Retailers and logistics companies have been opening facilities at a record pace and in this fast-paced world, warehousing and logistics managers are looking for robotics solutions to remain competitive.
Sarah Kessler for Quartz: A startup called RightHand robotics recently began piloting technology that automates a task robots have previously struggled to master: recognizing and picking up items from boxes.
"Our focus on growing this network of technology partners to ensure fast and easy deployment of our robot arms is what really differentiates us from competitors. We're hoping to grow the platform to feature around 100 UR+ solutions by the end of 2017."
We will be displaying the latest products in our End of Arm Tool building system components along with an inventory management system intended to help our customers have the product they need at their fingertips.
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.
The ST Robotics Workspace Sentry robot and area safety system are based on a small module that sends an infrared beam across the workspace. If the user puts his hand (or any other object) in the workspace, the robot stops using programmable emergency deceleration. Each module has three beams at different angles and the distance a beam reaches is adjustable. Two or more modules can be daisy chained to watch a wider area. "A robot that is tuned to stop on impact may not be safe. Robots where the trip torque can be set at low thresholds are too slow for any practical industrial application. The best system is where the work area has proximity detectors so the robot stops before impact and that is the approach ST Robotics has taken," states President and CEO of ST Robotics David Sands.