After a busy year product-wise in 2020, OnRobot released its first new end-of-arm tool (EOAT) for 2021. The VGP20 is an electric vacuum gripper that can handle payloads of 20kg (44.09lbs). OnRobot said the VGP20 is “compatible with all leading robot brands” and is designed primarily for heavy-duty palletizing applications, but it can be used for […]
Allied Moulded said using manual labor on bin-picking applications produces inconsistent results.
ABB expanded its cobot portfolio with the GoFa and SWIFTI lines that offer higher payloads and speeds to complement its YuMi cobots.
Vector AMRs, equipped with Kingpin top modules, pick up high-capacity custom carts for workers to use in the picking process.
Povlsen, a Danish native, held various executive business and technology leadership roles at Schneider Electric, a global energy management and automation company.
The system contains a 7-axis cobot arm, robotic liquid handlers for collection tube plating, PCR testing prep, a RT-qPCR analyzer, a hazardous waste bin, and control software.
The new driver will take advantage of ROS 2 features such as component nodes and zero-memory copy integration with ros_control. From a performance perspective, the major benefit is decreased latency.
Two MiR200 autonomous mobile robots help TBSI save up to 16 hours a day in terms of human labor, equivalent to the work of two operators who have now been assigned to more valuable tasks in the warehouse.
Flexiv competes with collaborative robotics makers such as ABB, Doosan Robotics, KUKA, Universal Robots and more.
Five MiR500 autonomous mobile robots are saving the pharmaceutical giant 35-plus manhours per week on materials handling tasks.
AutoGuide Mobile Robots opened an office in Munich. The German office will handle sales, support, deployment and training throughout Europe. This is the company’s first office outside of the U.S.
Universal Robots has sold its 50,000 collaborative robot arm. President Jürgen von Hollen is stepping down at the end of 2020.
The AMRs are being installed at a Chino, Calif.-based warehouse to improve productivity, order pick accuracy, and workplace safety.
The 2FG7 parallel gripper offers a maximum payload of 11 kg (24.3 lb), an external grip range of up to 74 mm (2.91 in) and a gripping force of between 20-140 N.
Mitsubishi Electric has launched its MELFA ASSISTA collaborative robot arm in North and South America. The 6-axis RV-5AS-D, which first launched in May 2020, offers positioning accuracies as low as ±0.03mm, a reach of 900mm and a payload of 5kg. The RV-5AS-D features a Windows-based programming environment, called RT Visual. The software allows non-expert users […]
The Robotiq Bin Picking Kit is compatible with bins of up to 800 x 600 x 450mm, handling parts of a minimum size of 10 x 10 x 5mm.
Kassow Robots, the Danish cobot company founded by former Universal Robots co-founder Kristian Kassow, introduced its KR1018 7-axis cobot arm. The KR1018, the company’s fifth cobot arm, handle payloads up to 18 kilograms and has a reach of 1000 millimeters (1 meter). Kassow Robots said the new cobot is designed for industrial companies in the […]
The OnRobot Sander, an all-electric, random orbital sander, can be used with all major collaborative and lightweight industrial robots.
Geek+, a 2020 RBR50 company and developer of autonomous mobile robots, launched its S100C robot that sorts large packages. The S100C robot can support unit sortation, parcel sortation, and bins transportation, making it applicable to many industry scenarios, from 3PLs and distribution centers to cross-docking facilities and airports. The S100C can handle payloads weighing 100 […]
Thursday, September 17, 2020 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT A large percentage of small-to-medium manufacturers have missed out on the many benefits of robotic industrial automation such as increased productivity, improved quality and enhanced competitiveness. Rapid change, however, is underway. Both traditional industrial robotics companies, as well as a number of new vendors, […]