LM Industries - A Digital OEM

LM Industries low speed, electric and autonomous vehicle, Olli, uses carbon fiber-reinforced polymer thermoplastics in its 3D printing process. Additionally, Ollis chassis is nearly 90 percent 3D-printed

In the Cloud with Zimmer Grippers

Not only are KUKA products integrated into the SmartProduction environment, but all active components of the cell are integrated as well. The data is collected in the KUKA Connectivity Box, then forwarded to the cloud.

Understanding Torque Ripple in Servo Motors

Torque ripple must be defined as a function of output load and speed. For load specification the most sensible rating point is the continuous duty thermal torque rating for the servo motor.

Piece-picking Robots

We are on a mission to enable robots to manipulate the widest range of everyday items. Consumer expectations for on-demand retail options are fueling the change in mix toward pieces, or items.

Major Industry Growth Forecast as Largest Ever PACK EXPO International Opens

Bringing together 2,500 exhibitors and 50,000 attendees across 1.25 million net square feet of McCormick Place exhibit space, no event in the world this year is poised to offer targeted solutions to meet this increasing demand like PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Pack

Collaborative Robot Market to Grow by 60% in 2018

by Ash Sharma, Research Director, Interact Analysis. The nascent collaborative robot market is set to grow by more than 60 percent this year according to an upcoming research report. from Interact Analysis. The industry was worth less than $400m last year but is set to grow

Piezoelectric and Piezoresistive Effects in Robotics

Below, we'll look at piezoelectric and piezoresistive effects. Neither of those is new, but engineers are applying them in creative ways within the field of robotics or through methods that may one day improve robotics.

Talking PACK EXPO with Dorner

Booth #N4936 - Dorner will be showcasing 6 different demos with 13 unique conveyor platforms. Two of the demos showcase our new redesigned AquaGard 7350 Series which is scheduled to launch this October.

5 Things You Need to Know About Motion Control Systems

A motion control system is any system that entails the use of moving parts in a coordinated way. Most of the technology used in mechanical engineering is a result of the development and implementation of motion control systems.

Talking PACK EXPO with ATI

Booth #4619 - ATI brings the MC-10 Manual Tool Changer and the new Universal Compliance Compensator (UCC) to PACK EXPO 2018

Talking PACK EXPO with QC Conveyors

Booth #S4314 - Introducing our AS40 conveyors with backlights. These backlights are specially designed to fit within the frame of our conveyors and, when coupled with a translucent belt, provide extra contrast for vision systems to aid in inspection applications

Pioneering creator of collaborative 'cobots' Rethink Robotics shuts down

The company led the charge to develop robots that can safely work alongside humans

Talking PACK EXPO with OMRON

Booth #N4740 - One exciting example of flexible and interactive technology will be the new collaborative robots. The new line, brought by Omron and Techman, is safer, simpler to program and easier to integrate with other equipment

Talking PACK EXPO with SCHMALZ

Booth #N6149 - Schmalz Electrical Vacuum Generator CobotPump (ECBPi) - Intelligent electrical vacuum generator for handling airtight and slightly porous workpieces

PACK EXPO 2018 - Omron to Unveil New Collaborative Robot, Solutions in Traceability, Flexible Manufacturing and More

Automation solutions provider Omron is ready to demonstrate why it is the industry's foremost trusted partner in packaging with a series of technology demos at the upcoming PACK EXPO 2018.

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SICK, Inc. - Low-Cost LiDAR: Higher Technology That's Easy to Use

SICK, Inc. - Low-Cost LiDAR: Higher Technology That's Easy to Use

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is one of the most reliable methods for parts sensing in factory automation today. SICK has made this technology affordable and easy to use! Click on the video link below to learn about the TiM1xx LiDAR sensor and how it provides: - Area scanning LiDAR technology in a standard sensor package - 200-degree field of view and 3 meter sensing range allows for 169 square feet of area scanning - Compact size and light weight enables ease of deployment in "non-standard" type applications, like end-of-arm robotic tooling - Wide area scanning without having to mount a transmitter and receiver makes installation much easier - IO Link for easy configuration