Industrial Robotics - Articles, Stories & Interviews

What Skills Are Needed to Be a Connected Worker?

Industrial analysts frequently debate what traits people need to shine in today's workforce. A person working on a production line needs manufacturing skills, plus communication capabilities, the willingness to be a team player and more.

How Robotics Are Being Used in the Packaging Industry

If the packaging sector hadn't been an early adopter of automation, it would have struggled through the pandemic. That's not to say that the situation has been easy, but it could've been much worse without robotics.

Staying Competitive with Automation

Automation is making conveyors a more integral component because of the contributions they’re making to the overall efficiency and productivity of today’s processing and packaging lines.

Taking a CAD/CAM approach to Offline Robotic Programming

With all the benefits offered by robots, the biggest barrier is the complexity of programming. More specifically, the expertise required to effectively program a robot can take years.

Human-Robot Collaboration for Assembling Tasks in Manufacturing

Wire Cobots is one of the currently final five experiments who have successfully passed from Phase I to Phase II in the ESMERA project. Thus, they are supported and mentored even more on their path towards industrialising their robotics product.

RoboticsTomorrow - Fall Product Special - Part 2

It has been over 6 months without any in person events. With that in mind we are putting together a special feature article for the fall to highlight some of the new products and services our partners have rolled out during that time. Part 2.

The Future of Manufacturing: What to Expect

As we move toward a new normal, robots may play a big role in helping businesses recover in the post-COVID world. Three automation experts weigh in on these trends and how COVID-19 is impacting key industry segments.

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Industrial Robotics - Featured Stories

How to Simplify the Integration of Robotic Automation

Automation technology installed right out of the box is not an immediate path to increased profits - successful integration is key. This article explores the main principles that align the integration of robotic automation and success.

IMTS Connects the Manufacturing Community Through IMTS Network and IMTS spark Digital Destinations

Live events premiere September 14; hosted “coffee chat” previews of IMTS spark scheduled for Sept. 8 and Sept. 9

Year-to-Date Numbers Show Decline in Robotics (18%), Machine Vision (8%), and Motion Control (6%) Orders Compared to 2019

Bright Spot: leading economic forecaster provides optimist outlook for overall economy moving into 2021

Industrial Robotics - News Headlines

VadaTech Announces a new 3U VPX with Multi-Channel, Multi-Protocol Avionics, MIL-STD-1553/ARINC429/ARINC717

VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of integrated systems, embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, announces the VPX339. The VPX339 is based on the Data Device Corporation (DDC), BU-67118 multi-channel, multi-protocol avionics product.

ITC manufacturing one of the largest induction melting coils in the industry

Induction Technology Corporation (ITC) - a leading manufacturer of induction melting solutions with over 40 years of experience in the industry and part of UltraFlex Power Group since June 2019 - recently demonstrated one of the largest, customer-specific induction melting coils in the industry.

RobotShop Will Favor Remote Work Even After Covid-19 Crisis

RobotShop.com, the world's leading source of robotics technology, announces today that it is transforming its business to favor remote work for the majority of its activities, even after Covid-19 Crisis.

Industrial Robotics - Featured Product

Harmonic Drive Introduces New Lightweight Versions of Select Gearhead Products.
Harmonic Drive Introduces New Lightweight Versions of Select Gearhead Products.

Harmonic Drive Introduces New Lightweight Versions of Select Gearhead Products.

Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high precision motion control introduces new lightweight versions of select gearhead products. The new gearheads are ideal for designs where weight is a critical factor. Building on the success of Harmonic Drive LLCs current gear units, new lightweight versions were the next logical evolution of the CS/ SH product lines. With weight reductions of 20-30% without any reduction in torque ratings, the Lightweight (LW) gear units provide exceptional torque density.

Industrial Robotics - Featured Company

Denso Robotics

DENSO offers a wide range of compact four-, five- and six-axis robots, for payloads up to 20 kg and reaches from 350 to 1,300 mm. Repeatability is to within 0.015 mm. ANSI and CE compliance allows global deployment. UL-listed models are available for both the U.S. and Canada.