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Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Robotics

Uncooled Thermal Imaging Camera delivers HD for high demand.

March 26, 2015

Equipped with 1,024 x 768 pixel IR detector, VarioCAM® High Definition comes in research and inspect models for mobile operations as well as head version designed for stationary tasks in harsh environments. Integrated, continuous-duty, opto-mechanical MicroScan unit enables inclusion of thermal image sequences with 2,048 x 1,536 IR pixel resolution, while EverSharp feature ensures all object structures in image scene are clear regardless of distance from camera and lens used. Read More

Robotics, Welding Equipment & Supplies, Non-Industrial Products

Robotics Platform aids education and workforce development.

March 26, 2015

Designed specifically for classrooms, robotics labs, and robotics training centers, STEM Robotics Platform features aluminum extruded cart that is modular and lightweight. Suite of fully integrated academic tools includes Yaskawa Motoman’s web-based curriculum, offline modeling and programming tools, and STEM-aligned activity template. Available for material handling and welding, platforms use robots that are speed-limited for student safety. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Robotics

Indicators and Pick-to-Light Sensors use Modbus RTU protocol.

March 25, 2015

Comprising multicolor indicators and pick-to-light sensors, K50 Modbus Series enables flexible communication and simplified setup of single device or multi-point applications. Multicolor indicators come in standard dome, daylight visible, beacon (perimeter), and beacon (perimeter and center) with configurable flashing and strobe options. For error-proofing and parts-verification applications, pick-to-light sensors have illuminated dome and come in polarized retro-reflective or fixed-field models. Read More

Robotics, Software, Services

Fleet Management System controls up to 100 robots.

March 24, 2015

Designed for Lynx autonomous intelligent vehicles, Lynx Enterprise Manager 1100 controls all aspects of operating fleet, coordinating up to 100 vehicles simultaneously for large-scale deployments in warehousing/logistics, manufacturing, and semiconductor applications. Vehicles self-navigate, avoiding obstacles and selecting best path. Interfacing with user’s existing enterprise management system, fleet management system coordinates vehicle configuration, task allocation, and traffic control. Read More

Robotics, Machinery & Machining Tools

High-Payload Robot conserves space while increasing capacity.

March 20, 2015

Designed to efficiently manipulate components of significant size and weight, SMART NJ 650 handles payloads up to 650 kg, offers maximum horizontal reach of 2.70 m, and provides ISO 9283 repeatability from 0.15 mm. Space-conserving design, characterized by stiffness, is suited for such industrial applications as handling, spot welding, and component manipulation as well as palletizing, deburring/polishing, packaging, and general machining. Read More

Robotics

Collaborative Robots feature intrinsically safe design.

March 9, 2015

Available in SCARA, 6-axis Articulated, and Cartesian configurations, Collaborative Benchtop Robots will not injure user or other equipment even if there are accidental full-speed collisions. Precise Guidance Motion Controller offers gravity balanced free mode teaching aids and capabilities for automatically generating reliable motion sequences. Other features include Ethernet interface and embedded web server that permits robot to be operated locally or remotely. Read More

Robotics, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Type 10 COM Express Module features Intel® Atom(TM) processor.

March 5, 2015

Designed to accommodate Intel®'s Atom E3800 Series processor, NanoCOM-BT integrates up to 16 GB eMMC storage, up to 2 GB onboard DDR3L RAM, and Intel's I210-IT Ethernet controller on 84 x 55 mm board. Industrial-grade components operate in temperatures from -40 to 85°C while withstanding shock and vibration. Additional features include USB ports, SATA ports, LVDS, DDI, and PCI-E. With Hi-Safe Software, tasks such as watchdog timers, digital I/O control, and system monitoring can be performed. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Robotics

Infrared Cameras include large LCD touchscreen.

March 4, 2015

With full 180° articulating lens and 5.7 in. touchscreen, Fluke® TiX560 and TiX520 allow thermographers to navigate over, under, and around objects to preview and capture images. SuperResolution mode boosts resolution 4 times so normal 320 x 240 resolution increases to 640 x 480. To ensure consistently in-focus images, cameras feature LaserSharp® Auto Focus, which uses built-in laser distance meter to pinpoint target, and accurately calculate and display distance. Read More

Robotics, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Low-Profile Mini-ITX System offers flexible functionality.

February 27, 2015

Suited for general automation and digital signage applications, 201.9 x 45.0 x 199.9 mm TKS-EMB-LP operates from 0 to +45°C and offers 3 low-profile Mini-ITX motherboard options – EMB-H81B, EMB-Q87A, and EMB-BT4 – to promote customization to application needs. Front offers 4 USB 2.0 and one COM port for external device/hardware connections as well as power switch and 2 LED indicators for power and HDD activity. Casing supports internal mounting of 2.5 in. HDD. Read More

Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices

Motion Module combines co-processor with motion sensors.

February 27, 2015

Measuring 17 x 17 mm, self-calibrating MM7150 Motion Module combines SSC7150 motion co-processor with 9-axis sensors, including accelerometer, magnetometer, and gyroscope. Co-processor is pre-programmed with sophisticated sensor fusion algorithms which intelligently filter, compensate, and combine raw sensor data to provide accurate position and orientation information. With I2C connection to most MCUs/MPUs, embedded/IoT applications can tap into module's motion and position data. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Robotics

Thermal Imaging Camera with high sensitivity.

