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SCHUNK EGL: Intelligent Gripping Module

The SCHUNK EGL 70 mechatronic parallel gripper combines power and intelligence. With variable gripping force between 50 and 600 N it is one of the most powerful and flexible mechatronic grippers on the market and was specifically developed for industrial applications.

A Robotics ETF Tries to Find its Way

Brenton Garen for ETF Trends:  This year has seen another crowded field of new exchange traded funds come to market and within that group are plenty of niche funds, indicating that ETF issuers continue to slice and dice investment ideas into increasingly fine fund packages. The Global X Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Thematic ETF (NasdaqGM: BOTZ) is one of those niche funds. BOTZ provides exposure to companies involved in the adoption and utilization of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), including those involved with industrial manufacturing, medicine, autonomous vehicles, and other applications. BOTZ follows the Indxx Global Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Thematic Index. The ETF, which debuted in September with the Global X FinTech Thematic ETF (NasdaqGM: FINX) and the Global X Internet of Things Thematic ETF (NasdaqGM: SNSR), holds 28 stocks with an average market cap of $8.8 billion, putting the ETF in mid-cap territory.   Cont'd...

Integro Technologies Named System Integrator of the Year

Salisbury, NC: Integro Technologies Corp., a leading machine vision integrator in Salisbury, North Carolina, has been named a 2017 System Integrator of the Year by Control Engineering and Plant Engineering magazines (CFE Media). The company is being recognized for its achievements in the areas of business acumen, client satisfaction, and technical expertise in the mid-sized system integration category.

INDUSTRY 4.0, ENGINEERING AND COMAU SIGN AN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT

THE OBJECTIVE: TO DEVELOP HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS FOR THE PROACTIVE MAINTENANCE OF MACHINES

How Big Security Robots Industry In Coming Years, Says MRFR

Security robot market is growing rapidly and as new technologies are coming in the segment of security, it is giving fuel to this market. This market is growing with the CAGR rate of more than 8.5% currently and has been valued at US $XX billion.

DFI Tech Announces New Line of Pico-ITX Boards

DFI Tech, a provider of SWaP-optimized embedded computing solutions and board products, now offers a new product line of Pico-ITX boards featuring Atom-based SoC and ARM-based processor options.

The IDC FutureScape Report: Worldwide Robotics 2017 Predictions

IDC predicts a compound annual growth rate of 17% to reach a global total market for robotics around $135 billion by 2019.

2017 RBR50 Nominations Now Open: The Most Influential Companies In The Global Robotics Industry

Is your company a leader in the industry? Are you a startup making waves? Robotics Business Review (RBR) is accepting nominations for this prestigious list now through January 31, 2017.

Japan Smart Factory Expo invites Global Advanced Automation Companies

Reed Japan Exhibitions is introducing first Expo for Industrie 4.0 / Industrial Internet Technologies for "Smart Factory".

New Vertical, Linear, and Rotary Precision Positioning Stage Family, from PI

A new family of precision positioning can be combined for multi-axis positioning.

BERNSTEIN: China's insane spending on robotics is fundamentally changing capitalism

Oscar Williams-Grut for Business Insider:  Analysts at global investment manager Bernstein believe the "age of industrialization is coming to an end," with robots set to destroy manufacturing jobs globally. That may not sound seismic. After all, the industrial revolution happened hundreds of years ago and manufacturing jobs have been the minority of all jobs in the West for decades. But Bernstein is arguing that the nature of capitalism is undergoing a fundamental change. Analysts Michael W. Parker and Alberto Moel argue that Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, the foundational textbooks of economics, is becoming redundant because of two trends: the rise of robotics and China's modernising economy.   Cont'd...

Carnegie Mellon Successfully Exploiting Manufacturing Robots

The team wanted to use the robot to transform complex 3D designs from concept to physical reality in machine foam and other soft materials.

Bimba Announces Acquisition of Vaccon Company

Bimba, an industry-leading innovator of pneumatic, hydraulic and electric motion solutions, today announced the acquisition of Vaccon Company, Inc., a leading innovator in vacuum technology that includes vacuum pumps, vacuum cups, end-of-arm tools, and accessories.

The Association for Advancing Automation Tops 1,000 Members

RIA, AIA and MCMA all at New Records

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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product

ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

The ST Robotics Workspace Sentry robot and area safety system are based on a small module that sends an infrared beam across the workspace. If the user puts his hand (or any other object) in the workspace, the robot stops using programmable emergency deceleration. Each module has three beams at different angles and the distance a beam reaches is adjustable. Two or more modules can be daisy chained to watch a wider area. "A robot that is tuned to stop on impact may not be safe. Robots where the trip torque can be set at low thresholds are too slow for any practical industrial application. The best system is where the work area has proximity detectors so the robot stops before impact and that is the approach ST Robotics has taken," states President and CEO of ST Robotics David Sands.