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 […]
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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.
Ned offers repeatability of 0.5mm, a payload of 300g, and a maximum reach of 400mm. The cobot is based on Ubuntu 18.04 and ROS Melodic.
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.
The Palion Pallet Truck Series 8 can be used for staging/sortation, putaway, end-of-line, trash removal, replenishment, long haul and other materials handling applications.
The WINGMAN Tool Changer can be installed in only a few minutes and provides fast and easy manual and automatic tool change on collaborative robot arms.
The series includes three models (HCR-3A, HCR-5A, and HCR-12A) that offer new functionality for Hanwha cobots, including easier integration of end of arm tooling.
The COVID-19 slowed the cobot industry, but Interact Analysis indicates there will be a V-shaped rebound in 2021.
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.
A Robot Operating System (ROS) driver is available for the Velarray M1600, providing a user-friendly interface for developers.
Neo will clean the floors of the hospital, allowing staff to focus on high-touch items such as doorknobs, buttons, and other areas that require human dexterity to clean.
Flexiv competes with collaborative robotics makers such as ABB, Doosan Robotics, KUKA, Universal Robots and more.
Research leads to the creation of an open-source C++ library that can be used to detect regions that need more attention during human-robot collaboration.
Five MiR500 autonomous mobile robots are saving the pharmaceutical giant 35-plus manhours per week on materials handling tasks.
Faced with an over-burdened workforce and strict quality standards, one of Canada’s largest hospital networks automated one of its most time-consuming tasks.