Automate 2022 Exceeds Expectations with Largest Attendance and Exhibitor Count Ever

Association for Advancing Automation (A3) expanded floor space for Automate 2023 after Automate 2022 in Detroit resulted with 24,000 registrants, 600 exhibitors, and 75% of booths already sold for next year.

LOW-MAINTENANCE PALLETISER MAGNET SAVES ROBOT AND MANPOWER

The modular construction offers users, such as integrators, packaging companies, food producers or pharmaceutical companies, a number of choices that save on an extra robot and manpower.

AI Experts to Discuss How Artificial Intelligence is Powering Manufacturing at Automate 2022

Technologists from Accenture, NVIDIA, General Motors, Landing AI and Intel will offer insights and best practices on how businesses can take advantage of AI to enhance their automation processes and improve efficiencies and productivity overall.

Industrial robots - the perfect worker?

The advantages of automation are clear, so why is the US behind other developed countries for robot deployment? A controversial proponent of adopting automation is the idea that it will take away jobs from humans, leading to exponential unemployment.

Soft Grippers Can Handle Small and Delicate Parts With Greater Ease

This opens up new possibilities in robotic automation and even some cutting edge robotics applications. From injection molding to strawberries and even robotic surgeries, soft gripper technology is making it easier than ever before for robots to pick up anything.

ABB Robotics unveils world's first robot-painted art car

ABB's PixelPaint robot recreates child prodigy Advait Kolarkar's abstract art creation and digital design company Illusorr's geometric concept.

Automation for All

Automation - including the use of autonomous mobile robots (AMR) - can play an important role in businesses of any size and it doesn't have to come with a ridiculous price tag or disruption.

Working With Robots With Different Levels of Collaboration

By working with robots, employees can gain valuable technical skills and perform their jobs more efficiently. There are varying levels of collaboration that businesses can implement and strategies they can use to make sure collaborative robots are safe.

Robotic Disruption in US Workforce Leads to New Opportunities and Challenges

The workforce is becoming increasingly robotic, and that shift is happening faster than many anticipated. Here's a look at the opportunities and challenges that creates.

ABB Robotics showcases future of retail using recovered marine plastic at London's Selfridges

Iconic London department store to showcase future role of robotics at point of consumption. ABB robot 3D additive printing will allow personalized items be ordered on site by customers and produced in-situ, ready for purchase.

Learn How To Protect Your Business with AI for Visual Inspection - Pleora Webinar Live April 6, 2022

This webinar will discuss how two manufacturers - a distillery and an electronics assembly operation - are using camera-based visual inspection to protect their brand and make manual processes repeatable, consistent, and traceable.

5 Robotics Trends in 2022

2021 was a transformative year in development, adoption, funding, and M&A activity in the robotics industry. 2022 is off to a robust start and all signs point to rapid robotics growth over the next decade. Below are five key robotics trends to watch in 2022.

Gain a Competitive Edge with Cold Chain Automation

Automation is revolutionizing virtually every industry today, including cold chain warehousing. Warehousing companies can get a valuable edge over their competitors by implementing smart automation strategies.

100,000 Mobile Robots Shipped In 2021

It is regularly claimed that robots will steal jobs from people. But in the post-COVID world we are seeing the opposite: robots are filling gaps left by widespread labor shortages. This is particularly the case in e-commerce warehouses.

FORD NOW OPERATES 3D PRINTERS AUTONOMOUSLY, INCREASING EFFICIENCY AND REDUCING COST

Autonomous process enables 3D printer to run continuously with no human interaction needed, increasing throughput and reducing cost of custom-printed products

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Harmonic Drive Introduces New Lightweight Versions of Select Gearhead Products.

Harmonic Drive Introduces New Lightweight Versions of Select Gearhead Products.

Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high precision motion control introduces new lightweight versions of select gearhead products. The new gearheads are ideal for designs where weight is a critical factor. Building on the success of Harmonic Drive LLCs current gear units, new lightweight versions were the next logical evolution of the CS/ SH product lines. With weight reductions of 20-30% without any reduction in torque ratings, the Lightweight (LW) gear units provide exceptional torque density.