Robotics / Automation

Overcoming Obstacles with 3D Vision Technologies

Quickly grabbing and orienting a random part from a bin has never been an easy task for a robot. So it often falls to humans to find and process parts – until now.
Robotics / Automation: Articles

Gaining a Competitive Position

Integrating material positioners into their operations enables this manufacturer of HVAC products to deliver quick job turnarounds at lower costs.


Robotics / Automation: Industry News

Advanced Autonomous Mobile Robot Enters North American Market

The emerging mobile robot industry is expected to achieve total sales of 14,500 units and revenue of $20 billion over the next three years.

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.


Robotics / Automation: Products

Multi-Diameter Stock Versatility for High Production of Medical Devices

The Multi Mini Rhinobar bar feeder from Lexair makes multi-diameter bar stock processing faster and easier with a feedtube cartridge that automatically centers and feeds three sizes of small-diameter bar stock to Swiss-style CNC screw machines and sliding-head lathes.

Vacuum Tooling for Automotive Body-In-White Assembly

Shops can use Modular Automation Tooling from Piab to quickly construct flexible and adjustable vacuum gripper/fixture tooling, robot end-effector tools or other fixturing for any type of automation equipment.

Intelligent Lifting Device

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.