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Featured White Papers

MAINTENANCE STRATEGIES FOR PNEUMATIC ACTUATORS
Published by Bimba
MAKE ROBOTICS A REALITY IN YOUR DC
Published by Honeywell Intelligrated
SOLVE LOADING DOCK CHALLENGES WITH ROBOTIC UNLOADING
Published by Honeywell Intelligrated
DESIGN, MANUFACTURING, AND DISTRIBUTION OF MOTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT FOR ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION
Published by MMP Inc. / MIDWEST MOTION PRODUCTS, INC.
HOW 6-DOF ALIGNMENT SYSTEMS CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUCCESS OF THE EVENT HORIZON TELESCOPE
Published by PI USA (Physik Instrumente)
MAXON MOTOR - FORMULAE HANDBOOK
Published by maxon
A KINDER, GENTLER COLLABORATIVE ROBOT – A PRIMER ON TECHNOLOGY, USE-CASES AND VALIDATION
Published by TUV Rheinland of North America
UL 1740: A GUIDE TO KEY UPDATES – UNDERSTANDING MODIFICATIONS TO GLOBAL ROBOTICS CERTIFICATIONS
Published by TUV Rheinland of North America
SICK AG WHITE PAPER - SAFE ROBOTICS – SAFETY IN COLLABORATIVE ROBOT SYSTEMS
Published by SICK, Inc.

All White Papers

MAINTENANCE STRATEGIES FOR PNEUMATIC ACTUATORS

This white paper addresses the most difficult challenges facing manufacturers and OEMs as they compete to reach their production targets. With their equipment running at maximum loads, how can they avoid breakdowns in pneumatic components? What are the smartest and most economical approaches available to assure optimal performance? Recent advances in sensor technology make it possible to obtain performance-related data from which more informed decisions can be made about the need to replace failing components. This paper analyzes the different maintenance strategies for pneumatic actuators and the role sensors can play in each.

MAKING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS CASE FOR DRONE TECHNOLOGY

A drone program can drive value to your business by reducing the risk of hazardous inspections, decreasing the costs of inspections, and increasing data fidelity. But how do you present a strong drone business case that garners support from key stakeholders? In this whitepaper, we identify the four criteria for a strong business case and offer guidance on how to present it.

ADAPTIVE ROBOTS AND THE FUTURE OF INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION

The white paper, titled ‘Adaptive Robots and the Future of Industrial Automation’, outlines the progress from the first industrial robots of the 1990s, ideal for tasks involving repeated trajectories, to that of the collaborative robots (or ‘cobot’), integrated with safety features able to protect humans from hazards in the environment.

CONTROLLING HEXAPOD 6-DOF ALIGNMENT ROBOTS VIA ETHERCAT

The latest generation of PI hexapod controllers with integrated EtherCAT interface now make it very easy for users to integrate hexapods into automation systems without the need for to perform challenging kinematic transformations.

RESOLUTION, ACCURACY, AND PRECISION OF ENCODERS

When you’re choosing an encoder for a motion control system, you’ll be faced with numerous technical terms. The amount of data available can be overwhelming. Which critical terms should you focus on first, and which can be deferred? This paper looks at three important concepts that deserve your attention: resolution, accuracy and precision.

MAKE ROBOTICS A REALITY IN YOUR DC

Demanding throughput pressures, labor challenges and more. Distribution centers (DCs) need a solution to keep up with explosive e-commerce growth. Are robots the answer? This On The Move webinar explores a new generation of smart, increasingly capable robotics solutions that have emerged as key productivity enablers in the DC.

SOLVE LOADING DOCK CHALLENGES WITH ROBOTIC UNLOADING

This Honeywell Intelligrated white paper examines the specific labor, operational and technological challenges on the loading docks of distribution centers (DCs), and introduces a new solution to help deliver the performance modern supply chains require.

HOW TO ADD A SEVENTH AXIS TO A SIX-AXIS ROBOT SYSTEM

As robotics use continues to expand across industries from automotive and electronics to consumer goods and plastics, system designers and integrators have more choices than ever in how these robots are implemented.

VIEWS FROM THE INDUSTRY: THE DRONE INDUSTRY BAROMETER 2019

Last year, together with INTEAERIAL Solutions, we conducted a Drone Barometer Survey to produce a free whitepaper with perspectives from the drone industry. The paper proved so popular and so many of you who attended the IAS conference asked for it again, that we decided to create a Drone Industry Barometer 2019.

DRONE AUTOMATION FOR WAREHOUSE 4.0

FlytBase, Inc., an enterprise drone automation company, releases a white paper highlighting the role of autonomous drones in the digital transformation of warehouses. Driven by safety, cost and revenue benefits, warehouses across the world are adopting technologies such as Internet-of-Things, Artificial Intelligence, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Drones are playing a central role in the intelligent automation of warehouse operations – given their ability to fly & hover autonomously, avoid obstacles, navigate indoors without GPS, land precisely on docking stations, operate in fleets and be remotely managed.

