Honest Sensor Unveils New Selection of Encoder Disc for Motion Encoder

Honest Sensor broke through the obstacles and developed 0.2 mm concentricity encoder disk to create a new level in the rotary encoder market.

North American Robotics Market Sets New Records for First Nine Months of 2015

A total of 22,427 robots valued at $1.3 billion were ordered from North American companies in the first nine months of 2015.

Batteries for Robotics Applications

Our technologies are designed to fulfill the complex requirements of industrial robotics.

Ruwac USA's Dust Extraction Swing Arm Offers Fully Mobile Point of Source Extraction Solution

The Dust Extraction Swing Arm is an attachment that can be connected to any portable Ruwac vacuum system to safely remove airborne dusts, gases and smoke emitted straight from the point of source during the manufacturing process.

Six-axis robotic arm called Eva, which weighs 2.3 kilograms and will cost $3,000

Suryansh Chandra claims the affordable robotic arm his company Automata is developing could lead to robots becoming as ubiquitous as desktop 3D printers. "Today, every design studio has a 3D printer," Chandra says. "Soon, we hope to get to the point where every design studio has a robotic arm." Chandra founded Automata together with Mostafa Elsayed five months ago, after they became frustrated by the expense and complexity of industrial robots while working at the research division at Zaha Hadid Architects. "If you're out to get a robot today, you'd have to spend 50 or 60 thousand dollars," Chandra explains. "Our goal is to democratise robotics through a low cost hardware platform and easy to use software." Automata's first product is a plastic six-axis robotic arm called Eva, which weighs 2.3 kilograms and will cost $3,000 (£2,000). "Unlike industrial robots that are heavy and expensive, Eva is low cost and lightweight," Chandra says. "She can pick up 750 grams when fully outstretched and about a kilogram in a more recessed position."   Cont'd...

At Assembly 2015, Festo Features Many New Productivity Solutions for OEMs

Festo showcases a modular X/Y planar gantry that is capable of screw driving, gluing, insertion, and picking and placing; a new flexible platform conveyor; an innovative vision sensor, a new high force/high accuracy servo controlled press subassembly; online productivity tools; grippers; and a host of electric and pneumatic motion control components ready to be packaged into subassemblies. (Festo Booth 1205)

Kickstarter - Dobot Blows Away Kickstarter Expectations for Robotic Arms

Open-source robotic arm for domestic use

FABTECH - FABTECH Canada Brings Experience, Reach and Success to Canadian Manufacturers

North American Manufacturing Organizations Bring More Than 300 Years of Combined Experience to Canada's Fabricating, Welding, Metal Forming and Finishing Industries

Midwest Engineered Systems Launches KUKA Robotics Webpage

Midwest Engineered Systems is celebrating their strong partnership with KUKA Robotics by launching a special KUKA Robotics integrator webpage.

Simplifying the Design of Robotic Systems

As manufacturers adopt smart manufacturing, robotic systems are getting a lot of attention; however, the engineering and expertise required to design these systems is holding back many manufacturers.

Intelligrated opens district office in Southern California

Automation and software supplier opens new location in booming logistics hub to meet demand for localized solutions support

Lenze Welcomes Qualified Engineers to Seventh Annual Professional Development Program

Thriving recruitment and training program engages and cultivates highly qualified candidates from the next generation of engineering professionals

OMRON Completes Acquisition of Adept Technology

- Addition of Leading Provider of Intelligent Robots to Strengthen Industrial Automation Business -

FABTECH - OCTOPUZ Makes Fabrication Simple at Fabtech 2015 - Booth N23061

OCTOPUZ Robotic Offline Programming and Simulation Software Makes Fabrication Simple

Rob Scharff's Soft Robotics 3D-printed hand responds to human grip

Dutch Design Week 2015: Delft University of Technology graduate Rob Scharff has created a soft robotic limb that can shake hands with people. The hand was created as part of Scharff's Soft Robotics research project – which focuses on the ways robots can be integrated with more tactile materials, and so improve robot-human interactions.  Cont'd...

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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.