Smart Micro Factories for the Watchmaking Industry

Horosys was able to standardize, add flexibility and optimize the cost of the Smart Micro Factory using the world's smallest and most precise industrial robot.

Zimmer Group Supports Vischer & Bolli Robot Cell With Kuka Robots and a Bespoke Gripper

Almost all tasks that previously had to be carried out by hand at Zimm are now performed fully au-tomatically by a KR QUANTEC and a KR AGILUS from KUKA. The five-axis milling machine is supplied with raw material via a lift system.

MCRI Webcast Series - Robotics Roundtable

Motion Controls Robotics (MCRI) is hosting a monthly, summer webcast series in 2021. MCRI provides automation solutions for customers by designing and building turn-key end of line applications, fulfillment solutions, and general material handling automation.

Robots in the Food Service Industry

The future of fresh, fast food is in robotics. In the not-so-distant future, robotic food automation systems will line the checkout areas and hallways of our major retailers, food courts, airport terminals, hospitals and universities.

How Are Smarter Robots Leading to Mass Customization in Manufacturing?

Although consumers eagerly purchase products made through mass customization, they want those items quickly. That need for speed is one of the main reasons why manufacturers often use robots to achieve the consistent pace required to fill orders efficiently and without errors.

Zimmer Group System Technology - Development Competence at Just the Right Time

The technological change in the automotive industry, among others, is also affecting the Zimmer Group - the automation specialist from Germany is well prepared.

6 Cool Servo Drive Features You Might Not Know About

Servo drives have evolved far beyond the basic power amplifiers they once were. They can now be complex pieces of electronic equipment with dozens of additional features to expand upon and improve their motion control capabilities.

Could Your Robot Be Spying on You? - Cybersecurity Tips for Manufacturers Employing Robotics

Whether it is smart phone manufacturing, car-making or the food and beverage sector, factories around the world are already equipped with robots and other automated technologies. So how much of a threat is the possibility of these robots being hacked?

Toyota Research Institute Shares Design to Help Advance the Field of Soft Robotics

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is helping to accelerate the field of soft robotics by sharing the design source files and full build instruction for its innovative domestic robot hands.

Better Together: the Human and Robot Relationship

As automation becomes more pervasive in manufacturing, Flex's François Barbier discusses the positive impact robots and other advanced technology solutions have on their human counterparts.

Smart Floating Arms

They move like snakes and reach places that are too narrow or dangerous for humans. The robust robotic arms of the Tokyo-based company HiBot take inspection, maintenance and repair to new levels.

5 Ways Robotics-as-a-Service Benefits Your Automation Goals

As proved in 2020, manufacturing, distribution, and warehousing organizations that adapt quickly to evolving conditions survive and thrive. Now, planning for Black Swan events has become a top consideration for global supply chain companies.

Seafood Processors Turning to Robotics And Automation

New developments in robotics - including smart robotics, collaborative automation, and similar technology - may be essential for processors handling these modern challenges.

Why is Robotics-as-a-Service So Important Now

"Robotics-as-a-service" is a model in which customers purchase automation on an "as-needed" basis. This could be monthly pricing or usage-based pricing. Upfront costs are typically negligible or non-existent.

How Robotics is Transforming Manufacturing

When you sell a robot, the amount of additional required pneumatic components, sensing products, vision inspection systems and machine safety products can cost as much or more than the robot itself. Every robot sold has an exponential economic ripple effect.

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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product

ElectroCraft's MobilePower™ Leap Award winning MPW wheel drive is a compact, high-torque density electric wheel drive.

ElectroCraft's MobilePower™ Leap Award winning MPW wheel drive is a compact, high-torque density electric wheel drive.

The new MPW86 offers a best in class 500lb per wheel load with speeds of up to 4.3 meters/second. The MPW86 offers powerful starting torque of 35 Nm and 20 Nm continuous. The MPW86 integrated design provides increased performance and reliability at an affordable price compared to traditional motor/gearbox/wheel combinations. The MPW86 is an ideal drivetrain solution for medium to large payload mobile robots and AGVs.