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 […]
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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.
FANUC America will introduce a line of collaborative arc welding robots at FABTECH 2019 in Chicago. The new arc welding cobots offer the same level of performance as FANUC’s ARC Mate robots, but a built-in sensor allows the new welding cobots to work safely alongside people. Both of FANUC’s new welding cobots provide six axes […]
Robots and robotic technologies have a long history of success in healthcare. But recent advancements in the field of collaborative robots have made for additional possibilities to support the healthcare sector across a variety of applications. Corey Ryan, Manager of Medical Robotics at KUKA Robotics, is one of the keynote speakers at the Healthcare Robotics […]
Collaborative robot arms and end effectors can be used for a widening variety of applications, thanks to Soft Robotics’ new coDrive technology, which provides a portable pneumatic power supply for its soft grippers.
A comparison of 100 collaborative robots by maximum payload, maximum horizontal reach, repeatability and degrees of freedom.
When you’re ready to automate, one of the first questions you’ll face is whether to use traditional industrial robots or cobots. Here is a look at the major differences between the two.
With shortages of skilled welders, shops are turning to automation to help. Several welding robot systems using UR cobots will be on display next month at FABTECH.
FANUC America today held the grand opening of its new 461,000 square-foot North Campus robotics and automation facility in Auburn Hills, Mich. And collaborative robots played a major role in the grand opening celebration. FANUC invited customers, local officials, educators, suppliers, and the media to an official program, ribbon cutting ceremony and facility tour. Special […]
Doosan Robotics, the South Korean-based cobot manufacturer founded in 2015, will open its first headquarters in the United States by the end of 2019. Located in Buford, Georgia, the US headquarters will lead sales, marketing, training, and service for customers in the Americas. Doosan launched its first-generation M Series cobots in 2018. Doosan’s M Series […]
The Safe Robotics Area Protection, or SRAP system from SICK is designed to be easy to integrate, provide safety around automation, and reduce downtime.
A year after HAHN Group acquired the assets of the defunct Rethink Robotics Inc., Rethink Robotics GmbH unveiled Sawyer Black Edition, which is quieter, more precise, and intended for industrial applications.
Vectis Automation, a Fort Collins, Colo.-based company with employees who have 60-plus years of combined experience in the robotic welding industry, is looking to help solve the lack of skilled welders. The company will debut at Fabtech, Nov. 11-14 in Chicago, the Vectis Cobot Welding Tool that is powered by a UR10e cobot from Universal Robots. […]
Manufacturers could benefit from the human-like dexterity of the Archimedes system, which combines a six-axis robot arm, machine vision, and AI, said Eureka Robotics.
ABB opened its first global healthcare research hub on the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus, in Houston, Texas. ABB showcased a number of concept technologies, including a mobile YuMi robot that assists with laboratory and logistics tasks in hospitals. The dual-arm, mobile YuMi will be able to sense and navigate its way around its human […]
Ford Spain recently acquired three MiR100 collaborative mobile robots to help reduce the time and human effort involved in moving materials in its Valencia factory.
piCOBOT, a vacuum-based end-of-arm tool from Piab, is now compatible more collaborative robots and even smaller industrial robots. This is possible thanks to a new generic electrical interface and new mechanical mounting plate options that are in accordance with the ISO 9409-1 standard. piCOBOT was originally certified to work with cobots only from Universal Robots […]