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Tazza! A 3D-Based Robot Pick-and-Place Vision System

The vision system performs three key tasks: scanning in 3D the raw white vessels; analyzing the 3D scans to establish the vessels’ size, shape, position; and communicating the results to the cobot so it can accurately reach the teacups as they move along the production lin

6-axis robots for injection molding open possibilities for manufacturers

6-axis robots in particular, aside from being among the most widely-used industrial machines in general, have become known as the trusted workhorse of injection molding loading and unloading.

How to Choose the Right Sensor in Ambient Conditions

One of the key considerations while choosing the perfect set of sensors for your robotic designs include their resistance to ambient situations such as temperature, lights, interferences and obstructions.

Robotic Welding on a Way to Automation

As the time comes by, the role of robotic welders is growing. To step up into Industry 4.0 and head into Industry 5.0, more and more manufacturers are applying the concepts and principles of automated welding.

Automation ROI – A New Way to Transform Your Company

ROI presentations are transaction-based covering metrics and measures focused solely on the ability to reduce costs. A new transformative-based approach to determining the ROI for robots and automation includes evaluating key benefits and opportunities,

PACK EXPO 2022 Product Preview

PACK EXPO 2022 takes place October 23rd - 26th in Chicago, Illinois. The Exhibit hall floor will be loaded with new products and services. Here is a preview of some things to look forward to at this years event.

Fuzzy Logic and CAIRE, on the Way to Automating the Painting Process

Fuzzy Logic Repplix software module allows a robotic system to learn trajectories in a single gesture without any specific training. With the help of a portable learning device, an operator can transfer their professional know-how to the robot by simply executing their task.

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Omron to showcase an interactive experience that combines pick-and-place, materials transport and end-of-line palletizing at PACK EXPO 2022

Optimizing operations is essential in the packaging industry from processing to logistics and warehousing. At booth S-3832 at PACK EXPO, Omron’s interactive experience showcases a complete, flexible and fully automated solution that empowers people through automation.

PACK EXPO Q&A with Brenton Engineering

Brenton’s VP of Technology, Mike Grinager, will be presenting on the Innovation Stage on Tuesday at 9:45am in partnership with Beckhoff. Mike will be showcasing our use of linear track technology in our automation.

ABB unveils smallest industrial robot with class-leading payload and accuracy

Most accurate robot in class for 1.5 kg payloads for highest manufacturing quality, 50 percent higher payload than comparable robots. Consumes 20 percent less energy using OmniCore E10 controller enabling manufacturers to improve energy efficiency, reduce costs.

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SME Introduces Robotics in Manufacturing Fundamentals Certification

Industry-driven nationally recognized certification for students, dislocated workers, and new-to-the-industry employees

Mitsubishi HC Capital America Grows its Financing of Automation-As-A-Service for the Robotics Industry

The company's expansion of AaaS is designed to meet the demand for leading-edge technology to address labor shortages, increasing costs and safety requirements, and drive greater growth for small and mid-sized businesses in the sector.

SMAC launches low-profile actuator for robot end effectors

• LPL Series 125 actuator is designed to mount on robot arms • LPL has programmable speeds, positions, forces, 'softland' and can track surfaces • LPL, and other SMAC actuators, used for a wide range of robot applications in assembly, manufacturing, finishing and inspection

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HEIDENHAIN - Linear Encoders for Length Measurement
HEIDENHAIN - Linear Encoders for Length Measurement

HEIDENHAIN - Linear Encoders for Length Measurement

Nothing beats the positioning accuracy of linear encoders from HEIDENHAIN. Available in absolute and incremental versions and ideal for a variety of applications-including machine tools, semiconductor machines and medical machines-these measuring solutions combat a variety of issues that erode precision.

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Robotmaster

Robotmaster, a Hypertherm Associates brand, is an offline, is an offline robot programming software that helps manufacturers maximize their robot's productivity with easy and efficient robot programming for a variety of applications such as cutting, trimming, milling, welding, spraying, polishing, sanding, grinding, deburring, and more. Robotmaster uses integrated CAD/CAM functionality to make robotic programming easy and intuitive for everyone, even first-time users.