The Doosan Robotics A Series collaborative robot arms were unveiled at the Korea Machinery Fair 2019. The lineup consists of four models: A0509, A0509s, A0912, and A0912s.
Cummins, a global manufacturer of diesel and alternative fuel engines, will more than double the number of collaborative robots it is using by the end of 2019. The company said at least 30 cobots will share workspace with employees at 15 different sites across the world by the end of the year. This is part of […]
As the implementation of smart factories surges forward, more companies are becoming aware of the growing importance of and uses for collaborative robots, according to a new report from Tractica. Still, a gap exists in understanding what these robots are as well as the implications for businesses. Large company adoption of cobots is already occurring […]
Universal Robots and Mobile Industrial Robots are expanding their operations in Barcelona, Spain, opening a collaborative robotics hub to serve Southern Europe.
FANUC America will introduce a line of collaborative arc welding robots at FABTECH 2019 in Chicago. The new arc welding cobots offer the same level of performance as FANUC’s ARC Mate robots, but a built-in sensor allows the new welding cobots to work safely alongside people. Both of FANUC’s new welding cobots provide six axes […]
Robots and robotic technologies have a long history of success in healthcare. But recent advancements in the field of collaborative robots have made for additional possibilities to support the healthcare sector across a variety of applications. Corey Ryan, Manager of Medical Robotics at KUKA Robotics, is one of the keynote speakers at the Healthcare Robotics […]
Collaborative robot arms and end effectors can be used for a widening variety of applications, thanks to Soft Robotics’ new coDrive technology, which provides a portable pneumatic power supply for its soft grippers.
A comparison of 100 collaborative robots by maximum payload, maximum horizontal reach, repeatability and degrees of freedom.
When you’re ready to automate, one of the first questions you’ll face is whether to use traditional industrial robots or cobots. Here is a look at the major differences between the two.
With shortages of skilled welders, shops are turning to automation to help. Several welding robot systems using UR cobots will be on display next month at FABTECH.
Doosan Robotics, the South Korean-based cobot manufacturer founded in 2015, will open its first headquarters in the United States by the end of 2019. Located in Buford, Georgia, the US headquarters will lead sales, marketing, training, and service for customers in the Americas. Doosan launched its first-generation M Series cobots in 2018. Doosan’s M Series […]
The Safe Robotics Area Protection, or SRAP system from SICK is designed to be easy to integrate, provide safety around automation, and reduce downtime.
A year after HAHN Group acquired the assets of the defunct Rethink Robotics Inc., Rethink Robotics GmbH unveiled Sawyer Black Edition, which is quieter, more precise, and intended for industrial applications.
Vectis Automation, a Fort Collins, Colo.-based company with employees who have 60-plus years of combined experience in the robotic welding industry, is looking to help solve the lack of skilled welders. The company will debut at Fabtech, Nov. 11-14 in Chicago, the Vectis Cobot Welding Tool that is powered by a UR10e cobot from Universal Robots. […]
Founded in 1983 and based in the town of Åseda in Southern Sweden, FT Produktion is a machine shop that supplies metal parts measuring up to 7.5 meters in size to a variety of industries. The company has 25 employees that hail from Sweden, Norway, Lithuania, Syria, and Thailand who work in tandem with neighboring company Profilgruppen. […]
ABB opened its first global healthcare research hub on the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus, in Houston, Texas. ABB showcased a number of concept technologies, including a mobile YuMi robot that assists with laboratory and logistics tasks in hospitals. The dual-arm, mobile YuMi will be able to sense and navigate its way around its human […]
These five tips for how to get started with collaborative robots come from Rethink Robotics GmbH’s experiences with its customers.
Fitzpatrick Manufacturing, a Sterling Heights, Michigan-based CNC machine shop and custom manufacturer founded in 1952, supplies parts to more than a dozen sectors, including aerospace, automotive, medical equipment and oil and gas. To increase operational efficiency and counterbalance a tight labor market, Fitzpatrick Manufacturing made its initial foray into advanced automation by adopting a Sawyer […]
Why aren’t robots with high degrees of freedom more popular? Energid CEO Neil Tardella explains that it’s a matter of cost and flexible programming.
Zippertubing, which provides coverings for cabling for the automotive and aerospace industries, needed reliability and throughput. It found them with a UR5 cobot arm and accessories.