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Intelligrated Introduces InControlWare ShipSort and PackSort Sortation Software Packages
08/25/11 —   Intelligrated, a leading North American-owned automated material handling solutions provider, announces the launch of new shipping and packing sortation software packages as part of the InControlWare warehouse control software suite. The field-proven ShipSort and PackSort applications, designed to manage high-speed tilt-tray and cross-belt sortation systems, allow operations to manage people, processes…

RobotWorx Unveils Custom Robotic Workcell Options
08/13/11 — Ohio-based robot company RobotWorx recently added a custom robotic workcell listing to its website, robots.com. This flexible option makes it possible for businesses to customize any and every element of a robotic workcell to meet application, product, environmental, and even budgetary requirements. “There is a demand for workcell systems that speak…

Motoman Unveils Cloud-Based Service
08/05/11 — Motoman has launched a cloud-based remote monitoring service, saying it represents a new era in equipment monitoring, brought on by customers’ desire to have information at their fingertips at any time and on any Internet-connected device. The service, called MyMotoman, provides the ability to maintain “a pulse on robot equipment…

Manufacturing Technology Orders Rise 108 Percent in 2011
07/11/11 — May U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $388.27 million according to AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association and AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology.  This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 2.6% from April but up 121.3% when compared with the total of…

Cornell Researchers Develop Lens-Free, Pinhead-Sized Camera
07/07/11 — Researchers at Cornell University have developed a microscopic imaging device no larger than the head of a pin. The revolutionary device contains no lenses or moving parts and costs pennies to make – all factors, which the school says could revolutionize an array of technological fields, from robotics to surgery,…

DENSO Introduces New Version of WINCAPS III
06/29/11 —   Japan-based DENSO Corporation, a global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems, and components, announced an updated version of its WINCAPS III offline programming software. The company says the software saves development time by allowing a robot to be programmed on an offline computer. The software also enables remote monitoring…

President Champions Gov.-Industry High Tech Manufacturing Partnerships
06/24/11 —   Speaking to an audience of reporters and invited guests at the National Robotics Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon University, President Barak Obama announced the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, a $500 million plan to boost this nation's high-technology manufacturing sector as a way of emerging from the long-running recession and insuring the…

President Obama to Address U.S. from CMU’s National Robotics Engineering Center
06/23/11 — Just over a week since his gaffe stating that technologies such as ATMs were hurting the economy by taking jobs away from tellers and the resulting barrage of criticism from the right wing press, President Barack Obama seems to have done an about face and is now embracing these very…

Topcon Brings Precision Measurement Station to U.S.
06/17/11 —   Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) announced it was making its MS Series of high-precision robotic total stations in North and South America. Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. designs and manufactures precision positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets. TPS’ parent company, Topcon Corporation (Tokyo…

Ford Incorporates Robotics into Quality Control and Plant Ergonomics
06/03/11 —   Ford motor company recently announced it had “earmarked $100 million to install robotic plant laser inspection technology in its assembly plants, hoping to achieve a more precise component fit for its vehicles in order to reduce wind noise,” according to the American Machinist. Additionally, the company said that as…

Barrett Technology, Inc. and Leeman China Forge Strategic Partnership
05/26/11 — Barrett Technology, a leader in advanced robotic manipulators, and Leeman China, a leading supplier of mobile platforms in China, have announced a strategic partnership covering all of China and Hong Kong. For over 20 years, Leeman China has been engaged in the sale and servicing of technologically sophisticated systems, including…

ST Robotics to Introduce New SCARA-Style Robot
05/26/11 —   ST Robotics, with offices in Cambridge, Mass., and Princeton, N.J., is currently in the design phase of its plan to introduce the R13 SCARA bench-top robot arm in the fall of this year. The semi-direct-drive R13 robot arm, in the horizontally articulated SCARA format, has a 400mm reach and…

RobotWorx Converting Old Industrial Robot Arms into Positioners
05/20/11 — Industrial robot integrator, RobotWorx, has found a new way to, “reduce, reuse, and recycle,” by repurposing robotic arms as servo positioners. This green solution allows the company to reuse more parts from older model industrial robots and provide customers with affordable work cell components. “We’ve had success thus far retrofitting nearly a…

3D Printing Offers Fast, Accurate Solutions for Sophisticated Designs
05/09/11 — Founded in 2009, Sculpteo is the specialist in online platforms for 3D printing. The company provides access to a fleet of 3D printers for Web users who wish to produce 3D models at an affordable cost and in record time. Sculpteo.com has put rapid prototyping techniques—until now affordable to only…

ABB to Introduce New Palletizing Products
05/04/11 — ABB Robotics, a leading supplier of industrial robots, will unveil a range of high-performance palletizing products at Interpack 2011, held in Düsseldorf, Germany, May 12-18. The new products, which include two palletizing robots, a powerful programming software package, and three new palletizing grippers, will complement the company’s existing products to…

ABB to Host Full-Day Robotic Laser Processing Workshop, April 27
03/24/11 — ABB Robotics will host a Laser Processing Workshop on April 27th, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at their North American headquarters and training center in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Robotic laser processing, especially welding and cutting, is one of the fastest growing technologies in metal fabrication.  The workshop will give…

Robotic Flexible Feeding System Announced
02/24/11 —   While traditional feeding systems require custom engineering and significant floor space, TaskMate Flexible Feeding Systems have a small footprint and can be configured to handle a wide variety of products, according to ESS Technologies Inc. The flexible feeding system incorporates a high-speed FANUC multi-axis robot with an ESS-designed, end-of-arm…

M1 Mobile Manipulator Debuts from Meka Robotics
02/22/11 —   Meka Robotics, based in San Francisco and led by co-founders Aaron Edsinger and Jeff Weber, have announced the Meka M1 Mobile Manipulator. Inspired by the successful design of a Georgia Tech robot named Cody, the robot, which is designed to lift and carry objects and work in environments with humans,…




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