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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,…

SCHUNK to Demo Its Latest ‘Pick-and-Place’ Unit at Automate 2011
02/21/11 —   SCHUNK, a maker of tool-holding robotics components, will be touting its PPU-E30 “pick and place” unit next month at Automate 2011. The robotics innovator demonstrated its PPU-E series products at last year’s Automate show as well. The company says the products are especially popular “since no motor or cables…

Global Industrial Robotics Market to Reach 143,000 Units by 2015
01/25/11 —   In a new study, Global Industry Analysts Inc. (GIA), a market research organization in San Jose, Calif., reports that the global market for industrial robotics will reach 143,000 units by 2015. Market growth will come from “expanding application possibilities, technology developments, rising value propositions, demographic shifts, and ensuing labor…

Adept Technology Expands Quattro Parallel Robot Line with Extended Reach Model
01/11/11 —   Adept Technology Inc., a provider of vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, introduced a new model of its high-speed, parallel-style robot, Adept Quattro. The Adept Quattro s800H expands high-throughput capabilities toward applications with larger work space requirements. The Adept Quattro s800H parallel robot was specifically designed for high-speed applications…

New Centric Grippers with Multitooth Guidance Gripper from SCHUNK
12/15/10 —   SCHUNK, a worldwide manufacturer of toolholding components, workholding systems, and automation components, has introduced the PZB-plus, a newly designed series of three-finger centric grippers with a central bore designed as a sleeve. The bore can be used to supply material or as an ejector. It can also be used…

ABB Expands Midrange Robot Portfolio with New IRB 2600
12/07/10 —   Industrial robot supplier ABB Robotics has introduced its new IRB 2600, the latest model in the company’s medium-capacity range of multipurpose robots. The IRB 2600 features a compact design, an ultra-wide working range, and a payload capacity up to 20 kg. ABB says the 2600 also offers the best…

RFID Forecasts for 2011 Indicate the Value of the Overall Market Will Pass $6 Billion
11/30/10 —   Latest RFID forecasts from analyst firm ABI Research show that the value of the overall market will pass the $6 billion mark next year. This includes both traditional applications such as access control, automobile immobilization, electronic toll collection, and e-ID/ID documents as well as “modernizing” applications such as animal…

Year-End Numbers Point to Recovery for Industrial Robotics
11/23/10 —   The end of 2010 brings some welcome news for the industrial robotics sector worldwide. In a comprehensive report, World Robotics 2010—Industrial Robotics, the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), a Frankfurt, Germany-based nonprofit association whose purpose is to promote and strengthen the robotics industry, reports that worldwide industrial robotics sales…

‘Uplifting’ Outlook for Pallet-Handling Robotics Technologies in 2011
11/11/10 —   The coming year is poised to be another one in which operations managers will be tasked with further reducing costs. According to Boston-based research firm The Aberdeen Group, that could mean big things for warehouse robotics. Automated pallet-handling equipment solutions, such as automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and other pallet-moving…

RLX PLC Unified Robot Motion Control from Agile Planet Now Available
11/11/10 —   Agile Planet Inc., a developer of intelligent robotics software based in Austin, Texas, has made available its RLX software suite for robotic control and motion planning on Programmable Logic and Automation Controllers (PLC/PAC). RLX enables PLCs and PACs to become robot application development, simulation, and control environments for all…

Advanced Motion Controls Adds to the Z-Drive Servo Family
11/05/10 —   Advanced Motion Controls’ AZ and AZB series of PCB-mount, embedded plug-in servo drive modules are designed for use under normal industrial conditions; the company’s AZX series of modules operate in extended environments. Models within the AZ and AZB series now operate over a 40 to 175 VDC range while…

Cimcorp Launches New MultiPick Robotic Gantry System
10/26/10 —   Cimcorp, a provider of automated bakery order fulfillment, has launched its MultiPick Robotic Gantry system. The company developed the picking solution to meet the need for fast order fulfillment with reduced costs, greater capacity, 100 percent accuracy, and improved traceability and logistics in perishable food applications. The MultiPick combines…

Universal Robotics Introduces ‘Software with an IQ’
10/19/10 —   Universal Robotics, Inc. has unveiled its flagship technology, Neocortex, patent-protected software that enables machines to learn from their experiences in the physical world. Launched at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) Annual Global Conference in San Diego, Calif., Neocortex makes flexible automation in unstructured environments possible. “With…

New Workpiece positioners for Arc Welding, Thermal Cutting, and Metal Finishing from ABB Robotics
09/29/10 —   ABB has released what it heralds as a new generation of workpiece positioners for robotic applications with improved load capacities and motion control. The nine models have load capacities ranging from 250 kg up to 5,000 kg. For the two most popular positioners, the IRBP K and the IRBP…

Robotic VISION Technologies Releases eVisionFactory Version 6.0
09/29/10 —   Robotic VISION Technologies LLC (RVT) has released eVisionFactory (eVF) Version 6.0, which includes new features and is designed to deliver simplicity, standardization, commonality, and flexibility for applications in the industrial, government, and defense markets. The eVF 6.0 software for creating vision-guided robotics solutions provides “intelligence”—that is, the ability to…

Adept Technology Intros New Robotic Platform for Primary Packaging Solutions
09/29/10 —   Adept Technology, which provides intelligent vision-guided robotics and autonomous mobile robotics solutions, will unveil its new packaging platform for the food industry at the Pack Expo 2010 event in Chicago, October 31 to November 3, 2010. The Adept Packaging Automation Cell (PAC) is a platform targeted to next-generation, high-speed…

Beckhoff Automation Introduces TwinCAT Robotic Control
09/27/10 —   To further integrate robot control into its dyanamic PC-based software platform, Minneapolis-based Beckhoff Automation has released its new TwinCAT Kinematic Transformation software. With this release, TwinCAT software now extends its standard machine sequencing and motion control capability to Delta- and SCARA-type robot mechanisms with a Kinematic Transformation option.   …




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