DESIGN, MANUFACTURING, AND DISTRIBUTION OF MOTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT FOR ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION

At MMP, we are actively engaged in the design, manufacturing and distribution of standard and custom motion control equipment, including fully reversible brushed and brushless DC gearmotors, motors with failsafe brakes and servomotors with feedback devices such as analog tachometers and encoders. We also provide fully-sealed IP-65 motor speed controls @ 12/24/48 VDC, AC~DC power supplies and a wide variety of 12/24 VDC linear actuators. If you need a sample right away, we can be a project saving convenience for you. We offer a wide variety of finished goods, directly from stock and available for your immediate prototype needs.

HOW 6-DOF ALIGNMENT SYSTEMS CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUCCESS OF THE EVENT HORIZON TELESCOPE

PI’s 6-DOF alignment technology, integrated in many telescopes, is part of this success story. PI precision motion components (piezo mechanisms) were also involved, when the first merger of black holes was detected by the LIGO collaboration in February 2016, proving the existence of gravitational waves.

USING PRECISION CURRENT SENSING TO OPTIMIZE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

Written by Khagendra Thapa, VP Current Sensor Product for ACEINNA, this new whitepaper outlines the basic issues that are addressed by current sensors and why they are important. The white paper also explains what AMR (Anisotropic Magnetoresistive) technology is and what are its advantages for current sensing versus other technologies like hall effect, transformers and shunt resistor.

CROSSING THE CHASM TO MAINSTREAM STEM EDUCATION

The modern workforce needs people with STEM competencies in almost every industry, but many educators are trying to figure out how to effectively deliver a STEM education that makes students truly 21st century ready. Intelitek has released a new white paper, “Crossing the Chasm to Mainstream STEM Education,” that addresses misconceptions about STEM learning and explains how to use technology to revolutionize classrooms and teaching behaviors.

MAXON MOTOR - FORMULAE HANDBOOK

The extensive collection with illustrations and descriptions includes formulas, terminology and explanations of the calculations that are relevant for drive systems. A flow chart provides assistance in selecting the right drive for each purpose. Author: Jan Braun; 60 pages.

FREE EBOOK - NEXT LEVEL OF AUTOMATION: FROM RPA TO IA

It's conceivable that an organization could “launch” IA at any of these stages. However, many of the IPA failures to date are due to entering at a stage that is too complex and where general data poverty exists. It is important to emphasize that as one moves up the continuum, data dependency becomes more important. Which brings the question. What is the right stage for you? And how can you elevate your readiness to the next level and get from good to great?

A KINDER, GENTLER COLLABORATIVE ROBOT – A PRIMER ON TECHNOLOGY, USE-CASES AND VALIDATION

An integral part of the workforce, industrial robots are transforming factories and manufacturing plants around the globe. These robots are taking on a wide range of tasks, from the monotonous, to the hazardous to the intricate, in support of their human counterparts. This paper will focus on collaborative robots (cobots) and the safety requirements for their applications, including how to conduct a risk assessment for force and power limited robots.

A SAFETY-FIRST APPROACH TO DEVELOPING AND MARKETING DRIVER ASSISTANCE TECHNOLOGY

The white paper examines how Level 2+ vehicles can be optimized for safety by utilizing lidar technology with complementary cameras and radar. Lidar-enabled perception systems enhance ADAS features such as Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and Lane Keep Assist (LKA).

UL 1740: A GUIDE TO KEY UPDATES – UNDERSTANDING MODIFICATIONS TO GLOBAL ROBOTICS CERTIFICATIONS

The 4th Edition of UL 1740 is an important leap forward in requirements, aligning it with globally published robotics standard ISO 10218. This update was essential because associated standards ANSI/RIA R15.06 and ISO 10218 had been previously updated to incorporate allowances for a risk/performance based approach to safety as opposed to a prescriptive based approach. In addition, updates made to NFPA 79 and other industrial standards over the past few years needed to be addressed. While many of the changes to the UL 1740 standard are modest, there are a few important modifications that can potentially impact current and future certifications of robotic equipment. The purpose of this paper is to outline those changes, the potential impact and your responsibilities based on the update to the 4th Edition of UL 1740.

SICK AG WHITE PAPER - SAFE ROBOTICS – SAFETY IN COLLABORATIVE ROBOT SYSTEMS

There is an increasing demand for collaborative robots that can work autonomously and adapt to changing production conditions. This requires reliable sensors that detect human presence and can overcome future challenges associated with the development of collaborative technologies. Learn more about SICK and their approach to safe, collaborative robot systems.

DRIVING YOUR INDUSTRY 4WARD – SENSOR INTELLIGENCE AS THE FOUNDATION OF INDUSTRY 4.0

The precondition for any industrial change is technological progress. The data-based, networked, and autonomous value creation chain in production and logistics is the culmination of recent technological innovation. We refer to these developments as the fourth industrial revolution.