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It is true that a collaborative robot is designed to work without additional physical guarding like fencing. But the robot is rarely a lone component in a system.
Regardless of the size of the company or industry in which it operates, adding automation into a business environment can mean a significant shift in the way an organization conducts itself.
Ease-of-use is a key element for improving maintenance pains for electronics manufacturers. When the robotic cell is designed for simplicity, it makes maintenance and management much easier for electronic manufacturers.
There is an increasing demand for collaborative robots that can work autonomously and adapt to changing production conditions. This requires reliable sensors that detect human presence and can overcome future challenges with the development of collaborative technologies.
Booth #4311 - The single-arm YuMi provides manufacturers of all sizes added flexibility and scalability to meet the challenges of high-mix, low-volume production in shorter cycles.
Partnerships with innovators in robotics, drones, sensors, and wearables make the smart warehouse customizable, flexible, and scalable
â€śThe robot saves at least five hours in transport time a week, and the working day is quieter and calmer,â€ť Broberg said. â€śI already take 15,000 to 17,000 steps a day in my job, so I definitely donâ€™t miss the walk to the pallet stacker."
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OMRON Showcases The Harmony Between Humans And Machines With The Largest, Most Advanced Interactive Exhibit Of AI, Robotics & Automation At CES 2019
Global technology leader returns with AI-equipped table tennis tutor and a glimpse at the factory floor of the near-future, in which humans and machines work collaboratively
The latest buzz grabbing all the light is the introduction of a fully automated mobile robot named The Swift brought forth by IAM Robotics, one of the leading giants in mobile robotics software market.
Universal Robots Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of Selling the World's First Commercially Viable Collaborative Robot
Universal Robots marks a decade of pioneering collaborative robots, now the fastest-growing segment of industrial automation. The company is poised for continued growth as its cobots continue to lower the automation barrier within a wide range of industries.
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The actuator is constructed with a direct drive brushless servo motor. It's designed with linear guide built-in lubrication to offer long life cycle.
StĂ¤ubli's sensitive environment robots are designed to meet stringent safety standards
VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of integrated systems, embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, announces the ATC500. The ATC500 is an AdvancedTCA Blade with two XCVU13P FPGAs and multiple ADRV9009 for Wideband Massive MIMO Software Defined Radio.
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maxon motor's - Exoskeleton Joint Actuator
A brushless DC motor solution for use in hip and knee exoskeletons. This complete joint actuation unit consists of motor, gearhead, encoder and position controller. Fitting absolute encoder directly at the joint rotation provides designers increased positioning accuracy. The unit will deliver 54Nm of continuous torque and 120Nm on a 20% duty cycle. The system can be operated on supplies between 10 and 50V DC and the actuation speed is up to 22rpm.
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Encoder Products Company (EPC) is a leading designer and world-wide manufacturer of motion sensing devices. EPC began operations in 1969, producing a line of custom encoders (the original Cube series) from a small, home-based shop. Today, EPC is the largest privately-held encoder manufacturer in North America, producing the most complete line of incremental and absolute rotary encoders in the industry. Meeting the diverse needs of a wide range of global customers, EPC's core philosophy is that each and every customer deserves quality products, superior customer service, and expert support. Adherence to these principals has enabled EPC to achieve its goal of maintaining long-lasting customer relationships.