Robotics / Automation

Robotics / Automation: Articles

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Robotics / Automation: Industry News

Omron Supports Illinois FIRST

The company donated $25,000 to promote hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education for young people.

Yaskawa Motoman Partners with Teams for Amazon Picking Challenge

Rutgers University’s PRACSYS Lab, The University of Texas Nuclear Robotics Group and Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Autonomous Robotic Collaboration Lab will each receive a dual-arm robot.

Lincoln Electric Acquires Easom Automation Systems

This investment strategically advances Lincoln's position in automated welding and cutting.


Robotics / Automation: Products

Intelligent Lifting Device

Booth S-2181: The new free-standing, plug-and-play Easy Arm® 660 Intelligent Lifting Device from Gorbel incorporates the G-Force Intelligent Lifting technology with the body of an ergonomic articulating jib crane to address applications ranging from placement of automobile engines to loading of large plates in CNC machines.
Gorbel will showcase the free-standing, plug-and-play Easy Arm 660 that has a load capacity up to 660 lb to address application needs ranging from placement of automobile engines to loading of large plates in CNC machines. 

IMTS 2014: Industrial Automation North America

Booth E-4746: A compact, self-contained Touch Robot from Force Robots performing delicate airfoil machining. The system requires only 120 VAC and shop air to operate. It consists of a 4-axis material removal arm and a 2-axis part positioner mounted to a 1.2 m x .8 m portable work table. Dividing the system's six degrees of freedom between the two coordinated mechanisms preserves the deft touch of the tool arm while permitting manipulation of heavy castings up to 0.4 m long. 
Here is the place to find solutions for factory, process, and building automation.

Smart Camera System Makes Robotic Applications Faster and Easier Than Ever

ABB's Integrated Vision allows manufacturers to track products more accurately, improve supply chain management, improve quality, troubleshoot challenging lines and processes, and significantly expand their use of robotic automation.