LYNX CREATES NEW CATEGORY OF MATERIAL HANDLING AUTOMATION

Adept to Debut Autonomous Indoor Vehicle (AIV) at Automate and ProMat Tradeshows

Filling A Room With Single-line Drawing

A project by Mattias Jones: Towards the end of 2012, as part of The Festival of the Mind in Sheffield, myself and a small team of technicians, coders and mathematicians developed a drawing system and put it to work. The robots drew one line pattern solutions, the shortest line possible, derived from theories on how bees fly from flower to flower. It ended up covering three walls and the floor of a twenty foot cube in one unbroken line.

GstarCAD2012 Extended Version Released Today

-- Faster, More Powerful and More Stable

DC Servo Motor Sizing Made Easy: A Practical 1/2 Day Course presented by Jan Braun, maxon motor ag

This half-day seminar provides the practical information you need to successfully select the right DC motor -- be it brushed or brushless -- for your application. You'll learn about the interpretation of motor data and how you can use this information for motor sizing. Whether you need high speed and dynamics or just high torque, this seminar will teach you to size a motor + drive with just the right power reserves, avoiding costly oversized motors.

CES Gets Robots All Wrong

We may have reached a tipping point where having a robot zone does everyone a disservice. Outside of a couple of very well known and popular robots, like Paro and Pleo, the robot zone was primarily filled with component company booths.

Case Study: Miltenyi Biotec, Cell Analyzers with 2D Barcode Readers

Autolabeling of samples and barcode detection of MACS Antibodies using the Quadrus MINI help streamline and optimize the workflow in laboratories. Handling is made extremely easy and this saves the researchers valuable time.

Swarm Of Pingpong-Ball-Sized Robots

CU-Boulder researchers are working to build a swarm of small robots that can work together to accomplish complex tasks. In the future, teams of intelligent robots could be deployed to tackle a number of challenging problems, from containing an oil spill to self-assembling into a piece of hardware after being launched into space. For now, the CU researchers, led by Assistant Professor Nikolaus Correll, have built a swarm of 20 robots, each about the size of a pingpong ball, in their lab.

ProMat 2013: New exhibitors excited to share innovative technologies

Among the nearly 800 exhibitors at ProMat are five companies making their debut at the event.

ProMat 2013: Three keynotes to offer insights on the future

This year, ProMat features three keynote presentations, each offering critical insights from experts into future developments in robotics, business and the supply chain.

KC Robotics to Exhibit Solutions in Industrial Automation at Automate 2013

North America's largest material handling show

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. to Exhibit at Automate 2013

Did you know Mitsubishi Electric robots feature simple programming and straightforward connectivity?

HELUKABEL Participating in Automation 2013

HELUKABEL® will be participating at Automate 2013 being held January 21 - 24 in Chicago, IL to showcase their automation cabling expertise.

LogFire to Highlight Warehouse Automation IN THE CLOUD at ProMat 2013 in Chicago

Leading Cloud-based Warehouse Management Solution Provider Dispels Myths Around The Ability To Direct and Control Full Warehouse Automation in the Cloud

KUKA Robotics Corporation Displays Innovative Robotic Solutions at Automate 2013

Discover New Lightweight Robotic Technology, the KR AGILUS family of small robots and mxAutomation in Booth #360.

Automated Guided Vehicle Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

This industry hit a mild speedbump with the recession, but strong growth during the recovery years afterward helped the industry regain its footing. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Automated Guided Vehicle Manufacturing industry to its growing industry report collection.

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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product

Schmalz Technology Development - Vacuum Generation without Compressed Air – Flexible and Intelligent

Schmalz Technology Development - Vacuum Generation without Compressed Air - Flexible and Intelligent

• Vacuum generation that's 100% electrical; • Integrated intelligence for energy and process control; • Extensive communication options through IO-Link interface; Schmalz already offers a large range of solutions that can optimize handling process from single components such as vacuum generators to complete gripping systems. Particularly when used in autonomous warehouse, conventional vacuum generation with compressed air reaches its limits. Compressed air often is unavailable in warehouses. Schmalz therefore is introducing a new technology development: a gripper with vacuum generation that does not use compressed air. The vacuum is generated 100% electrically. This makes the gripper both energy efficient and mobile. At the same time, warehouses need systems with integrated intelligence to deliver information and learn. This enables the use of mobile and self-sufficient robots, which pick production order at various locations in the warehouse. Furthermore, Schmalz provides various modular connection options from its wide range of end effectors in order to handle different products reliably and safely.