The Hershey Company

Until 2005, everything at the Hershey plant was hand-palletized, resulting in low palletizing rates and high manual labor costs.

Top Six Trends in Industrial Robotics

Here are six emerging trends in the world of industrial robots that will likely have a big impact on a wide variety of industrial sectors, and provide benefits well beyond what was once imaginable.

New Multi-Function Machine Capable of 3D Printing, CNC Milling, and Injection Molding

Luminar Products from Nampa, ID announces launch of the TRiBOT Kickstarter project. The first multi-function machine capable of 3D printing, CNC milling, and auto-injection molding.

Lincoln Electric Licenses Helical Robotics Mobile Robotic Technology

The technology and platforms Helical Robotics develops allows for integrating industrial equipment into mobile magnetic robotic systems. The company will continue to develop and market its robotic systems in manufacturing, inspection, and military, among other markets.

IMTS 2014 - The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 Proved Strength, Vitality and the Push for Innovation in Manufacturing Technology

The fourth largest IMTS in history and the largest six-day show ever

Schunk - Standardized Long-Stroke Gripper with CFC Housing

The gripper weight has been reduced by 40%.

Vision 2014 - Machine vision promoting cost-effective automation

VISION 2014 to feature the key topic „VISION 4 Automation" for the first time: numerous events geared directly towards end users of production automation

Sensing, Measurement and Process Control Robots

One of the major problems with a robot is sensor irregularity, where the sensors provide data that at times is accurate and at other times inaccurate.

BitFlow Releases SDK 5.90 with Improved Support for CoaXPress Frame Grabbers

First SDK specifically designed for BitFlow Cyton-CXP boards

Patti Engineering Assists Real Ale Brewing Company with Project to Quadruple Bottling Output Speed

Real Ale Brewing Company selects Patti Engineering for engineering support as it gears up for continued growth of its Texas handcrafted brewery business with the installation of its new Krones bottling line.

Power Automation Systems (PAS) Debuts the 3rd Generation of ROW BOT Cart Technology

Power Automation Systems is pleased to announce the release of the newest generation of pallet retrieval and delivery systems for warehouse automation with the ROW BOT-S2

IMTS 2014 - Flexible Honing Tools for Manufacturing: BRM Announces IMTS 2014 Results, Publishes Surface Finishing and Deburring Technical Article

Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), American-owned supplier of flexible hones and industrial brushes, announces tradeshow success at IMTS 2014 and a new technical article about flexible cylinder honing for manufacturers. The industry standard for surface improvement and burr removal, BRM Flex-Hone® tools can be used for on-line or off-line operations in factories.

Energy Department Takes Major Steps to Increase U.S. Energy Productivity and Manufacturing

In Support of President Obama's Call to Cut U.S. Energy Waste in Half, DOE Announces Additional Efforts to Increase Economic Output From U.S. Energy Use

Quickstick® Linear Synchronous Motors Increase Productivity in Pharmaceutical Application

A major mail order pharmacy was planning a new facility so they approached their long time supplier of automated solutions, Tension Packaging, to design a system that would reduce their cost per prescription and produce 1,000 validated and labeled pieces per hour.

Adept Technology Introduces Acuity Mobile Robot Localization Technology

"Acuity" Feature Enables "Lynx" Mobile Vehicle Navigation in Extremely Dynamic Environments

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KINGSTAR Soft PLC - Replace Your PLC with an EtherCAT-enabled Soft PLC for Real-Time Motion Control and Machine Vision

KINGSTAR Soft PLC - Replace Your PLC with an EtherCAT-enabled Soft PLC for Real-Time Motion Control and Machine Vision

The top machine builders are switching from proprietary hardware-based PLCs, like Allen-Bradley, TwinCAT, Mitsubishi and KEYENCE, to open standards-based EtherCAT-enabled software PLCs on IPCs. KINGSTAR provides a fully-featured and integrated software PLC based on an open and accessible RTOS. KINGSTAR Soft PLC also includes add-on or third-party components for motion control and machine vision that are managed by a rich user interface for C++ programmers and non-developers alike.