Cobot end-of-arm tooling maker OnRobot ended a busy 2019 with investment from the European Investment Bank and prominent Danish investors.
Collaborative Robotics News
FANUC has been quite busy of late. It introduced a line of arc welding cobots at FABTECH in November. And earlier this week it began distributing the mGrip modular gripping system from RBR50 company Soft Robotics. Today at iRex in Tokyo, the world’s largest robotics show, FANUC introduced its series of CRX cobots. There are […]
Industrial automation provider Toshiba Machine announced its first humanoid collaborative robot and its first SCARA cobot, as well as a division return to its original name.
Koyo Electronics Industries has been involved in the development, manufacturing, and sales of electronic equipment since its establishment in 1955. It is also a member of the JTEKT group that boasts the world’s top share in the automotive steering bearings. Challenge In the production of products that require strict quality, such as the main product […]
RBR50 company Soft Robotics Inc. announced its mGrip modular gripping system is now available through FANUC’s global distribution network. FANUC is the world’s largest industrial robot manufacturer, so this partnership offers an opportunity to accelerate adoption of soft robotic grippers. The mGrip system enables users to set up their own configurations of the grippers based on […]
Market intelligence firm Interact Analysis has released a new market report – The Collaborative Robot Market – 2019 – which indicates strong and sustained growth for the collaborative robot industry. In 2018, global revenues from cobot production exceeded $550 million, according to the report. This was almost a 60% increase over 2017; and over 19,000 […]
WTWH Media has acquired the assets of Robotics Business Review and the RoboBusiness conference and exposition from EH Media.
Yaskawa’s new MOTOMAN-HC20DT collaborative robot arm is designed to be suitable for automotive manufacturing and food handling.
Ford has long used robots to make its automobiles. Ford is now using collaborative robots at a factory in Cologne, Germany to ensure every Ford Fiesta has a perfect finish. The six cobots, all UR10s from Universal Robots, complete a choreographed sequence to sand the entire body surface in just 35 seconds. During the production […]
Chicago-area manufacturer RCM Industries improved its global competitiveness by deploying UR10e collaborative robot arms for precise and repetitive tasks, adding automation while retaining U.S. workers.
Whirlpool is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of home appliances. It has approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 65 manufacturing and technology research centers. It recently implemented three MiR200 autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) from Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) for materials handling at its plant in Łódź, Poland. Challenge Whirlpool produces dryers […]
Kassow Robots’ lineup of 7-axis collaborative robot arms now comes standard with three I/O ports and a free drive button. The Denmark-based company was launched in part by former Universal Robots Co-founder Kristian Kassow. The company had its coming out party at Automatica 2018. Head of Sales Dieter Pletscher said the I/O ports will streamline […]
OnRobot’s unified interface connects any of the company’s end effectors to a wide range of robot arms, and it was recognized in the Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program’s awards for industrial automation.
ACT Fulfillment is a California-based third-party logistics (3PL) provider. Founded in 1994, ACT’s warehousing space has grown from 15,000 square feet to 1.4 million square feet. ACT employs 600 people and services wholesale, retail and e-commerce fulfillment for major fashion brands. ACT also provides value added services for its customers. ACT’s Ryan Cox led the […]
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 […]
Omron’s LD-250 mobile robot is now available worldwide. The Omron LD-250 is the strongest mobile robot in the company’s LD series with a payload capacity of up to 250kg. It features a maximum speed of 1.2 m/s and a maximum run time of 13 hours before it needs to be recharged. Other models in the […]
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.
Festo is now distributing magnetic switch grippers from Magswitch that it said are suitable for machine tending, welding, and pick-and-place operations.