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IFR Report: Service Robot sales up 39 percent in 2018
October 18, 2018

IFR Report: Service Robot sales up 39 percent in 2018

The total number sold in this robot category rose by 85 percent (2017). Logistic systems show the strongest demand, accounting for 63 percent of the total units and 36 percent of the total sales (in value) of professional service robots. Prospects for service robots remain positive, as it is also a primary field for start-ups.

VDMA releases OPC UA companion specifications for robotics and machine vision
June 20, 2018

VDMA releases OPC UA companion specifications for robotics and machine vision

The OPC UA Vision companion specification is now available free of charge as VDMA Specification number 40100 (as release candidate version). The OPC
UA Robotics companion specification is now available free of charge as VDMA Specification number 40010 (as draft version).

SMB Bearings releases Bearings for Robotics whitepaper
May 21, 2018

SMB Bearings releases Bearings for Robotics whitepaper

Articulated robot arms require high levels of accuracy from their rotary joints to perform assembly processes correctly. Without the correct bearings, this precision cannot be maintained.

Global Market Insights Report: SCARA robots to see significant rise in next 5 years
April 03, 2018

Global Market Insights Report: SCARA robots to see significant rise in next 5 years

SCARA robots used in the automobile industry will cross over 33 thousand units by 2024. This can be credited to increasing usage in applications such as high-speed assembly and handling operations.

Northrop Grumman announces STAAR Aerospace STEM Summer Camp for UK Students
March 19, 2018

Northrop Grumman announces STAAR Aerospace STEM Summer Camp for UK Students

The STAAR summer camp is an immersive, week-long residential programme for Year 10 students who demonstrate an interest in, or aptitude for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

OTTO Motors releases OTTO Industrial API
March 09, 2018

OTTO Motors releases OTTO Industrial API

The OTTO Industrial API connects self-driving vehicles to existing automation systems and processes, providing integration of OTTO with standardized integrations with industry-standard software and protocols.

Association for Advancing Automation (A3) reports record growth in North American robotics
February 26, 2018

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

The North American robotics, machine vision and motion control markets continue to set new records. This was the tone as The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) revealed its annual report on automation and robotics market statistics.

Tompkins Robotics releases explainer video for t-Sort automated sortation system
January 26, 2018

Tompkins Robotics releases explainer video for t-Sort automated sortation system

This robotic technology is designed help build supply chains. The design can accomplish volumes ranging from millions of units a day, to a small operation in the backroom of a supercenter or mall anchor store.

DENSO announces publication of latest product catalog
November 22, 2017

DENSO announces publication of latest product catalog

The 52-page publication, which is offered in an interactive online version or as a download, features detailed descriptions, specifications and schematics of DENSO’s entire lineup of four-axis SCARA and five- and six-axis articulated robots, robot controllers and programming software.

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NuTec Tooling announces 2017 Industrial Automation Impact Survey
November 09, 2017

NuTec Tooling announces 2017 Industrial Automation Impact Survey

The survey is intended for managers and operators to benchmark the extent to which automation has influenced production, purchasing habits, cost controls, and future strategies.

October 20, 2017

Roboteq introduces RoboAGVSim free AGV design simulator

A Magnetic track guided AGV can be built with just two Roboteq components: An MGS1600 magnetic guide sensor and any Roboteq Dual Channel motor controller. The sensor measures the distance to the center of the track. Using its built-in programming language, the motor controller takes this data and computes the power to apply to the left and right motor needed for the robot to stay on track.

RS Component announces sponsorship of 'Kids Invent Stuff' YouTube channel
July 18, 2017

RS Component announces sponsorship of 'Kids Invent Stuff' YouTube channel

The objective of the channel is to provide primary school aged children with the chance to engage with real engineering projects. Each month, children submit their ideas for inventions to solve a different challenge. One idea is then chosen, built and tested on camera.

Robotiq releases Collaborative Robots Buyer’s Guide eBook
July 06, 2017

Robotiq releases Collaborative Robots Buyer’s Guide eBook

Manufacturers who are thinking about adding a robot to their production floor will have a clear view of what’s available. Those who plan on expanding automation in their factory will see which model would fit best.

3S-Smart Software Solutions announces enhanced CODESYS training offerings
January 03, 2017

3S-Smart Software Solutions announces enhanced CODESYS training offerings

There are suitable programs for different groups of users, from an entry-level course introducing in the work with basic functions of CODESYS V3 ranging to expert workshops covering “CODESYS Soft Motion CNC+Robotics” or “Library development and documentation”.

DENSO releases updated product catalog
November 11, 2016

DENSO releases updated product catalog

The DENSO Robotics product catalog features the company's range of four-axis SCARA and five- and six-axis articulated robots for payloads up to 20 kg. Reaches are from 350 to 1,300 mm and repeatability to within +/-0.015 mm

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Agricultural robotics and drones: a complex $10bn market by as early as 2022
August 31, 2016

Agricultural robotics and drones: a complex $10bn market by as early as 2022

This report analyses how robotic market and technology developments will change the business of agriculture, enabling ultra-precision farming and helping address the key global challenges.