February 24, 2015

In addition to respective frame rates of 9 Hz (for use in restricted countries) and 60 Hz, Bluetooth®-enabled Heat Spy a150 and z150 feature 160 x 120 detector for 19,200 individually calibrated pixels with thermal sensitivity of 0.05°C @ 30°C. Features also include 25° x 19° FoV with 3.2 MP CMOS image sensor; 4 viewing modes; 3.6 in., 640 x 480 touchscreen LCD; and ergonomic, handheld housing. Laser aiming allows precision hotspot pinpointing, and 2 LED bulbs above lens for low-light use. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Robotic Grippers leverage electro-adhesion technology.

February 12, 2015

Eliminating need for vacuum pumps or custom mechanical gripper attachments, P-Series (Panel-Series) Grippers use flexible, ultra-low energy (1–10 W) electroadhesion technology that enables scratch- and smudge-free handling on glass and other delicate surfaces. Grippers also allow de-stacking and manipulation of single layers of fabric, apparel, composite fibers, wire grids, and mesh. Uses include handling fabric, apparel, composite fibers, solar cell components, and mobile devices. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Robotic Conversion Kit removes vehicle operators from harm's way.

February 10, 2015

By transforming manned industrial vehicles into unmanned robots, DriveRobotics™ add-on applique kit lets building demolition and roadside construction companies convert to unmanned operations whenever operators face hazardous situations. This commercial robotic system, which can also be installed in new vehicles and existing fleets, eliminates need for spotter. Remote-control capabilities enable or facilitate machine use in demanding applications. Read More

Robotics

Robot Controller Software optimizes programming.

February 9, 2015

Offering extensive toolbox for developers and broad communications capabilities, RobotWare 6 includes intuitive user interface that optimizes robot set-up time and system reconfiguration. Externally Guided Motion, with aid of external sensors, gives operators precise control over robot motion. Sensors provide ability to input absolute positions, and to modify robot’s path. Paths can be updated every 4 ms with controller lag of 8–20 ms, depending on type of robot. Read More

Vision Systems, Robotics, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Vision Processor enhances fixed industrial robot functionality.

February 9, 2015

Optimized for continuous use in factory environments,, Adept SmartVision MX can add vision guidance and inspection to industrial robot applications. Unit features Intel® Core® i7 CPU, SSD, fanless architecture, and operating temperature range suited for industrial use. Compatible with machine vision cameras offering diverse resolution options in color or monochrome, device is equipped with Gigabit Ethernet ports with PoE and USB 3.0 ports to concurrently accommodate up to 8 cameras. Read More

Robotics

Six-Axis Robot suits machine tending applications.

February 5, 2015

With 280 kg payload, 2,446 mm horizontal reach, and 2,962 mm vertical reach, Model MH280 II is suited for material handling and press tending applications. From boring to milling to grinding, robot can help optimize product quality by removing inconsistencies of manual process. Dynamic DX200 controller, using Windows® CE programming pendant with color touchscreen, handles multiple tasks and controls up to 8 robots, I/O devices, and communication protocols. Read More

Robotics

Four-Axis SCARA Robots feature controller-less architecture.

February 5, 2015

Offering SCARA robotics in controller-less architecture, eCobra robots come in Lite, Standard, and Pro performance tiers to address different application complexity and throughput requirements. Models are available in 600 and 800 mm reach configurations and run on eV+ operating system. Featuring fully embedded controls that conserve floor space and simplify installation, robots serve such applications as mechanical assembly, material handling, and packaging. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Industrial Robot Controller measures 12.2 x 17.7 x 17.4 in.

February 3, 2015

Along with clean operator panel, second generation IRC5C features cable connections designed for facilitated access and use. External connectors are available for all signals, and built-in, expandable 16-in, 16-out I/O system is standard. TrueMove™ and QuickMove™ technologies promote such capabilities as accuracy, speed, cycle-time, programmability, and synchronization with external devices. Design also facilitates integration of additional hardware and sensors. Read More

Robotics

Robotic Tool Changer handles payloads up to 600 lb.

January 28, 2015

Featuring internal Lock/Unlock sensing, Model QC-160 mounts directly to most 200 kg robots, optimizing robot's ability to switch end-effectors automatically. Unit features five 3/8 NPT and four ½ NPT pass-through air connections as well as eight 3 A/50 Vac electrical connections. Positional repeatability (X, Y, and Z) tested at rated load at one million cycles is 0.0006 in. For optimal repeatability and strength, all locking parts are made of 58 HRC stainless steel.  Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Robotics

DSLM Camera combines selfie functions and professional features.

January 26, 2015

Incorporating 16.00 MP Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine, DMC-GF7 Wi-Fi®-enabled Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera provides ISO to 25,600 and Contrast AF System that exchanges digital signal between camera and lens at 240 fps max. Rear monitor, which consists of 3.0 in. 1,040K-dot touchscreen LCD, tilts up to ~180° and automatically puts camera into Self Shot Mode. Users can also capture full HD 1920 x 1080, 60p video recording in AVCHD progressive and MP4 with stereo sound. Read More