Epson Robots said its updated Epson RC+ development software, in combination with its IntelliFlex feeder systems and Add On Instruction Set, can help manufacturers optimize performance.
Collaborative robots can accelerate inclusion of people with disabilities in work, said Rethink Robotics, wertkreis Gütersloh, and the University of Duisburg-Essen. They are using two Sawyer cobots in a demonstration project.
Despite economic hardships imposed by trade conflicts and the coronavirus pandemic, businesses can benefit from a digital manufacturing ecosystem, according to a RoboBusiness Direct speaker and Fictiv co-founder.
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.
Montana-based solar module maker MT Solar turned to collaborative welding robots to meet a seasonal surge in demand.
Scape Technologies has added the SCAPE Mini-Picker to its robotic bin-picking line as an introductory product that is more affordable and has many of the features of its other systems.
At the Sept. 22 RoboBusiness Direct session, manufacturing expert Jean Olivieri, COO at Fictiv, will discuss how new digital ecosystems can help manufacturers without a high price tag, disruption, and complexity.
Qobotix said its new operating system can help manufacturers benefit from collaborative robots by coordinating them and enabling them to learn from humans and one another.
AutoGuide Mobile Robots said its new high-bay forklift can lift up to 2,400 lb. up to 36 ft., and its new Mobile ASRS uses full autonomy to provide efficiency without the cost of traditional storage and retrieval systems.
Omron Automation Americas has launched the heavy-duty HD-1500 autonomous mobile robot, with a 1,500 kg payload capacity, soon after it launched the LD-250 robot.
Clearpath Robotics unit OTTO Motors cited Fortune 500 manufacturer Berry Global Group as an example of how its autonomous mobile robots can help companies worldwide improve productivity.
MTEK has made its MCell Insertion software-defined robotic system for electronics assembly generally available. The Swedish company said MCell can improve performance and reduce costs.
The ARMAR-6 humanoid robot, developed by the SecondHands consortium to help warehouse and factory workers, includes advances in machine learning, robotic manipulation, and human-machine interaction.
With the Injection Molding Machine Interface, Universal Robots has launched a way for plastics manufacturers to integrate its cobots with injection molding machines.
Leading ladder manufacturer Hailo uses three collaborative robots from Universal Robots to relieve its employees of strenuous activities while guaranteeing high product standards.
After installing a Productive Robotics OB7 cobot on its wire EDM machine, True Precision doubled output and met deadlines early.
Ease of programming, versatility, and a fast payback period are just some of the reasons why manufacturers should consider investing in collaborative robots.
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UR+ ecosystem is expanding today by adding “plug-and-produce” application kits that make it easier to automation among widely used applications.
Waypoint Robotics has integrated its Vector mobile robot with Numina Group’s RDS Batch Bot coordination software. It is also offering the Kingpin system for moving carts.