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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.   …

DENSO Introduces New Aseptic Robots
09/15/10 —   DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Japan, has introduced the new DENSO VP-G2 six-axis articulated aseptic robots, which offer Class 100 cleanroom performance in an ultracompact design. Anodized aluminum coverings, a protective outer coating, and specially sealed joints allow the robots to be safely cleaned with hydrogen peroxide, enabling them to…

Motoman MS120 “Master Spot” Welding Robot Picks Up the Pace
09/06/10 —   Quick and agile, the six-axis MS120 “Master Spot” welding robot features a 120 kg (264.6 lb) payload and is more than 43 percent faster than a traditional heavy-payload robot, resulting in shorter takt times and higher throughput. Specifically designed to optimize automotive applications using DC spot guns with compact…

ABB Combines AC500 PLC and IRC5 Controller for Easier Robot Cell Integration
09/03/10 —   ABB has introduced an integrated PLC and robot controller for robot cell applications in a single unit. Combining ABB's flexible AC500 PLC with its IRC5 robot controller, the newly integrated unit eliminates the cost and space of a separate PLC cabinet and greatly reduces the time associated with the…

Powerful PinPoint Pattern Find Vision Algorithm Solves Numerous Industrial Applications
08/23/10 — PPT VISION Pinpoint Pattern Find tool provides part location, inspection and identification support making it an ideal solution for a broad range of vision applications. PPT VISION announced its PinPoint Pattern Find tool, which provides an ideal solution for a broad range of vision applications. From robotic guidance to label…

Precise Automation Introduces Low Cost, Vision-Guided Motion Control System
08/10/10 — Accommodating remote access, Guidance System D4/D6 includes all electronic components necessary to operate robotic mechanism: 4- or 6-axis motion controller, motor and logic power supplies, fans and filters for cooling, and connectors. Software includes complete set of motion commands and machine kinematics as well as continuous path motion planner and…

Wolf Robotics Introduces Welding Robots with Grinding Capability
08/05/10 — New system allows finish grinding of weld beads by robots, allowing the robotic systems to complete the operation without further handling or relocating of the part. Robotics can now be used to both weld and grind when finish grinding is required. Previously, a part that was welded and needed the…

Universal Robotics Launches Spatial Vision and Spatial Vision Robotics
07/31/10 — Software turns webcams into affordable, highly accurate 3D vision positioning systems that can be easily deployed in any setting. Universal Robotics, Inc., a software engineering company, has announced the launch of two simple-to-use 3D vision software products: Spatial Vision and Spatial Vision Robotics. The products can turn any pair of…

Robotics Trends and Supply Chain Group Partner for Online Industrial Robotics Conference and Expo
07/14/10 — First virtual event focused on industrial robots to highlight “Robotics Solutions for Materials Handling” and “Robotic Manufacturing Solutions for Small-to-Medium Businesses” EH Publishing today announced that two of its media business units, Robotics Trends and Supply Chain Group, will partner to produce the New Applications for Industrial Robotics virtual conference…

ABB Introduces RobotWare 5.13
06/29/10 — New robot controller software enables leaner robotic cell design, provides greater performance and enhanced safety, and is compatible with the new IRC5 Compact controller ABB Robotics, a leading supplier of industrial robots, has launched the latest version of its robot controller software, RobotWare 5.13. The updated software provides manufacturers with…

ABB Introduces A Through-the-Arc Seam Tracking System For Welding Systems
06/22/10 — Specifically designed for the ABB IRC5 controller in heavy deposition welding application, WeldGuide III system is more cost-effective and reliable than the previous weld controlled systems. ABB Robotics is introducing WeldGuide III, an adaptive sensing system that performs weld seam joint tracking during the welding process, identifying variations in the…

Intuitive Human-Robot Interaction – the Future of Robot Programming
06/21/10 — Intuitive programming approach employs a intelligent 3D object recognition system to create a model of the real workpieces. PROFACTOR, the Steyr, Austria based corporate group specialized in manufacturing technology, presented an intuitively programmable gripper demonstrator at AUTOMATICA 2010, thus showing the way to the future of robot programming. The demonstrator…

Adept Technology Acquires MobileRobots Inc.
06/14/10 — Supplier of vision-guided robotics solutions has entered into an agreement to acquire provider of robot platforms, autonomous navigation systems and software for robot researchers and commercial application developers. Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, announced that it has entered into an agreement…

Axium Announces Robotics Order Picking Solution for Mixed Case Packing Applications
05/04/10 — New MP900 robotic system addresses demand for mixed product orders, improved working conditions and reduced shipping costs and errors. Axium Inc. a robotics solution provider, announced its new robotic order picking solution. The MP900 is a fully automated solution for packing complete mixed load cases. The system utilizes a series…




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