The Three Vital Elements That Will Make Autonomous Shipping a Reality

Autonomous shipping has become a topic of discussion over the past year with large industry players stating their interest in developing this technology.

Sky No Longer the Limit with Package Distribution Drone at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

PMMI and Workhorse partner to provide show attendees an exclusive glimpse at advancements in aerial automated delivery systems

Acting Like a Muscle, Nano-Sized Device Lifts 165 Times its Own Weight

Rutgers University-New Brunswick engineers have discovered a simple, economical way to make a nano-sized device that can match the friendly neighborhood Avenger, on a much smaller scale. Their creation weighs 1.6 milligrams (about as much as five poppy seeds) and can lift 265 milligrams (the weight of about 825 poppy seeds) hundreds of times in a row.

Disruptive Changes from Robotics Driving the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Cobots and mobile robots are both new technologies that are still being developed and industry is just now learning how to implement them. Further, these examples represent new applications that use robotics in applications where they have never been used before.

Japan Bebot, the World's Most Advanced AI Concierge

Multilingual correspondence through smartphones can be realized in real time at any time, 365 days, for foreigners' inquiries and requests to visit Japan. The service is in full use offering accommodation facilities like Holiday Inn and Grand Bell Hotel and car rental service "Times Car Rental".

Talking PACK EXPO with Harmonic Drive

Come see how our IP65 FHA Rotary Actuator withstands water being sprayed at it during the entire show! We will also have a variety of product configurations and sizes that visitors can see up close.

Talking PACK EXPO with Craig Tomita of Universal Robots

Our Pack Expo booth S-8257 will showcase a new mobile and modular tabletop system featuring vision-guided multiple part feeding and kitting with conveyor tracking and case loading/unloading.

Talking PACK EXPO with Doug Stoll of Intelligrated

The booth demonstration showcases a unitizing approach to robotic palletizing in which loads are built directly onto slip sheets or conveyor, a practice common in manufacturing operations serving a variety of international markets or handling empty containers.

PACK EXPO Q&A with Dorner Mfg. Corp

One of the conveyors in action at PACK EXPO is the 3200 Series Precision Move, a conveyor that uses a servo motor, timing belt and the latest advancements in drive technology for applications involving extremely accurate movement of product at specific times, distances and intervals.

Talking PACK EXPO with Oriental Motor USA Corp.

We will be introducing our new BLE2 Brushless Motor & Driver at this year's Pack Expo International show. We have two large demos, one showcasing the benefits of our speed control and another showcasing the benefits of position control, which saves money over servo systems.

Talking PACK EXPO with Sebastien Schmitt of Stäubli

We had introduced the new TX2 at Automate which is part of the smart factory that we will have set up at PACK EXPO. If you didn't have a chance to learn about the levels of the MRC-Man Robot Collaboration, it would be a good time to stop by and allow us to show you how the TX2 will be used in the packaging market.

Talking PACK EXPO with FANUC Robotics

FANUC America will be introducing a new high-speed compact palletizer for the first time at the show. This robot is well suited for high-speed palletizing cases and bags. It will be in action at 100% speed.

Implementing Robots in Healthcare

The main drivers included improving productivity and efficiency, improving repeatability and consistency of processes, increasing operations capacity, increasing operational agility and flexibility, reducing labor costs, and increasing speed of operations.

Talking PACK EXPO with Encoder

Visitors to our booth can see our new absolute hollow-bore, the MA58H. And they can get a demonstration of the software on our new line of programmable Accu-CoderPro™ encoders, the shaft Model 25SP and the thru-bore Model 58TP.

Talking PACK EXPO with KEBA Corp.

KEBA's latest product innovation is the worldwide unique control element KeWheel. KeWheel is an universal rotary pushbutton with adjustable haptic feedback which offers a completely new operating experience.

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