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Equipped with automatic tool-changing and multicoupling systems, Staubli’s HelMo moves itself from workstation to workstation, plugs itself in, and performs tasks without endangering its human coworkers.
ROEQ’s replaces Wi-Fi-dependent third-party setups with a sensor-based system that automatically lifts loads delivered by an autonomous mobile robot (AMR) to the proper height for delivery to a stationary conveyor.
The QM180 top module from Nord Modules increases the utility of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) by connecting with a cobot-powered gate to create the first fully autonomous material-handling system. It also handles half pallets, plastic boxes, carton boxes, and carts without changing top modules.
Material-handling solutions developer Kivnon expands its mobile vehicles portfolio with two autonomous mobile robot (AMR) forklifts and an automated guided vehicle (AGV) lifting platform that rotates.
Jungheinrich’s dual-mode EZS 350a NA automated guided vehicle (AGV) provides all the benefits of an electric truck with a laser-based navigation platform that requires no floor work.
Comau adds safety features to the Racer-5 industrial robot to come up with the dual-mode Racer-5 Cobot: a fast automation solution for supporting multiple manufacturing processes that doesn’t sacrifice precision or employee health.
Stäubli has set new benchmarks in dynamics, precision and cleanroom with its 4-axis line of Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arms (SCARA) for highly sensitive environments. Judges of the 2021 Red Dot Design competition recognized its unique cylindrical working area when they gave it the “Product Design” award.
Veo Robotics’ FreeMove sensors-and-software system uses advanced computer vision and 3D sensing to safely turn a high-speed, heavy-load industrial robot arm into a collaborative robot (cobot) that’s faster – and thus more productive – than traditional cobots.
Eurostorage U.S. licensee Athena Manufacturing manufactures customized storage-and-retrieval systems that enable one employee to pull out a heavy drawer of sheet metal and profiles. The elegant and ergonomic designs are low maintenance as well.
Designed to support intermittent interaction between human and industrial robot, ABB Robotics’ 1100 Swifti CRB (for “collaborative robot”) automatically slows, stops, and restarts depending on an employee’s presence in preprogrammed safety zones.
Capable of lifting 44 pounds (20 kg), OnRobot’s electrically powered VGP20 vacuum gripper performs the same heavy-duty tasks as a pneumatic gripper for a fraction of the cost and complexity. Compatible with all major robot brands.
OnRobot’s IP67-certified, collaborative 2FG7 parallel gripper is the latest addition to OnRobot’s range of no-fuss, all-electric gripper products. Deployed within minutes, it’s designed to handle demanding payloads, even where space is tight.
New Sunrise Warranty at Trilogy Machinery
Sunrise Ironworkers’ U.S. distributor now warranties ironworkers and punching machine parts to three years and one year on labor.
Backlog of Orders Index Grows To All-Time High
The manufacturing economy continued its recovery in March, according to Institute for Supply Management’s March 2021 ‘Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.’ Backlogs are growing, as are raw materials inventories and exports and imports.
Recovery Takes Hold: February U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Increase Almost 18% Over January
Totaling $377.6 million, February’s latest orders represent a 32.2% increase year over year, according to AMT’s report. Oil and gas surprised with an uptick, and medical equipment’s rise likely resulted from hospitals catching up on elective procedures.