"We want to build on the spirit of innovation in the USA," said POTUS Barack Obama in his opening speech. This spirit has been driven by Germany and HANNOVER MESSE, especially over the past 70 years. Obama added that the USA has now created new production facilities, subsidy schemes and jobs in recent years to help reach this goal. In what is likely his last visit to Germany as President, Obama spoke in particular about the TTIP free trade agreement. He believes that there are too many obstacles restricting trade between the EU and the USA. Different regulations and standards lead to higher costs. Therefore, one of TTIP's aims is to establish harmonized high standards. Obama also promoted the USA as a production location for European companies. Angela Merkel gladly took the opportunity to respond: "We love competition. But we also like to win," replied the German Chancellor. A challenge with a smile. In her speech, Merkel emphasized that cooperation is essential for the future of industrial production - in a transatlantic partnership. "We in the EU want to lead the way, together with the USA," said the Chancellor, referring above all to the development of global communication and IT standards for integrated industry. However, the opening ceremony at HANNOVER MESSE 2016 was more than a meeting of Heads of State. Amidst musical numbers and dance performances by humans and machines, German Minister for Education and Research, Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, presented the coveted HERMES AWARD for industrial innovation. This year's winner is the Harting Group with its intelligent communication module, MICA. Cont'd...
While smoothly loading the grinding center of type UW I F at SAACKE, the KUKA small robot KR AGILUS WP (waterproof) ensures fast and precise transfer and unloading of workpieces.
From basic to variable motion machine tasks, m550-P motor reduces energy costs
Sawyer robots to demonstrate three different manufacturing tasks on the show floor
Motion Controller Integrates Multiple Drive Technologies: from Electromagnetic to Piezoelectric, up to 40 Channels
With automatic detection at start, PI's C-885 saves set-up and programming time.
Microscan will present vision-guided robotics at its booth, offer considerations for robotics vision software at AIA's HOT Corner discussion series, and instruct a lighting course as part of the AIA Certified Vision Professional (CVP) training program taking place during The Vision Show 2016
The SCN5 series actuators are compact yet powerful integrated mechatronic cylinders that feature a motor, encoder, drive and actuator in one integral package.
While there are an increasing number of 'physical' robots such as drones and self-driving delivery vehicles, software robots are becoming more and more common in the workplace, automating front and back office functions across a variety of industries and sectors.
New project introduces Mouser Innovation Lab, brings Super Hero technology to life
Microscan announces that new fully-integrated liquid lens autofocus models of MicroHAWK® Barcode Readers, featuring truly-automatic and software-programmable autofocus, are now available for pre-order.
The pioneer in grippers is now offering its customers a pneumatic parallel gripper in the form of the GPP1000 series.
Ethernet has become the preferred emerging communications networking option for the plant floor communications. In North America, the most popular standard among manufactures is Ethernet/IP, considered one of the top five industrial Ethernet standards for factory automation and process-automation applications. Automation Networks offers several Ethernet/IP products for industrial networking, computing and factory automation. ANC converter options include the ANC-100e, ANC-120e, ANC-300e.
SCHUNK has extended its series of digitally controllable magnetic grippers with the compact SCHUNK EGM-M monopole gripper.
Mexico City-based team to highlight automated solutions that increase fulfillment efficiency
Businesses succeed when they produce quality products at lower cost and faster time to market than their competitors.
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The BLE2 Series replaces our popular BLE Series and continues our brushless motor advantages by featuring an all new compact, high-power and high-efficiency brushless DC motor combined with a Driver that can be digitally set and controlled via external DC voltage or by the front panel. The BLE2 Series can easily compete with larger 3-phase inverter driven motors in many more applications, with built-in simple holding torque function, saving space and increasing performance thanks to the advantages of a brushless motor design. The BLE2 Series has a maximum speed of 4000 r/min, achieving a speed ratio of 1:50 (80 to 4000 r/min). The new motor structure is small than previous models and enables high power and high efficiency while incorporating easy setting, installation and wiring. The new motor connector offers IP66 degree of protection and allows for easy and direct connection between motor and driver with two available orientation of cable outlet direction. Standardized use of stain