Epson Expands 6-Axis Robot Lineup

EPSON Robots, a global leader in advanced robotic technology, expands their 6-axis robot lineup with the introduction of the new EPSON C8-Series robots.

Seventh Annual National Robotics Week All Set to Commence with Record Number of Events

The seventh annual National Robotics Week kicks off April 2 with a record number of events - more than 250 - taking place across all 50 states. Established in 2010 by Congress and iRobot, National Robotics Week raises awareness around the importance of education focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), and the role these subjects play in shaping the future of our society's youth, industry and the U.S. economy.

MCMA Technical Conference set for October 11-13, 2016 in New Orleans

More than 30 technical sessions will be presented in three distinct tracks on motors and related technologies, motion control and drives technologies, and network communication technologies.

Yaskawa Motoman's Strategy for Robotics Education is Strategy for the Economy

Organizations must provide the right products, technology and education to fill the gap between what the industry wants and what educational institutions can provide. Yaskawa Motoman is addressing these critical needs with innovative products, curricula, training certification and services for education and industry.

Novotechnik - Basic and Programmable Touchless angle Sensors

Novotechnik U.S. introduces the Vert-X 31E Series of rotary angle sensors. The sensors are touchless magnetic angle sensors with a permanent magnet that can be secured to an applications rotating shaft, so that there is no direct mechanical linkage between the shaft and the measuring system, and therefore no wear.

Toshiba Launches Bipolar 2-channel Stepping Motor Driver with Maximum Rating of 40V and 2.0A

High speed, high performance motor drives are required for applications such as printers, surveillance cameras, office automation equipment, banking terminals such as ATMs, banknote identification machines, amusement machines, and home appliances.

Rising Media and Asimov Ventures to Host Frontier Tech Startup Showdown in New York; 3D Printing, Robotics, and Virtual Reality Startups to Compete for $15,000 SAFE

Rising Media and Asimov Ventures revealed the list of startups who will compete in the upcoming Frontier Tech Startup Showdown at the Javits Center on April 12, 2016. The winner of the competition will be awarded a $15,000 uncapped SAFE courtesy of Asimov Ventures.

OMRON Launches New Integrated Solutions for Industrial Robots

This release includes 49 best-in-class robots developed by OMRON Adept Technologies, Inc. These have been integrated with OMRON's family of sensors, safety components and award-winning NX/NJ series machine automation controllers to simplify the introduction of robots in a production environment.

Rising Media's RoboUniverse New York Announces Agenda and Reveals Keynotes from IBM Watson, suitX, Vecna, PrecisionHawk, and More; April 11-12, 2016

Technology leaders from IBM Watson, suitX, Vecna, PrecisionHawk, and more are confirmed to deliver keynote sessions at the premier service robotics event in New York City on April 11-12, 2016.

Collaborative Robots Will Transform Logistics Says DHL Group

Patrick Burnson for Logistics Management:  “Robots work in many industries but haven’t made an impact on logistics yet because of the complexity of the work – handling a wide array of different things in an infinite number of combinations, close to people and in confined spaces,” says Matthias Heutger, Senior Vice President Strategy for the Group. “Current research shows that 80 percent of logistics facilities today are still manual. Recently, however, technology is just starting to catch up to meet demands for flexible and low-cost robots that could collaboratively work in logistics.” The report highlights that the development of the next generation of robots that can see, move, react to their environment and work at precision tasks alongside people, is on a fast track powered by the explosion in labor-intensive e-commerce and diminishing and ageing workforces.   Cont'd...

Man Vs Machine

The result of this rung-in change is intended to be that man and machine respectively do what they can do best. The weaknesses of one are compensated for by the strengths of the other.

SME Recognizes 2016 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers

Young professionals' accomplishments highlight manufacturing industry opportunity

Donnelly Custom Manufacturing Simplifies Complexity with Rethink Robotics' Baxter

Custom molder uses smart, collaborative robot to increase workforce productivity and serve customers

MECHATROLINK-III Certified CNC Controller Ensures Precise Control of Machine Automation

NEXCOM's NControl 30 CNC Controller manages the complexity and sophistication of 5-axis CNC machining with ease, thereby reinvigorating machine automation at full throttle.

A3 Focuses On Robot Adoption and Jobs at RoboUniverse Conference

Organization To Present Statistics, Real-World Examples of Robots Creating Employment Opportunities

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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.