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Metaverse Companies: The World of the Virtually Limitless Possibilities

Here, Knight Optical – the leading supplier of metrology-tested, high-precision optical components – investigates the fascinating metaverse and explores some of the most recent advances.

General Purpose Programming Languages Are the Future for the Industrial Automation Industry and Are Overtaking Traditional PLC IEC 61131-3

IEC 61131-3 is the de facto standard in the industrial automation industry. It encompasses 5 different programming “languages”. It makes designing simple programs straightforward and easy, and it does this very well.

Subsea Technologies: Optical Components in Deep Waters

Here, Knight Optical dives into the world of subsea technologies and runs through the optical components that are used to guarantee their high performance.

How AI is reshaping the edge computing landscape

How much computing power is needed at the edge? How much memory and storage are enough for AI at the edge? Minimum requirements are growing as AI opens the door to innovative applications that need more and faster processing, storage, and memory.

Automatic Forest Fire Detection System With AI Enables Early and Efficient Fire Fighting

Instead of elaborately programming a solution, neural networks and deep learning algorithms teach an image processing system to see, recognize and verify objects - in this case smoke.

Most Accurate Lotus Car Ever, Thanks to Cutting Edge Metrology

The CMM installed in Hethel is set one meter into the floor on a special foundation. It means that a car for inspection carried on an automated guided vehicle (AGV) is able to access the area without the need for any lifting equipment.

The Way to Combine Metal and Plastic: Insert Molding

IM is a popular manufacturing process because it is fast and efficient. It also allows for a high degree of precision, meaning that products made using insert molding are typical of high quality.

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6-axis robots for injection molding open possibilities for manufacturers

6-axis robots in particular, aside from being among the most widely-used industrial machines in general, have become known as the trusted workhorse of injection molding loading and unloading.

17 Robots, Teams From Around the World Vie for $8m in Prizes, November 4-5 in Long Beach, CA

The ANA Avatar XPRIZE challenges teams to develop physical, human-operated robotic avatar systems that can execute tasks and replicate a human’s senses, actions and presence to a remote location in real-time, leading to a more connected world.

Sarcos Successfully Executes Field Trials Demonstrating Suite of Robotic Technologies for Maintenance, Inspection, and Repair in Shipyard Operations

Sarcos robotic systems are designed to carry out maintenance, inspection, and repair activities, on and around ships that are underway and pier side, creating safer and more effective shipyard operations and improving the efficiency of sailors and shipyard workers.

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Dobot Launches Nova Collaborative Robots for Retail Automation

November 22, 2022, Shenzhen, China -- Labor shortages and rising costs around the world are two major headwinds to the retail and service sectors, opening up new opportunities of automation transformation. To better capture this newfound demand, Dobot has developed the Nova Series of collaborative robots designed specifically for retail customers to handle tasks such as making coffee, cocktail, ice cream, noodles, fried chicken, and even physical therapy.

Digital Event to Showcase Powerful Automation Solutions from HEIDENHAIN

Online opportunity for North Americans to view debuts from SPS Show from Dec. 5-8 at link

MVTec is setting new standards in machine vision with HALCON 22.11

• Synergy of classic machine vision and deep learning reaches a new level • New feature allows bin picking of unknown objects • To be released on November 22, 2022

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TUV Rheinland Robot Integrator Program
TUV Rheinland Robot Integrator Program

TUV Rheinland Robot Integrator Program

The industry's first comprehensive Robot Integrator Program saves robot integrators significant time and cost investments by allowing them to mark each cell compliant with ANSI/RIA R15.06 with the TUV Rheinland Mark. As opposed to a traditional certification or an on-site field labeling, TÜV Rheinland's Robot Integrator Program certifies the knowledge and skill-set of robot integrators in addition to testing robotic cells and processes against ANSI/RIA R15.06. This reduces the need for frequent onsite or off site testing and allows manufacturers to apply a single TÜV Rheinland label to multiple cells. The Robot Integrator Program individually assesses a robot integrator's understanding of the ANSI/RIA R15.06 standard along with the ability to consistently produce compliant robot cells. Following the requirements and procedures of the new program will enable robot integrators to produce individually compliant robotic cells under one serialized TÜV Rheinland Mark, which meets the national electric code and allows acceptance by Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and end users.

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Knight Optical (USA) LLC

We are a trusted leading global figure in the production and distribution of scientific, stock and custom precision optics with over 30 years' experience providing optical solutions for a huge range of instrumentation in most industrial and research sectors, building strong reliable relationships. Our team supplies customized precision optical components in UV-VIS-NIR materials. No product is released to the customer until it has been examined in our advanced metrology laboratory.