ATI Industrial Automation has introduced the AOV-10 Axially-Compliant Orbital Sander that is designed for robotic surface preparation and finishing. With built-in compliance, the AOV-10 is well-suited for many robotic applications. A pneumatically-actuated compliance mechanism allows for dynamic control of contact forces. The compliance force is adjustable to accommodate a variety of applications. Double-acting motion offsets […]
Collaborative Robotics News
The new Gecko Single Pad gripper is designed for smaller industrial applications but still uses the same innovative technology as its larger siblings.
Saint-Gobain’s plant in Sully-sur-Loire, France, focuses on glass production for the military and aeronautical industries, as well as civilian markets. It was founded in 1665 under King Louis XIV’s reign. Now a global company, it employs more than 185,000 people worldwide. Near its original headquarters in the outskirts of Paris, human labor provides high-value work to the […]
Recent developments in AI are helping cobots to improve efficiency for industrial production, as this webinar will show.
Geek+, which first displayed its robots in the U.S. at Modex 2018, has opened an office in California.
OTTO Motors, a unit of Clearpath Robotics, has announced its first expansion outside of North America.
In this month’s issue of The Robot Report, a special print insert in Design World, we get a grip on robotic manipulation and end-of-arm tooling.
A new cable-management kit from igus uses the company’s triflex R links and hook-and-loop mounting brackets to work with collaborative robot arms from any manufacturer.
Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) and Universal Robots (UR), along with their US-based parent company Teradyne, are investing $36 million into the construction of a “cobot hub” in Odense, Denmark. Both MiR and UR are based in Odense, which the companies call the “cobot capital of the world.” MiR and UR are leaders in autonomous mobile […]
Productive Robotics, a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based developer of collaborative robot arms, launched a software update for its line of OB7 cobots. The software update enhances the connectivity features of the OB7 cobots. The company said the updates include: The ability for OB7 cobots to directly monitor and control machines they’re working with. This includes instant connection […]
To address the growing demand for safe collaborative robots in manufacturing, TE Connectivity (TE) has designed a safety torque sensor with integrated and improved functional safety, including increased accuracy and speed, in the next generation of human-robot collaboration. TE’s ring-shaped safety torque sensor, which can be integrated at each cobot joint, meets the new level […]
Universal Robots (UR) will be debuting new collaborative robot solutions for palletizing, metrology and machine tending at ATX West in Anaheim, CA, Feb. 11-13. UR’s booth (4815) feature the new miniPAL mobile palletizer, which is a new product from UR’s OEM partner Columbia/Okura. Powered by the UR10e cobot arm, miniPAL can palletize at two pallet […]
There has been much written about the benefits automation can unlock for businesses. But too often businesses think they need to jump in at the deep end and deploy automation right away, hoping it will solve the problems they are experiencing. But how will a process optimized for a manual workforce perform with automation – […]
WTWH Media today announced the call for presentations for the RoboBusiness conference and exposition is now open. The event will be on June 22-24, 2020, at the San Jose Convention Center. Speaker proposals must be submitted by Feb. 28, 2020. RoboBusiness has been re-imagined for 2020 to better serve attendees, as well as the robotics […]
Tomenson Machine Works is a third-generation, family-owned manufacturer of precision hydraulic manifolds used in a variety of machinery across the agricultural, mining, and construction industries. Founded in 1977 by Thomas Roake, the Chicago-based company has become a world leader in hydraulic manifolds with the products now considered a “gold standard” in the industry. The company turned […]
Universal Robots has launched a new cobot leasing program in collaboration with DLL, a global vendor finance company. The partnership enables manufacturers of all sizes to reap the benefits of automation without worrying about cash flow and seasonal fluctuations. DLL offers custom financing and leasing programs that can be changed as business needs change. Customers […]
Use cases for mobile robots will likely continue to expand in 2020, both within and across industries. Here are some examples of where to look for new applications, writes columnist Kayla Matthews.
Locus Robotics, a 2019 RBR50 company and leading developer of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for fulfillment warehouses, has partnered with supply chain solutions provider HighJump. The companies will work together to facilitate the development of integration tools to better deploy Locus Robotics’ AMRs at shared retail and third-party logistics (3PL) customer sites. The partnership also […]
In the automotive industry, vehicle fog lights have typically been adjusted manually by humans. To provide relief for human workers of this ergonomically-unfriendly task, and to improve the overall adjustment process, Ford VOME (Vehicle Operation Manufacturing Engineering), Dürr Assembly Products and KUKA jointly developed an automated alternative to the conventional process as part of a feasibility […]
The Danish division of Carlsberg, one of the leading brewery groups in the world, was looking to improve safety conditions for employees at its factory in Fredericia, Denmark. To do so, Carlsberg adopted two collaborative robots (cobots) from Universal Robots. With the cobots, Carlsberg has significantly improved staff safety and taken steps towards achieving zero […]