In this contributed piece, Kollmorgen engineers describe environmental factors to watch for that could affect the performance of robot motors, gears, and sensors.
Collaborative Robotics News
Motion control experts to discuss advances at Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum
Robots for assistive, therapeutic, medical, and surgical use have strict motion control requirements. A panel at the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum will discuss what designers and users need to know.
Omron to debut mobile manipulator, integrated grippers at Pack Expo
Omron, an industry leader in end-to-end automation, will demonstrate an interactive collection of manufacturing equipment, including an autonomous mobile manipulator and Robotiq grippers integrated into its TM Series cobot.
UR10e cobots automate arc welding
Hirebotics offers BotX Welder for hire to help metal fabricators address skilled worker shortages and the need for quality.
PHD releases Optimax OGZ drop-in replacement pneumatic parallel grippers
PHD’s new Optimax product line is a drop-in replacement for pneumatic parallel grippers.
Designing parallel grippers for cobot precision
Providing the right motor for small precision devices can be challenging, as New Scale Robotics found when it designed a parallel gripper for cobots.
Harmonic Drive FHA-C mini series actuator includes integrated servo
Harmonic Drive said its new FHA-C actuator includes an integrated servo drive, eliminating the need for an external drive while retaining high-positional accuracy and torsional stiffness in a compact housing.
KUKA develops mobile manipulator robot for cleanroom chip handling
There was no mobile, automated semiconductor production system that enabled component transfer from one step to the next — until KUKA’s new wafer-handling robots.
Differences between local & global path planning
When programming a robot to perform a task, it is very often the case that the robot motions involved must not cause the robot to collide with itself, its environment, its tooling and/or payload, or other robots. Robot programmers can either manually teach the robot trajectories/waypoints that move the robot and its end effector to […]
Why robots need to understand motive like humans
Robots need to know the reason why they are doing a job if they are to effectively and safely work alongside people in the near future. In simple terms, this means machines need to understand motive the way humans do, and not just perform tasks blindly, without context. According to a new article by the […]
Kollmorgen launches enhanced ‘Motioneering’ servo sizing tool
Kollmorgen has introduced the next generation of Motioneering, the company’s innovative servo sizing tool. Motioneering was introduced more than 20 years ago – the first tool of its kind – to help mechanical design engineers find the ideal motion products to build into their machines. It simplifies the design process by incorporating 100-plus years of […]
Robotiq vacuum grippers now compatible with Omron cobots
Manufacturers can start production faster with AirPick and EPick, says Robotiq.
OnRobot’s LA R&D office opens new chapter for gripper maker
OnRobot, which nakes grippers for cobots and industrial robots, is opening a new R&D office in LA. We spoke with the former CEO of Perception Robotics about OnRobot’s strategy.
Ket-Met machine tooling shop cuts costs by 40% with UR cobots
Ket-Met, a Finnish subcontract machine tooling shop, found that its existing CNC machines required too much manpower to stay competitive. It reduced machine hour costs by 40% with UR cobots.
Georgia Tech robots learn to ‘MacGyver’ simple tools
Thanks to new technology that enables them to create simple tools, robots may be on the verge of their own version of the Stone Age. Using a novel capability to reason about shape, function, and attachment of unrelated parts, researchers have for the first time successfully trained an intelligent agent to create basic tools by […]
MIT robot automates production of small molecules
Guided by artificial intelligence and powered by a robotic platform, a system developed by MIT researchers moves a step closer to automating the production of small molecules that could be used in medicine, solar energy, and polymer chemistry. The system, described in the August 8 issue of Science, could free up bench chemists from a […]
Robot operations control needed to accelerate adoption
Robot operations, especially in industries that are just starting to automate or must manage multiple robots, can be a hurdle to adoption, says the CEO of InOrbit, which offers a cloud-based service.
Schunk EGP gripper designed for pick & place applications
Schunk has introduced a 24V gripper with IO-link called the Schunk EGP. It is designed for small components during fast-paced pick & place applications. The Schunk EGP electric gripper satisfies the IO-Link Class B Standard suitable for increased power consumption and can be directly connected with an IO-Link Class B Master. Schunk said the EGP […]
Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum Call for Speakers Ends Aug. 7
The Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum, which is produced by WTWH Media and The Robot Report, is looking for speakers to share their expertise on the design, development, and manufacture of commercial healthcare robotics systems.
OnRobot opens office in Los Angeles for cobot gripper R&D
As demand for collaborative robots grows, so too must suppliers of end-of-arm tooling. OnRobot, which makes the Gecko gripper, opened its first U.S. R&D office in California.