Embedding safety I/Os in ABB robots enhances man-machine collaboration

Safe man-machine collaboration attainable using safety I/Os that prevents unnecessary disruption to production

Robotic Industries Association Announces New Alliance with OSHA, NIOSH

The OSHA/NIOSH/RIA Alliance will focus on communication and education about best practices in robot safety.

OCTOPUZ Support: Going Above and Beyond

This article will look at the customer service side of OCTOPUZ, and examine why our support is one of the best in the industry.

CWIEME Chicago 2017: Day 1

CWIEME Chicago - the world's leading exhibition for the transformer and electric motor manufacturing industries - welcomed international visitors for three days of discovering new products, technologies and the latest industry trends, plus networking.

New AB25A100 Panel Mount Servo Drive Provides Centralized Control & Offers High Bandwidth & Quick Response Times

The AB25A100 PWM servo drive from Advanced Motion Controls is designed to drive brushless and brushed DC motors at a high switching frequency.

Setting Benchmarks and Standards in Image Processing for the Past 20 Years

8 September 2017 - Silicon Software GmbH, manufacturer of frame grabbers and intelligent image processing solutions, celebrates 20th year of continued business success. In September 1997, Dr. Klaus-Henning Noffz and Dr. Ralf Lay founded the company as a University of Mannheim spin-off.

Hitachi Showcases EMIEW3 Robot Technology at 2017 Halcyon Dialogue VIP Robotics Showcase

At the event, top industry experts, leading technology companies, policymakers and scientists will gather to learn about the future of robotics and see exciting robotics technology in action through on-site demonstrations.

Latest MapleSim Release Makes Difficult Modeling Tasks Easier

Improved development and analysis tools in MapleSim 2017 enable easy creation of Digital Twins and other virtual prototypes

"Lean Robotics" Method Empowers Manufacturers to Deploy Robots Faster Than Ever Before

Robotics insider releases book to guide factories in their automation projects

Honeywell Intelligrated showcases Palmat pallet conveyor at PACK EXPO 2017

Heavy-duty modular plastic belt reliably handles fragile or unstable loads

Positive outlook for global electric motor market

The global electric motor market is looking up as favourable economic conditions, a recovery in machinery production, and a focus on premium efficiency designs provide a much-needed boost to the industry.

OMRON to Introduce 144 Models in 2 Categories to World, Fourth Wave of FA Devices Built on Common Design Platform

OMRON has expanded its product lineup to 16,815 models in 41 categories since its first introduction in April 2016. The products have been adopted on the front line of manufacturing by more than 10,000 global companies and produced the following effects.

Honeywell rebrands Intelligrated business in latest step of integration process

• Intelligrated is now Honeywell Intelligrated • Combined name and logo leverage brand strengths, support integrated path forward • Integration process includes expanding resources for research and development, greater portfolio of connected solutions, expansion into high-growth regions

DENSO Introduces New HSR High-Speed 4-Axis Robot

Runs continuously at highest rated speed

Intelligrated showcases comprehensive robotic palletizing and depalletizing capabilities at PACK EXPO 2017

Single-source solutions leverage robotics, auxiliary systems to handle variety of operational demands reliably and efficiently

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maxon motor’s - Exoskeleton Joint Actuator

maxon motor's - Exoskeleton Joint Actuator

A brushless DC motor solution for use in hip and knee exoskeletons. This complete joint actuation unit consists of motor, gearhead, encoder and position controller. Fitting absolute encoder directly at the joint rotation provides designers increased positioning accuracy. The unit will deliver 54Nm of continuous torque and 120Nm on a 20% duty cycle. The system can be operated on supplies between 10 and 50V DC and the actuation speed is up to 22rpm.