Controls and Controllers

Integrated Robotics and Custom End-of-Arm-Tooling Provide Solutions for Automated Machine Loading

ESS Technologies, Inc. custom designs robotic end effectors for FANUC robots. January 2008, Blacksburg, VA -ESS Technologies, Inc., an authorized FANUC system integrator, integrates a FANUC LR Mate mini robot with ESS custom-designed end-of-arm-tooling to create the TaskMate(TM) Robotic Loading System. The TaskMate(TM) is ideal for automating machine loading at the infeed. The custom...

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Robots

Arc-Welding Robot has internal programmable controller.

LR Mate 200iC/5L 6-axis mini-robot with iRVision (built-in vision) is suited for high volume applications or small batch production. It can be mounted in variety of positions including floor, tabletop, inside machines, angle, and invert. ROBOGUIDE-WeldPRO simulation package models system and downloads programs to robot, which run without touch-up. Vision Shift feature eliminates usual touch-ups...

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Robots

QinetiQ Delivers a Robotic Solution for Fires Involving Acetylene Cylinders

QinetiQ fire robots in action Commuter disruption caused by fires that are close to railway tracks and involving Acetylene cylinders could be minimised if the current six month trial using remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) continues to prove successful. Network Rail, working with the London Fire Brigade (LFB), has commissioned QinetiQ, the international defence and security technology company, to...

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Robots

"Titan" Goes to Japan

KUKA Roboter is presenting its comprehensive range of products and services at iREX 2007 in Japan for the first time Tokyo, November 2007 - KUKA Roboter GmbH, based in Augsburg, Germany, is making its debut appearance at the flagship robotics fair iREX 2007 in Tokyo, Japan. There Europe's leading supplier of industrial robots will be demonstrating more than just a world champion. In addition to...

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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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Robots

QinetiQ Establishes Service and Support Centre for Talon Robots in Australia

22 October 07 QinetiQ, a leading international defence and security technology business, has unveiled plans to establish a service and support centre for its Talon(TM) robots in Sydney, Australia in conjunction with its in-country representative, Pacific Security and Environmental Solutions (PSES) Pty. QinetiQ's Talon robots are manufactured in North America and are being sold in ever increasing...

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Multi-Purpose Robots have 60,000 hour MTBF.
Robots

Multi-Purpose Robots have 60,000 hour MTBF.

With compact design, Presto Models ST70L and ST100 are suited for high-density/multi-layered robotic installations. Both can be used to mount lightweight spot welding guns, and, with significant allowable wrist torque, units can also support large material handling grippers. Optional integrated dress package is available.

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Robots

Robotic QA Cell is suited for automated coating measurement.

Featuring 5-axis capabilities, SpecMetrix® RA Coating Quality Assurance Cell can measure films and wet/dry coatings over any substrate, material, and color. Designed for packaging, aerospace, electronics, and medical device industries, automated system helps measure barrier and protective coatings, over-varnish, inside spray, primer, and performance coatings. Integrated with...

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Robots

FANUC Robotics Demonstrates New Intelligent R-2000iB/100H Palletizing Robot at 2007 Pack Expo Las Vegas Show

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., Oct 15, 2007 - FANUC Robotics America, Inc. will introduce its new intelligent R-2000iB/100H palletizing robot equipped with iRVision in a high-speed bag and box palletizing demonstration during Pack Expo Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Oct. 15-17, in booth #C-4045. The new R-2000iB/100H robot offers FANUC Robotics' world-renowned performance, reliability and...

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Bearings

Intelligent Bearing Solution for Parallel Kinematic Robots: Fewer Components, Higher Efficiency

Triple Ring Bearing Saves Installation Space and Time At the Productronica trade fair, Schaeffler Group Industrial presents its developmental work performed on a new triple ring bearing which helps to simplify the structure of handling robots with parallel kinematics and significantly increases their operating efficiency. Parallel kinematic robots are compact handling devices with large stroke....

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Robots

Adept Technology Receives $5.0M Quattro Robot Order

Order for Over 100 Units Establishes Quattro as Leading High-Speed Packaging Robot LIVERMORE, Calif.---Nov. 15, 2007--Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADEP), the leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, announced today that it has received a $5.0M order for Adept Quattro(TM) robots from a major European machine builder. Under the terms of the order, over...

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Performance Packaging's AIRSHIELD™ Achieves FDA Approval for Food & Beverage Applications
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Performance Packaging's AIRSHIELD™ Achieves FDA Approval for Food & Beverage Applications

As a globally recognized provider of full-service packaging products and services, we have a history of developing innovative solutions that promote enhanced efficiency in a wide range of packing applications. Our new AIRSHIELD™ product is just another example of how we are helping food and beverage manufacturers to extend the life of their products. To learn more about this cutting-edge product, see our video.

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