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Robots are nothing new on the factory floor, but personal care robots are an entirely different type of robot, taking their place alongside humans in their daily activities. While industrial robot standards consider the end user to be a trained person, personal care robots can be used around anyone. The environment that these robots can be used in is also much less predictable and the tasks of a personal care robot are not as well defined and repetitive like in the industrial world. As a consequence, the standards for ensuring they do their work safely are different than those for industrial robots, as everyone from a baby to the elderly can now be at risk. In this whitepaper, we’ll describe those standards and what manufacturers and businesses need to be aware if they plan to enter this new, rapidly growing market.
The 2020 guide to supply chain drones offers insights into this emerging trend. With a focus on inventory use-cases, it explains how various stakeholders (from warehouse GMs and continuous improvement managers to CFOs and VPs of operations) can realize business value from drone adoption.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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).
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.
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.