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Featured White Papers

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 precision motors
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.
VIBRATION TESTING ON PIKSI® MULTI AND DURO®
Published by Swift Navigation
MOUSER ELECTRONICS AND GRANT IMAHARA PRESENT NEW “GENERATION ROBOT” E-BOOK FOCUSED ON SERVICE ROBOTS
Published by Mouser Electronics

All White Papers

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.

THE AUTOMATION IMPERATIVE

As many organizations move to build their automation capabilities, recent survey results suggest that certain best practices will differentiate successful efforts from others.

MARKET SPOTLIGHT: EXTENDING THE CAPABILITIES OF HUMAN SECURITY OFFICERS WITH MODERN ROBOTICS

Modern robotics is helping organizations address business process challenges in new ways with flexible automation designed to enhance the capabilities of humans within the process — including security. This paper, produced exclusively for SIA members by research firm IDC, examines the opportunity, benefits, and reasons for growth in the robotic security market.

UNDERSTANDING LATENCY IN REAL-TIME IMAGING SYSTEMS

The need for real-time uncompressed video places a significant burden on networks. In industrial vision systems, glass-to-glass latency thresholds are in the order of 130 milliseconds (ms) or less. For image-guided surgery or military closed hatch driving applications, designers aim for end-to-end latency of 85 ms or less. This paper provides an overview on the constituent elements of latency, and provides latency test results for image transfer over a GigE Vision link.

VIBRATION TESTING ON PIKSI® MULTI AND DURO®

This white paper presents the results of vibration testing on Swift Navigation receivers and demonstrates their ability to withstand disruptions and deliver continued, accurate results under heavy vibration conditions.

MOUSER ELECTRONICS AND GRANT IMAHARA PRESENT NEW “GENERATION ROBOT” E-BOOK FOCUSED ON SERVICE ROBOTS

Service Robots provides examples of how service robots differ from collaborative robots, presenting familiar robot forms we already see around us, as well as emerging trends in service robotics. Topics in the e-book include anatomy of a service robot, a companion robot for the International Space Station, and the challenges of creating an appendage with the dexterity of the human hand.

USB 3.0 – A COST EFFECTIVE HIGH BANDWIDTH SOLUTION FOR FPGA HOST INTERFACE

"With a theoretical bandwidth of up to 625MB/s, USB 3.0 (later renamed as USB 3.1 Gen 1) is definitely a leading contender for FPGA host interface. This large bandwidth and low latency can help improve FPGA based data acquisition systems, accelerated computing, and Test & Measurement while sticking to low BOM. Certain features available with off-the-shelf USB 3.0 solutions can offer sideband utilities such as FPGA configuration, board health monitoring with minimal added cost. This white paper is making a case for a complete FPGA host interface system using FTDI's USB 3.0 FIFO solutions."