launches OmniCore, a new era of digital robot control to increase flexibility, reliability and performance

New ABB OmniCore™ robot controller family offers broadest motion control options, more tailored solutions for the connected “Factory of the Future”

Slotless Brushless Servo Motors Improve Machine Performance.

From the outside it looks just like any other industrial brushless servo motor but inside it utilized advanced manufacturing techniques to provide higher torque, higher speed, smoother operation, higher efficiency, and better inertial matching in a smaller package.

Can You Complete Your Project Without A Conveyor? The Pros and Cons

Let’s explore some common misconceptions about conveyors, as well as some pros and cons of conveyor alternatives.

How Can Robotic Automation Help Alleviate Labor Shortages?

In the past evaluating automation was typically about the Return On Investment (ROI), but more and more companies are considering automation because they are not able to staff their current manual operations.

Argon Medical Addresses High Labor Costs and Productivity with MiR Robot

The company has turned to collaborative automation to help it compete in this high-cost labor market, while preserving jobs for its skilled, long-term employees.

New Collaborative Robot Vacuum Tool

The NEW Collaborative Robot Vacuum Tool (CRVT) from Bimba adds unparalleled flexibility to your collaborative robot. The standard CRVT is highly configurable to meet your application needs, but simple to install and operate.

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Growing Confidence in Robotics Led to US$2.7 Billion in VC Funding in 2017, With Appetite for More

In analyzing the geography of the 152 companies that received investment, there were striking differences to 2016. While in terms of the number of investments were largely similar, with the United States retaining over half the number of individual investments.

Omron to Introduce New i4 SCARA Product Family

Top of the line SCARA in speed and precision is designed for easy integration into the production line with predictive maintenance functions

CES Asia: Innovation at the Speed of 5G

Rapid pace of global innovation acceleration on display across AI, AR, VR, 5G and more

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New Miniature Spiral Bevel Gearboxes from Gam

The VP Series Performance Plus miniature spiral bevel gearboxes pack high performance in a small package with the highest torque density, range of ratios, and torque capacity on the market.

Tend.AI Introduces the 1st Reliable "Robot Agnostic" Predictive Maintenance Solution Using Local Machine-Learning Devices

Automotive and appliance suppliers use In.advance™ software from Tend to reduce unforeseen robot failures by up to 60%. U.S. manufacturers could save $58+ Billion in downtime costs per year.

ABB introduces world's first digital connected paint atomizer, potentially saving millions of dollars for users

New solution combines state-of-the-art hardware with ABB Ability™ digital offering to achieve breakthrough paint performance.

Factory Automation - Featured Product

Dynatect Automated Machine Safety Door

Dynatect Automated Machine Safety Door

Dynatect's Gortite VF (Vertical Fabric) Automated Machine Safety Door is intended for automation and safe machine access to minimize cycle time and maximize production time. The automated roll-up door separates machines with hazardous operations from other processes, material handling equipment, and people. The Gortite VF Door contains typical machine/process generated hazards including light debris, fluid splatter/mist, and weld smoke/sparks/flash.

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Dorner Mfg. Corp.

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.