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SSL to Provide Robotic Arms to DARPA for Satellite Servicing

July 25, 2016

PASADENA, CA - Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced it has received $20.7 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to design and build robotic arm flight hardware for the first phase of the agency's Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program. SSL is receiving the funds... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Services, Vision Systems

LEONI Brings Together Automation Technology, German Brew at Oktoberfest Networking Event

July 15, 2016

LEONI Engineering Products Services, Inc. (Lake Orion, Mich.), with global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, will celebrate the company’s heritage, its focus on automation technology, and German beer-making during an Oktoberfest-styled event on September 29, 2016. LAKE ORION, MI – LEONI Engineering Products & Services, Inc. (LEONI EPS), part of Nuremberg-based LEONI AG and one of North... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Robotics

Rackmount 1U Networking System uses Skylake-S Core i7/i5/i3 CPUs.

July 14, 2016

Powered by 14 nm micro-architecture Intel® Skylake-S series 6th gen Core i7/i5/i3 CPUs with 3D tri-gate design, PL-80980 features Intel H110 PCH chipset and LGA 1151 socket type. Solution supports 2 DDR4, 2,133 MHz un-buffered/Non-ECC DIMM and 32 GB max memory. Along with storage interface supporting 2.5 in. SATA 3.0 HDD/SSD, features include 1x mSATA slot, PCIe X8 module or optional PCIe X8 slot that supports additional Ethernet module, up to 14x GbE Coper LAN ports, and additional I/O. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Machinery & Machining Tools, Printing & Duplicating Equipment, Robotics, Services, Test & Measuring Instruments

Methods to Showcase Manufacturing the Future at IMTS 2016, Booth S-9119

July 12, 2016

3D Printing, Automation and Full Range of Innovative Machining Solutions Embody the Future of Manufacturing. Sudbury, MA, U.S.A. – Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, 3D printing technology, automation and accessories, has announced they will demonstrate a wide range of the latest developments in manufacturing technology in Booth S-9119 at... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Vision Systems

Mobile Streaming News Cameras support IFB functionality.

July 11, 2016

With v1.02 firmware, GY-HM660 ProHD camcorders offer users 2 IFB channels – one for camera operator and separate feed for talent. This lets news teams communicate with studio while streaming live HD reports from field. Other features include three 12-bit CMOS image sensors and daylight-viewable, 3.5 in. LCD. For streaming reliability, these cameras offer SMPTE 2022 or Zixi FEC, automatic repeat request, and adaptive bit rate control. Integrated RTMP support allows direct connection to content distribution networks. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Robotics

Fanless Embedded System operates from -25 to 70°C. .

July 8, 2016

Housed in IP66-rated, 8.66 x 1.98 x 6.80 in. enclosure with Atom E3845 1.91 GHz Quad Core CPU, Model FES9125 includes SoC integrated with HD graphics chipset, 4 GB DDR3L 1066 MHz memory, 1 full size mSATA 32 GB SSD, dual Intel 120 GbE controller Ethernet, and AMI 16 Mbit Flash BIOS. Front I/O ports include 10/100 Ethernet, 2 CanBus 2.0, 4 isolated digital inputs, 4 isolated digital outputs, and wireless antenna, while back I/O ports include 2 RS-232 or RS-422/485, USB 2.0, and VGA output. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Robotics

Fanless PCs suit embedded applications in harsh environments.

July 7, 2016

RCO-1000, RCO-3000, and RCO-6000 Series, which are respectively powered by Intel® Bay Trail, Broadwell-U, and Skylake CPUs, support -25 to 70°C operation, 9–48 Vdc input with over/under-voltage and reverse polarity protection, 5 Grms vibration and 50 G/11 ms shock. Cable-less design includes one-piece extruded aluminum build, which is offered in several form factors to support various I/O and expansion requirements. Also, all models come with optional dual SIM card slots. Read More

Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments

EMVCo Qualifies First Fully Automated PICC Analog Test Solution

July 5, 2016

COMPRION has received the EMVCo Letter of Qualification for its EMVCo PICC Analog Test Solution, which can now be used for type approval of bankcards or smartphones by accredited test laboratories. The solution also helps phone and chipset manufacturers to test the compliance of their products before launching them. The EMVCo PICC Analog Test Solution consists of the conformance test system UT³... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Robotics

Secure SFF Server System meets defense, UAV, industrial needs.

July 1, 2016

Operating as low as 75 W, SB2002-SW Blackhawk is based on Intel® Xeon® D CPU with hyper-threading for total of up to 16 logical cores (32 threads) in single SoC device; each core operates at up to 2.5 GHz and can turbo boost up to 3.1 GHz. This 7 lb box, at 5.4 x 6.5 x 2.75 in., supports up to 16 CPU cores, 20 managed/Ethernet ports, 64 GB RAM, removable storage, and Cisco Embedded Services Router software. Along with optional routing engine, features include diverse I/O, storage, and security options. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Robot Monitoring System enables worker/robot collaboration.

June 30, 2016

With host of safety functions, including safe speed limits, safe standstill monitoring, safe axis ranges, and position and orientation supervision, SafeMove2 encourages development of innovative robot applications by integrating safety directly into robot controller. Software allows robots and operators to work closely together by restricting robot motion to precisely what is needed for application. SafeMove2 provides tools that speed commissioning workflow for faster setup and validation. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Robotics

Rugged, Sunlight-Readable Tablet supports single-handed operation.

