For the second year, the Robotics Alley Conference & Expo will offer a free career fair for engineering, manufacturing and technical professionals.
-New Models Connect to Database Directly and Accelerate Leveraging Big Data and IoT at Production Sites-
Consumer Robots, Enterprise Robots, Autonomous Vehicles, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Will Drive the Rapid Diversification of the Sector beyond Traditional Industrial Markets
Industrial automation provider announces immediate availability of software update for its comprehensive all-in-one diagnostic tool
The partnership enables Blue Ocean Robotics to provide emerging robotic solutions for the manufacturing, healthcare and educational sectors in Hong Kong through Cyber Discovery, which as a local sales partner will sell, support and service local customers.
Includes improvements to specialized modeling libraries and toolchain connectivity
Webinar series to facilitate interactive discussions on technologies, trends in material handling industry
Adding a robotic system enabled Groupe Gravel, a metal fabricator, to profitably automate cutting and welding for high-mix short-batch production. Robotmaster's tools enabled automatic path creation from CAD models drastically improved programming time.
Silicon Valley Robotics Releases Service Robotics Case Study Showcasing New Roles for Robots in Today's Economy
Silicon Valley Robotics today published the first in a series of case studies in service robotics showcasing the new ways in which robots can enrich our economy, creating new positions in the retail, logistics, health and hospitality industries.
ABB has introduced its highest payload, multipurpose industrial robot, the IRB 8700. The robot has a reach of 3.5 meters and is capable of handling a payload of up to 800 kg (1000 kg with the wrist down; 630 kg with LeanID). Designed for the ultimate in uptime, reliability and reduced maintenance, the IRB 8700 provides the lowest total cost of ownership among competitor high payload robot models. The new robot is targeted for material handling applications in the automotive, transportation and other heavy industries. “When designing the IRB 8700, we focused on combining ABB’s largest ever model with an unusually long reach for a robot in the high payload class,” said John Bubnikovich, vice president, sales and marketing, ABB Robotics North America. “Utilizing ABB’s superior motion control technology at high moments of inertia, the new robot automatically adapts and adjusts its speed to accommodate heavy and wide parts. With a compact footprint, optimized counterweight, parallel linkages, stiff axes and fewer drive motors, the IRB 8700 keeps its momentum down and speed up, providing unmatched agility and performance.” The IRB 8700, ABB’s largest ever robot offers all the functionality and expertise of the ABB portfolio in a much bigger package. The robot has only one motor and one gear per robot axis, while most other robots in this size class use dual motors and/or gears. In addition, there are no gas springs; only a reliable counterweight and mechanical springs for counter balancing. Together these design elements mean the IRB 8700 has fewer components and is able to deliver shorter cycle times and higher accuracy – making it 25% faster than any comparable competitor robots in its payload range. Full Press Release:
The IRB 8700 is the market's best performing high payload robot with the lowest total cost of ownership
- CFO Ed Henry Joins Company to Complete Executive Team -
FANUC America Demonstrates Seamless Integration of its CNC, Robotics and ROBOMACHINE Products at the Automation Fair Event
Automation Fair event, hosted by Rockwell Automation, Nov. 18-19, in Chicago.
VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, today announced that its latest processor AdvancedMC (PrAMC), the AMC754, is available with either the new 8-core Intel® Xeon® processor D-1548 or 4-core Intel® Xeon® processor D-1520 and provides a migration path to next-generation 16-core processors expected to be available end of Q1 2016.
The first-of-its-kind solution consists of a standard commercially available robot, composite deposition end-effector hardware and a comprehensive software suite.
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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product
The ATI Robotic Tool Changer provides the flexibility to automatically change end-effectors or other peripheral tooling. These tool changers are designed to function reliably for millions of cycles at rated load while maintaining extremely high repeatability. For this reason, the ATI Tool Changer has become the number-one tool changer of choice around the world. ATI Tool Changer models cover a wide range of applications, from very small payloads to heavy payload applications requiring significantly large moment capacity.