New gripper options and sensors are widening manufacturing applications for collaborative robots, according to experts from Gibson Engineering and Robotiq.
ATI Industrial Automation has introduced the AOV-10 Axially-Compliant Orbital Sander that is designed for robotic surface preparation and finishing. With built-in compliance, the AOV-10 is well-suited for many robotic applications. A pneumatically-actuated compliance mechanism allows for dynamic control of contact forces. The compliance force is adjustable to accommodate a variety of applications. Double-acting motion offsets […]
Recent developments in AI are helping cobots to improve efficiency for industrial production, as this webinar will show.
Geek+, which first displayed its robots in the U.S. at Modex 2018, has opened an office in California.
OTTO Motors, a unit of Clearpath Robotics, has announced its first expansion outside of North America.
A new cable-management kit from igus uses the company’s triflex R links and hook-and-loop mounting brackets to work with collaborative robot arms from any manufacturer.
To address the growing demand for safe collaborative robots in manufacturing, TE Connectivity (TE) has designed a safety torque sensor with integrated and improved functional safety, including increased accuracy and speed, in the next generation of human-robot collaboration. TE’s ring-shaped safety torque sensor, which can be integrated at each cobot joint, meets the new level […]
Universal Robots (UR) will be debuting new collaborative robot solutions for palletizing, metrology and machine tending at ATX West in Anaheim, CA, Feb. 11-13. UR’s booth (4815) feature the new miniPAL mobile palletizer, which is a new product from UR’s OEM partner Columbia/Okura. Powered by the UR10e cobot arm, miniPAL can palletize at two pallet […]
Universal Robots has launched a new cobot leasing program in collaboration with DLL, a global vendor finance company. The partnership enables manufacturers of all sizes to reap the benefits of automation without worrying about cash flow and seasonal fluctuations. DLL offers custom financing and leasing programs that can be changed as business needs change. Customers […]
Locus Robotics, a 2019 RBR50 company and leading developer of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for fulfillment warehouses, has partnered with supply chain solutions provider HighJump. The companies will work together to facilitate the development of integration tools to better deploy Locus Robotics’ AMRs at shared retail and third-party logistics (3PL) customer sites. The partnership also […]
In the automotive industry, vehicle fog lights have typically been adjusted manually by humans. To provide relief for human workers of this ergonomically-unfriendly task, and to improve the overall adjustment process, Ford VOME (Vehicle Operation Manufacturing Engineering), Dürr Assembly Products and KUKA jointly developed an automated alternative to the conventional process as part of a feasibility […]
RBR50 company IAM Robotics, developer of the Swift autonomous mobile manipulation robot (AMMR), is opening a state-of-the-art headquarters and showcase innovation center in early 2020. The new 30,000-square-foot facility will be located in the emerging high tech area of Pittsburgh known as Robotics Row, a stretch of land that has become a hotbed for robotics […]
Industrial automation provider Toshiba Machine announced its first humanoid collaborative robot and its first SCARA cobot, as well as a division return to its original name.
RBR50 company Soft Robotics Inc. announced its mGrip modular gripping system is now available through FANUC’s global distribution network. FANUC is the world’s largest industrial robot manufacturer, so this partnership offers an opportunity to accelerate adoption of soft robotic grippers. The mGrip system enables users to set up their own configurations of the grippers based on […]
The certified URCap software provides a one system interface for OnRobot’s new versions of RG2, RG6, and VG10 grippers with Universal Robots’ collaborative robot arms.
WTWH Media has acquired the assets of Robotics Business Review and the RoboBusiness conference and exposition from EH Media.
Yaskawa’s new MOTOMAN-HC20DT collaborative robot arm is designed to be suitable for automotive manufacturing and food handling.
Chicago-area manufacturer RCM Industries improved its global competitiveness by deploying UR10e collaborative robot arms for precise and repetitive tasks, adding automation while retaining U.S. workers.
OnRobot’s unified interface connects any of the company’s end effectors to a wide range of robot arms, and it was recognized in the Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program’s awards for industrial automation.
Universal Robots and Mobile Industrial Robots are expanding their operations in Barcelona, Spain, opening a collaborative robotics hub to serve Southern Europe.