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RoboDevelopment 2008 Call for Presentations Announced
05/20/08 — Robotics Trends has announced a Call for Presentations for the second annual RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition which wil run November 18-19, 2008 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA.  Robotics Trends’ RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition is a multifaceted educational forum and trade show that addresses the technical issues…

Software Tackles Production Line Machine ‘Cyclic Jitters’
04/21/08 — NIST engineers have created a software program to help avoid the network timing glitches called ‘cyclic jitters’ that can cause real jitters, making production line machines jump or shake, damaging products, even shutting down assembly lines. Electronic commands passed from machine to machine over data networks increasingly drive today’s precisely…

Applied Manufacturing Technologies, Inc. Partners with Bosch Rexroth to Sponsor LSSU Machine Vision
04/20/08 — Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), a leading supplier of factory automation design, engineering and process consulting services has sponsored the development of a vision-based robotic workcell as a senior project at Lake Superior State University (LSSU) in Sault Sainte Marie, MI. Designed by the students, with support and guidance from AMT’s…

Applied Manufacturing Technologies, Inc. Announces Agreement to Support SHAFI RELIABOT Vision Guided
03/26/08 — Under a new agreement, factory automation, engineering and consulting services supplier Applied Manufacturing Technologies will provide contracted implementation support for SHAFI, Inc.’s RELIABOT 2D and 3D Vision Guided Robotics software solutions, accelerating application studies and installation support. Applied Manufacturing Technologies, Inc. (AMT), a leading supplier of factory automation design, engineering…

Braintech Releases Random Bin Picking Software
03/21/08 — Robotic random bin picking, the ability to handle loose items which arrive at facilities in containers, is a much coveted material handling capability.  Braintech, a leader in vision guided robotics (VGR), has integrated random bin picking into the latest release of its eVisionFactory software platform and vision library for the…

Adept Technology Selected for Automation and Robotics for Solar Equipment Manufacturer
03/20/08 — SLS Solar Line Saxony GmbH, a major German solar cell production equipment manufacturer, has incorporated Adept motion control, vision and Quattro robotic systems into standard products for solar cell production. Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADEP), the leading provider of intelligent automation software for motion and vision-guided robotics systems and services, announced…

Motoman Expands Into Humanoid Robotics:  A Conversation with Craig Jenningsilluminating
03/17/08 — In this illuminating article, Craig Jennings, CEO of industrial robotics manufacturer Motoman, describes the company’s new humanoid robotic products.  Jennings explains how Motoman humanoid systems are extremely well suited for handling, manipulation and assembly-related tasks that require two hands, and that the market for such systems is huge and an…

ABB Robotics Announces New Okuma Interface for Robotic Machine Tending
03/16/08 — ABB Robotics, a leading robotics manufacturer, and Okuma, a world leader in the development and production of machine tools, have together developed an ABB - Okuma Interface, an ABB Robot standard interface to Okuma machine tools. Providing operators with a single operating environment, the Interface saves production time and reduces…

Industrial Robotics Leader Diversifying into Service Robotics:  A Conversation with Kevin Kozuscek
03/09/08 — KUKA Robotics is the North American subsidiary of KUKA Roboter GmbH, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial robots and other robotic technology. KUKA built its first industrial robot in 1977 and now has 80,000 robots installed in the field using its PC-based controller. The company offers a range…

Industrial Robotics Leader Diversifying into Service Robotics:  A Conversation with Kevin Kozuscek
03/06/08 — KUKA Robotics is the North American subsidiary of KUKA Roboter GmbH, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial robots and other robotic technology. KUKA built its first industrial robot in 1977 and now has 80,000 robots installed in the field using its PC-based controller. The company offers a range…

ABB Chooses IRphotonics Infrared Fiber for Remote Sensing
02/27/08 — Mid Infrared Fibers’ Extended Spectral Range Allow In-Situ Monitoring in Petro-Chemical Processing Plant IRphotonics, a leading provider of infrared fiber and materials, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by ABB to supply Infrared Optical fiber assemblies for use up to 2500nm for their remote, multi-cell…

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Introduces e-F@ctory Solution to North America
02/23/08 — Mitsubishi Electric Automation, a world leader in industrial automation solutions, today introduced its e-F@ctory manufacturing solution for all industries at the 12th Annual ARC Forum in Orlando. e-F@ctory is Mitsubishi Electric’s vision for manufacturing and unifies its best-in-class control hardware and networks with enterprise IT systems offered by strategic partner…

Transbotics Secures AGV System Order
02/23/08 — Transbotics Corporation, (OTCBB:TNSB - News) (http://www.transbotics.com), announced it received an order for an Automatic Guided Vehicle System (AGVS) from a new customer that manufactures forklifts. The order, totaling approximately $1,900,000, is to be installed over approximately eight months and will include multiple wire-guided assembly vehicles, controls, hardware, and other related…

Staples to Deploy Second Kiva Mobile Fulfillment System at Denver Greenfield Site
02/21/08 — Kiva Systems, a developer of breakthrough mobile solutions for the dynamic storage, movement and sortation of inventory, today announced that Staples, Inc. will be extending its use of the Kiva Mobile Fulfillment System (MFS) to its new Denver facility. Staples, which installed a Kiva MFS to expand the capacity of…

Integrated Robotics and Custom End-of-Arm-Tooling Provide Solutions for Automated Machine Loading
02/18/08 — ESS Technologies, Inc. has integrated a FANUC LR Mate mini robot with ESS custom-designed end-of-arm-tooling to create the TaskMateTM Robotic Loading System. The TaskMate is ideal for automating machine loading at the infeed. The custom end-of-arm-tooling allows the system to robotically load machine infeeds on thermoform blister packagers, cartoners, wrappers,…

Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. Introduces the Unique 7-Axis MR Robot
02/18/08 — Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. has introduced the new Presto MR20 robot. The robot arm features a unique 7-axis design supporting up to a 30kg payload capacity. The unique 7th axis design allows the robot to closely emulate the motions of a human arm enabling it to perform more complicated work…

ABB Robotics Selected as Pre-Qualified Integrator for the United States Postal Service
01/18/08 — ABB Robotics has been selected by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a pre-qualified integrator for general material handling systems, expanding the company’s scope of supply beyond robotic containerization systems (RCS), which ABB has been providing to the USPS since 1999. ABB has provided 167 robotic containerization systems to…

Agilent Technologies Completes Acquisition of Velocity11, a Leader in Life Science Lab Automation
01/14/08 — Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A: 36.64, +0.64, +1.77%) announced it has completed the acquisition of Velocity11, a leader in automated liquid handling and laboratory robotics for the life science market. Financial details were not disclosed. The acquisition of privately held Velocity11 enables Agilent to offer a more comprehensive suite of…




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