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Asyril SA announces URCaps plugin for Universal Robots+ Solutions platform
July 13, 2018

Asyril SA announces URCaps plugin for Universal Robots+ Solutions platform

Asyril’s URCaps plugin, available on the Universal Robots+ Solutions platform, enables integration of any Asycube in conjunction with any Universal Robot.

ABB announces OmniCore robot controller
July 09, 2018

ABB announces OmniCore robot controller

The first OmniCore variants are designed to help integrate robots into the digital factory ecosystem, whether manufacturers need standardized motion control or more tailored solutions.

Mobile Industrial Robots introduces MiR500 autonomous mobile robot
July 02, 2018

Mobile Industrial Robots introduces MiR500 autonomous mobile robot

The MiR500 is the same size as a standard Euro-pallet (47.2 in × 31.5 in × 5.7 in), and MiR expects that most MiR500s will be used to transport pallets in manufacturing floors and warehouses.

ABB releases IRB 6790 Foundry Prime robot
June 25, 2018

ABB releases IRB 6790 Foundry Prime robot

The IRB 6790 is aimed at high-pressure water jet cleaning applications in harsh industrial environments. The IRB 6790 allows cleaning of different part geometries in the same cell with zero changeover time

OnRobot announces Gecko Gripper, Polyskin Tactile Gripper & RG2-FT gripper
June 20, 2018

OnRobot announces Gecko Gripper, Polyskin Tactile Gripper & RG2-FT gripper

The Gecko Gripper, Polyskin Tactile Gripper, RG2-FT gripper and a technical upgrade of the HEX force-torque sensor product line based on OptoForce technology will open up new applications for collaborative robotics

Portescap releases 35mm 22ECT35 and the 48 mm 22ECT48 22ECT motors
June 19, 2018

Portescap releases 35mm 22ECT35 and the 48 mm 22ECT48 22ECT motors

The 22ECT motor are powered by Ultra Coil Technology and multipolar rotor design, which provides torque of up to 41.6mNm. The 22ECT is a choice for applications such as humanoid robots, lab automation equipment, electric grippers, land surveying devices.

Bimba announces Collaborative Robot Vacuum Tool
June 19, 2018

Bimba announces Collaborative Robot Vacuum Tool

Developed to meet the versatile nature of collaborative robots, Bimba’s CRVT comes off-the-shelf as a solution with no external valve required.

EVT announces addition of EyeSens Robotic to the Smart Vision Sensor System
June 08, 2018

EVT announces addition of EyeSens Robotic to the Smart Vision Sensor System

The robotic add-on in combination with the EyeSens Match allows users to solve a pick and place application with an UR robot. The support of other robots with the EyeSens Vision Sensors will also be possible in the near future.

Purple Robotics introduces PR10 vacuum gripper
June 08, 2018

Purple Robotics introduces PR10 vacuum gripper

The PR10 requires no external air supply so there are no air hoses to manage and the gripper works independently of changes in the pressure, cleanliness and availability of external air. With round edges, the PR10 is designed for collaborative implementation alongside human workers, using any of Universal Robots (UR) three models.

Alibaba and RoboSense announce G Plus solid-state LiDAR unmanned logistics vehicle
May 31, 2018

Alibaba and RoboSense announce G Plus solid-state LiDAR unmanned logistics vehicle

The unmanned cars and trucks can also be equipped with different smart devices according to demand, turning the vehicle into a courier vehicle, a mobile self-pickup station, a mobile coffee vending cart, etc., which can be applied to various new retail scenarios.

Paxiom Group announces Top-load Modular Cell robotic pick-and-place solution
May 29, 2018

Paxiom Group announces Top-load Modular Cell robotic pick-and-place solution

The Top-load Modular Cell is equipped to pick and place various finished package types including bags, wrapped products, rigid containers, cartons, and widgets into both cases and trays.

Dematic introduces Robotic Piece Picking Module
May 10, 2018

Dematic introduces Robotic Piece Picking Module

The module selects, grips, lifts and places individual items of varying sizes into containers or bins to complete a shipment. It delivers pick rates of 600–1,200 items per hour ensuring on time delivery of a wide variety of SKUs, such as personal care items, cosmetics, packaged food, office supplies and variety of other package types, shapes and fragility.

Weidmuller introduces Pick-to-Light and Put-to-Light solutions for picking and assembly tasks
May 02, 2018

Weidmuller introduces Pick-to-Light and Put-to-Light solutions for picking and assembly tasks

EMC-resilient electronic compartment displays (DPD) are installed above the individual storage locations in the pick-and-put areas, and are connected with the production information system of the plant via a junction box and the integrated u-remote remote I/O system

Liftomatic Material Handling introduces Ergo-PWPL-750 powered drum handling transport
April 26, 2018

Liftomatic Material Handling introduces Ergo-PWPL-750 powered drum handling transport

The Ergo-PWPL-750 is a self-contained, powered drum handling transport that engages, lifts, lowers and moves all steel, plastic and fiber drums. The unit incorporates power drive forward and reverse, as well as power lift and lower features for moving drums in plants, warehouses and laboratories.

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FRS Robotics announces ‘Robotic Ultrasonic QC’ solution to help Audi automate fold glue inspections
April 24, 2018

FRS Robotics announces ‘Robotic Ultrasonic QC’ solution to help Audi automate fold glue inspections

The ‘Robotic Ultrasonic QC’ solution applies adaptive sensor positioning to obtain valid measurements. Based on contact forces and ultrasonic measurements, FRS continuously adjusts the position and orientation of the ultrasonic sensor in real time.

igus announces ReBeL 6-axis robotic joint
April 23, 2018

igus announces ReBeL 6-axis robotic joint

The joint is driven by a strain wave gear and will be displayed as a single component for the first time. The joint includes brushless direct-current motors instead of stepper motors as in previous robolink models.

Heartland Automation announces  AutoGuide Max N10 Mobile Robot
April 06, 2018

Heartland Automation announces AutoGuide Max N10 Mobile Robot

The Max N10 Mobile Robot platform has a modular design with standard attachments to form application specific vehicles. The LiDAR Natural Features Guidance technology works within an existing facility, without requiring infrastructure changes.

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Fetch Robotics announces CartConnect and RollerTop autonomous mobile robots
April 05, 2018

Fetch Robotics announces CartConnect and RollerTop autonomous mobile robots

CartConnect, RollerTop and the complete line of VirtualConveyor solutions will be shown for the first time at MODEX 2018 at booth #B4835.

OptoForce announces version 3.0 and 3.1 of software for Universal Robots units
March 26, 2018

OptoForce announces version 3.0 and 3.1 of software for Universal Robots units

With this solution, robots can adapt to the surface and can follow any kind of surface form. This is aided by the use of spline movement and keeping the torque constant.

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CC-Link Partner Association and Renesas announce R-IN32M4-CL2 industrial Ethernet communication system-on-chip (SoC)
March 21, 2018

CC-Link Partner Association and Renesas announce R-IN32M4-CL2 industrial Ethernet communication system-on-chip (SoC)

Renesas Electronics is embedding a gigabit physical layer (PHY) into its R-IN32M4-CL2 industrial Ethernet communication system-on-chip (SoC). The R-IN32M4-CL2 can now support CC-Link IE network connectivity with minimal external components.