A brighter future? Automation trends of 2021

The latest Manufacturing Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) Report on Business, reveals that economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew significantly in October 2020.

Embracing automation and robots in industry

Autonomous vehicles and effective autonomous transport solutions for instance can contribute a significant improvement in throughput efficiency and error reduction for e-fulfilment applications.

A philosophy of automation - TM Robotics and Evershed help Ricoh automate its manufacturing process

Ricoh approached Evershed Robotics initially, who suggested using a combination of Toshiba Machine TH650 SCARA robots and a Toshiba Machine Cartesian robot to work with their six bowl feeders and a rotary index table.

Controlling 6-Axis Hexapod Micro-Robots via EtherCAT®

Manufacturing and quality assurance processes in electronics production, mechanical engineering and the automotive industry increasingly require multi-axis positioning systems. At the same time, the requirements in terms of accuracy are also increasing.

Coval introduces a vacuum chamber for gripping protective masks

Coval's CVGM series mini vacuum chamber is designed to handle light and porous objects, such as protective masks, but also fabric or leather cut-outs.

The Industrial Robotics Industry: Is Reemergence of the Industry on the Cards Post the COVID-19 Pandemic Settles?

With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire world came to a screeching halt. The industrial robotics market also experienced a drastic downfall. However, the industry is expected to regain its grasp by 2022, looking at the increasing demand for industrial robots.

Robots in the factory: bosses or slaves?

Industrial robots have long had a reputation problem. In fact, distrust in automation has led to slow adoption in some countries. Even in the US, the International Federation of Robotics' 2019 report found that adoption rates were 49 per cent below what was expected.

White Castle to Expand Implementations with Miso Robotics and Target Up to 10 New Locations Following Pilot

The world's first fast-food chain signs on for additional deployments of autonomous kitchen assistant - Flippy - to improve customer and team member experience in 'new normal'

How-To Guide on Mastering PACK EXPO Connects

With so many activities and over 2,600 scheduled demos taking place at PACK EXPO Connects, here is every preparation tool attendees need to ensure a successful event.

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.

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

The Lab of the Future: How New Tech Like Robotics Balances with COVID Realities

What will the laboratory of the future look like, especially when dealing with post-COVID realities? Given the current situation of working during a pandemic, we really do need to be innovative in our how we design labs today for use tomorrow.

Courts Rule AI Cannot Hold Patent.

The applications to patent an interlocking food container easily grasped by robots and another for "devices and methods for attracting enhanced attention" were filed by the Artificial Inventor Project, naming DABUS as the inventor.

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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.