Robotic Systems

Robotics, Services, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Lincoln Electric to Showcase Advanced Technology at FABTECH 2016

September 30, 2016

Connect with Lincoln Electric companies in both the North and Central halls during the show Cleveland – Lincoln Electric’s exhibits at FABTECH 2016, Nov. 16-18, in Las Vegas will feature demonstrations, technologies and application experts from each of the company’s welding, cutting, automation and integration brands for the metal fabrication industry. This year, Lincoln Electric has... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics

Mazak Booth Draws Thousands at IMTS 2016

September 28, 2016

Company spotlights new advanced manufacturing systems and SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY FLORENCE, Ky. – Mazak hosted a record number of visitors through its booth during the six days of IMTS 2016, held at Chicago’s McCormick Place from September 12-17. The company demonstrated over 20 highly advanced manufacturing cells and systems. Among these were its next-generation HYBRID Multi-Tasking... Read More

Robotics

Pioneer of Collaborative Robots Launches Universal Robots+ at IMTS 2016

September 28, 2016

Universal Robots, the Danish pioneer of human-robot collaboration, launches Universal Robots+, a showroom of plug play application solutions offering a new level of simplicity for companies that want to hit the ground running when installing their next UR robot application. Odense, Denmark - The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016 in Chicago will be the North American launch pad... Read More

Robotics, Transportation Industry Products

General Dynamics Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Detects Threats to Ship Hulls and Structures

September 26, 2016

Using acoustic sonar and high-resolution imaging, Bluefin Robotics' H-AUV records a hull's condition and can identify potential threats to the ship while keeping divers safe. MONTEREY, Calif. - General Dynamics Mission Systems featured the Bluefin Robotics hovering-autonomous underwater vehicle (H-AUV) at OCEANS 2016 in Monterey, California.  The Bluefin Robotics H-AUV locates,... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Robotics

Absolute Haitian Provides Press, Servo Robot for ACS Tech Center

September 26, 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota – Absolute Haitian, the exclusive distributor of Haitian and Zhafir injection molding machines in the U.S. and Canada, and ACS Group, a manufacturer of comprehensive auxiliary equipment for the plastics industry under the AEC, Cumberland, and Sterling brands, are partnering to install an operating molding line for a new Technology Center in New Berlin, Wisconsin. The... Read More

Robotics

ABB Robotics to Hold a Silicon Valley Open House at its new San Jose, California Facility, October 5th

September 21, 2016

Event to feature robotic demonstrations, technical breakout sessions and innovation briefings from area vendors and startup companies SAN JOSE, Calif. – ABB Robotics will host a Silicon Valley Open House October 5th, 2016, from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm at their newly opened San Jose, California facility. The event will feature robotic demonstrations, technical breakout sessions and innovation... Read More

Robotics, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Automated Weld Cell System integrates up to 4 Fanuc robots.

September 7, 2016

Featuring 2-piece modular construction, including robot base assembly, H-Frame Weld Cell is suited for high-production-capacity environments and/or high-precision applications. Floor-mounted system has complete perimeter guarding with safety light screens and solid panels. Final main axis sweep has wedge-lock positioning. Available with 2 axis heights of 29.5 in. and 35.4 in. as standard, H-Frame positioners are rated at 2,200 lb per side, with max load offset of 5.5 in. Read More

Robotics

ABB to Bring the "Factory of the Future" to Life with Latest Robotics Technologies at IMTS 2016

September 1, 2016

Over twelve demos to showcase the Collaboration, Simplification and Digitalization that are the hallmarks of the flexible, agile and efficient factory of the future Auburn, Hills, Mich. - ABB will feature more than a dozen innovative robotic demos at the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), September 12-17 at McCormick Place in Chicago.  Occurring every two years, IMTS is... Read More

Printing & Duplicating Equipment, Robotics

Metal AM System targets aerospace and casting industries.

August 31, 2016

Featuring both laser powder and laser hot-wire process, Robotic Metal Additive Manufacturing System will help move metal additive manufacturing out of traditional, small-area, bed-built processes and expand build envelopes for robotically printing metal parts. System is suited for producing titanium aerospace parts and low-volume, complex parts to replace design-constrained castings in steel-casting sector. Read More

Robotics, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Compact Robot supports arc welding and machine tending.

August 4, 2016

With Integrated DressPack design, Model IRB 1660ID enables users to program and simulate predictable cable movements. Strong, rigid upper arm, offering 1.55 m reach and payload of 6 kg, is able to accommodate heavy weld torches and provides optimized wire feeding control near arc for high-volume production. This, combined with TrueMove™ technology and Accuracy Mode, delivers 0.05 mm path repeatability. Combined 1,390° working range of axes 4, 5, and 6 provides agility inside CNC machines. Read More

Robotics

Automotive Supplier Faurecia Engages Swisslog to Automate New Emissions Technologies (FECT) Manufacturing Facility in Columbus, Indiana

August 1, 2016

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Faurecia, global leader of seat frames and mechanisms, emissions control technologies and vehicle interiors will work with Swisslog Warehouse Distribution Solutions (WDS) to make its new facility Industry 4.0 ready. Applying intralogistics principles to the automotive manufacturing industry Faurecia retained Swisslog to apply intralogistics expertise to the automation and... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics

Machine Tool Systems offer robotics options.

July 29, 2016

Complementing traditional, large machine tool solutions, Liné Machines Robotics help maximize efficiency in aerospace, rail, and heavy equipment industries. Robotics platform supports variety of processes, including milling, trimming, and drilling; deburring and polishing; cleaning and surfacing; forming; inspection and scanning; automation, tooling, and part holding; and peripheral equipment for machine tools. 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

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

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

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

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