Industrial Robotics - Articles, Stories & Interviews

The Role of Smart Glasses as a Safe Return to Work Strategy

Pick-by-Vision adds to smart technology because smart glasses learn manufacturers’ parts; they memorize the visual appearance including robots and bin locations. Pick-by-Vision predicts and prevents mis-picks and decides the best part to pick next.

Business Perspectives and the Impacts of COVID-19 - Q&A with Honeywell Intelligrated

Matt Wicks, Chief Robotics Solutions Architect at Honeywell Intelligrated shares with us his thoughts on how Honeywell Intelligrated is managing through the pandemic as well as insights into what the future of Robotics and Automation may be.

RoboBusiness Direct presents Overcoming Warehouse Challenges Using Mobile Robots

Featured Speaker: Corey Cook, Sr. Program Manager & Solutions Architect, Lockheed Martin -June 4, 2020 – 2:00 PM EST

Today’s Robotics Innovation Landscape and the Role of IP in The Field of Robotics

Patent protection is best suited for inventions that are at risk of being publicly detected or independently developed. Innovation that will likely not become publicly available or would require significant work to recreate may be a good candidate for trade secret protection

Business Perspectives and the Impacts of COVID-19 - Q&A with FAULHABER MICROMO

Jim Kircher, the Chief Commercial Officer at FAULHABER MICROMO shares with us his thoughts on how FAULHABER MICROMO is managing through the pandemic as well as insights into what the future of Robotics and Automation may be.

Using Mesh Network Applications for Robotics

Many companies make mesh network products for home Wi-Fi systems. Those are indeed valid and popular applications, but there are ample opportunities to use mesh networks for robotics, too.

Flexible Conveyor Manufacturer Glide-Line Overcomes Space, Size, & Product Handling Constraints for Aerospace Industry Integrator

Their client needed a conveying solution integrated into their current facility. The over-sized product, an aircraft wing support beam, needed to be handled incredibly carefully to avoid product damage.

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Boyce Technologies designs and mass produces FDA-approved ventilators in just 30 days

ABB assists Boyce to repurpose their advanced manufacturing facility, enabling them to make 3,000 ventilators in record time for New York hospitals.

ZIMMER GROUP HAND-HELD - HYGIENIC DOOR OPENER PREVENTS SPREAD OF GERMS

Manufacturing the Hand-Held in a plastic injection molding process makes it possible to offer a more stable and cost-effective alternative to 3D printing. Installing it is fast and very easy and it is compatible with most commercially available door handles (Ø 18 - 22 mm).

Bringing Advanced Automation To Automotive Industry

In a recent project for Mercedes-Benz (Daimler AG) RobCo S.W.A.T. used RoboDK software to simulate ABB and Motoman robots working on a range of automotive manufacturing tasks including assembly and painting.

Industrial Robotics - News Headlines

Safely separate steel sheets with fail-safe magnet

The fail safe magnetic separator automatically separates steel sheets of almost any shape, length or width up to a thickness of approximately 4 mm. Also round and asymmetrical shapes. The extremely safe - hence the name 'fail-safe' - sheet separator automatically switches to the off position even if the compressed air supply is interrupted. Even at full load at maximum stacking height. The separator is equipped with very powerful neodymium magnets and can be switched on and off pneumatically using a new patented system. The permanent magnetic force does not degrade and is guaranteed for decades. See how it works: https://youtu.be/V-dEDZPCXXA

New 20mm linear stepper motor now available from Nippon Pulse

Nippon Pulse is excited to introduce its smallest linear stepper motor yet, the PFL20 Linearstep. The PFL20 is a highly efficient, high thrust tin-can linear actuator with a 20mm diameter and a bipolar winding.

Seeing Growth in Collaborative Robot Applications, Applied Manufacturing Technologies Releases the jobHopper Portable Automation Workstation

jobHopper, AMT's portable automation workstation, provides a flexible collaborative robotic solution to work side by side with human operators for changing manufacturing needs.

Industrial Robotics - Featured Product

Destaco's PNEUMATIC PARALLEL GRIPPERS - RTH & RDH
Destaco’s PNEUMATIC PARALLEL GRIPPERS - RTH & RDH

Destaco's PNEUMATIC PARALLEL GRIPPERS - RTH & RDH

Destaco's Robohand RDH/RTH Series 2 and 3 jaw parallel grippers have a shielded design that deflects chips and other particulate for a more reliable, repeatable operation in part gripping applications ranging from the small and lightweight, to the large and heavy. RDH Series of Rugged, Multi-Purpose Parallel Grippers for Heavy Parts - Designed for high particulate application environments, automotive engine block, gantry systems, and ideal for heavy part gripping The series includes eight sizes for small lightweight to large/heavy part gripping. RTH Series of Powerful, Multi-Purpose Parallel Grippers for Heavy Parts - Designed for large round shaped parts, automotive engine block and gantry systems, and heavy part gripping. They're available in eight sizes for small lightweight to large and heavy part gripping.

Industrial Robotics - Featured Company

Comau

Comau develops Industry 4.0-enabled systems, products and services. The full portfolio includes: joining, assembly and machining solutions for traditional and electric vehicles, robotized manufacturing systems, a complete family of robots (including collaborative and wearable robotics) with extensive range and payload configurations, autonomous logistics, and asset optimization services with real-time monitoring and control capabilities. The offering also extends to project management and consultancy, IoT services, and maintenance and training for a wide range of industrial segments. Its solutions support vehicle manufacturing, heavy industry, railway, renewable energy, and a wide variety of general industries.