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Obama and Merkel open HANNOVER MESSE

"We want to build on the spirit of innovation in the USA," said POTUS Barack Obama in his opening speech. This spirit has been driven by Germany and HANNOVER MESSE, especially over the past 70 years. Obama added that the USA has now created new production facilities, subsidy schemes and jobs in recent years to help reach this goal. In what is likely his last visit to Germany as President, Obama spoke in particular about the TTIP free trade agreement. He believes that there are too many obstacles restricting trade between the EU and the USA. Different regulations and standards lead to higher costs. Therefore, one of TTIP's aims is to establish harmonized high standards. Obama also promoted the USA as a production location for European companies. Angela Merkel gladly took the opportunity to respond:  "We love competition. But we also like to win,"  replied the German Chancellor. A challenge with a smile. In her speech, Merkel emphasized that cooperation is essential for the future of industrial production - in a transatlantic partnership. "We in the EU want to lead the way, together with the USA," said the Chancellor, referring above all to the development of global communication and IT standards for integrated industry. However, the opening ceremony at HANNOVER MESSE 2016 was more than a meeting of Heads of State. Amidst musical numbers and dance performances by humans and machines, German Minister for Education and Research, Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, presented the coveted HERMES AWARD for industrial innovation. This year's winner is the Harting Group with its intelligent communication module, MICA.   Cont'd...

ROBUST SMALL ROBOT FROM KUKA OPTIMALLY UTILIZES THE CAPACITY OF THE TOOL GRINDING MACHINE

While smoothly loading the grinding center of type UW I F at SAACKE, the KUKA small robot KR AGILUS WP (waterproof) ensures fast and precise transfer and unloading of workpieces.

Lenze Introduces Compact Three-Phase AC Motor for Premium IE3 Efficiency Class

From basic to variable motion machine tasks, m550-P motor reduces energy costs

Rethink Robotics' Sawyer Makes Inaugural Appearance at Hannover Messe

Sawyer robots to demonstrate three different manufacturing tasks on the show floor

Microscan to Present Advanced Vision Topics at The Vision Show 2016 CVP and HOT Corner Programs

Microscan will present vision-guided robotics at its booth, offer considerations for robotics vision software at AIA's HOT Corner discussion series, and instruct a lighting course as part of the AIA Certified Vision Professional (CVP) training program taking place during The Vision Show 2016

New 24V Integrated Electric Actuators rated to 100N thrust

The SCN5 series actuators are compact yet powerful integrated mechatronic cylinders that feature a motor, encoder, drive and actuator in one integral package.

Japan`s Industry: University Collaboration To Speed Up The Robot Ventures

START, is a Industry-university cooperation development platform promoting the seeds of technology or robotics ventures in Japan.

Dmitry Grishin Doubles Down on Robotics With New $100 Million Fund

Erico Guizzo for IEEE Spectrum:  Nearly four years ago, Dmitry Grishin launched a US $25 million fund to invest exclusively in consumer robots. Grishin, the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Mail.ru, the Russian Internet giant, believed that robotics was going to be one of the next big technology revolutions, and he was willing to put his money where his mouth was. Now the Russian investor is ready to double down on his vision. Or actuallydouble double down. Grishin Robotics has recently announced a second fund four times as large as the original one. The new $100 million fund will seek Series A and B deals and expand its focus to include startups in markets like connected devices, collaborative and material-handling robots, AI and data analytics, and industrial Internet of Things.   Cont'd...

Mouser Electronics, Marvel and Grant Imahara Present New Empowering Innovation Together Series

New project introduces Mouser Innovation Lab, brings Super Hero technology to life

Zimmer Group brings low-price gripper to the market

The pioneer in grippers is now offering its customers a pneumatic parallel gripper in the form of the GPP1000 series.

Using Allen-Bradley Ethernet/IP with the ANC-100e DH+, ANC-120e DH+, and ANC-300e Converters.

Ethernet has become the preferred emerging communications networking option for the plant floor communications. In North America, the most popular standard among manufactures is Ethernet/IP, considered one of the top five industrial Ethernet standards for factory automation and process-automation applications. Automation Networks offers several Ethernet/IP products for industrial networking, computing and factory automation. ANC converter options include the ANC-100e, ANC-120e, ANC-300e.

Schunk - Highest Holding Forces in Small Spaces

SCHUNK has extended its series of digitally controllable magnetic grippers with the compact SCHUNK EGM-M monopole gripper.

Intelligrated at EXPO PACK Mxico: Order fulfillment, robotics and sortation solutions

Mexico City-based team to highlight automated solutions that increase fulfillment efficiency

Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary - May, June, July 2016

Here is a summary of what Tradeshows, Conferences & Exhibitions to look forward to in the coming months.

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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product

Schmalz Technology Development - Vacuum Generation without Compressed Air – Flexible and Intelligent

Schmalz Technology Development - Vacuum Generation without Compressed Air - Flexible and Intelligent

• Vacuum generation that's 100% electrical; • Integrated intelligence for energy and process control; • Extensive communication options through IO-Link interface; Schmalz already offers a large range of solutions that can optimize handling process from single components such as vacuum generators to complete gripping systems. Particularly when used in autonomous warehouse, conventional vacuum generation with compressed air reaches its limits. Compressed air often is unavailable in warehouses. Schmalz therefore is introducing a new technology development: a gripper with vacuum generation that does not use compressed air. The vacuum is generated 100% electrically. This makes the gripper both energy efficient and mobile. At the same time, warehouses need systems with integrated intelligence to deliver information and learn. This enables the use of mobile and self-sufficient robots, which pick production order at various locations in the warehouse. Furthermore, Schmalz provides various modular connection options from its wide range of end effectors in order to handle different products reliably and safely.