Machine Vision Brings Sight and Insight to Industry 5.0 Strategies

Being human-centric, 5IR has far-reaching implications for employees. 5R brings them back onto the plant floor, a step that adds agility and flexibility to automated yet rigid manufacturing processes by enabling the workers to play an active role in decision making.

Automating pick-and-place in food manufacturing

The requirements included automatic pick and place of up to 60 keys per minute, seamless integration with the existing production line and a minimal factory floor footprint.

Standard Bots Secures $63M in Funding to Propel American Manufacturing Forward with AI-Driven Robotics

With VC support from General Catalyst, Amazon Industrial Innovation Fund, and Samsung Next, Standard Bots is bringing to market software and hardware engineered for next-gen AI robotics arms, serving renowned organizations such as NASA

How robots touch on the future of agriculture

One thing robot researchers are trying to mechanize is the human sense of touch. Sheeraz Athar, one of She's PhD students, is changing the game by re-thinking how touch works.

Mecademic robots achieve sense of touch with Bota sensors

Mecademic's plug-and-play micro-automation robots are designed for precision applications in areas such as component manufacturing. To give its robots the required sense of touch, Mecademic has focused on perfecting the use of force torque sensors from Bota Systems.

Industrial Robots Are at Increased Risk of Cybersecurity Threats: 7 Considerations for 2024

Industrial robot adoption is reaching new heights as manufacturers embrace Industry 4.0 initiatives. As beneficial as this movement is, it has led to some unexpected challenges for the sector. Most notably, robots are becoming a common target for cyberattacks.

The Core of Optimizing Robotic Performance: Sensors in Warehousing

Without any external input to guide its actions or decisions, a robot would behave like a machine, performing tasks without adaptation or autonomy. Serving as the critical link between the robot and its environment, sensors enable the robot to perceive and interpret.

Mitsubishi Electric Achieves Guinness World Record for Fastest Robot to Solve a Puzzle Cube

A project team of young engineers from Mitsubishi Electric Corporation beat the previous record by 0.075 seconds using a robot equipped with high-speed, high-precision factory automation equipment and control technology.

DESTACO Smart Electric Product Line of Clamps and Guides

The new smart electric product line represents a substantial leap forward in the automation and industrial clamping landscape, offering enhanced precision, energy savings, and seamless integration for modern manufacturing processes.

The vital role of industrial workstations in manufacturing

Many essential tasks are completed with the help of industrial workstations and tool workbenches. Set your employees up for success by equipping them with custom, ergonomic, and modular workstations to foster comfort, satisfaction, retention, and productivity.

Understanding Force Sensors: How They Work and Measure Force

A force sensor measures mechanical forces, like a secret handshake between machines and the real world. These ingenious devices convert mechanical force into electrical signals, enabling us to measure, analyze, and interact with the physical world around us.

What Are the Secrets to Optimizing Motion Control in Robots?

Motion control optimization is about more than ensuring a robot can move. It must also move correctly; meeting the ideal speed, power, direction, length and timing. Assurance in each of these categories is necessary because these are what separate robots from human employees

Zebra Study: Only 16% of Manufacturers Have Real-Time Visibility into Manufacturing Production

While digital transformation is a priority for manufacturers, achieving it is fraught with obstacles, including the cost and availability of labor, scaling technology solutions, and the convergence of information technology and operational technology (IT/OT).

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.

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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product

TM Robotics – Shibaura Machine THE SCARA range

TM Robotics - Shibaura Machine THE SCARA range

The THE range from Shibaura Machine is an extensive line up of SCARA robots. Available in four arm lengths THE400 (400mm), THE600 (600mm) and the most recent THE800 (800mm) and THE1000 (1000mm), this range is suitable for assembly, handling, inspection and pick and place processes in varied industrial applications. The THE1000 boasts a 20kg payload capacity and an impressive 0.44 second cycle time, providing high speeds for processes with large components. In fact, the range has been recognised for as the price-to-performance leader compared to other SCARA models in its price range due to its impressive speed versus payload capacity.