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Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Robotic Shuttle System automates order fulfillment.

April 6, 2016

To fully automate order fulfillment, solution integrates AS/RS shuttle technology with articulated robotic arm featuring vision technology and suction end-of-arm tooling. Design delivers flexibility needed to handle high volumes of individual orders for operations in eCommerce fulfillment and promotes productivity and accuracy over manual processes. Also, adaptability lets operations accommodate changing order profiles and manage SKU proliferation while redeploying labor resources. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Printing & Duplicating Equipment, Robotics

Robotic Document Inserter helps maximize uptime.

April 1, 2016

Designed to print and insert pack slips, promotional material, and other documents into shipping cartons, Robotic Document Inserter eliminates heavy maintenance of conventional document inserters, enabling uptime approaching 99%. System allows standard robotic technology to interface directly with industrial printers, removing any chance of mishandling. Full system performance diagnostics are incorporated within existing control system for complete visibility to system data and statistics. Read More

Robotics, Services

ABB to Feature an IRB 1200 Robot Paired with the PickOne Perception System at MODEX 2016 in Atlanta

March 24, 2016

The innovative vision system is designed for singulation tasks often found in Third Party Logistics and Mail Order Fulfillment Companies AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – ABB Robotics will feature an IRB 1200 robot paired with the PickOne Perception system at MODEX 2016, April 4th -7th at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. PickOne is an innovative vision system designed for singulation... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Vision Systems

Pilz at the Hannover Messe - Automation Your Way

March 1, 2016

CANTON, Michigan – Under the motto "We automate. Safely." Pilz will be presenting industry solutions and services for safety and automation at this year's Hannover Messe April 25 - 29, 2016. The automation company will also be presenting its product innovations from the fields of "Sensor technology" - including a world first - and "Operating and monitoring". Safe human-robot... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Medium Track Motion Platform provides modular flexibility.

January 28, 2016

Suited for robots and transfer applications, IRBT 2005 accommodates rapid product changes. Flexible medium track motion platform is available with up to 2 carriages as robot track, with additional carriage plates available to carry any necessary process equipment, and up to 3 carriages as transfer track. Modular design is comprised of 1 m lengths that can be connected to form 2–21 m track. Available variants include standard with covers on rails and rack only and fully covered. Read More

Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Largest Capacitor Manufacturer in North America Driving Growth with Rethink Robotics' Baxter

December 22, 2015

Global Capacitor Manufacturer Realizes Significant Savings with Smart, Collaborative Baxter Robot BOSTON – Cornell Dubilier, the largest power capacitor company in North America, has deployed two Baxter robots within its manufacturing plant in Liberty, SC to streamline its capacitor labeling and inspection processes, fill gaps in production and increase flexibility. Baxter is being... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Robotics

Macron Dynamics Introduces New T-Bot and H-Bot Gantry Systems to Linear Robotics Line

November 24, 2015

t-bot 12 model Macron's new T-Bot model TBG-12 CROYDON, Pa – Macron Dynamics, Inc., a manufacturer of linear robotics motion systems and automation components, recently introduced two new products to their T-Bot and H-Bot gantry robot product lines, the TBG-12 and the HBG-12. The new products are smaller, lighter, and designed to complete difficult jobs both efficiently and accurately.... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics, Welding Equipment & Supplies

ABB to Feature a Range of Advanced Technology Robotic Welding Demos for Fabricators of All Sizes at FABTECH 2015

October 22, 2015

Demos include a compact welding robot, a three robot welding system with 20 axes of coordinated motion, a TIP-TIG production welding cell and YuMi, ABB's new dual arm collaborative robot AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – ABB will feature a portfolio of advanced technology robotic welding demonstrations at FABTECH 2015, November 9th -12th at McCormick Place in Chicago (Booth #N6054). The demos... Read More

Robotics, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Lincoln Electric Supports Certified Robotic Arc Welding Competition at FABTECH 2015

October 22, 2015

3rd Annual CRAW Competition will feature amateur and professional welders in two-part challenge Cleveland – Lincoln Electric will provide a robotic welding cell for use during the third annual AWS Certified Robotic Arc Welding (CRAW) Competition at FABTECH 2015. The company's recent acquisition Wolf® Robotics also will supply a second cell for the competition. CRAW Competition... Read More

Robotics

Renishaw Neuromate Frameless Gen II Cleared by the FDA

October 16, 2015

Stereotactic robot has application in broad range of neurosurgical procedures, first U.S. installation at Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. The U.S. Food and Drug administration (FDA) has issued clearance for Renishaw’s neuromate® frameless Gen II stereotactic robotic system. Neuromate provides a platform for a broad range of functional neurosurgical procedures... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission, Robotics