June 30, 2016

Targeting mobile field service and transportation technicians, MIL-STD810G- and IP65-certified Getac T800 leverages Intel® Atom™ CPU. Touchscreen offers 8.1 in. real-estate, and sunlight-readable LumiBond® 2.0 display delivers 10-point touch, 170° viewing angle, and 16:10 aspect ratio. Battery runtime is 10 hr max as standard; hot-swappable SnapBack battery option adds 10 hr. Features also include full HD webcam, 8 MP rear camera, 802.11ac Wi-Fi® (4G optional), and expansion slot. Read More

Robotics, Services

New Plug and Play Motion System at IMTS

June 29, 2016

Visit Rollon at in the East Building at booth E-4528 Hackettstown, NJ - Rollon Corporation will be demonstrating its pre-engineered cartesian robot system, Motion Box, at this year's IMTS. Designed to deliver users six different motion profiles that can be set-up and running in a couple of hours, Motion Box includes everything from the human-machine interface (HMI) on one side to the... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Robotics

Embedded Mini-ITX Motherboard leverages 6th Gen Intel Core CPU.

June 27, 2016

Powered by 14 nm, 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 and Pentium® CPU in LGA1151 socket with Intel® H110 chipset, 170 x 170 mm MANO500 supports up to 32 GB DDR4 RAM and offers 3 SATA connections. While HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort, and LVDS/Embedded DisplayPort (optional) with dual view enable four 4K display support, expansion is fostered via PCIe x16 slot, PCIe Mini Card slot, SIM slot, and mSATA. Complementing multiple I/O options, SIM card socket allows Wi-Fi®/3G module installation. Read More

Mounting & Attaching Products, Robotics

Hexapod serves motion simulation, compensation applications.

June 27, 2016

Deriving 6-axis movement from actuators placed in parallel between top and bottom platform, Hexapods comes in sizes with bases from 100 mm to 1 m, different stiffness configurations, and load capacities from 2–1,000+ kg. Each 6 DOF motion system, providing dynamic motion and sub-micrometer position resolution, is CIPA certified for 6-axis image stabilization capabilities of cameras. Software is included for alignment and tracking as well as defining trajectories and sinusoidal curves. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Vacuum Lifter-Tilter enables manual rotation of tubing.

June 24, 2016

With Model ETL10M2-OCMR, one person can safely position and change orientation of non-porous cylinders, such as pipes or other tube-shaped objects. Below-the-hook end-effector provides 90° power tilt operation with 360° manual rotation. Available in electric- and air-powered models, system can handle loads weighing up to 100 lb at 24 in. Hg min for cylinders with 9–15 in. diameter. It includes pendant controls on handlebar, vacuum gauge, and audible vacuum leakage warning system. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

ATI Industrial Automation's Annual Technology Fair Scheduled for August 11th, 2016

June 21, 2016

Apex, North Carolina: ATI Industrial Automation will host their Annual Technology Fair on Thursday, August 11th at the Michigan Sales Office located at 4577 South Lapeer Road, Suite I, Orion Township, MI 48359. This one-day event is a great educational opportunity for networking, sharing ideas, and also showcasing cutting-edge robotic and automation technologies. Multiple... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics

Rotary-Index Twin Spindle Machine enhances cellular manufacturing.

June 21, 2016

Expanded version of RXS-400 utilizes Fanuc M710 Robot, which carries 8 Model 900 guns in heavy-duty cabinet with powered sliding door. In addition to Alpha S4 servos, Apex precision 50:1 ratio gear boxes, precision stop CAM Technologies indexer, and roof-mounted Precision Rotary Union, components include 300/28 cyclone reclaim system coupled to 36 in. deck classifier with thin ball tray, PLC-controlled heater pad and vibrator mounted to 6 ft³ mixer box, and PLC-controlled Media adder. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Packaging Equipment, Robotics

Robotic Automation System works interactively with co-workers.

June 20, 2016

Able to operate alongside existing workers or independently with no need for safety guards, Robo Packer is suited for pick and place, assembly, and packaging applications. Integrated packaging module is supplied with 6-axis robotic arm, infeed conveyor, and box conveyor all mounted onto common sub-frame which is fitted with leveling pads and casters. Portable system can be supplied with 1 of 3 robotic arm payloads depending on application, task to be performed, and level of productivity required. Read More

Plant Furnishings & Accessories, Robotics

Bell and Howell Introduces Smart Lockers to North American Colleges and Universities

June 16, 2016

Will participate in CUPMAC and ACUHO-I annual conferences Durham, N.C. – With the rapid increase of e-commerce and rising expectations for expedited delivery, many college and university mailroom operations face logistical and physical obstacles to accepting and storing parcels until they are picked up. One solution that has been well received in Europe is intelligent parcel terminals, also... Read More

Robotics, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Modular Robotic Welding Workcell handles large workpieces.

June 16, 2016

Designed for jobs involving large parts or heavy deposition welding, ArcWorld® 2000 is scalable with one or two 6-axis Yaskawa welding robots and handles parts up to 5 m wide and payloads up to 6,300 kg. DX200 controller with menu-driven arc welding application software; integrated welding package (power source, wire feeder, and welding torch); positioner(s); operator interface; and safety barriers are standard. MotoMount™ fixture mounting system can also be included.
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