Accurate Motion in Inaccurate Situations

It can be difficult to install and adjust two parallel linear guides for smooth and precise motion. The most common obstacle is binding which can result when mounting surfaces aren't exactly parallel. UtiliTrak® linear guides are designed with some unique features to compensate for mounting surface errors so that absolute parallelism is not required. This can save time and frustration.

Talking AUTOMATE 2017 with Eddie Stevenson, DENSO

DENSO will be leading an Expert Huddle this year at Automate. The discussion topic will be "How do you Determine the True Cost of Ownership for Robotics?"

Talking Automate 2017 with Bob Lord, SAS Automation LLC

We will be displaying the latest products in our End of Arm Tool building system components along with an inventory management system intended to help our customers have the product they need at their fingertips.

'Living and working with robots': European Robotics Forum to focus on robotics markets and future of work

The 3-day programme features keynotes, panel discussions, workshops, and plenty of robots roaming the exhibit floor.

SHADOW ROBOT COMPANY SECURE FUNDING FOR SEMI-AUTONOMOUS TELEOPERATION PROJECT

The UK's longest running robotics company and partners win Innovate UK funding

Automate 2017: On Robot Brings innovative, CUSTOMIZABLE GRIPPERS to collaborative robot Arms in North America

RG2 grippers bring extensive new capabilities for flexibility, ease-of-use, and customization; Danish company appoints Gary Eliasson as general manager in North America to continue aggressive global sales growth

Added Flexibility for Dorner's 2200 SmartFlex® Conveyor Platform with New 85 mm Width Option

Dorner's flexible chain conveyor platform, SmartFlex®, is now available in an 85 mm width standard option.

America may miss out on the next industrial revolution

Preparing for automation means investing in robotics   Nick Statt for The Verge:  Robots are inevitably going to automate millions of jobs in the US and around the world, but there’s an even more complex scenario on the horizon, said roboticist Matt Rendall. In a talk Tuesday at SXSW, Rendall painted a picture of the future of robotic job displacement that focused less on automation and more on the realistic ways in which the robotics industry will reshape global manufacturing. The takeaway was that America, which has outsourced much of its manufacturing and lacks serious investment in industrial robotics, may miss out on the world’s next radical shift in how goods are produced. That’s because the robot makers — as in, the robots that make the robots — could play a key role in determining how automation expands across the globe.   Full article:  

9 IoT Robotic Products Are Ready to be Introduced in the Market in Japan

The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) supports the creation of ventures by young researchers / College students in IOT and Robotics. This year Nine teams with product ideas on IoT and four teams on robotics were selected for 2017 government funding.

PILOT PROGRAM TEACHES ROBOTS HOW TO MAKE CARTON RECYCLING MORE EFFICIENT

Project uses artificial intelligence to identify, grab, and separate food and beverage cartons

Yale Invites Attendees to Break Free from Inefficiency with Innovative Solutions at ProMat 2017

Yale Materials Handling Corporation (www.yale.com) announces its lineup of innovative lift truck solutions at ProMat 2017 in Chicago

Automate 2017 - Matrix Design, LLC to Feature Live Robotic Machine Tending and Deburring Systems at Automate 2017

Matrix will exhibit in booth #1612, a 20' x 30' space, and will feature live automation demonstrations of their robotic machine tending and deburring systems. Matrix's experienced staff experts will be in attendance to present their systems and to consult with attendees.

Automate 2017 - AutoGuide™ Unveils New Automation Management Software at Automate 2017 Trade Show at Chicago's McCormick Place

Company to Announce Other Innovations at News Conference in Booth N-835 in the North Hall on Monday, April 3 at 9 a.m.

New Study Shows U.S. is World Leader in Robotics Automation - With $732 Billion of Robots

A new study from Redwood Software and the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) finds that the U.S. is the world leader in robotics automation investment, with an estimated robotics stock of $732 billion* - larger than the economy of Switzerland, which stood at $446 billion* in 2015. U.S. investment in robotics was $86 billion in 2015, up from less than $40 billion in 2009, when investment hit a low following the financial crisis, and more than 15 times higher than the OECD average. Between 2011 and 2015, U.S. investments in robotics rose 30%. "The U.S. is the world leader in robotics investment, and spending has recovered quickly since the financial crisis in 2009," said David Whitaker, Managing Economist at CEBR. "The sheer size of the economy and its large base of production in the automotive and electronic sectors make it a natural candidate for increased automation." Full Press Release:

Universal Robots to show rapidly expanding ecosystem of application solutions at Automate 2017

The leader in collaborative robots will exhibit 7th axis capability, new force torque sensors, augmented reality-assisted assembly, and a wide range of other new partner solutions certified to work flawlessly with UR robots through the Universal Robots+ platform.

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Zimmer Group - THE PREMIUM GRIPPER NOW WITH IO-LINK

Zimmer Group - THE PREMIUM GRIPPER NOW WITH IO-LINK

IO-Link is the first standardized IO technology worldwide for communication from the control system to the lowest level of automation.