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Igus makes DC motion control easy

Igus makes DC motion control easy

In this video, we see how easy it is to set up the dryve D3 motor controller for the drylin E linear robot and the variety of payloads it can carry. The dryve D3 motor controller is ready to use out-of-the-box. Simply connect the voltage source and the motor. There is no complicated software installation […]

By August 2, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
How to set up a motor controller for an Igus linear robot

How to set up a motor controller for an Igus linear robot

In this video, Rene Erdmann, head of the drylin E electric drive technology business unit at Igus, shows how easy it is to set up the dryve motor controller for the drylin E linear robot. The web-based system can interface easily to a desktop PC, tablet or smartphone – simply type in the IP address […]

By June 29, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Congatec and RTS make a robot play piano

Congatec and RTS make a robot play piano

Congatec – a leading vendor of standardised and customised embedded computer boards and modules – has introduced a virtualised embedded computing platform for easy PLC and UI hardware consolidation. The demo platform with a hexapod robot playing a piano is based on a standard embedded hardware platform from Congatec, plus industry leading hypervisor technology from […]

By May 11, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Festo modular controller scalable for robot tasks

Festo modular controller scalable for robot tasks

The ability to respond quickly and efficiently to rapidly changing customer demands is a key consideration in factory and process automation applications. Designed with this in mind, the new CPX-E modular control system from Festo delivers flexible, compact control coupled with high levels of compatibility to help engineers and machine builders deliver Industry 4.0-ready automation […]

By April 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Comau enables the factory of the future

Comau enables the factory of the future

Ericsson, TIM and Comau, are showing at MWC 2018 their cloud robotics solution, as a first implementation result of ‘5G for Italy’ collaboration agreement, signed last year, to explore the potential of 5G through a series of use cases related to the development of innovative services and solutions on Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing enabled […]

By March 2, 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 →
Mitsubishi Electric puts robot control on the PLC rack

Mitsubishi Electric puts robot control on the PLC rack

The increasing modularity of PLC components means that in principle life has been getting easier for systems integrators of late, with the ability to implement complete automation systems on a single backplane. However, with a host of new PLC modules making it feasible to implement full control of a complete production line without ever leaving […]

By February 1, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Comau launches new App to control robot operations

Comau launches new App to control robot operations

With the aim of creating a more intuitive, easier and faster way to control industrial robots, Comau releases PickAPP, an Android application to perform “Pick and Place” operations in a completely new way. Until now, robot programmers were skilled technicians who used a teach pendant device (robot remote control) to interact with the robot. Comau […]

By December 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Maxon launches powerful motor for robotics

Maxon launches powerful motor for robotics

Several different versions of the high-torque, brushless EC-i motors from Maxon Motor are now also available in small diameters. The company says these new motors are perfect for applications in robotics. With the EC-i 30, drive specialist Maxon Motor is introducing a new brushless DC motor (BLDC). It has a diameter of 30mm and is […]

By December 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Yaskawa servo packaging suits packaging robots

Yaskawa servo packaging suits packaging robots

When a leading automated packing and packaging machine manufacturer was searching for a compact, yet high-precision servo drive package, it found the ideal solution from Yaskawa. For its new production line, Ixapack Global based in Western France selected the current dual-axis modules of the Sigma-7 Servo Systems from Yaskawa. For over 40 years Ixapack Global […]

By December 6, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
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