KUKA Systems Develops Robotic Riveting System for Boeing 777 Wide-body Fuselage Assembly
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KUKA Systems Develops Robotic Riveting System for Boeing 777 Wide-body Fuselage Assembly

STERLING HEIGHTS, MI and AUGSBURG, GermanyÂ- – When the Boeing 777X twin-aisle passenger jet goes into full production for its debut in 2020, each fuselage will be built using special advanced automation technology, the result of a collaborative effort by the airplane maker and the KUKA Systems Aerospace Group. The robotic pulse production line, known as the Fuselage Automated Upright...

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Robotic Vehicle Kit targets educational applications.
Robots

Robotic Vehicle Kit targets educational applications.

Supplied with RC5 remote control and battery charger, RP6V2-C Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Kit is programmable in C and is suited for universities, trade schools, high schools, and course hobby users. Robot integrates ATMEGA32 8-bit RISC microcontroller with 8 MIPS and 8 MHz clock, two 7.2 Vdc motors, and tank drivetrain that can negotiate steep ramps and obstacles. Additional features include USB...

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Evana Automation to Supply Robotic Assembly Cell to Leading Medical Device Manufacturer

Evana solution will help error-proof the process of assembling catheter parts and reduce labor Evansville, Indiana – Evana Automation Specialists, a leading Systems Integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems, recently received a contract to provide a robotic assembly cell for a leading medical device manufacturer. The Evana solution will help error-proof the process...

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Robotics Automation for the Wire Industry

Highlighting the important reasons supporting the deployment of robotic automation technology in the manufacturing sector, this paper presents robotics as a contributor to improving manufacturing efficiencies. It reviews the gradual shift from an industrial to a service-based economy, resulting in technical labor shortages, while detailing the benefits of using robots. The latest robot models handling material faster and more accurately than a human, at an affordable cost for the small to mid size business are featured, and the easy and inexpensive customization associated with robots, as well as energy savings is mentioned. The paper also covers numerous robot applications in the wire industry, and includes a chart showing robot sales accounted by the North American robotic companies.

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ABB Unveils the Future of Human-robot Collaboration: YuMi®
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ABB Unveils the Future of Human-robot Collaboration: YuMi®

Innovative human-friendly dual arm robot with breakthrough functionality unlocks vast global additional automation potential in industry London/Zurich – ABB has unveiled the world's first truly collaborative robot: YuMi®. YuMi is a human-friendly dual arm robot designed for a new era of automation, for example in small parts assembly, where people and robots work hand-in-hand on the...

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Fanuc Corporation and Rockwell Automation Announce Global Collaboration on Integrated Manufacturing Solutions

ROCHESTER HILLS, MIÂ- — FANUC CORPORATION, the world's largest company in CNC, Robot and ROBOMACHINEs, and Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK), the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information solutions, announce today an advanced global collaboration to provide customers a more seamless and integrated manufacturing solution. The two companies have...

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Lincoln Electric on Display at IMTS with Solutions-Packed Booth

From Sept. 8 to 13, the company showcases solutions for welding, cutting and automation operations Cleveland – The Lincoln Electric Company will be in booth N-6520 at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), Sept. 8 -13, at McCormick Place in Chicago to discuss the application of welding, cutting, automation and integration solutions in the production environment. Attendees of...

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Force Sensing Package suits precision assembly applications.
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Force Sensing Package suits precision assembly applications.

With 6-axis force sensor that can detect 3 translational forces and 3 axial moments, MotoFit™ alters robot's position based on force encountered to align/assemble parts. Touching, fitting, and inserting are combined to provide automatic precision fits of mating surfaces of 10–100 Â-µm. High-speed fits up to 20 mm deep with h7/H7 tolerance can be done in 5 sec. Additional components...

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Robotic Screw Fastening System reduces labor and improves QC.
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Robotic Screw Fastening System reduces labor and improves QC.

Screw fastening system is built around Janome desktop, 3- or 4-axis robot that comes inÂ- 5 models with working areas from 200 x 200 mm to 510 x 600 mm and repeatable accuracy of Â±0.01 mm. In addition to accommodating choice of drivers, system is available with several screw feeder options. Programming of screw tightening conditions is facilitated via remote teaching...

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Surveillance Robot constantly patrols secured perimeter.

Traveling at about 7 kph on monorail that is attached to fence structure, RoboGuard conducts regular inspections of fence line, which are essential to maintaining integrity of perimeter. Robot can also respond and check on any suspected intrusion as needed. Complete system consists of autonomous robots, each covering up to 1 km, with docking station in between 2 adjacent robots, servicing them...

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Solder Redefined
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Solder Redefined

Indium Corporation has developed a new twist on traditional solder by developing a composite with a reinforced matrix internal structure. The result is a solder with increased strength and reliability. Check out this video to learn more about the mechanics behind the groundbreaking technology.

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