Discrete Manufacturers combine parts and subsystems to produce a product—whether it’s a computer chip or an automobile—by passing it through a series of individual machines or work cells. These highly automated operations involve Robotics, Motion Control, Vision Systems, programmable controllers and more.
 

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Industrial Robot Component Revenues to Exceed $9.3 Billion by 2025

Industrial Robot Component Revenues to Exceed $9.3 Billion by 2025


New research from global market intelligence firm Interact Analysis shows that the market for industrial robot components will enjoy strong double digit growth in 2021, marking a clear turnaround after two years of disruption.

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Enterprise Automation Expands Digital Ecosystem Through Reekoh Partnership

Enterprise Automation Expands Digital Ecosystem Through Reekoh Partnership


Enterprise Automation delivers reliable, high-quality monitoring and control systems solutions. Reekoh brings an agile integration platform as a service approach to this digital transformation partnership that seamlessly bridges data gaps between operational technology and information technology systems.

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The Future of Robot Programming

The Future of Robot Programming


TM Robotics CEO Nigel Smith explains the importance of robot programming that’s simple enough to be refigured to any kind of manufacturing environment, as companies diversify to improve sustainability.

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Industrial Robot Component Revenues to Exceed $9.3 Billion by 2025

New research from global market intelligence firm Interact Analysis shows that the market for industrial robot components will enjoy strong double digit growth in 2021, marking a clear turnaround after two years of disruption.

Enterprise Automation Expands Digital Ecosystem Through Reekoh Partnership

Enterprise Automation delivers reliable, high-quality monitoring and control systems solutions. Reekoh brings an agile integration platform as a service approach to this digital transformation partnership that seamlessly bridges data gaps between operational technology and information technology systems.

The Future of Robot Programming

TM Robotics CEO Nigel Smith explains the importance of robot programming that’s simple enough to be refigured to any kind of manufacturing environment, as companies diversify to improve sustainability.

Mikrotron Camera Casts Eye Inside Flowing Concrete

PulsaCoP set-up allows for optical inspection of dense, granular suspensions during pulsating flow.

VDMA Robotics + Automation Published OPC UA for Tightening Systems

In an effort to advance interoperable communication in the Integrated Assembly Solutions industry, the VDMA Robotics + Automation association has published the first OPC UA specification for this application area.

Strategies To Avoid Stepper Motor Resonance Problems

When an application requires a reliable, low-cost motor with simple operation, stepper motors can be hard to beat. However, the same straightforward design and driving method that make stepper motors popular can lead to resonance problems in certain conditions.

Automate 2022 Opens for Registration

Association for Advancing Automation (A3)’s Automate is expected to draw more than 20,000 attendees and 500+ exhibitors centered on robotics, machine vision, motion control and AI.

FANUC America and Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Co-market Stackability of Their Certifications

FANUC America and the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council have announced their decision to co-market the stackability of their respective industry-recognized certifications to meet the acute shortage of skilled industrial robotics and automation operators.

ABB Partners with Start-up Sevensense to Drive Next Generation Autonomous Mobile Robots

Integrating Sevensense AI and navigation technology will enable future autonomous mobile robots (AMR) to work in more dynamic, unstructured environments.

When Robotic Automation Makes Sense: Key Drivers that Trigger Investment

Many decision makers are seeking clarity about how robotic automation can truly help fill the skills gap, improve worker safety, lower manufacturing costs, increase product quality, mitigate market fluctuations and more.

Armin Haller Appointed New Vice Chairman of EUnited Robotics

 Armin Haller, chief sales officer and member of the Executive Board at Güdel Group AG, was appointed vice chairman of the EUnited Robotics Board at the EUnited Robotics General Assembly.

ABB’s Robot Podcast Returns for Season Two, Exploring the World of Robotics and Automation

A weekly panel of experts from industry, media and academia look at the cutting edge of robotics, analysing how advances in automation are benefitting society and businesses, and what the future holds.

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ATI Industrial Automation's QC-29 Robotic Tool Changer Unlocks Productivity for Smaller Robots

ATI Industrial Automation's QC-29 Robotic Tool Changer Unlocks Productivity for Smaller Robots

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ABB Launches Industry-first Smart Factory Solution for Safer, More Autonomous and Efficient Steel Melt Shop Operations

ABB Launches Industry-first Smart Factory Solution for Safer, More Autonomous and Efficient Steel Melt Shop Operations

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MassRobotics Announces AWS Robotics Startup Accelerator

MassRobotics Announces AWS Robotics Startup Accelerator

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Ultra-compact servo drives in DIN rail-mountable metal housings: the ELM72xx series from Beckhoff integrates high-performance drive technology in robust EtherCAT I/O terminals. TwinSAFE Logic is also built in for direct implementation of safe motion.

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Oriental Motor is pleased to announce the expanded line-up of popular PKP Series of bipolar & unipolar type PKP 2 phase stepper motor products with the following additions: PKP CS Geared 28mm & 60mm and PKP 28mm High Resolution (0.9°) type

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