Robotics

Controls & Controllers, Robotics, Software

Multi-Robot Controller operates unmanned ground vehicles.

October 17, 2014

Running on touchscreen tablet using Android-based app, uPoint™ Multi-Robot Control System simplifies robot operations including driving, manipulation, and inspection. Virtual joystick allows users to touch and drag anywhere on main video feed to steer robot, while predictive drive lines help guide operators through tight spots. With video recording function, users can capture digital evidence and upload it to cloud or secure network where files can be managed, retrieved, and shared. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Robotics

Time Lapse Cameras monitor worksite activity remotely.

October 17, 2014

Used for remotely monitoring job sites, construction cams take photo every 15 min for each 12-hr time period and wirelessly route those photos to secure website. Project owners and developers can view, download, and email pictures at their discretion. Upon project completion, end-users are provided with time lapse video of all work accomplished. Cameras, offering 5 MP photos and zoom lens, are designed to facilitate use and installation. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Robotics

Integrated Camera System visually documents site conditions.

October 14, 2014

Able to capture 360° digital panoramic images for visual documentation and measurement of surrounding environment, Trimble® V10 Imaging Rover seamlessly integrates with R10 GNSS receiver; Trimble R8, R6, and R4 GNSS receivers; as well as TSC3 controller. While 2-piece power rod option facilitates transport, high-dynamic range (HDR) imagery enhances quality of captured photographs. When working in variable light conditions, operator can blend images to optimize and image quality. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices, Robotics, Green & Clean

Microprocessor Units support 720p video playback.

October 10, 2014

Based on ARM® Cortex®-A5 processor, Atmel® SMART™ SAMA5D4 Series offers H264, VP8, and MPEG4 720p video playback capability at 30 fps. Devices leverage ARM® TrustZone technology to protect system against counterfeiting and allow safe storage of critical data. Featuring ARM NEON™ engine for accelerated signal processing for multimedia and graphics, SAMA5D4 Series runs up to 528 MHz and includes 720p hardware video decoder, along with 128 kB L2 cache. Read More

Robotics

Robotic Palletizing Software enables offline setup.

October 9, 2014

Available for Motoman® robots, PalletSolver™ permits setup of pallet patterns and robot motion on PC so that robot does not have to be taken offline for teaching. Offline pattern generation tool supports multiple robotic workcells, dynamic gripper zone management, and constraints handling. With scalable architecture, PalletSolver can handle single line and multi-line palletizing, as well as single and multiple workcells. It can also import pallet patterns generated in TOPS or CAPE software. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Robotics

High-Speed 1 MP Digital Cameras offer high sensitivity.

October 7, 2014

With optimized light sensitivity, image quality, and lighting flexibility, Phantom® v2011, v1611, and v1211 facilitate shooting in low-light and difficult-to-light scenarios. Sensitivity reaches as high as ISO 6400 (daylight illumination) for color images and ISO 32,000 for monochrome images, and cameras support use of lenses with smaller apertures. Operators can choose to use faster shutter speed, which can reduce motion blur and promote image clarity.
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Robotics, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Compact Series Robots suit spot welding applications.

October 2, 2014

With respective payload capacities of 165 and 210 kg, MS165 and MS210 six-axis robots feature DX200 controller, high-speed spot and ARM (Advanced Robot Motion) control function, and 2,702 mm reach with ±0.2 mm repeatability. Gas spring and Sigma-5 motor technology reduce weight and profile. With respective payload capacities of 100 and 80 kg, MS100 and MS80W II robots can utilize Mid-Frequency Direct Current (MFDC) spot guns and offer reach of 2,236 mm and ±0.07 mm repeatability. Read More

Robotics

Proactive Tracking System helps maximize baking band life.

September 25, 2014

Using high-temperature, self-cleaning, non-contact sensors, ActiveTrack™ collects and analyzes band speed and position data. This enables small and consistent bidirectional adjustments to be made in order to track oven band to within ±1/8 in. Along with integrated alarm system, features include external, heavy-duty bearings and rollers with adjustable center roll. System, which consists of 3 rollers on return path and 2 for load path of oven, can be used with bands with max width of 63 in. Read More