Pack Expo - Shuttleworth's Booth at Pack Expo 2015 Is a One-Stop-Shop for State-of-the-Art Conveying Solutions
Shuttleworth engineered two comprehensive, modular active demonstrations that showcase a wide range of conveying solutions for every shape, size, and composition of products from cartons and cases to delicate baked goods (Shuttleworth Pack Expo Booth C-3623)
RoboBusiness 2015, September 23-24 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif.
As sponsor of PMMI exhibitor, hospitality lounges and golf tournament, Lenze supports packaging industry and showcases motion control solutions
piCOMPACT23 revolutionizes the air driven vacuum pump market
BY GERRY SHIH for Reuters: In a cavernous showroom on the outskirts of this port city in northeastern China, softly whirring lathes and svelte robot arms represent Dalian Machine Tools Group's (DMTG) vision of an automated future for Chinese manufacturing. On closer inspection, however, most of the machines' control panels bear the logos of Japan's FANUC Corp or the German conglomerate Siemens. The imported control systems in DMTG's products – used in the assembly of everything from smartphones to cement trucks – are symbolic of the technology gap between Chinese and foreign industrial automation firms, just one of several challenges facing China's ambition to nurture a national robotics industry. Chinese robotics firms are also grappling with a weakening economy and slumping automotive sector, and industry insiders already predict a market bubble just three years after the central government issued policies to spur robotics development. "Last year everybody thought they could produce a robot," said Alan Lee, director of Asia sales and business development at Boston-based Rethink Robotics. "When you have market saturation you'll have filtering and M&A. These guys will be the first layer to suffer." It is a storyline familiar from other new industries such as solar panels: Beijing's policies and subsides trigger a wave of low-margin, low-cost contenders to rush into the market, where, with no meaningful technology of their own, they struggle to compete on price alone. Cont'd...
Designed to maintain the high quality associated with GAM products, the Economy Series was engineered to provide a high-quality, low-cost gearing solution for less demanding servo applications. The EPL series consists of a variety of configurations to meet the requirements of many applications.
Novotechnik, U.S. introduces the new WAL 200 Series of hollow shaft angle sensors that provide absolute, rotary position. Sensor dimensions are 7 x 22 mm. The WAL 200 Series has a measurement range of 0 to 340°. Mechanical range is a continuous 0 to 360°.
OMRON plans to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Adept common stock through an all cash tender offer followed by a second-step merger. OMRON will offer Adept investors $13.00 per share of Adept common stock, which represents a 63% premium over the closing price for Adept's common stock on September 15, 2015. This values Adept at approximately $200 million. OMRON will fund the tender offer through cash on hand. Commenting on the acquisition, Yutaka Miyanaga, OMRON Industrial Automation Business Company President, said, "We are delighted Adept Technology, a world leader in robotics, has agreed to join OMRON. This acquisition is part of our strategy to enhance our automation technology and position us for long term growth. Robotics will elevate our offering of advanced automation." Rob Cain, President and Chief Executive Officer of Adept, added, "We are excited about the opportunity to join OMRON, a global leader in automation. Together, our products will offer new innovative solutions to customers all around the globe." Full Press Release:
Pixus Technologies, a supplier of backplane, chassis, and embedded component solutions, has released an open frame chassis platform for OpenVPX backplanes.
Pixus Technologies, a supplier of backplane, chassis, and embedded component solutions, now offers ejector handles and panels for 3U and 6U VPX boards.
Software engineering made easy with FAST application software module for robot kinematics and multi-axis coordination
Japan-based Industrial Automation Leader Adds Advanced Robotics Capability with Acquisition
Advanced CM-2600 Series Torque Motor Offers Choice of Integrated Encoder
Saft makes breakthrough into China's fast growing industrial robotics sector with lithium battery order for STEP Electric Corporation
· STEP Electric Corporation in China is installing Saft primary lithium batteries to provide memory backup for its industrial robots · Key order provides Saft with strategic entry into China's booming industrial robotics market
The SCHUNK PGN-plus Permanent has been seamlessly integrated into the PGN-plus family.
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MICROMO launches the new MC3/MCS motion control family. The new high performance, intelligent controllers are optimized for use with FAULHABER motors, offer electronics for simple operation with state-of-the-art interfaces for multi-axis applications, and provide a motion control system solution with the most compact integration into industrial grade housing.