Dobot announced that it is launched a collaborative robot (cobot) series for the retail and service sectors.
Food & Beverage
YuMi cobot helps food company automate labeling process
In addition to the integration and programming of a YuMi cobot, moveline also designed a pneumatic/mechanical device with two vacuum suction pads so that YuMi can insert the labels into the holder.
How a Canadian bakery automated its bread packaging line
A Canadian bakery uses a UR10 cobot and six-finger Soft Robotics mGrip gripper to grab loaves of bread and carry them to a bagging machine.
Piab piSoftgrip 50-2 gripper designed for food automation
The vacuum-based soft gripper can hold sensitive and lightweight oblong objects with odd geometries and/or objects with an unusual surface.
Six-packs now within reach of robotic grippers with new Piab vacuum system
Grabbing some beer is now possible for packaging and palletizing robots, thanks to a new gripper from Piab. It has designed a vacuum system that can handle six-packs without damaging them.
Schnuck Markets expands deployment of Simbe Robotics’ Tally inventory robot
Schnuck Markets announced that it will use Tally inventory robots from Simbe Robotics in up to 62 locations in Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana.
OnRobot Soft Gripper is designed for picking challenges, food handling
The new OnRobot Soft Gripper is designed to work without an external air supply. The end effector comes in three configurations, is FDA-certified, and works with the One System Solution.
Europe coalition offers cobot support for manufacturing SMEs
A group of research centers, chambers of commerce and knowledge institutes across four European countries is offering to support small and midsize manufacturing companies in integrating collaborative robots into their production processes. The COTEMACO project, a group with members from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and the U.K., will offer SMEs within the automotive and food […]
Brewing giant Carlsberg uses cobots for safer packaging process
The Danish division of Carlsberg, one of the leading brewery groups in the world, was looking to improve safety conditions for employees at its factory in Fredericia, Denmark. To do so, Carlsberg adopted two collaborative robots (cobots) from Universal Robots. With the cobots, Carlsberg has significantly improved staff safety and taken steps towards achieving zero […]
6 novel applications for collaborative robots
The global market for collaborative robots (cobots) will grow from $710 million in 2018 to $12.3 billion in 2025. While much of that growth will continue in automotive, electronics, and other manufacturing, the safety and flexibility collaborative robots will bring robotics to an ever-wider range of users. Here are some unconventional examples of how cobots […]
RT Corp raises $3.8M for Foodly lunch-packing humanoid
RT Corp., a Tokyo-based developer of service robots founded in 2005, raised 400 million yen ($3.8 million) in Series B funding for its food-picking collaborative robot Foodly. RT said it will use the funding RT to strengthen its business structure and hire personnel. Foodly is designed to work alongside people in food factories. RT said […]
Mini Finger joins Soft Robotics’ mGrip offering for precise picking
Soft Robotics’ new Mini Finger product joins its modular mGrip line for compliant picking of fragile items in tight spaces.