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KC Robotics and KUKA Reduce Robot Downtime
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Motion Control Association Announces New Board of Directors
02/28/13 — The Motion Control Association (MCA), the global trade group representing the motion control industry, announced its 2013 Board of Directors on February 21st during the annual MCA Business Conference in Orlando, Florida. John Hegel, President of American Control Electronics was named Chairman of the Board. Bill Steury, Group President –…

RIA Announces 2013 Board of Directors
02/22/13 — The 2013 RIA Board of Directors was announced today during the Robotics Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida. The following robotic industry leaders join the board for their first two-year terms: Henrik Christensen, Director of Robotics, Georgia Institute of Technology; Chuck Keibler, Vice President, Genesis Systems Group, LLC; and Pete Squires,…

Yaskawa Motoman Announces New Quick Ship Program for Pre-Configured Workcells
02/21/13 — A new Quick Ship Program expedites delivery of Yaskawa Motoman’s most popular pre-configured ArcWorld® and FabWorld® robotic solutions. Five configurations are available with a targeted delivery of eight weeks after an order is received. ArcWorlds and FabWorlds are fully integrated robotic welding solutions that include the robot(s), welding equipment, part positioner and…

Webcast: Robotics Solutions for Materials Handling
02/14/13 — WEBCAST: February 14, 2013 | 2 pm ET This Valentine’s Day, between the chocolates and those long-stem red roses, spend an hour with the robots that probably packed those chocolates and roses for shipment to you. Well, maybe not those exact robots, but close relatives to the new class of…

DLR Builds Cost Effective Motion Simulator with KUKA Arm
02/07/13 — Computer simulations designed to teach people how to operate a vehicle can reproduce a reasonable facsimile of real-world conditions, but they lack one key ingredient: a realistic sense of motion. That's why companies like Toyota have spent millions developing motion simulators that typically move on six hydraulic arms to recreate the…

Robotiq Unveils Kinetiq Robot Teaching Device at Automate
01/24/13 — Quebec-based Robotiq, a robot components manufacturer, has introduced a bolt-on-device with which welders and machinists can guide a robot’s end-effector with their hands and intuitively train the robot through welding trajectories. The device, called Kinetiq Teaching, is a new robot accessory which can be fastened to the end linkage of…

ABB Robotics Brings PickVision Technology to North America
01/23/13 — ABB Robotics is collaborating with SVIA Industrial Automation of Sweden to bring SVIA’s PickVision Smart Camera vision system to the industrial robotics market in North America.  SVIA specializes in equipping industrial robots with vision enabled functionality for machine tool tending systems in manufacturing for such applications as CNC lathes, vertical…

DENSO Introduces New RC8 Industrial Robot Controller — World’s Smallest in Its Class
01/23/13 — DENSO announced that it has introduced the world’s most compact industrial robot controller in the 3-kW output class. The new DENSO RC8 controller is 60 percent smaller and 45 percent lighter than the company’s previous model. It has a footprint of only 12 x 18 inches and a height of…

Adept’s Lynx Finds its Own Way, Responds to Voice Cues
01/23/13 — If you’re in charge of a parts warehouse, a distribution center, or some other big building full of things that need to be moved around, the Adept Lynx might be just what you need. Made by California-based Adept Technology, the autonomous indoor vehicle (AIV) is able to find its own…

Universal Robots Makes a Strong Entry into U.S. Market
01/16/13 — Universal Robots’ collaborative robots have opened up a new market for robotics in North America. Thedistributor list of the Danish robotic arms is rapidly expanding as resellers show the robots to end customers with production processes previously thought impossible to automate due to cost and complexity. Universal Robots will be showcasing the…

Seegrid Introduces New Driverless Walkie Stacker
01/15/13 — The driverless GWS35 walkie stacker provides cutting edge robotic industrial truck automation, flexibility, affordability, and simplicity. Built on an off-the-shelf Class III walkie stacker chassis, and equipped with Seegrid’s vision-guided autonomous navigation system, the GWS35 automatically transports palletized or racked loads throughout manufacturing and warehouse environments without the need for facility modifications, wires, tapes, magnets…

Maxon Motors Releases New compact 4 quadrant PWM servo controller
01/14/13 — Maxon’s new ESCON 36/3 EC is a 4-quadrant PWM servo controller designed for efficient control of brushless DC motors with Hall sensors up to approximately 100 Watts.  The ESCON 36/3 EC has excellent control properties and a very fast digital current controller with a large bandwidth for optimal motor current/torque…

Roboteq Launches New Sensor for Guiding AGVs
01/10/13 — Roboteq, Inc introduces a magnetic guide sensor capable of detecting and reporting the position of a magnetic field along its horizontal axis. The sensor is intended for line following robotic applications, using adhesive magnetic tape to form a track guide on the floor. The 160mm wide sensor uses advanced signal…

Elmo to Display Full Motion Solution at Major U.S. Trade Shows
01/10/13 — Elmo Motion Control will present its compressive, high-performance motion control solution for the most challenging applications in Lab Automation, Material Handling and other industries at SLAS 2013 (booth 1507, January 13-15, Orlando FL.) and Automate 2013 (booth 926, January 21-24, Chicago, IL).  Elmo's solution of network controllers, servo drives, and design software, features advanced…

Intelligrated Celebrates Grand Opening of Headquarters Expansion in Mason, Ohio
01/10/13 — Intelligrated (www.intelligrated.com), a leading North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, announces the grand opening of its 122,000-square-foot headquarters expansion in Mason, Ohio. With a combined area of 262,000 square feet, Intelligrated’s headquarters will accommodate an ongoing increase in engineering, research and development staffing.   The yearlong construction project was made…

The Next-Gen Control System for Industrial Robots
01/03/13 — Robots that cut in a new direction Different robots from a mix of different manufacturers can easily be added to the system, and the robot’s artificial intelligence will figure out for itself how everything works and how it fits into the automated system. You can reprogram them every day and…

ABB Robots at Work at Honeytop
12/26/12 — “After three weeks of production, a brand-new product was introduced in less than an hour without the need for any new investment from Honeytop.” FOOD AND BEVERIDGE PACKAGING: Robots help packagers work more efficiently, increasing output and reducing change over time. But they address hygiene concerns too. One company in…




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