Emphasis on Quality Control Has Retail Distribution Centers Looking Like Automated Factories

Multiple forces are converging to propel this shift toward automating quality control in distribution centers. Retailers must untangle a wide assortment of issues to navigate this shift.

The Colossus Robot on the Front Line Against Covid-19

These remote control and highly modular autonomous robots are proving to be valuable assets in the fight against Covid-19. Fitted with maxon motors, these versatile robots are also capable of supporting the unit in large-scale incidents. A report on an heroic collaboration.

Avoiding Unnecessary Downtime in Semiconductor Production

Since the CrackScan and EdgeScan inspection solutions have been proven to increase productivity, a semiconductor producer and technology leader has now opted for the ISRA technology that is unique on the market.

Implementing Drones to Inspect Electric Utility Wires

It's plotting a new course to the destination utilities are already sailing to (a proactive condition based asset management) and that this new course or technology is often seen as a disruption first before realizing it as an opportunity.

Drones for inspecting Roofs for Home Insurance Are Becoming the Norm

Drones offer fantastic, labor-efficient technology for close up view of roofs, and can be operated from the ground. They are well-equipped with modern software which makes inspection and report generation easier.

Making Offshore Oil Rigs Safer with Robotics and Automation

Automation of the oil and gas industry has been slow, but we seem to be standing on the brink of a revolution in this niche. All eyes are now turned to the first fully automated robot starting its work in the North Sea and heralding a major change.

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Vert-X 05E Series of dual angle/speed sensors. The series features easy mounting in small and narrow spaces with a 5 mm body depth and mounting flanges with metal inserts. The sensors make measurements only 6 mm from edge of product for close-to-wall measurement applications. Vert-X 05E Series sensors measure angles from 0 to 360°, rotational speed and direction with repeatability to 0.1°.