Students Learn about CNC Manufacturing Technology and Careers

Local high school students toured Okuma facilities to learn about CNC manufacturing, innovative machining technology and career paths.

Cisco Teams Up with Robotics Firm Fanuc for IoT

by Zacks Equity Research:  Technology giant and Dow component Cisco Systems, Inc. recently entered into a strategic alliance with a robotics company Fanuc America, thereby stepping up its efforts to make itself a key player in the Internet of Things (IoT) space.  Per the alliance, Fanuc and Cisco have built an IoT system that enables Fanuc to monitor every robot on the factory floor. This way it can be determined whether a robot is likely to fail, so that a service technician can fix the equipment before it stops working. This could save companies hundreds of dollars of fixing cost. Per Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, downtime for these robots can cost a business $16,000 per minute. Therefore, the new system that offers predictive maintenance can be a big thing for some operations. The companies are currently testing the system in a channel that comprises around 1,800 robots and includes Fanuc customer, GM. In this testing period, Fanuc says its customer has saved $38 million. Fanus has plans to expand the system to 2,500 robots by the end of the year. Cont'd...

Xilinx System Generator Simplifies Wireless Design

Latest release enables rapid radio development and implementation on All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs & MPSoCs

Motek 2015: Festo Presents FlexShapeGripper and eMotionButterflies

At Motek 2015 from 5th to 8th October in Stuttgart, Festo presents current research projects from the Bionic Learning Network.

The Robots Are Coming to Pittsburgh

RIA Events Next Week Focus on Safety and Collaborative Robots

Klein Tools Announces its 2015 Electrician of the Year

Joey Hall of Somerset, KY receives a custom F-150 XLT Crew Cab truck for his commitment to professional achievement, safety and community service

Adept Technology Introduces New 6-Axis Articulated Robots

New Viper Robots on Display at Motek Trade Show in Stuttgart, Germany

Teledyne DALSA to showcase new Genie Nano and Calibir Cameras at First Canadian Machine Vision Conference

The conference will be held October 7 at the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa.

Banner Engineering Q4X Laser Distance Sensor Now Available in Models Exclusively for Clear Object Detection

Featuring a default clear object detection mode setting, the Q4X clear object model eliminates two-point, dynamic, foreground and background suppression mode.

ATI INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION INTRODUCES NEW CAPACITIVE SIX-AXIS FORCE/TORQUE SENSOR

A low-cost solution for industrial robots

Association for Advancing Automation White Paper Links Increasing Robotics Shipments to U.S. Job Growth

Shifting Trends Drive Manufacturing Sector Job Growth

Laser cutting is faster, more precise with OCTOPUZ

OCTOPUZ recently put a KUKA KR 60 robot with KRC4 controller and an IPG LaserMech auto-focusing head to the test and the results were phenomenal.

Lenze Modular i500 Frequency Inverters Bundle Leading Edge Control Technologies

Fully customizable frequency inverters give machine builders the features they need

To address emerging changes in industrial communications technology and cybersecurity, ISA publishes a new edition of Industrial Data Communications

The International Society of Automation (ISA) has published a fifth edition of its best-selling book, Industrial Data Communications.

ABB Robotics to host high school students interested in skilled trade jobs in honor of National Manufacturing Day

Students from Engineering & Emerging Technologies program in Oakland County schools will learn about robot and robotic system manufacturing

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BitFlow Introduces 6th Generation Camera Link Frame Grabber: The Axion

BitFlow Introduces 6th Generation Camera Link Frame Grabber: The Axion

BitFlow has offered a Camera Link frame grabbers for almost 15 years. This latest offering, our 6th generation combines the power of CoaXPress with the requirements of Camera Link 2.0. Enabling a single or two camera system to operate at up to 850 MB/S per camera, the Axion-CL family is the best choice for CL frame grabber. Like the Cyton-CXP frame grabber, the Axion-CL leverages features such as the new StreamSync system, a highly optimized DMA engine, and expanded I/O capabilities that provide unprecedented flexibility in routing. There are two options available; Axion 1xE & Axion 2xE. The Axion 1xE is compatible with one base, medium, full or 80-bit camera offering PoCL, Power over Camera Link, on both connectors. The Axion 2xE is compatible with two base, medium, full or 80-bit cameras offering PoCL on both connectors for both cameras. The Axion-CL is a culmination of the continuous improvements and updates BitFlow has made to Camera Link frame grabbers.