Industrial Robotics - Articles, Stories & Interviews

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.

Choose Your Cobot Vacuum Gripper Wisely

Plug-and-play cobots offer a perfect transition from manual handling or assembly to more automated operations. But, it is important to choose one with a powerful and safe grip!

What Industry 4.0 Means for Manufacturers

Industry 4.0 represents a giant leap in the evolution of machines — an evolution that has already pioneered leaps in productivity and quality of life over several hundred years. Today, our machines are connected with each other, their physical environments, and to people

Thanks to Robotics Demand, Servo Motors and Drives to Grow to $15.92 Billion by 2022

This brief coverage of some of the emerging uses of servo motors and drives emphasizes the improvements made possible as these components become increasingly advanced. Such progress should continue over the foreseeable future...

Universal Robots Continues to Dominate Cobot Market but Faces Many Challengers

We identified more than 30 vendors that are currently marketing over 80 cobot models, and we expect this number to grow. More than 80 percent of collaborative robot suppliers generated less than $10m in revenues last year.

Interview with Michael ImObersteg, Future Robotix

We are targeting those industries that require precise, small, high-torque motors and complementary components such as high precision planetary gearboxes, slip rings, sensors and encoders.

A Prime Example for Industry 4.0

The iTENDO is the world’s first intelligent toolholder with real-time process control. In an interview, developers Friedrich Bleicher and Johannes Ketterer explain how the embedded systems solution makes production smart and economical.

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Universal Robots Offers Rapid Response Delivery, Enabling Manufacturers to Meet Tax Deduction Deadline

With an industry leading manufacturing process, Universal Robots can meet delivery deadlines for the Section 179 tax deduction incentive that can dramatically reduce the cost of collaborative robots to address repetitive and difficult-to-fill manufacturing jobs

Universal Robots hires more than 20 former Rethink Robotics employees

Reinforcing both companies’ pioneering roles in collaborative robotics, Universal Robots welcomes more than 20 Rethink staff members, incorporating valuable expertise in engineering, product development, and customer applications.

ABB to Build the World's Most Advanced Robotics Factory in Shanghai

Milestone investment will combine connected digital technologies, state-of-the-art collaborative robotics and cutting-edge artificial intelligence research to create the most sophisticated, automated and flexible Factory of the Future.

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Robotiq Raises Can$31 Million in Funding from Battery Ventures

Quebec Company Provides Cutting-Edge Solutions for New Wave of Lightweight Robots That Free Humans from Repetitive Tasks

VadaTech Announces New Boards with Quad DAC @ 12 GSPS with 3 GSPS Quad ADC, Kintex UltraScale™

VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of integrated systems, embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, announces the AMC598 and VPX598. Both of these boards provide quad ADC with sample rates of up to 3 GSPS (AD9208) at 14-bits and a quad DAC (Analog Devices AD9162 or AD9164) with update rates of up to 12 GSPS and direct RF synthesis at 6 GSPS,16-bits making it suitable for signal capture/analysis applications such as COMINT/SIGINT, radar, research and instrumentation.

Improved Tails Provide Greater Access for Better Cleanings on Dorner's New AquaGard 7350 V2 Sanitary Conveyor Platform

The AquaGard 7350 V2 with tip-up tails provide ample access to the inside of the conveyor for effective, fast cleanings, and easy maintenance. Tails can be tipped up in just a few seconds with no tools, and then retracted and locked back into place with the same minimal effort.

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High Performance Servo Drives for localized and distributed control applications from Servo2Go.com

High Performance Servo Drives for localized and distributed control applications from Servo2Go.com

Engineered to drive brushless and brush servomotors in torque, velocity or position mode, Servo2Go.com offers a broad selection of servo drives in a wide range of input voltages and output power levels.

Industrial Robotics - Featured Company

Omron Automation

Omron Automation

Omron is an industrial automation partner that creates, sells and services fully integrated automation solutions that include robotics, sensing, motion, logic, safety, and more for manufacturers in the automotive, semiconductor, food and beverage packaging and other industries. Established in 1933, Omron helps businesses solve problems with creativity worldwide, with more than 37,000 employees serving over 110 countries. Adept Technologies is now a valued part of the Omron family.