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Food and beverage production is becoming continuous to keep up with rising demands. To maintain the flow of products and to make sure there are low levels of waste, spoilage or contamination inside a continuous system, automation must be integrated into the production line.
With the growth and proliferation of collaborative robots, there has become an increased need for a wide variety of grippers and end effectors in general. One of the more challenging applications is for automated gauging and measurement of small parts.
The warehouse robotics have offered a more efficient, reliable, and accurate way of handling demand and supply equation by letting robots perform functions such as pick-place, packaging, transportation, and palletizing.
AI is everywhere. Today it helps you find something faster using your smartphone and voice assistant. Besides that, many other sectors use AI and machine learning to improve their working processes and make them smarter.
Box opening robots, while on a smaller scale, can eliminate the need for workers to handle blades. Unfortunately, box opening robots are not as common as the more traditional six-axis or SCARA robot models.
RoboBusiness is the robotics industry's leading event, meeting the needs of the robotics industry, which includes robotic technology developers, component providers, robotic system manufacturers, robotic design engineers, and supply chain organizations.
While the robots use sensors and algorithms to safely navigate even dynamic environments, they aren't able to apply this sensory input for advanced decision-making.
Traditionally, robots have been purchased as capital equipment and used to automate a part of the workflow. Recently, companies have been exploring the idea of hiring robot workers similar to the way people are hired: as contractors.
While many Baby Boomers pursued trade or vocational jobs, Millennials and Gen Xers were encouraged to attend college and apply for white-collar jobs.
If robots are to solve the labor shortage in US manufacturing, then they will need to significantly expand the type of tasks that they can carry out.
Innovation Stage Q&A with SICK Inc. - To explore the impact of I4.0 and sensors in automated pharmaceutical manufacturing, we spoke with Ron Stuver, director of business consulting at SICK, Inc. (Booth LS-6419), a leading provider of manufacturing sensors.
ISO 15066 is the emerging standard for collaborative robotics and covers all aspects of robot safety. The ISO15066 definition of a collaborative workspace is the operating space where the robot system and a human can perform tasks concurrently.
Harmonic Drive is well-known for our zero-backlash strain wave gear products. Many machine designers and builders don't realize that we also manufacture Planetary gears. Booth #LS6068
Packaging Professionals Address Innovation Stage Topics set for PACK EXPO Las Vegas. By: Sean Riley, senior director, media and industry communications, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies
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TX2 robots: redefining performance by offering collaborative safety and high performance in a single machine. These pioneering robots can be used in all areas, including sensitive and restrictive environments, thanks to their unique features. Safety functions are easy and inexpensive to implement. They allow a higher level of interactions between robots and human operators, while still guaranteeing protection of your people, production and investment.