Robots & Robot Controllers

A3 Report: North American automation market shattering records in 2017
December 15, 2017

A3 Report: North American automation market shattering records in 2017

The fastest growing categories in the first nine months of 2017 were Motion Controllers (24% to $147m), Sensors & Feedback Devices (20% to $116m), AC Drives (15% to $295m), Actuators & Mechanical Systems (13% to $479m), and Motors (11% to $1b).

Autonomous Solutions partners with Enaex to develop semi-autonomous blasting functionality
December 06, 2017

Autonomous Solutions partners with Enaex to develop semi-autonomous blasting functionality

Enaex announced the joint robotic effort at a recent event highlighting Mine-iTruck, a “mobile manufacturing unit,” using teleoperation and autonomous features that operate the vehicle autonomously inside an open pit mine

International Federation of Robotics announces Junji Tsuda as new president
December 06, 2017

International Federation of Robotics announces Junji Tsuda as new president

Mr. Tsuda succeeds Joe Gemma (KUKA, USA), who is leaving the rotating post as head of the global federation of robot manufacturers, having served his two-year term.

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IFR Report: Japan delivers 52 percent of global industrial robot supply
November 27, 2017

IFR Report: Japan delivers 52 percent of global industrial robot supply

The production capacity of the Japanese suppliers has reached 153,000 units in 2016 – the highest level ever recorded. Today, Japan´s manufacturers deliver 52 percent of the global supply.

HARTING Americas concludes fiscal year with annual Media Event
November 01, 2017

HARTING Americas concludes fiscal year with annual Media Event

This year’s event focused on a business update from the company and several key initiatives – including IIoT initiatives, a new campaign, and a special announcement from HARTING and the college.

Heartland Automation announces Robert Sullivan as Company President and CEO
October 20, 2017

Heartland Automation announces Robert Sullivan as Company President and CEO

Rob was the co-founder and former President, and Chief Development Officer of Symbotic, a mobile robotic company and brings 28 years of business leadership and product innovation to Heartland Automation

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HARTING works to aid Chinese manufacturing as founding member of Robotation Academy Foshan
October 12, 2017

HARTING works to aid Chinese manufacturing as founding member of Robotation Academy Foshan

The new Robotation Academy in Foshan will bring together 21 partner companies in the fields of robotics, automation and Industrie 4.0. The Academy sets its focus providing trainings, conferences and presentations on future technology trends for companies in the Guangdong region.

ABB to embed safety I/O's in robot controllers to enhance collaboration
October 09, 2017

ABB to embed safety I/O's in robot controllers to enhance collaboration

As the safety I/Os are controlled by the safety module inside the robot controller, there is no need for third party stand-alone safety PLCs to be used. It also reduces the time associated with the set-up and operation of robotic production cells.

Robotic Industries Association announces alliance with OSHA, NIOSH
October 06, 2017

Robotic Industries Association announces alliance with OSHA, NIOSH

The goals of the OSHA/NIOSH/RIA Alliance are enhancing technical expertise about robotics within OSHA and NIOSH; improving awareness of workplace hazards associated with traditional industrial robots and the emerging technology of human robot collaboration (HRC) installations and systems; and identifying research that may be needed to help reduce workplace hazards.

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OptoForce introduces three applications for KUKA industrial robots
October 02, 2017

OptoForce introduces three applications for KUKA industrial robots

The new applications are hand guiding, presence detection, and center pointing and will be utilized by both end users and systems integrators.

IFR Report: 1.7 million new robots to transform the world´s factories by 2020
September 29, 2017

IFR Report: 1.7 million new robots to transform the world´s factories by 2020

In 2017 robot installations are estimated to increase by 21 percent in the Asia-Australia region. Robot supplies in the Americas will surge by 16 percent and in Europe by 8 percent.

Schneider Electric to focus on IIoT smart machines at Pack Expo 2017
September 25, 2017

Schneider Electric to focus on IIoT smart machines at Pack Expo 2017

Schneider Electric’s PacDrive 3, a complete automation solution for motion centric machines, is now integrated into the company’s smart machine solutions, along with InduSoft Web Studio, the company’s human-machine interface (HMI) platform.

ABB's YuMi robot  conducts Andrea Bocelli and Lucca Symphony Orchestra in Pisa, Italy
September 22, 2017

ABB's YuMi robot conducts Andrea Bocelli and Lucca Symphony Orchestra in Pisa, Italy

YuMi, which is manufactured by Swiss technology pioneer ABB, was invited to the stage by Mr. Bocelli, who performed the famous aria "La Donna è Mobile" from Verdi's Rigoletto.