ABB to Feature Its Flexible Robotic Gear Handling Cell Technology at Gear Expo 2015

October 14, 2015

The cell is used to transfer gears between alloy trays and baskets in the heat treatment process, replacing manual handling and improving system performance and uptime. AUBURN HILLS, Mich.  - ABB Robotics will feature its Robotic Gear Handling Cell technology at Gear Expo 2015, October 20th – 22nd at the Cobo Center in Detroit (Booth # 1039). The cell is used to transfer gears between... Read More

Portable Tools, Robotics, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Lincoln Electric to Showcase Advanced Technology and Expertise at FABTECH 2015

October 13, 2015

Connect with Lincoln Electric Companies in both the North and South halls during the show Cleveland – Each fall, visitors go to FABTECH, North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, seeking the latest technologies to help them do their jobs better, faster, at a lower cost and with higher quality results. At FABTECH 2015, Nov. 9-12, at McCormick Place... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Z-Theta System integrates linear and rotary axes.

September 30, 2015

Customizable and adaptable to design requirements, Z-Theta system achieves rotary axis and linear axis in single unit that, when operated in coordinated motion, can effectively create a helical motion path. System can also be used to move to defined linear positions and then perform independent rotary moves. Based on Kerk ScrewRail®, design leverages Haydon and Pittman motor technology for linear and rotary power. Loads up to 100 lb and speeds in >10 ips are possible. Read More

Packaging Equipment, Robotics

Yaskawa Motoman, R/X Automation Solutions and Universal Robotics Announce Strategic Partnership

September 24, 2015

Dayton, OH – The Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. (Yaskawa Motoman), R/X Automation Solutions (RXAS) and Universal Robotics have formed a strategic partnership to deliver robotic pharmacy order fulfillment systems. The robotic system will provide complete verification of National Drug Code bar codes and validation of robotically placed patient labels for pharmacy unit of use... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Mobile Robot Development Kit includes all the basics.

September 9, 2015

Helping developers and researchers reduce time and effort required to develop mobile robots, SentiBotics Development Kit v2.0 provides basic robot infrastructure, hardware, component-tuning, and robotic software functionality. Kit specifically includes tracked reference mobile robotic platform, 3D vision system, modular robotic arm, and Robot Operating System (ROS) framework-based software. Full source code, robotics algorithm descriptions, and programming samples are also included. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Fives Investments in Manufacturing Science Yield Multiple Patents

August 19, 2015

Innovations demonstrate new manufacturing methods, improved component reliability, and higher quality HEBRON, Ky. – Fives Machining Systems, Inc. highlights the intellectual horsepower behind heavy manufacturing with 10 recent patents. The patents cover new production technologies and enhancements, quality improvement technologies, and component life enhancements. The developments are... Read More

Robotics, Services

Robotics Doubles Production Output at Tegra Medical

August 14, 2015

Challenge: Tegra Medical faced profit erosion as costs went up and customers demanded price cuts.  The company wanted to automate with robots, but operations are located in mini-cells in confined work spaces where operators have to interface with the automation. Erecting big safety caging as required with traditional industrial robots was not an option. Tegra was also looking for a high... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Robotics, Services

Evana Automation Provides Turnkey Robotic Cell Solution to a Manufacturer of Automotive Molded Parts

August 12, 2015

Evana integrates customer robot and bowl feeder to improve clip insertion process for automobile sills Evansville, Indiana – Evana Automation Specialists, a leading Systems Integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems, recently provided a turnkey robotic cell solution to a leading manufacturer of automotive molded parts. The Evana solution involved integrating a... Read More

Robotics

Custom Parts Manufacturer Increases Global Competitiveness with Smart, Collaborative Robots

June 12, 2015

Standby Screw Machine Products Co. Powers Production, Precision with Baxter BOSTON, – A leader in custom manufacturing for outdoor power equipment, Standby Screw Machine Products Co., is leveraging Rethink Robotics' two-armed Baxter robot in two separate applications to increase flexibility and consistency in its manufacturing operations and better compete on a global stage. A... Read More

Cleaning Products & Equipment, Robotics

Floyd Medical Center Deploys Germ-Killing Robot to Elevate Patient Safety

April 21, 2015

FMC is the first hospital in Northwest Georgia to purchase Tru-D SmartUVC ROME, Ga. — Floyd Medical Center recently bolstered its patient safety arsenal by deploying Tru-D SmartUVC, the only portable automated disinfection robot to accurately measure and deliver a pathogen-eliminating dose of UV light to terminally disinfect patient rooms, ICUs, surgery suites and other patient spaces. ... Read More