BY GERRY SHIH for Reuters: In a cavernous showroom on the outskirts of this port city in northeastern China, softly whirring lathes and svelte robot arms represent Dalian Machine Tools Group's (DMTG) vision of an automated future for Chinese manufacturing. On closer inspection, however, most of the machines' control panels bear the logos of Japan's FANUC Corp or the German conglomerate Siemens. The imported control systems in DMTG's products – used in the assembly of everything from smartphones to cement trucks – are symbolic of the technology gap between Chinese and foreign industrial automation firms, just one of several challenges facing China's ambition to nurture a national robotics industry. Chinese robotics firms are also grappling with a weakening economy and slumping automotive sector, and industry insiders already predict a market bubble just three years after the central government issued policies to spur robotics development. "Last year everybody thought they could produce a robot," said Alan Lee, director of Asia sales and business development at Boston-based Rethink Robotics. "When you have market saturation you'll have filtering and M&A. These guys will be the first layer to suffer." It is a storyline familiar from other new industries such as solar panels: Beijing's policies and subsides trigger a wave of low-margin, low-cost contenders to rush into the market, where, with no meaningful technology of their own, they struggle to compete on price alone. Cont'd...
Designed to maintain the high quality associated with GAM products, the Economy Series was engineered to provide a high-quality, low-cost gearing solution for less demanding servo applications. The EPL series consists of a variety of configurations to meet the requirements of many applications.
Novotechnik, U.S. introduces the new WAL 200 Series of hollow shaft angle sensors that provide absolute, rotary position. Sensor dimensions are 7 x 22 mm. The WAL 200 Series has a measurement range of 0 to 340°. Mechanical range is a continuous 0 to 360°.
OMRON plans to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Adept common stock through an all cash tender offer followed by a second-step merger. OMRON will offer Adept investors $13.00 per share of Adept common stock, which represents a 63% premium over the closing price for Adept's common stock on September 15, 2015. This values Adept at approximately $200 million. OMRON will fund the tender offer through cash on hand. Commenting on the acquisition, Yutaka Miyanaga, OMRON Industrial Automation Business Company President, said, "We are delighted Adept Technology, a world leader in robotics, has agreed to join OMRON. This acquisition is part of our strategy to enhance our automation technology and position us for long term growth. Robotics will elevate our offering of advanced automation." Rob Cain, President and Chief Executive Officer of Adept, added, "We are excited about the opportunity to join OMRON, a global leader in automation. Together, our products will offer new innovative solutions to customers all around the globe." Full Press Release:
Pixus Technologies, a supplier of backplane, chassis, and embedded component solutions, has released an open frame chassis platform for OpenVPX backplanes.
Pixus Technologies, a supplier of backplane, chassis, and embedded component solutions, now offers ejector handles and panels for 3U and 6U VPX boards.
Software engineering made easy with FAST application software module for robot kinematics and multi-axis coordination
Japan-based Industrial Automation Leader Adds Advanced Robotics Capability with Acquisition
Advanced CM-2600 Series Torque Motor Offers Choice of Integrated Encoder
Saft makes breakthrough into China's fast growing industrial robotics sector with lithium battery order for STEP Electric Corporation
· STEP Electric Corporation in China is installing Saft primary lithium batteries to provide memory backup for its industrial robots · Key order provides Saft with strategic entry into Chinas booming industrial robotics market
The SCHUNK PGN-plus Permanent has been seamlessly integrated into the PGN-plus family.
Pack Expo - The Pro Mach End of Line Group Showcases at Pack Expo 2015 an Integrated End of Line Packaging System
Integrated Case Packing, Robotic Palletizing, Stretch Wrapping, and De-Palletizing Line Requires 40 Percent Less Floor Space than Comparable Configurations (Booth C-3121)
Okuma's New Intelligent Technology ServoNavi® Shortens Cycle Times and Achieves Higher CNC Machining Accuracies
High precision technology is ideal for maintaining long term accuracy, surface quality and cutting precise, heavy parts.
The Danish robot manufacturer, that pioneered the safety systems of collaborative robots, showcases product features that help lower the automation barrier, making a robot truly collaborative. The features on display at Pack Expo 2015 in Las Vegas are portability, ease of use, and integration.
UBM Canon brings PBS Texas, TexasPack, and other trade shows to NRG Center, October 13-14
Records 2266 to 2280 of 3248
Factory Automation - Featured Product
TX2 robots: redefining performance by offering collaborative safety and high performance in a single machine. These pioneering robots can be used in all areas, including sensitive and restrictive environments, thanks to their unique features. Safety functions are easy and inexpensive to implement. They allow a higher level of interactions between robots and human operators, while still guaranteeing protection of your people, production and investment.