Industrial Robotics - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Industrial Robots Have Moved From Maturity Into A Fast-Growth Phase

The past five years have been a roller-coaster ride for the industrial robot market. A market decline in 2019 was followed by disruption in 2020, a record high in 2021, and we now see a long-term positive growth forecast.

Exploring the Design and Benefits of Modular Conveyor Systems

In the following white paper, we explore four conveyor options that fit our modular automation system, enabling you to design a full integrated conveyor system for your application.

Everything Under Control

In modern systems, "pick-and-place" is performed by automated grippers. They must be able to operate both powerfully and delicately and do so precisely and reliably millions of times over. Increasingly, the necessary power comes from electric motors.

Top of the Shops: Smart Warehouses & Evolving E-Commerce

Following the substantial rise that the e-commerce industry has experienced in the past few years and the consequential strain placed on warehousing facilities, sales growth is starting to slow following its pre-pandemic high.

What’s the Difference Between a Servo Motor and Motion Controller?

In the automation world, there can be a fine line between what is considered a motion controller and what represents a basic servo drive. It is critical to understand the functionality and intelligence of each device.

It’s a Wrap Thanks to a Pick-and-Place Robotic Vision System

Prior to the upgrade the process involved manual removal and depositing of bread packages, which was potentially error prone and certainly not as efficient. The team at KINE knew that machine vision was the only possible solution for this type of system.

How Tesla Used Robotics to Survive "Production Hell" and Became the World's Most Advanced Car Manufacturer

Tesla’s automation strategy has shifted over the last five years. By investigating where Tesla made mistakes and where it excelled, the reader will benefit from Tesla’s hard-earned lessons and gain an understanding of how to build an automation strategy.

Interested in contributing an article or review?

Industrial Robotics - Featured Stories

Robotic Welding Trends for 2022

Like most manual and fabrication processes in the digital age, welding has been enhanced and improved by technological concepts such as automation in recent times.

Applications Open for Second AWS Robotics Startup Accelerator to Scale Robotics Startups Focused on Automation and IIOT

MassRobotics announces the second cohort for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Robotics Startup Accelerator delivered by MassRobotics to address the biggest challenges in the automation, robotics and industrial internet-of-things (IIoT) industries.

Automate 2022 Exceeds Expectations with Largest Attendance and Exhibitor Count Ever

Association for Advancing Automation (A3) expanded floor space for Automate 2023 after Automate 2022 in Detroit resulted with 24,000 registrants, 600 exhibitors, and 75% of booths already sold for next year.

Industrial Robotics - News Headlines

OnLogic Karbon 800 Series of Rugged Computers Now Shipping

Powered by 12th Generation Intel processors, formerly known as Alder Lake, the Karbon 800 is available in four models, engineered for IoT and edge computing in challenging environments.

Renice SSD solutions for Industrial Robot application

Today, Industrial Robots are frequently used in various fields, including industry, security, and military. Robots used in daily life only need to use ordinary memory cards to meet their operational recording needs. As for Industrial Robots, they are usually used in harsh environments, which requires them to be equipped with industrial-grade components. How to solve the control and data storage problems of Industrial Robot in harsh environments? Renice can provide support.

Industrial robot market worth over $11.8bn in 2021

• Market to grow to $20bn by 2026 • Shipment growth rates saw YoY increase of over 30% in 2021 • Industrial robot market moves from "mature" to an exciting growth phase

Industrial Robotics - Featured Product

PI USA - Difference between Gantry & Split-Bridge
PI USA - Difference between Gantry & Split-Bridge

PI USA - Difference between Gantry & Split-Bridge

A traditional gantry system employs X-Y or X-Y-Z range of motion. Mounted on a base plate, usually granite, 2 parallel rails constitute the synchronized Y axis motion while the cross axis (bridge axis) provides the X motion. A vertical axis can be added on the bridge for the Z motion. A Split Bridge system can be less complex than a traditional gantry system because synchronization of the two parallel linear motors is not required. Both systems are used in industrial production, testing, and additive manufacturing.

Industrial Robotics - Featured Company

ST Robotics

Manufacturer of low cost bench top robot arms with a unique approach to robotics. We have a range of robot arms for routine testing, manufacturing, sample handling, education and many others. Our robots are not only affordable but are incredibly easy to use - anyone can apply and program an ST robot regardless of experience or lack of it thanks to our acclaimed manuals and tutorials and unlimited free technical support.