Nikon announced the expansion of its C3 eMotion intelligent actuator unit lineup with the IAU-30 and IAU-300 types.
Why component makers should target cobots
Collaborative robot markets are expected to see high growth in the years ahead, with end effectors representing the largest component market.
ATI releases standard tool changer for small robots
ATI’s QC-29 Robotic Tool Changer is designed for robots in the 25 – 35 kg payload class. It’s the first standard ATI Tool Changer designed with a rectangular body that mounts directly to 40mm and 50mm robot wrists.
Made4CNC Safedoor works with Cobots to automate CNC tending operations
Made4CNC launches its first product: an automated CNC door opener, that is easily integrated with any robot for machine tending.
Startup Flexxbotics joins MassRobotics to improve cobot utility
Flexxbotics, a spinout of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, focuses on improving robot utilization and efficiency to shorten a customer’s return on investment.
How the UR+ ecosystem is fueling cobot market growth
Learn how UR+ approved products are tested and certified, and how the UR+ program is driving market growth into an increasing number of applications and supporting faster system integrations.
Dress pack from Southwest Research Institute tames cobot cable management
Cable management is usually. headache for collaborative robot arm users, but the Southwest Research Institute has developed the ADDRESS system, a new dress pack method for avoiding tangling.
Hollow shaft kit encoders from POSITAL FRABA offer precision to cobot arms
Current robotics controllers often require two single-turn encoders working in parallel, plus a gearbox for synchronization. POSITAL FRABA said its new kit encoder can do this on its own.
POSITAL FRABA releases kit encoders for robotic systems
POSITAL FRABA’s multi-turn kit encoders are designed to work without batteries, be robust, and be easy for robotics developers and others to install.
igus kit optimizes cable protection for any cobot arm
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.
TE Connectivity launches torque sensor for cobots
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 […]
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 […]