Care-O-bot - Robots in Service Gain Independence
Robots

Care-O-bot - Robots in Service Gain Independence

The Care-O-bot® 3 is a mobile robot assistance system developed by the Fraunhofer IPA. It is capable of navigating independently as well as planning and carrying out complex motion sequences such as pick and place services. The predecessor of this development system is already used today as a trade show or museum guide, a welcome robot, an advertising platform, or for product presentations....

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German and South Korean Leaders Review ABB Renewable-Energy Capabilities at Hannover Messe
Automation Systems

German and South Korean Leaders Review ABB Renewable-Energy Capabilities at Hannover Messe

Zurich, Switzerland, April 21, 2009 --- German Chancellor Angela Merkel and South Korean Prime Minister Han Seung-soo visited ABB's stand at a major trade fair in Hanover, Germany on April 20, where they reviewed technologies that maximize the output from renewable-energy plants and integrate their production into the grid. The leaders were also introduced to ABB's FlexPicker, a lightweight robot...

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Robots

ABB Wins Frame Order for 2,100 Robots

Five-year agreement will enhance productivity at carmaker BMW AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (April 14, 2009)- ABB Robotics, a leading supplier of industrial robots, has signed a frame agreement with BMW Group to deliver 2,100 industrial robots over five years, beginning in 2010, to support the carmaker's operations in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. The robots will be applied in parts...

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Robotic Loading System integrates with tube filler/closer.
Robots

Robotic Loading System integrates with tube filler/closer.

TaskMate(TM), designed to meet cGMP standards, incorporates FANUC multi-axis robot and end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) to load infeed of tube fillers/closers. Incorporated with empty tube case accumulation system, robotic loader allows tube filling system to operate unattended for extended production runs. Other components include Allen Bradley PLC, touchscreen display, and interlocked Lexan guarding....

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Swivels

Swivel Stand Systems support robot or machinery up to 550 lb.

Offering repeatable positioning for automated operations, swivel stand systems RSS-1000 and RSS-2000 allow robot to swivel out of way for access during set-up or maintenance. Mounting pattern can be set to custom specifications with various heights and arm lengths available. Featuring gear clamp for fast release, RSS-2000 will index every 3° over entire 360° rotation.

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Robots

Plug-and-Play Sensor Kit adds to robot in-field versatility.

Modular CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive) kit is available to supplement new or existing GEN IV TALON robots. CBRNE/Hazmat TALON includes sensors for radiation, nerve agents, excessive temperatures, explosives, TNT, and volatile gases. Plug-and-play modularity promotes application adaptability and versatility. Heavy-duty shoulder and gripper are also available,...

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Cartesian Arm System handles medical technology.
Handling Equipment

Cartesian Arm System handles medical technology.

Providing 3 linear axes, backlash-free UNIPLACE 2300 contains drive and control unit as well as media feed-through, which can be used to feed air, or for forwarding electrical signals. System allows working area up to 1,000 x 400 x 240 mm to be covered, while integrated distance measurement system with resolution of 8 Â-µm allows repeat accuracy of ±0.05 mm. Able to move weights up to...

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Molding Systems automate wind-turbine blade fabrication.
Cranes

Molding Systems automate wind-turbine blade fabrication.

Delivering repeatable process control as automated blade molding facility, CNC-controlled Rapid Material Placement System (RMPS) offers integrated manufacturing capable of spraying in-mold coatings, dispensing/lay-up of glass and carbon fiber materials, and dispensing/application of adhesive. Also available, quick-cure molding system produces molds using customer CAD data, yielding finished blade...

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Robot features 350 mm SCARA arm.
Robots

Robot features 350 mm SCARA arm.

With working quadrangle of 494 x 494 mm, EPSON RS3 robot suits lab automation and process-heavy applications. Unit has no dead space in center of work envelope. Zero footprint robot's work envelope allows for design flexibility with over 360° of axis rotation for omni directional access.

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Workstations

Adept Technology to Showcase Solar Cell Handling System at PV Expo 2009 in Tokyo

First Japanese Showing of Adept Quattro Robot Features Solar Cell Handling with Integrated Inline Inspection PLEASANTON, Calif.- February 25, 2009, Adept Technology, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, today announced its solar cell handling system will be showcased at the 2nd International Photovoltaic Power Generation Expo in Tokyo, Japan...

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