Universal Robots launches Universal Robots Academy offering free online training in robot programming
The market leader in collaborative robots has developed online training modules to further lower the automation barrier. The hands-on modules are offered free of charge, open to all, and built to deliver hands-on learning via interactive simulations to maximize user engagement.
With VisualApplets Embedder, Silicon Software has presented a hardware solution that is integrated only once into image processing devices like cameras and vision sensors for programming the FPGA directly in the device. New applications such as those in the Industry 4.0 and markets are addressable.
IRPA is Now IRPA AI
Custom Machine & Tool Co., Inc. (CMT), a leading USA manufacturer in the power transmission and motion control products industry, announced today it has launched a New Interactive Website with more viewing options and content.
Dynamic motion and protection company Dynatect will present the latest generation of protective door drives in booth # 1069 at Automate on April 3-6, 2017. Janus protective door drives allow safe, efficient, and cost-effective automation of machine doors.
Matrix Design, LLC will be exhibiting at Automate 2017 from April 03-06, 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Held every two years, Automate exhibitors will be showcasing a full range of automation technologies and solutions in robotics, motion control, and vision.
SCHUNK has introduced several improvements on the original PGN-Plus and has announced the newest generation gripper, PGN-Plus-P. Enlarged supporting dimensions between the six load-bearing shoulders of the multi-tooth guidance allow higher moment capacity which can accommodated longer fingers and greater loads.
The KUKA Marketplace allows customers to purchase and browse new KUKA products while providing user guides and videos for additional information.
Global shipments for motion control products increased by 10.3% to $3.3 billion in 2016, according to new statistics released by the Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA), the industry's trade group.
BOGEN has introduced a more compact version of the magnetic measuring head IKS9. In addition to the existing design style with an 11 mm wide body, the measuring head IKS9 is now available in 9 mm width to be used in the most confined spaces. Despite reducing the package size, the IKS9 benefits remain the same - the highest accuracy for magnetic measurements with freely selectable resolutions.
Rethink Robotics announced Intera® 5, a first-of-its-kind software platform that connects everything from a single robot controller, extending the smart, flexible power of Rethink Robotics' Sawyer™ to the entire work cell and simplifying automation with unparalleled ease of deployment. Built on the backbone of the industry's best train-by-demonstration software that powers the world's fastest-to-deploy robots, Intera 5 is paving the way for connected manufacturing environments and helping companies build factories of the future. Intera 5 fundamentally changes the need for integration, making it substantially easier and more affordable, allowing manufacturers to deploy full work cell automation in a matter of hours, not weeks. Intera 5 is much more than the latest version of Rethink Robotics' software; it's a new way to approach automation that allows manufacturers to control the robots, orchestrate the work cell and collect data. Full Press Release:
Awards Ceremony held at UBM's Advanced Design and Manufacturing event in Anaheim, CA
THE BEST THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES - US Digital Introduces New Addition to Miniature Optical Encoder Portfolio at ATX West 2017
US Digital announced the introduction of the E8T miniature optical encoder. Combining small form factor and resolutions up to 720 CPR, the E8T is ideally suited for medical and other space sensitive applications that require reliable position and velocity feedback. The E8T's small package footprint fits motors as small as National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) size 11.
Helps prospective buyers better understand the devices used in robot programming, operation and communication with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
Extensible software is redefining automation deployments and providing a gateway to the factory of the future
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Dynatect's Gortite VF (Vertical Fabric) Automated Machine Safety Door is intended for automation and safe machine access to minimize cycle time and maximize production time. The automated roll-up door separates machines with hazardous operations from other processes, material handling equipment, and people. The Gortite VF Door contains typical machine/process generated hazards including light debris, fluid splatter/mist, and weld smoke/sparks/flash.