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Robotics

Robotic arm lowers price barrier for simple automation (23/10/2018)
Article image Machine builders and production engineers are able to automate simple pick & place and assemble tasks without a high price tag, thanks to the robolink DCi, according to Igus.
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Gentle grippers with their own vacuum cartridges (14/10/2018)
Article image The V-Grip range of foam-faced vacuum grippers from Simmatic are said to provide an effective solution to the problem of reliably picking up irregularly shaped and porous objects. 
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Robot maintenance solution utilises AI and the cloud (23/09/2018)
Article image Mitsubishi Electric has developed a cloud-based solution for pro-active maintenance of robots based on the AI platform within IBM Watson. This is said to enable the smart analysis of operational data to predict future maintenance requirements.
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AI adds to robot efficiency 10/09/2018
The implementation of artificial intelligence is adding efficiency to all stages of the manufacturing process, including robotics. Full Story...

Slimline general purpose robot 03/08/2018
FANUC has extended its slimline range of compact, general purpose robots, which is suited to use in narrow work spaces and top-mount applications. Full Story...

Robot picker solution employs machine learning 19/06/2018
TGW Logistics, an automated materials handling solutions company has developed a system for fully automatic split case picking, using robots with FlashPick, its goods-to-person smart piece picking solution. Full Story...

3D simulation program for robot control 13/05/2018
FANUC UK has launched an upgraded version of its intelligent 3D simulation software for robot motion control.     Full Story...

Speaking the same language as Universal robots 12/04/2018
SensoPart has added a new robotics vision sensor to its VISOR Robotic series. The use of URCap software allows the sensor to communicate directly with Universal Robot (UR) systems. Full Story...

Control app simplifies robot programming 21/01/2018
With the aim of creating a more intuitive, easier and faster way to control industrial robots, Comau has introduced PickAPP, an Android application to perform pick-and-place operations. Full Story...

Food-friendly robot 14/01/2018
FANUC UK has launched a new robot for cleanroom and food-handling environments. Full Story...

Robots designed for the food industry 12/12/2017
The MOTOMAN GP7 and GP8 food grade robots from YASKAWA are designed to meet the specific requirements of food, beverage and other ‘hygienic’ processing applications by offering a number of important features. Full Story...

Delta robot gains an extra limb 03/07/2017
Suzanne Gill reports on an interesting design development to the more traditional Delta robot. Full Story...

Autonomous mobile platform for smart factory logistics 20/06/2017
Comau has introduced an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) platform. Agile1500 is the first AGV within the new platform. Full Story...

New Delta robot solution 17/05/2016
The MELFA range of compact SCARA and articulated arm robots from Mitsubishi Electric has been extended with the introduction of new Delta style robots from Codian Robotics. Full Story...

Contactless power transmission for robot applications 29/03/2016
FreeCon Contactless, from Weidmüller, is said to eliminate contact related failures on industrial robots helping to reduce robot downtime and reduce maintenance costs. Full Story...

Complex kinematics, easy operation 08/03/2016
B&R has expanded its portfolio of modular mapp software components with the map RoboX and mapp Teach which aim to speed up robotic systems configuration and preparation for operation. Full Story...

Complex kinematics, easy operation 08/03/2016
B&R has expanded its portfolio of modular mapp software components with the map RoboX and mapp Teach which aim to speed up robotic systems configuration and preparation for operation. Full Story...

Complex kinematics and easy operation 01/03/2016
B&R has expanded its range of modular mapp software components with the new mapp RoboX and mapp Teach which are designed to make the task of getting robotic systems configured and ready for operation more quickly and easily. Full Story...

Programming robots in accordance with IEC 61131 22/12/2015
Yaskawa has integrated POWERLINK in its DX200 robot controller, making it possible to seamlessly incorporate Motoman robots into machine automation systems. Full Story...

World’s first heavy lifting collaborative robot 14/04/2015
The launch of the world’s first heavy lifting industrial collaborative robot, the FANUC CR-35iA, which works hand-in-hand with human employees, moves the idea of collaborative robots out of the realms of science fiction. Full Story...

Cartesian handling system configurator 07/04/2015
Festo has developed a new system for configuring ready-to-install handling systems in less than 20 minutes.  Full Story...

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Articulated modules offer up to six degrees of movement 03/02/2015
robolink, from polymer company igus, is a range of articulated modules that can be used in a variety of robotic applications – from the packaging industry to animatronic operations and even explosive equipment handling.  Full Story...



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