Why Custom Robot Integrations With Rotary Index Drives Makes Financial Sense for a Variety of Manufacturing Applications

As manufacturing is increasingly interwoven with automation, companies seek cost-effective options for integrating rotary index drives with a variety of robotic applications such as spray painting, welding, assembly, material handling and more.

Carnegie Mellon Research - Invisible, Stretchable Circuits

The mission of my lab is to discover new types of materials that will allow machines, robots, and electronics to be more compatible with our everyday environment.

The Many Uses of Bellows

Bellows are most often used to protect critical components. Actuators used in motion control equipment are often exposed to contaminants ranging from dust and abrasive grit to metal chips and weld spatter.

Integrating Robotics in the Enterprise Infrastructure

With new advanced programming methods, even small- and medium-sized companies can easily integrate robots into their production line or service area to enhance revenues and process efficiencies.

Glide-Line Conveyor Case Study: Automating in-context Conveyor Configuration With Solidworks

We needed a powerful configuration platform so customers would have access to complete assemblies, could easily put systems together using automated snaps, and manage operational states

The Pros and Cons of Pneumatic Robots

Like anything else, pneumatic robots have associated pros and cons. The case studies and other specifics here indicate how essential it is to evaluate the task at hand and determine whether the process is best carried out with a pneumatic system or another method

Conventional vs. Robotic Palletizing

Rather than getting immersed in ambiguous statistics and marketing buzzwords like flexible or fixed automation, this paper looks at the specific applications that favor each technology to chart the future of palletizing automation.

Shortage of Professional Welders Leaves Room for Robots in the Field

It seems likely robots will continue to be instrumental in helping companies cope with the persistent welding skills shortage. This is a strong example of how technology can assist with overcoming factors that can't always be easy to control or solve.

Lack of Machine Guarding Again Named to OSHA'S Top 10 Most Cited Violations List

The absence of required machine safeguarding remains a perennial member of OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited Violations, and 2017 was no exception. It was named number eight on the list with a total of 1,933 violations.

The Benefits of Automating Production Lines with Robots

Robots have come a long way since their introduction to industry in the 60s. While they are most often found in the automotive industry, use of robots in a number of different industries is becoming much more common.

Mouser Electronics - Empowering Innovation Together

Mouser stocks the widest range and most technologically advanced robotic products in the industry. The Empowering Innovation Together program invites readers and viewers to consider the unexplored possibilities that advanced technology such as robots can offer.

Why Being Innovative With Automation Should Be a Priority for Your Company

Just automating existing processes may not be enough to stay competitive in international markets. What's needed is a complete rethink of what happens now, coupled with the imaginative application of emerging robotic innovations.

Robotics Advanced Research Alliance - Universities and Corporations

The project -which incorporates machine learning, teleoperation, and human-robot collaboration-- demonstrates what happens when you combine AUBO Robotics' commitment to building symbiotic alliances among researchers and research institutions with robotics specialists

The Tale of the Painting Robot that didn't Steal Anyone's Job

Matt Simon for Wired: Today, three of these machines from Universal Robots handle the brute sanding and painting, while humans handle more complicated tasks like assembly. Some of these workers even turned into robot technicians.

Danish "Robot Hands" Pack Delicate Herbs

The two "fingers" of the robot gripper have built-in intelligence and advanced technology that mimics the way humans instinctively use our sense of touch when we grab things to move them.

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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.