ABB to feature robotic and motion technologies at Pack Expo 2017
September 20, 2017

ABB to feature robotic and motion technologies at Pack Expo 2017

The exhibit is intended to highlight the level of collaboration, digitalization and simplification of ABB, which provides manufacturers the flexibility to adapt production and packaging as evolving consumer preferences require a shift from mass production to mass customization.

Robotic Industries Association announces addition of first Chinese member
September 15, 2017

Robotic Industries Association announces addition of first Chinese member

As part of the RIA network, SIASUN will gain connections to members, potential partners and staff; learn about new technologies; and have access to support in North America.

ABB to present at Canadian National Food Technology Event
September 06, 2017

ABB to present at Canadian National Food Technology Event

The event is the first of its kind from the CTAQ and is an opportunity for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and large companies to learn about the government’s plans for ensuring sustainability of the Canadian food industry.

Beckhoff to feature automation and IT convergence at Pack Expo 2017
August 29, 2017

Beckhoff to feature automation and IT convergence at Pack Expo 2017

Visitors to the Beckhoff booth will again be able to “BYOD”, using their own smartphones and tablets to connect with PC-based control demos – including a wall of IoT-enabled devices, plus articulated robot arms from Stäubli – using any mobile device with a web browser.

Association for Advancing Automation (A3) reports record-setting growth in North American robotics market
August 28, 2017

Association for Advancing Automation (A3) reports record-setting growth in North American robotics market

The North American robotics market had its best opening half ever to begin 2017, setting new records in all four statistical categories (order units, order revenue, shipment units, and shipment revenue).

Northrop Grumann helps RoboNation unite STEM students internationally
August 25, 2017

Northrop Grumann helps RoboNation unite STEM students internationally

This summer, teams of students from around the world harnessed their programming and hardware skills in a series of robotics competitions known as RoboNation, which Northrop Grumman sponsored.

qBotica announces addition of two executives to Board of Advisers
August 21, 2017

qBotica announces addition of two executives to Board of Advisers

Yvonne Schneider and David Desharnais were appointed to qBotica's Advisory Board, which is comprised of Fortune 500 business executives, bringing a mixture of business, technology, and operations expertise to the company.

Okuma America hosts 200 at Okuma 2017 Summer Showcase
August 14, 2017

Okuma America hosts 200 at Okuma 2017 Summer Showcase

Participants viewed cutting demonstrations on more than 15 machine tools and were educated on technologies that can give them a competitive edge. Demonstrations featured exotic material cutting on titanium as well as stainless steel and aluminum and were focused on the automotive industry.

Teledyne DALSA cameras help University of Toronto Aerospace Team at Unmanned Systems Canada competition
August 09, 2017

Teledyne DALSA cameras help University of Toronto Aerospace Team at Unmanned Systems Canada competition

Teledyne DALSA provided 2 Genie cameras for the mission. The primary payload, a Genie TS-C4096 provided coverage of surveillance regions with high ground resolutions for effective target detection and characterization. A second Genie Nano C1940 model provided color imaging from a multirotor. In 2018, both teams plan to deploy the Genie Nano C5100 as their primary imaging payload.

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SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou 2018 to highlight IIoT development
August 08, 2017

SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou 2018 to highlight IIoT development

Being a sister event of the SPS IPC Drives from Nuremberg Germany, SIAF will showcase a variety of products from its related sectors including robotics, machine vision, sensors and measurements, connectivity systems, drives systems and control technologies, bringing a one-stop marketing and knowledge exchange opportunity to the Chinese industry.

Mitsubishi Electric earns Silver Lion for Threebots installation
August 01, 2017

Mitsubishi Electric earns Silver Lion for Threebots installation

The “Threebots” (Three Robots) project is part of Mitsubishi Electric’s brand and product presentation and has been developed and realized by Elastique, Agency for Brand Communication, Cologne.

Randstad Report: 76 percent of U.S. workers do not fear automation
July 26, 2017

Randstad Report: 76 percent of U.S. workers do not fear automation

Alongside their optimism toward automation, workers also report a willingness to retrain or upskill to maintain their current job status. In fact, the study found half of the respondents (51%) agreed they would be happy to retrain if they were being paid the same or more than their current salary.

Little butler robot wins IFR's Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation Award
July 25, 2017

Little butler robot wins IFR's Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation Award

The 13th Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation Award (IERA) was presented to the Relay butler robot. Made by Savioke, an American company, the little robot completes deliveries all on its own, for example in hotels, hospitals or logistics centers.

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toolcraft announces expansion of German facility
July 21, 2017

toolcraft announces expansion of German facility

The growing demand for 3D-printed parts is reflected in both toolcraft's need to expand its machine park and to construct its own laser melting centre. The centre will include a staff restaurant, which will not only fuel the company's employees, but will provide them with a place to meet and hold events.

