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Robot Modularity – Q&A with Víctor Mayoral, CEO of Acutronic Robotics

Machines should be built out of the most appropriate hardware for each particular purpose. And that’s where modular robots deliver a big advantage. In modular robotics you just choose the best hardware including the H-ROS technology and built the robot.

What is the Difference between Hexapod 6-DOF Alignment Systems vs Conventional Stacks of Stages?

When faced with a multi-axis alignment and positioning application, motion engineers typically assemble a system from a stack of individual linear and rotary stages. This approach works well for applications when only a few degrees of freedom are involved (e.g. XYZ).

Celera Motion Case Study – Precision Rotary Axis Control

The customer required precision rotary axis control in the lowest profile form factor for multiple sequential robot arm joints. Key additional requirements included minimal movement at start-up to report absolute position...

Easy Programming of Cobots

Learning without programming means anyone can teach OB7 to do hundreds of complex automation jobs quickly. The operator simply shows OB7 how to do the job by physically moving the cobot through the steps, and it learns and remembers.

Adding Robots in the Workplace Requires Robots Built for the Workforce

The cost and risks for small to mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) to train employees as well as implement and deploy robots for immediate impact is still too high.

OUTLOOK on World Robotics Report 2019 by IFR

Steven Wyatt, IFR Vice President, presented an outlook by regions, markets and key challenges at the AUTOMATE 2019 in Chicago.

Addressing Safety when Introducing Cobots to the Workforce

Cobots are safer than ever, but care must still be taken during implementation. These 4 steps will help.

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Leading Roboticists Celebrate 10th Anniversary of National Robotics Week

The annual STEM-focused week kicks off April 6, 2019 with more than 300 events across all 50 states

Boston Dynamics Handle Robot Reimagined for Logistics

The boxes used in the video weigh about 5 Kg (11 lbs), but the robot is designed to handle boxes up to (15 Kg) (33 lb). This version of Handle works with pallets that are 1.2 m deep and 1.7 m tall (48 inches deep and 68 inches tall).

50,000 Warehouses to Use Robots by 2025 as Barriers to Entry Fall and AI Innovation Accelerates

Flexibility and efficiency have become primary differentiators in the e-commerce fulfillment market as retailers and Third-Party Logistics (3PLs) struggle to cope with volatile product demand, seasonal peaks, and rising consumer delivery expectations.

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NanoCube®: High Speed XYZ Piezo Flexure Stage for Fast, Precise Fiber Alignment and Nanopositioning Applications

Higher scanning speed, ceramic-insulated actuators for long life, flexures for friction-free motion, and sensors for sub-nm precise positioning make this new piezo stage from PI ideal for fiber alignment and high resolution optics applications.

ATI Automation Expo keynote speakers and presentation topics now available

Event scheduled for May 9, 2019 at newly expanded ATI headquarters in Apex, NC

Novotechnik - Compact Hollow Shaft Angle Sensor

Novotechnik, U.S. introduces the new WAL 340 hollow shaft angle sensor that provides absolute, rotary position. Sensor dimensions are 32 x 39 mm. A unique notch that is built into the housing aids alignment.

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Destaco Automatic Tool Changers
Destaco Automatic Tool Changers

Destaco Automatic Tool Changers

Automatically change end effector tooling quickly and easily with Destaco's Automatic Tool Changers. Designed with exceptional repeatability, high rigidity and load capacity, they are perfect for multiple tooling applications utilizing one robot. We offer different models and sizes to handle light-duty to heavy-duty applications. Our RQC/RTP Series provides a high level of flexibility with a configurable, modular design that accommodates up to four optional modular interfaces.

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Future Robotix

Future Robotix has been at the vanguard of the US precision and surgical robotics market since its inception. We offer a more cost-effective and diverse product selection, greater manufacturing capacity and shorter lead times. We support your design process from prototyping to serial production.