Industrial Robotics - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Are cobots inherently safe?

Results from the Global Robotics Report 2019 identified that 79 per cent of automation distributors do not believe their customers understand the safety requirements of installing a collaborative robot.

Discussing ATX West with ATI Industrial Automation

“Customers continue to shift toward more flexible solutions to support a variety of tasks. ATI’s product families are configured to order and designed to increase process flexibility.” Booth #4411

Discussing West Pack with Dorner Conveyors

Conveyors, although often a last thought, can play a pivotal role in the optimization of a manufacturing facility. A processing line can only go as fast as the slowest piece of equipment. Booth #5014

Discussing ATX West with Staubli

“Stäubli’s vision for the factory of the future is built on interconnected devices that operate collaboratively with humans to improve efficiency and the quality of goods,” said Sebastien Schmitt, Robotics Division Mgr of Stäubli NA.“ Booth #4524

Pick, Purchase and Program Your First Industrial Robot

Robots aren’t always given a favorable representation in pop culture. In Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), homicidal supercomputer HAL 9000 demonstrates how a robot could conspire against its human colleagues.

Venture Capital-as-a-Service (VCaaS)

VCaaS is financially and strategically beneficial to both the corporate partner and to the startup as the operating costs and time required for the company are significantly lower than if it were to train and pay its own team of venture capital investors.

Top Article from 2019 - How Robotics & IoT Help Sustain Triple Bottom Line

When most think of sustainability in business, the concept of green processes is not always top of mind. However, incorporating technology, and more specifically robotics and cloud connected devices, creates a secondary sustainability effect that is markedly more streamlined

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Industrial Robotics - Featured Stories

Robotic End of Arm Tools (EOAT) Market Size will Grow at a Lucrative CAGR of 10% by 2028, Fact.MR Study

A recent research study by Fact.MR estimates global sales of robotic end of arm tools (EOAT) to surpass US$ 2,000 Mn in 2019, up from US$ 1, 900.3 Mn in 2018. This growth in sales can be attributed to the ever-evolving demand of industrial ecosystems for high productivity.

Mobile Robotics to Drastically Change the Traditional Use of Automation and Robotics

Over the period of time we have strived to upgrade technologies in order to make our lifestyle more comfortable. We have introduced automation and robotics in order to reduce the manual labor required in manufacturing and production industries.

Collaborative robotics - history and recent trends

Today cobots represent the fastest growing segment of industrial robotics. Here Sophie Hand traces a brief history of collaborative robots and looks into the most promising future developments in the industry.

Industrial Robotics - News Headlines

Exotic Automation & Supply is Now an Authorized Techman Robot Distributor

The agreement authorizes Exotic to distribute a wide variety of collaborative robots.

OMRON Opens New AUTOMATION CENTER in Tokyo

- Flagship FA Technology Center That Brings About Innovation to Production Floor through Co-creation with Customers -

FAULHABER brings integrated encoder for flat motors to market

Less than seven millimetres for precisely fitting encoder

Industrial Robotics - Featured Product

IPR Robotics - Right-Sized 7th Axis Robot Linear Rails
 IPR Robotics - Right-Sized 7th Axis Robot Linear Rails

IPR Robotics - Right-Sized 7th Axis Robot Linear Rails

IPR Robotics offers a wide range of servo-driven 7th axis linear rails for industrial robots. These rails come in ten different sizes and are constructed from modular high strength extruded aluminum sections to handle payloads of 100 kg to 1600 kg or from steel to handle 2000 kg payloads. This variety of rail sizes allows each application to be sized correctly, controlling the space required and the price point. The drive train design of these rails utilizes helical gear-racks and is proven over 10 years to be repeatable and reliable, even in tough foundry applications.

Industrial Robotics - Featured Company

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.