This Company Has Created the Swiss Army Knife of Robots

Leigh Buchanan Editor-at-large, Inc. magazine: Industrial robots typically sell for $75,000 or more, a significant capital outlay. And that price tag escalates dramatically with operational costs. Ready Robotics, a startup housed in City Garage, a Baltimore center for makers, charges $1,500 to $4,000 a month for use of one of its robots, called the TaskMate.

New Industrial Grade Optical Encoder from Quantum Devices

Quantum Devices, Inc. Model QDH20 provides an improved feedback solution in applications typically using a standard size 20 package.

Softweb Solutions and IMI Critical Engineering to exhibit augmented reality technology at OTC 2017

Chicago, IL, April 28, 2017 - Softweb Solutions will be presenting its augmented reality expertise at the Offshore Technology Conference on May 1-2, 2017.

DENSO and Toshiba to Collaborate on IoT-based Manufacturing, Advanced Driver Assistance, Automated Driving, and Others

The collaborations aim to combine DENSO's high level of technology and manufacturing capability accumulated through its experience in the automotive market and Toshiba's image recognition, IoT, artificial intelligence (AI), and software development technologies, in order to increase the competitiveness to make it through the paradigm shift that is taking place in the automotive industry.

Comau leads the digital transformation in the industrial world together with Microsoft and ICONICS

-The Italian experience staging at Hannover Messe: the new solution Comau DiWo, supported by Microsoft technology, helps manufacturing companies to improve efficiency and cut costs. -Cloud Computing, Machine Learning and Mixed Reality enables remote monitoring, predictive maintenance and allow to get strategic insights, making the most of data of the factory floor and supply chain.

Tesla receives massive shipment of robots for Model 3 production line

Fred Lambert for Elektrek: Less than 3 months away from the planned start of Model 3 production, Tesla has received a massive order of robots for its production line. Hundreds of Kuka robots arrived at Tesla's Fremont factory and are now being installed.

New Connector by Maplesoft and Phoenix Integration Combines Engineering Insight and Efficiency

Collaboration supports incorporation of Maplesoft tools with process integration platform ModelCenter®

Automate 2017 Show and Conference Participation Hits New Heights

Automate 2017 show and conference broke all previous attendance records with show attendance of 12,960 people, which is a 37 percent increase over 2015.

ABB Introduces the IRB 4600 - The Ultimate Lean Robot for General Industry

The development of the IRB 4600 responds to widespread market demand for an agile and flexible robot, with reduced weight, superior performance and improved cost efficiencies. The new robot features an ultra-wide working range, minimal cycle times and state-of-the-art path performance.

SCHUNK Receives Hermes Award at Hannover Messe

The Hermes Award, one of the world's most coveted technology prizes for innovation, was awarded to SCHUNK last week, during the opening of the Hannover Messe by the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel!

Automate 2017 Show and Conference Participation Hits New Heights

Includes Visitors from Over 70 Countries Including China

SAP and KUKA Cooperate to Design the Factory of the Future

The integration of KUKA robots into SAP's digital manufacturing showcase at Hannover Messe is driven by comprehensive standard protocols, such as OPC Unified Architecture.

OMRON to Launch Succession of AI-Equipped Controllers from Fiscal Year 2017

- For Manufacturing Floors of Future That "Bring out Human Capabilities" -

IFR: Robots Benefit the US Industry: 261,000 New Jobs Created in Automotive Sector Alone

The US automotive industry has installed a new record of approximately 17,500 industrial robots in 2016. In the last seven years, the operational stock increased by about 52,000 units (2010-2016). These are preliminary results published by the Statistical Department of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). During the same period, the number of jobs in the US automotive sector rose by 260,600 - according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

COMAU TO SHOWCASE ITS ADVANCED AUTOMATION PARADIGM AT HANNOVER MESSE 2017

• HUMANufacturing: humans and machines working side-by-side • Worldwide premiere of the e.DO "people make robotics" professional robot kit • European launch of the Agile AGV • AURA collaborative robots • Robot Application Park demonstration • Targeted Digital Manufacturing training seminars

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