Encoders measure rotation and return a digital signal that reports the angle of rotation (absolute encoders) or rate of motion (incremental encoders) to the control system. The 'right' encoders for cobots need to be accurate, reliable, and compact, with excellent dynamic response characteristics. They also need to be reasonably priced. POSITAL-FRABA has responded to this challenge by developing new sensing technologies - such as magnetic and capacitive rotary encoders - that provide cobot manufacturers vital feedback for closed-loop control systems.
One of the key reasons for using an industrial robot to automate a process is to improve product quality, through increased reliability and accuracy. But for robots to be truly reliable and safe, engineers should ensure they have the correct power solutions. Here, Michele Windsor, global marketing manager at robot battery specialist Ultralife Corporation, explains the impact poor design and integration of batteries can have on industrial robots.
Dürr general contractor for construction of paint shop in Chongqing, China
Robomotive integrates Zivid One 3D color camera in warehouse robotic picking cell.
Mouser Electronics announces a global distribution agreement with Marvell Semiconductor, a provider of storage, processing, networking, security and connectivity semiconductor solutions. Mouser will distribute Marvell industry-leading Fast Ethernet and Alaska Gigabit Ethernet PHY transceivers.
Placing tech in the hands of the future: Epson launches EMEAR-wide robot competition
VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of integrated systems, embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, announces the VTX991. The VTX991 is a single slot 6U VPX chassis for board bring-up and testing of 6U VPX modules.
Novotechnik, U.S. introduces the TFD Series of touchless linear position sensors provide wear-free operation in tight spaces.
COMAU AND ARGOTEC PRESENT ATENA: THE FIRST ROBOTIC SYSTEM FOR THE FUNCTIONAL TESTING OF NANOSATELLITES
ATENA (Advanced Testing Emulator for Nanosatellite Arm) simplifies simulations of satellite performance, generally carried out through complex numerical analysis and tests of hardware, software, navigation and control algorithms, which usually return results difficult to interpret.
NEXT Future Transportation Inc. the world's only modular electric vehicle solutions provider, announced a groundbreaking automated logistics solution for Smart & Connected Cities.
The NSR-PG smart gripper is specifically intended for small robots and small parts. It is ideal for use with UR3, UR5 and UR10 collaborative robots for intricate part handling, measurement, sorting and assembly.
Pick-it, Intek, and Zivid to demonstrate the latest in robotics and machine vision solutions during OBF where Barack Obama will speak.
Women in Robotics and Elder Care Robots are 2018 Grant Categories
Three new, high-power 905nm laser diodes from QSI
We're pleased to announce that our latest release, KINGSTAR 3.5, is now available. KINGSTAR 3.5 includes powerful new features for both Soft Motion and EtherCAT, as well as updates, bug fixes, and support for new hardware. We're most excited about two new features in KINGSTAR Soft Motion. Soft Motion now integrates LogicLab and PLC Runtime powered by AXEL into KINGSTAR, so you can further simplify application design and development. In addition, we've extended support to allow KINGSTAR EtherCAT applications to run on KINGSTAR Motion Runtimes. Applications developed with KINGSTAR EtherCAT can now be easily upgraded to KINGSTAR Motion so developers can use the built-in motion functionality.
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Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high precision motion control introduces new lightweight versions of select gearhead products. The new gearheads are ideal for designs where weight is a critical factor. Building on the success of Harmonic Drive LLCs current gear units, new lightweight versions were the next logical evolution of the CS/ SH product lines. With weight reductions of 20-30% without any reduction in torque ratings, the Lightweight (LW) gear units provide exceptional torque density.