FANUC America announces expansion of CNC training program
August 16, 2016

FANUC America announces expansion of CNC training program

FANUC currently offers a range of training courses covering CNC maintenance, operations and programming, servo and laser maintenance, Ladder/PMC editing, FANUC Picture Development, G-code programming, custom macro programming, conversational programming and more.

The Automation Legal Reference: A guide to legal risk in the automation, robotics and processing industries - $79.00
June 02, 2016

The Automation Legal Reference: A guide to legal risk in the automation, robotics and processing industries - $79.00

By Mark Voigtmann
This concise but insightful book sets as its goal nothing less than bridging the gap between the legal profession and those who work in the automation, robotics, and process industries.

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Festo introduces Online Handling Guide configurator for robots
May 25, 2016

Festo introduces Online Handling Guide configurator for robots

This productivity tool is designed to reduce engineering overhead for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and speed delivery to laboratory equipment, electronic light assembly, end of line packaging, food and beverage, automotive, and machine tool manufacturers.

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Modern Robotics offers Spartan robot kit
January 08, 2016

Modern Robotics offers Spartan robot kit

The kit includes a controller, two optical distance sensors, one touch sensor, one program control button, two motors, two wheels with rubber tread, a caster wheel, rechargeable battery, battery charger, building components, and the tools to put it all together.

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Okuma app store carries ABB RobotStudio
July 17, 2015

Okuma app store carries ABB RobotStudio

ABB’s simulation and offline programming software allows robot programming to be performed without disrupting production.

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FIPA publishes EOAT Catalog
March 12, 2015

FIPA publishes EOAT Catalog

Catalog covers End-of-Arm-Tooling (EOAT ).

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Güdel publishes 2015 linear motion catalog
January 30, 2015

Güdel publishes 2015 linear motion catalog

Catalog covers configurations for standard modules of TrackMotion, gantry and linear motion units in virtually any size and for all robots.

Intelitek updates easyC robot programming for kids
December 30, 2014

Intelitek updates easyC robot programming for kids

Version 5 is now is available to elementary and middle school students and teams.

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December 29, 2014

Intelitek releases roboRIO kit for FIRST Robotics teams

Free course helps teams get started with the NI roboRIO controller, the required controller for all FRC teams in the 2015 season.

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June 04, 2014

XMOS releases motion control kits

Based on xCORE microcontrollers from XMOS and Synapticon’s SOMANET technology, the kits enable efficient, standards-compliant and safe motion control applications, ranging from simple single-axis solutions to distributed motion control systems.

ISD publishes literature on UltraBot IE Robotic ASRS
April 28, 2014

ISD publishes literature on UltraBot IE Robotic ASRS

The literature provides detailed specifications as well as information on the robotic system's features, delivery methods and applications.

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Enerpac Publishes Workholding Catalog
January 16, 2014

Enerpac Publishes Workholding Catalog

E215 Workholding Catalog features 232 pages of information on their full range of high pressure hydraulic workholding devices, accessories, and power units.

January 08, 2014

MISUMI announces Motion Control Webinars

The webinars in January focus on how configurable components can reduce design time, improve product quality and speed time-to-market.

DENSO publishes robot product catalog
August 28, 2013

DENSO publishes robot product catalog

Catalog covers descriptions, specifications and technical drawings of DENSO four-axis SCARA and five- and six-axis articulated robots, as well as controllers, teach pendants and programming software.

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March 13, 2013

Talk On Line with ABB Robotics Experts

ABB robot experts, part of the company’s Brainy Bunch, will discuss emerging power and automation issues on line, March 25 – 28.

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February 04, 2013

Association for Advancing Automation Updates Website

A3 is the umbrella trade association for the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging, and the Motion Control Association (MCA).

J. Schmalz releases VEE Robot Gripper design software
October 08, 2012

J. Schmalz releases VEE Robot Gripper design software

VEE software allows end effectors to be configured online in just a few minutes.

EPSON Robots Improves Website
August 07, 2012

EPSON Robots Improves Website

The site features a “Toolbox” section which was created to give those interested in EPSON robots a place to collect information they need to make informative decisions.

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Mitsubishi Electric Automation announces web site for Robots
May 14, 2012

Mitsubishi Electric Automation announces web site for Robots

The website is a hub of information about robotic solutions for customers in diverse industries engaged in a variety of processes.

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FIPA publishes EOAT catalog
April 11, 2012

FIPA publishes EOAT catalog

Catalog contains robot grippers, linear components with guide blocks and short-stroke cylinders.

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April 10, 2012

RMT Robotics announces Website for ADAM Mobile Robot

The ADAM website features photo galleries and videos demonstrating the features and benefits of the ADAM AMR solution.

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FIPA publishes vacuum cups catalog
January 24, 2012

FIPA publishes vacuum cups catalog

Vacuum cups catalog covers more than 2,100 different vacuum suction cups arranged clearly according to industry, applications and series.

November 03, 2011

RMT Robotics updates Website

The RMT website features product animations and videos to demonstrate the features and benefits of RMT’s solutions.

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August 15, 2011

Robotics Trends Announces Website for Robotics

Website serves people interested in robots and robotics technologies and want to learn about them in a fun, friendly, informative way.

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