How Sensors are Moving Materials Handling Towards Safe Automation

Affordable, highly accurate and extremely reliable sensing systems and controls are fueling the rise of AGV solutions for a wide range of material handling applications in warehouses, factories and industrial facilities

New EtherCAT Drive from Galil Motion Control

The EDD-3701x is a motor amplifier that operates in an EtherCAT distributed system where there are up to 32 slave drives and one master. It has a daisy chain topology using standard CAT5 Ethernet cables.

Moving Coil Actuator Reaches Over 2 Billion Cycles

SMAC Moving Coil Actuators achieves over 2 billion cycles.

Manufacturing Applications for Custom Multi-Axis Positioning Systems

There are many applications where automation makes sense, especially for large parts. Below, are just a few areas where companies have found success.

OCTOPUZ: Preparing Students for the New Industry Standard

OCTOPUZ helps fill the gap between in-class lecture and real-world applications by sponsoring student research projects at Conestoga College. Read more to get a grasp on this Manufacturing Engineering Welding Student research project focused on robotic programming. Find out how OCTOPUZ has played a role in further preparing students for the robotics and automation field.

Robots a Welcome Addition to the Workforce, for Employers and Employees Alike, Finds Epicor

Robo co-workers plug industry-wide skills gap, boost efficiency, automate mundane work, and don't get involved in office politics

TIE Expands Robot Repair and Service Capabilities Through Master Robotics Acquisition

TIE Industrial, a leader in the industrial automation aftermarket announced today that the company will acquire Master Robotics as it continues its expansion into the robotics market.

Mouser Electronics Receives Top Distribution Award from Littelfuse

"Mouser is grateful for this important recognition from Littelfuse," said Glenn Smith, Mouser's President and CEO. "Littelfuse and Mouser have a collaborative, innovation-focused partnership aimed at meeting customer needs through best-in-class service. We look forward to continuing and growing this outstanding partnership."

Co-founder and CTO of Universal Robots wins Engelberger Award - the "Nobel Prize" of Robotics

Esben Østergaard, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Universal Robots, a market leader of collaborative robots, has been awarded the automation industry's most prestigious honor, the Engelberger Robotics Award.

Integrated Industries Conference At HANNOVER MESSE USA To Spotlight Industry 4.0 Topics

"As part of our newly branded HANNOVER MESSE USA event, the 2018 Integrated Industries Conference offers a perfect platform to preview and discuss trending IIoT, Industry 4.0, and smart factory topics from around the globe," said Larry Turner, President & CEO of Hannover Fairs USA. "Conference attendees will gain the necessary competitive advantages to help them thrive in today's rapidly evolving manufacturing environment," added Turner.

Plus One Robotics Exits Stealth, Announces Funding Round

Leader in robot perception exits stealth to release commercial product

PINC recognized as standout exhibitor during MODEX 2018

Independent consulting firm, Competitive Edge, on behalf of MHI, selects PINC as standout exhibit during MODEX 2018.

Stäubli Electrical Connectors Features Customizable Solutions at Space Tech Expo

Innovative MULTILAM technology improves energy connection and transfer; CombiTac modular connector system offers customized solutions for a variety of connection types

Rethink Robotics' Sawyer Bridges Workforce Gaps, Improves Customization at Cox Container

Blow molding manufacturer improves employee satisfaction, sees greater adaptability with collaborative robot

Dematic Introduces Robotic Piece Picking Module for Improved Accuracy and Productivity

Traditionally, the last touch has been a manual process, but the Robotic Piece Picking Module completes the automation of the fulfillment chain.

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Factory Automation - Featured Product

Novotechnik - Vert-X 05E Series of dual angle/speed sensors

Novotechnik - Vert-X 05E Series of dual angle/speed sensors

Vert-X 05E Series of dual angle/speed sensors. The series features easy mounting in small and narrow spaces with a 5 mm body depth and mounting flanges with metal inserts. The sensors make measurements only 6 mm from edge of product for close-to-wall measurement applications. Vert-X 05E Series sensors measure angles from 0 to 360°, rotational speed and direction with repeatability to 0.1°.