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Schunk hosts 10th annual robotics symposium

Schunk hosts 10th annual robotics symposium

Schunk’s Expert Days on Service Robotics have reached a major milestone, celebrating their tenth anniversary. The banner headline for this year’s event is “Smart Future with Cobots and Co-acts,” and will examine technological developments, challenges and opportunities for service robotics. The event runs from 28 February to 1 March, 2018. The topic spectrum will range […]

By February 21, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
TM Robotics announces 3D simulation software tool

TM Robotics announces 3D simulation software tool

TM Robotics is introducing the new TSAssist software – a powerful programming tool from Toshiba Machine. The software offers powerful assistance to all phases of automation, including planning, design and improvement. The next generation of robot software comes at a time where more businesses are turning to high performance 3D simulation for manufacturing. This software […]

By February 20, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Reiku extends jointing tubing system with more sizes

Reiku extends jointing tubing system with more sizes

Reiku has extended its proven jointed tubing cable protection system for robotics and automation. This means that this efficient alternative to corrugated conduits and energy chains is now available in nominal widths of 48 and 76, whereby the NW 48 joints can be also designed separably to improve accessibility. New accessories available for both sizes […]

By February 17, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
RARUK adds force sensors for Universal Robots

RARUK adds force sensors for Universal Robots

Universal Robots collaborative robots and Robotiq grippers are already a popular combination for RARUK Automation customers and one that is made even more powerful by the choice available.  RARUK Automation is the only supplier in the UK to offer the complete range of Robotiq off-the-shelf 2-finger, 3-finger and dual grippers and 6-axis torque force sensor. […]

By February 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Robot density rises globally, reports IFR

Robot density rises globally, reports IFR

The automation of production is accelerating around the world: 74 robot units per 10,000 employees is the new average of global robot density in the manufacturing industries, up from 66 in 2015. By regions, the average robot density in Europe is 99 units, in the Americas 84 and in Asia 63 units. But the UK […]

By February 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
How to assemble the Igus triflex TRLF energy chain

How to assemble the Igus triflex TRLF energy chain

Developed specifically for sophisticated 6-axis robotic application in harsh industrial environments, the triflex TRLF multi-axis energy chain can be assembled by hand. In this video, we demonstrate just how easy it is. To assemble, just push the ball into the socket until you hear a click. To separate the links, push and twist the ball […]

By February 9, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Eaton hose provides secure supply to hexapods

Eaton hose provides secure supply to hexapods

A crucial factor for driving comfort and safety within motor vehicles are suspension components. A renowned automotive manufacturer therefore tests each component thoroughly at its research centre. Within the facility the company operates state-of-the-art test rigs, including a hexapod test bench: the characteristics of suspension elements as well as their transmission function are determined here. […]

By February 9, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Kuka robot boosts productivity for Linecross

Kuka robot boosts productivity for Linecross

Telsonic’s ultrasonic modules and systems have been designed to be applied in a diverse number of ways. For many applications, where there are few variations in part type or size, a dedicated automation solution is often the most appropriate. However, where ultimate flexibility is required, either due to the complex shape of a part or […]

By February 9, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Stemmer Imaging acquires Data Vision

Stemmer Imaging acquires Data Vision

Machine vision leader Stemmer Imaging has acquired Data Vision by means of an asset deal. Data Vision is a highly specialised provider of imaging and machine vision solutions in the Netherlands. This acquisition further strengthens the position of Stemmer Imaging in the Benelux countries. Data Vision, a business unit of Batenburg Mechatronica, is one of […]

By February 2, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Keynote speech for UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

Keynote speech for UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

The first Keynote presentation for the UKIVA Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition will be delivered by Henry Harris-Burland, VP marketing from Starship Technologies, creators of self-driving delivery robots. He will give a presentation outlining the capabilities of the robot and discuss the future, what they’ve learned so far, the challenges they have faced, social acceptance […]

By February 2, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
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