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RoboDK Releases Intuitive Palletizing Plugin for Any Robot Brand
Robot software company RoboDK has released a new palletizing plugin for intuitive programming of palletizing applications, compatible with almost any robot brand. It accelerates this normally tedious programming task and improves deployment efficiency.
Robotic Programming Made Easy with Yaskawa’s Smart Pattern Extension
Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc., a leading robotics company in the Americas is launching a robotic programming made easy with Yaskawa’s Smart Pattern Extension.
Automation is Simple With Kurt’s New Robotic Gripper and VersatileLock Pneumatic Vise
Kurt Workholding and Absolute Machine Tools have teamed up to create an easy and smart way to introduce turnkey automation in your shop. The exclusive package features a Mitsubishi LoadMate Plus, Kurt 3600A Pneumatic Vise and Kurt RV36 Robotic Gripper working in tandem with a Tongtai VP-10 mass-production high-speed vertical machining center.
Q3 Robot Orders Put 2021 on Track for Biggest Year Yet, Says Automation Association
According to data from the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), robot sales totaled $1.48 billion at the end of Q3 2021, surpassing the previous nine-month record, which was set in 2017.
FANUC Introduces New Robot for Use in Machine Tending, Warehouses, Logistics
FANUC America Corp. (Rochester Hills, MI) has introduced the LR-10iA/10, a new robot designed for machine tending and for picking applications in the warehousing and logistics sectors.
Machine Vision for Flexible Robotic Automation
The synergies vision guided robotics (VGR) bring to the shop floor are numerous. Learn about the types of VGR systems and the trending uses for robotic automation.
Fastems Launches New Version of Manufacturing Management Software (MMS)
Fastems LLC (West Chester, OH) has released the newest version of its Manufacturing Management Software: MMS Version 8.
Minding and Safeguarding the Machine Shop
Machine tending robots and equipment guard systems assist your facility in increasing production output in a secure environment.
Robot Orders Increase 67 Percent in Q2 2021 Over Same Period in 2020
Association for Advancing Automation (A3) stats show positive outlook for automation industry.
ATI Industrial Automation Develops Force/Torque Sensor Less Than 8 mm Tall
ATI Industrial Automation (Apex, NC) has developed an ultra-thin, force/torque sensor, the Mini43LP, to provide high-precision force sensing in a rugged, compact transducer.
ROEQ Launches Products that Boost Payloads, Lifting Capabilities of Autonomous Mobile Robots
ROEQ ApS (Vissenbjerg, Denmark) has introduced a new top module and accompanying accessory that can boost the payload and lifting capabilities of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) made by MiR (Mobile Industrial Robots A/S) of Odense, Denmark.
HEIDENHAIN Introduces New Dual Encoder for Robots
HEIDENHAIN Corp. (Schaumburg, IL) has introduced the KCI 120 Dplus, a rotary encoder that provides motor feedback and position measurement in high-accuracy robots.
Mazak MegaStir Becomes Exclusive Tooling Supplier for MELD Solid Deposition Technology
MegaStir has the unique ability to provide the complex tooling with the high-strength capability necessary to commercialize MELD’s solid deposition technology.
FABTECH 2023 Unveils Stellar Lineup of Keynote Speakers and Expert Panels
Industry leaders to share their perspectives on AI, advanced manufacturing technology and other pressing topics facing the fabrication industry.