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Featured White Papers

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
COLLABORATIVE ROBOTICS
Published by Mouser Electronics
HOW TO OPTIMIZE THE SCALABILITY & PERFORMANCE OF A MULTI-CORE OPERATING SYSTEM
Published by IntervalZero
THE BASICS OF HOW AN ENCODER WORKS
Published by Encoder Products Company
MACHINE VISION CAN DO MORE THAN YOU THINK - AN INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE VISION TOOLKIT
Published by Omron Microscan

All White Papers

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."

THE CASE FOR DRONES IN ENERGY

In this white paper, you'll learn the value of drone data; practical use cases for the drone for each energy sector - Transmission & Distribution, Wind, and Solar; value propositions of the drone for each energy sector, how to address current shortcomings of drone technology and regulation; and how to bring it all together to sell your energy organization on using drones

COLLABORATIVE ROBOTICS

The new e-book focuses on how collaborative robots (or cobots) interact and coexist with humans as they work side by side. Topics include cobot design, uses in manufacturing and industrial applications, motion control, and artificial intelligence (AI) in future cobot technologies. The new e-book from Mouser also examines the human aspect of collaborative robots, including articles on the social impact of robotics and the importance of safety in robotics design.

HOW SENSORS ARE MOVING MATERIALS HANDLING TOWARDS SAFE AUTOMATION

Next generation sensing technologies put the smart in Robot Automated Guided Vehicles. This white paper covers: All about - Automated Guided Vehicles- An exciting new robotic technology revolutionizing industry, warehousing and retail - AGV Navigation Technologies & Steering Control Configurations - The Sensors inside of AGVs that Enable Safe Automation – A cornucopia of sensor technologies working together - LiDAR, Encoders, Draw Wire Sensors, Hall Effect Sensors, and more.

FIVE UNEXPECTED APPLICATIONS FOR AGV SUCCESS, PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER, 2017

For many years, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) have proven their worth with a long history of automatically transporting loads within a production or distribution environment. To many, that’s the extent of what AGVs can do. The thing is, there are many activities where these autonomous mobile robots can be used to bring value to your operation. Here are five areas that you might not have been aware of where AGVs can help you today.

HOW TO OPTIMIZE THE SCALABILITY & PERFORMANCE OF A MULTI-CORE OPERATING SYSTEM

When upgrading your hardware platform to a newer and more powerful CPU with more, faster cores, you expect the application to run faster. More cores should reduce the average CPU load and therefore reduce delays. In many cases, however, the application does not run faster and the CPU load is almost the same as for the older CPU. With high-end CPUs, you may even see interferences that break determinism. Why does this happen, and what can you do about it?

QUICK START GUIDE TO DRONES IN CONSTRUCTION

The time and cost saving value of drones in the AEC sector is clear, but where do you start once the decision has been made to integrate their use into your firm’s workflow. The Quick Start Guide to Drones in Construction consolidates the best insights into the challenges and solutions drones add to the worksite.

THE BASICS OF HOW AN ENCODER WORKS

An encoder is a sensing device that provides feedback from the physical world; that is, it converts motion to an electrical signal that can be read by some type of control device, such as a counter or PLC. The control device then uses that signal to control a conditional event, such as activating a print head to create a mark at a specific location, or positioning a joint correctly on an articulated robot limb.

MACHINE VISION CAN DO MORE THAN YOU THINK - AN INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE VISION TOOLKIT

Many are unaware of the extent to which the theoretical field of computer vision has produced tangible benefits for manufacturing. Embodied in compact smart cameras as well as powerful, PC-connected camera systems, the brilliant work of academicians is being used daily to make industrial operations safer, steadier and more productive. The ability to automatically extract information from digital images opens many doors for manufacturers striving to cut costs, improve quality and streamline their processes overall. The primary uses of machine vision are inspection, gauging, and robot guidance. This white paper by Omron Microscan explores machine vision’s fundamental functions, benefits for industrial automation and real-world applications.