Trained quickly, inspected swiftly - Handling and defect inspection of indexable inserts

The German medium-sized company has developed a fully automated handling and inspection system in which the DENKnet solution for AI-based image evaluation plays a decisive role and sets new standards in terms of performance, zero-defect production and speed.

Making "cheddar" with industrial automation - Achieving 83 per cent waste reduction in food manufacturing

Ultrasonic uses energy from microscopic vibrations of a blade to pass easily through the material and offers a more effective solution for cutting food products. When paired with automation, ultrasonic technology can deliver precise and accurate cutting for manufacturers.

Harvestance - Developing and Designing Vacuum Grippers for Production Line Robots

Harvestance has received numerous inquiries for the design and manufacture of customized, lightweight, and strong grippers for collaborative robots, aimed at automating production lines.

At least 60 million strokes

A "compact automation" is a mechatronic system that performs a whole series of consecutive production steps autonomously. "Compact" refers to the small dimensions, in the millimeter and centimeter range, of the products to be processed.

Painting Robots: Benefits, Applications, and Sourcing Tips

In this guide, we'll explore the benefits of using painting robots and their applications in various industries. Additionally, we'll guide you through the process of sourcing the right paint robot for your needs.

The Rise of Robot Machining: Unleashing the Future of Manufacturing

The integration of robotic technology into machining has been a game-changer for some manufacturers. No longer constrained by workspace size and CNC machine cost, there is almost no limit to the possibilities of robot machining.

Robotics Applications in Manufacturing and the Sensors Used for Maximum Efficiency

Autonomous industrial robots can increase production volumes exponentially, yielding high profits. The International Trade Administration has reported that increasing robot density by a small 1% among all industries can improve productivity by 0.8%.

Robot plays "Rock, Paper, Scissors" - Part 2/3

The app forms the second phase of the project and - generally speaking - is intended to enable players to play against a simulated computer opponent. It builds on the trained AI and uses its results further.

Robot plays "Rock, Paper, Scissors" - Part 1/3

In his search for a suitable camera, he came across IDS NXT - a complete system for the use of intelligent image processing. It fulfilled all requirements and, thanks to artificial intelligence, much more besides pure gesture recognition.

Breaking the mould - Shibaura Machine injection moulding machines transform SPAL Automotive's production

Automotive manufacturer SPAL needed to upgrade its production line to meet changing market demands - including faster cycle times and reduced energy consumption.

Global cricket ball manufacturer uses automation with a vision system for efficiency and upskilling

The plan was to place the full trays of cricket ball covers into the dispenser, feeding trays automatically to the TVL700 robot to load and unload the trimming machine. This requires only one operator to load a set of trays every 20 to 25 minutes.

Sneaker and Sportswear Retailer's New Mezzanine and Ground Floor Feature ResinDek Robotic Flooring

As directed by the facility's warehouse management software (WMS), a fleet of 142 AMRs continuously delivers mobile shelves to associates at workstations equipped with light directed picking modules on both floors.

Special Agents: Chemical Weapons Disposal Done Right

The M55 rocket stockpile was successfully destroyed without any major incidents. With so many complex systems, processes, and disposal procedures, the Robosuits played a key role in ensuring that all of the careful planning and timing would not be disrupted.

The rise of modular robots and the importance of drive train design

As part of an in-house robot build, optimizing the drive train that powers and controls each joint is vital to the robot's performance. The most effective way of achieving this is by developing the drive train as a complete module.

Automate 2024 Product Preview

Automate 2024 takes place May 6th - 9th in Chicago, Illinois. The Exhibit hall floor will be loaded with new products and services. Here is a preview of some things to look forward to at this years event.

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The BLV Series R Type brushless DC motor (BLDC motor) speed control system offers the design of motor and driver significantly reduced in size and weight, yet high-power, and contributes to the battery driven automation. The BLV Series R Type is compatible with the two interfaces of Modbus (RTU) and CANopen communication.