Northrop Grumman fosters STEM education at 10th STEM scholars event
July 19, 2017

Northrop Grumman fosters STEM education at 10th STEM scholars event

To date, Northrop Grumman has mentored 28 HIP students from the Albemarle County/Charlottesville city area, and has pledged more than $780,000 in scholarship money for the HIP and Engineering Scholars programs.

Association for Advancing Automation announces fall lineup of three conferences
June 30, 2017

Association for Advancing Automation announces fall lineup of three conferences

Together, the three events address disciplines central to automation—robot safety, motion control, motor technologies, vision systems, and collaborative robots.

DENSO announces nearly $1 million worth of grant funding for 22 universities
June 27, 2017

DENSO announces nearly $1 million worth of grant funding for 22 universities

The DENSO North America Foundation (DNAF) funds programs across the continent each year providing hands-on learning opportunities in areas from robotics and thermodynamics to design and materials development.

Yaskawa Motoman announces Jorge Cosio as General Manager of Yaskawa Mexico
June 20, 2017

Yaskawa Motoman announces Jorge Cosio as General Manager of Yaskawa Mexico

In this position, Cosio will be responsible for the company’s strategic direction and sales growth in Mexico. Additionally, he will be responsible for the operation of Yaskawa’s three facilities located in Mexico (Aguascalientes, Apodaca and Queretaro).

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ABB's Yumi collaborative robot rings NASDAQ opening bell
June 16, 2017

ABB's Yumi collaborative robot rings NASDAQ opening bell

YuMi was a guest of ROBO Global LLC, which offers The ROBO Global Robotics and Automation Index Series, the index series to track the global robotics and automation market.

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ABB announces installation of three YuMi robots at Netherlands production plant
June 14, 2017

ABB announces installation of three YuMi robots at Netherlands production plant

The collaborative dual arm robot solution is designed to ensure the safety of those around it and elevate the nature of work at the plant by performing repetitive tasks to perfection.

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Sepro announces three-phase, €11 million expansion plan
May 31, 2017

Sepro announces three-phase, €11 million expansion plan

In the U.S., the plan will add large-robot assembly capabilities to the systems integration and service operations already in place at the Sepro America operation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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IFR Report: France outperforms Britain as robots transform car industry
May 24, 2017

IFR Report: France outperforms Britain as robots transform car industry

The automotive sector is one of the main driving forces modernizing the French economy: with a robot density of 940 units per 10,000 workers, France currently ranks 2nd within the European Union - the UK ranks 10th with 606 units

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OMEGA Engineering helps high schools acheive at FIRST Robotics competition
May 22, 2017

OMEGA Engineering helps high schools acheive at FIRST Robotics competition

OMEGA Engineering sponsored the Sim-City robotics team from Simsbury High School. The team ranked 19 out of the 68 teams in their division at the 4-day FIRST Robotics National Championship in St. Louis, Missouri from April 26 through April 29.

Rockwell Automation announces Cama Group's IF318 loading unit as winner of Best Future Machine Award
May 17, 2017

Rockwell Automation announces Cama Group's IF318 loading unit as winner of Best Future Machine Award

The competition – created to recognize and reward the high levels of innovation in the packaging industry – was split into five categories: ease of use, modular machines, smart machines, sustainability, and traceability and product safety.

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North American Robotics Market Surges 32 Percent in the 1st Quarter of 2017
May 15, 2017

North American Robotics Market Surges 32 Percent in the 1st Quarter of 2017

An all-time high total of 9,773 robots valued at approximately $516 million were ordered from North American robotics companies during the first quarter of 2017. This represents growth of 32 percent in units over the same period in 2016, which held the previous record. Order revenue grew 28 percent over the first quarter of last year

igus announces winners of 2017 manus awards
May 12, 2017

igus announces winners of 2017 manus awards

An independent jury, with representatives from the research, business, and specialist media organization, awarded the 2017 golden manus trophy, along with a €5,000 prize to California based Pathway LLC for its design for manufacturing of the Airframe exoskeleton, developed by Levitate Technologies, Inc.

ISA and Automation Federation help advocate STEM for students at 2017 FIRST Championship
May 11, 2017

ISA and Automation Federation help advocate STEM for students at 2017 FIRST Championship

The competition provides students, from grades 9 through 12, with the opportunity to use sophisticated software and hardware, learn from professional engineers, collaborate, earn recognition, and qualify for millions of dollars in college scholarships. In all, approximately 83,000 students on 3,336 teams from 25 countries competed in FIRST competitions during the 2017 season.