Nearly 100 Million Consumer Robots Will be Sold During the Next 5 Years, According to Tractica

Household Robots to Lead in Adoption, with Strong Growth in Robotic Personal Assistants, Robotic Toys, and Educational Robots

2015 Robotics Alley to feature Health Care and Medical Device Track

Robotics Alley has brought back one of its most popular tracks from 2014, the Health Care and Medical Device Track. The conference takes place in Minneapolis, at the heart of one of the nation's largest medical device clusters.

How Universal Robots Doubled Production at Tegra Medical

Medical device manufacturer Tegra Medical faced profit erosion as costs went up and customers demanded price cuts. Deploying three collaborative robot arms from Universal Robots to tend the machines manufacturingmedical instruments doubled throughput, freed up 11 full time positions and enabled the manufacturer to keep up with customer demand while keeping costs down.

Yaskawa Motoman Prepares for Continued Growth with New V.P. and Organizational Changes

Scott Jenkins has joined Yaskawa Motoman as Vice President of North American Sales & Marketing.

MIP Robotics Launches Its First Model of New Generation Industrial Robot "MIP Junior", Designed with Its Own Technology

After several years of R&D, MIP robots have a new gear reducer type suited for robotics, patented by the French start-up.

Rethink Robotics and Sumitomo Announce Exclusive Distribution Partnership in Japan

Rethink Robotics' Sawyer Robot Now Available Throughout Japan

Intelligrated appoints Jon Tutuncu as senior director, commercial operations and strategy

Commercial operations veteran to lead data-driven optimization of sales, analysis and strategy

MIP Robotics Launches Its First Model of New Generation Industrial Robot "MIP Junior",

MIP robotics is a startup founded in 2015 and based on research conducted for many years. The company aims to provide accessible, industrial robots, especially for SMIs (small and medium industries). In other words, like 3D printing in recent years, MIP wants to democratize industrial robotics. The robots can be used to automate repetitive, arduous or dangerous tasks; indeed it is possible to set the standard gripper arms: suction cup, hook, screwdriver, blade etc. Application examples are numerous: storing goods in cartons, checking the tightening torque, making the automated cutting, removing non-compliant products etc. MIP allows its customers to increase their productivity (and hence margins) in order to improve the quality or reduce the hardship. The investment can be made profitable in only 6 month. The "Junior " is a robot called "SCARA" (that is to say a horizontal arm) operating on a range of 600mm and fixed on a vertical axis in a standard 400mm high. These dimensions can be adjusted on demand. Its speed reaches up to 250mm/s with an accuracy of 0.5mm and can move up to 5kg. Junior is also characterized by its ease of use: for instance you can teach the robot the movements to be carried out by manually moving the robotic arm. Finally, the robot stops in case of impact, enabling collaborative applications if all safety conditions are met. While prices often start around €20,000 on the market, Junior is available from €8000.   Full Press Release:

Robotics Alley to Host Career Fair for Engineering, Technical Jobs

For the second year, the Robotics Alley Conference & Expo will offer a free career fair for engineering, manufacturing and technical professionals.

OMRON Releases New Models to Join Machine Automation Controller NJ101-series.

-New Models Connect to Database Directly and Accelerate Leveraging Big Data and IoT at Production Sites-

Global Robotics Industry to Surpass $151 Billion by 2020, According to Tractica

Consumer Robots, Enterprise Robots, Autonomous Vehicles, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Will Drive the Rapid Diversification of the Sector beyond Traditional Industrial Markets

Softing releases software update for PROFIBUS Tester 5

Industrial automation provider announces immediate availability of software update for its comprehensive all-in-one diagnostic tool

BLUE OCEAN ROBOTICS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH HONG-KONG BASED CYBER DISCOVERY

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.

Latest MapleSim release enhances model development process

Includes improvements to specialized modeling libraries and toolchain connectivity

Intelligrated launches educational On The Move webinar series

Webinar series to facilitate interactive discussions on technologies, trends in material handling industry

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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.