Industry 4.0 Data Brings You Closer To The Customer

Industry 4.0 will significantly alter the traditional model of pushing products to market, instead creating a more collaborative environment between goods producers and their customers.

Amazon's Robot War Is Spreading

Patrick Clark and Kim Bhasin for Bloomberg Technology: It was Amazon that drove America's warehouse operators into the robot business. Quiet Logistics, which ships apparel out of its Devens, Mass., warehouse, had been using robots made by a company called Kiva Systems. When Amazon bought Kiva in 2012, Quiet hired scientists.

Tend Introduces in.control™: The First Smart Cloud Robotics Platform for Remote Control, Monitoring and Analysis of Production Lines

New Manufacturing Software Features a Mobile Interface to Control Any Robot, Tending Any Machine, From Any Location

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Launches Redundant Control System

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. has paired its proven iQ-R Series integrated control platform with a redundant function module to create a redundant process control system for applications that require highly reliable control.

Automate 2017 - Harmonic Drive LLC Introduces 480V Actuator with IP65 protection

Ideal for machine tool, packaging, and wash-down applications

VadaTech expands the DAQ Series™ product range in MTCA.4

VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of integrated systems, embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, announces expansion of the DAQ Series™ product range in MTCA.4.

At ProFood Tech, Festo Features Solutions Ensuring Efficient, Safe Production of Food

Festo showcases new process automation solutions, clean valve terminals that can be machine mounted, corrosion resistant actuators, and air quality and energy efficiency solutions. (Festo ProFood Tech Booth # 1611)

Yaskawa Motoman GP-Series Robots Provide High-Speed Handling to Boost Productivity

Ideal for high-speed assembly and handling applications, the new GP-series robots are fast, compact and efficient. Available now in three models - GP7, GP8 and GP12 - these six-axis robots offer the highest payload, fastest speed and highest wrist allowable moment in its class.

Yaskawa Motoman Collaborative Robot Offers Flexible and Affordable Task Automation

Featuring power and force limiting technology, Yaskawa Motoman's new six-axis HC10 robot works safely with, or in close proximity to humans by stopping the robot in the event of contact with an operator. Dual torque sensors in all joints constantly monitor force to quickly react to contact; something typically only found in more expensive systems. It is designed to eliminate operator pinch points while through-arm utilities hide cabling and increase safety by reducing the risks of snagging or interference with other equipment.

ArcWorld 200 and ArcWorld 500 Workcells With Dual Workstation Design

The new ArcWorld® 200 and ArcWorld® 500 welding solutions are designed to be versatile workhorses for small- to medium-sized parts or medium-volume production runs. These customizable models feature a dual-station design allowing for high robot utilization; the operator can load one workstation while the robot is servicing the other. Floorspace requirements are minimal, as they can occupy a typical single-station space.

AccuFast II Laser-Based Seam Finder Improves Weld Quality, Reduces Cycle Times

AccuFast™ II, an economical laser-based seam finder for Yaskawa Motoman's arc welding robot line, features improved sensor capabilities. The improved sensor offers increased performance by providing more reliable and repeatable feedback to the robot controller regarding part position. It also provides readings on a variety of materials and at angles of measurement that were not formerly possible.

PICMG Announces The Ratification of COM0 R.3 for COM Express for Server Grade Performance

PICMG, a not-for-profit 501(c) consortium of companies and organizations that collaboratively develop open specifications, has announced the release of a high-performance revision that adds server-grade functionality to COM Express embedded computing systems.

DHL Supply Chain to use collaborative robots for innovative order fulfillment pilot

LocusBots work collaboratively and safely alongside warehouse staff, helping to quickly locate and transport pick items, so pickers don't have to push carts or carry bins.

Locus Robotics Unveils Groundbreaking Autonomous Navigation at ProMat 2017 Show

Locus Robotics Advanced Navigation (LRAN) software enables multi-robot warehouse fulfillment

Mouser Electronics Unveils FORTE, a Revolutionary New BOM Tool

Easy-to-Use, Robust Tool Takes Selecting and Purchasing to New Levels

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KINGSTAR Soft PLC - Replace Your PLC with an EtherCAT-enabled Soft PLC for Real-Time Motion Control and Machine Vision

KINGSTAR Soft PLC - Replace Your PLC with an EtherCAT-enabled Soft PLC for Real-Time Motion Control and Machine Vision

The top machine builders are switching from proprietary hardware-based PLCs, like Allen-Bradley, TwinCAT, Mitsubishi and KEYENCE, to open standards-based EtherCAT-enabled software PLCs on IPCs. KINGSTAR provides a fully-featured and integrated software PLC based on an open and accessible RTOS. KINGSTAR Soft PLC also includes add-on or third-party components for motion control and machine vision that are managed by a rich user interface for C++ programmers and non-developers alike.