An HMI could be used to replace physical inputs (such as buttons or switches) with virtual buttons on a user interface (UI). This can offer greater functionality and flexibility than a fixed control panel.
Today's industrial robot market is vast and diverse, featuring a broad range of different machines to fit various applications. One intriguing robotics subset that's grown in popularity recently is miniature robots.
As manufacturing sectors of all kinds struggle with a growing labor gap, these collaborative grip designs can help streamline facility workflows, reducing the labor necessary to complete tasks while keeping the facility flexible and adaptable.
Autonomous Machine Vision (AMV) is a new approach to quality assurance, designed to be more than automatic, but autonomous, from determining the ideal number of samples the system needs to learn the characteristics of an item.
In this article, let's dive deeper into how it works and what factors you should consider if you are thinking to switch to using the Goods-to-Person fulfillment model.
If you have added manufacturing robots to your facility, you are already aware of the advantages they provide and the ROI. Robots do have a downside, however, when it comes to programming-most of the time, they must be offline to be updated or programmed.
Solving the challenge of the last mile using traditional methods, like human teams and traditional automation systems, can require a massive upfront investment of capital and time - and often isn't enough to gain an edge in an already cutthroat market.
The American Welding Society has predicted a deficit of 400,000 welders by 2024. According to specialist welding technologists K-TIG, a US welder's skills are in such high demand they can demand a salary of $100,000.
Insurance can generate high costs, with general liability alone costing businesses a median of $500 a year. If robots can reduce premiums and claims, it would make a strong argument in their favor.
The robotics industry is undergoing a significant transformation. There is a need to learn from the past, as multiple times, robots failed to behave as expected because of mechanical failure, power disruption, software issues, and environmental factors.
Like any mechanism, robots can shed particles from belts, gasses from hoses and dust particles from the movement of the end effectors. It is this particle disbursement that can be the critical issue for clean room robotics.
The so-called 'no code' revolution in programming seeks to make the automation industry more autonomous and to democratize the use of robotics at the shop floor level.
Heavy washdown and harsh chemical solutions used to clean robots in FDA and USDA sanitary environments for food processing can impact the robot finish, as well as leave condensation on robotic machinery that could potentially reach food products being handled.
Automated packaging solutions can streamline almost any business's operations, providing a potential competitive edge and benefits like reduced waste or lower labor needs.
Up until now, users in the metal and plastics processing industries often faced a difficult choice: with CNC lathes and milling machines, one opted either for the largest possible variance or for large volumes, i.e., high quantities.
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ElectroCraft's MobilePower™ Leap Award winning MPW wheel drive is a compact, high-torque density electric wheel drive.
The new MPW86 offers a best in class 500lb per wheel load with speeds of up to 4.3 meters/second. The MPW86 offers powerful starting torque of 35 Nm and 20 Nm continuous. The MPW86 integrated design provides increased performance and reliability at an affordable price compared to traditional motor/gearbox/wheel combinations. The MPW86 is an ideal drivetrain solution for medium to large payload mobile robots and AGVs.