Umbratek launched a kickstarter to (pre)sell a new series of collaborative robots (cobots). This new product line is called the UTRA series, and it is a modular robot built from a set of different links lengths and joint motors. The joints are driven by the patented, Umbratek ADRA series actuators. The kickstarter project has already reached to the […]
Actuators / Motors / Servos
In this RoboBusiness Direct keynote, three experts on actuation from Harmonic Drive will explain how the technology can enable robotics developers to accelerate time to market.
The new gearheads are ideal for end-of-arm axes for small industrial and collaborative robots and general industrial machinery where weight is a critical factor.
Current robotics controllers often require two single-turn encoders working in parallel, plus a gearbox for synchronization. POSITAL FRABA said its new kit encoder can do this on its own.
POSITAL FRABA’s multi-turn kit encoders are designed to work without batteries, be robust, and be easy for robotics developers and others to install.
maxon’s “medical fast track” process will ensure the best possible service for critical application needs to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. This fast track system is reviewed in real-time to expedite urgent requests for product.
In this contributed piece, Kollmorgen engineers describe environmental factors to watch for that could affect the performance of robot motors, gears, and sensors.
Robots for assistive, therapeutic, medical, and surgical use have strict motion control requirements. A panel at the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum will discuss what designers and users need to know.
Providing the right motor for small precision devices can be challenging, as New Scale Robotics found when it designed a parallel gripper for cobots.
Harmonic Drive said its new FHA-C actuator includes an integrated servo drive, eliminating the need for an external drive while retaining high-positional accuracy and torsional stiffness in a compact housing.
Kollmorgen has introduced the next generation of Motioneering, the company’s innovative servo sizing tool. Motioneering was introduced more than 20 years ago – the first tool of its kind – to help mechanical design engineers find the ideal motion products to build into their machines. It simplifies the design process by incorporating 100-plus years of […]
Researchers at TU Delft have developed soft actuators that could help soft robots collaborate with humans.
Conic Systems has developed the new Lifetime (LT) Series, precision, zero backlash harmonic gearboxes designed for high performance direct replacement of traditional high ratio planetary gearheads. The LT Series is available in metric sizes and NEMA 17, 23, 34 and 42 frames. The LT Series’ zero backlash characteristic is maintained for life and its high […]
Bimba’s PA Series has features intended to make it easier to install, easier to use, and more durable than other pneumatic actuators.
The FE060-25-EM is the first servo drive of the new FlexPro digital drive family from ADVANCED Motion Controls (AMC). Designed with compact form and power density in mind, the micro-sized FE060-25-EM can outperform larger-sized digital servo drives and still be integrated into tight spaces. At just 1.5 x 1 x 0.6 in. (38 x 25 […]
Former integrators for Rethink Robotics explain what went wrong with the company’s cobots and comment on HAHN Group’s plan to revive the Sawyer product.