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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 […]

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Sick launches robot guidance for part localisation
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Sick launches robot guidance for part localisation

Sick has launched 2D and 3D vision-guided part localisation systems for easy and quick set-up of robot picking from a belt, or from a bin or stillage. Suitable for both cobots and conventional industrial robots, the Sick PLOC2D and PLB 520 have been developed specifically to facilitate affordable, or entry-level automation and for use in […]

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OnRobot debuts new products at Automatica 2018
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OnRobot debuts new products at Automatica 2018

OnRobot will be launching three new products at Automatica 2018: The ‘Gecko Gripper’, ‘Polyskin Tactile Gripper’, ‘RG2-FT’ and a major technical upgrade of the existing ‘HEX’ force-torque sensor product line based on OptoForce technology. These innovative solutions will open up new areas of application for collaborative robotics at the same time making implementation even easier. […]

Universal Robots launches next generation cobots
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Universal Robots launches next generation cobots

Universal Robots is continuing to evolve its ground-breaking, collaborative automation technology with the introduction of its new flagship e-Series cobots. This new collaborative robot platform includes technology advances that enables faster development for a wider variety of applications. Improvements include the ability to economically address even more applications, thanks to greater precision and sensitivity provided […]

Scorpion Vision integrates HikVision smart camera with vision software
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Scorpion Vision integrates HikVision smart camera with vision software

Scorpion Vision is delighted to announce that the new HikVision Smart Camera can now be fully integrated with their machine vision software. As the sole distributor for the HikVision product range in the UK and Ireland, Scorpion Vision understands first-hand the capabilities of the high performance smart camera and saw an opportunity to integrate with […]

Eisele demonstrates one supply connection for robots
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Eisele demonstrates one supply connection for robots

Custom multiple and multi-media connectors save time, space and reduce costs. New from Eisele Pneumatics is an exchangeable unit from the MULTILINE modular kit system for supplying power and operating media to robots. The MULTILINE E is a unique modular system for individually configurable and robust multiple and multi-media connectors. The MULTILINE E sets standards […]

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Igus highlights robolink ReBel joints for mobile applications

The new robolink ReBeL joints from Igus can be used for robotic tasks in the workplace and in the private sector. They are particularly suitable for mobile applications in which a robotic arm is mounted on a moving platform. The robolink ReBeL joint a cost-effective flyweight with which 6 DOF robotscan be implemented. This prototype […]

OnRobot formed from merger of three companies
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OnRobot formed from merger of three companies

Enrico Krog Iversen, former CEO of the industry-leading collaborative robot pioneer, Universal Robots, along with the Danish Growth Fund, is addressing the next challenge in automation with the merger of three innovative end-of-arm tooling companies to facilitate the ongoing growth of collaborative robotics. The new company combines US-based Perception Robotics, Hungary-based OptoForce, and Denmark-based On […]

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Universal Robots co-founder wins Engelberger Award 2018
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Universal Robots co-founder wins Engelberger Award 2018

The American Robotic Industries Association (RIA) has announced Esben Østergaard as the recipient of the Engelberger Robotics Award 2018. Østergaard spearheads the development of Universal Robots’ collaborative robot arms representing one of the most significant technology breakthroughs coming out of the robotics community in decades. RIA president Jeff Burnstein, calls the Universal Robots CTO a […]

Robotics is the future for the food and drink industry
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Robotics is the future for the food and drink industry

According to a market research report by Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies entitled Trends in Food Processing Operations, half of the companies surveyed will be increasing their level of automation over the next three to five years. Despite this, many manufacturers admit they don’t know where to start. Here, Nigel Smith, CEO of industrial […]

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