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ABB to acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group

ABB to acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group

ABB has announced it will acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group (ASTI), a leading global autonomous mobile robot (AMR) manufacturer with a broad portfolio across all major applications enabled by the company’s software suite. This will expand ABB’s robotics and automation offering, making it the only company to offer a complete portfolio for the next generation […]

By July 20, 2021 Read More →
Solid-state safety scanner boosts AMR productivity

Solid-state safety scanner boosts AMR productivity

Sick has launched the first multibeam safety scanner in the world to use safe, solid-state LiDAR technology to enable small autonomous vehicles and line-guided shuttle systems to operate more quickly and productively. With the SICK scanGrid2, small transport vehicles like Automated Mobile Robots (AMRs) can operate safely at higher speeds and with higher payloads for […]

By May 17, 2021 Read More →
A vision of the future or reality today?

A vision of the future or reality today?

Ever since robots started to become a mainstream part of manufacturing, the concept of fully automated flexible production has been the ultimate objective for businesses across a wide range of sectors. Moving towards this goal has been an iterative process with ongoing developments in hardware, software and connectivity making it possible to continually enhance the […]

By April 8, 2021 Read More →
Sherpa Mobile Robotics deploys AMR fleet at FPT

Sherpa Mobile Robotics deploys AMR fleet at FPT

Sherpa Mobile Robotics has announced its first installation with fleet management. Six SHERPA-B AMRs (autonomous mobile robots) are co-working in total safety in the midst of humans, AGVs, forklifts and other industrial machines at FPT Industrial. The FPT Industrial plant in Bourbon-Lancy, in the Saône-et-Loire region, assembles 35,000 high-powered gas and diesel engines per year, […]

By April 1, 2021 Read More →
New modular gearbox kit for low cost robotics

New modular gearbox kit for low cost robotics

Igus has released a cost-effective, lightweight, plug and play gearbox kit consisting of gearbox, encoder, controller, force control system and motor for collaborative robotics. The potential for service robotics is growing fast, with lightweight robots helping to automate monotonous tasks. To show that using service robots can be easy and low cost, Igus will present […]

By March 30, 2021 Read More →
Heavy-duty AMR tugs and forklifts offer high payloads

Heavy-duty AMR tugs and forklifts offer high payloads

RARUK Automation specialises in robotic systems that make automation easy, affordable and flexible for all manufacturers. Above all, the products in its range are carefully selected to be quickly integrated into the production environment with a fast return on investment and the latest addition to its fleet of options is no exception. As a newly […]

By March 30, 2021 Read More →
Mobile cobot resolves redeployment challenge

Mobile cobot resolves redeployment challenge

Omron has developed a fast redeployment solution for machine tending collaborative robots. Incorporating breakthrough fully-integrated landmark functionality, Omron’s Mobile Cobot Workstation addresses the issue of under-utilisation that can render automation unviable for high product mix manufacturers and SMEs. By enabling cobots to be redeployed on different tasks with minimal reconfiguration, this agile automation solution accelerates […]

By March 26, 2021 Read More →
New products extend the application flexibility of AMRs

New products extend the application flexibility of AMRs

ROEQ mobile robotic equipment allows RARUK Automation to team its range of MiR (Mobile Industrial Robot) autonomous mobile robots (AMR) with handling accessories to meet customers’ individual application needs. AMRs can be customised with bins, racks, lifts and conveyors and several new products have now been added to the range of available options. Each MiR […]

By February 19, 2021 Read More →
Fast and safe transport on the factory floor

Fast and safe transport on the factory floor

Three autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) have been helping Philips Austria with the internal transport of materials for the past two years. To increase the acceptance of these new robot colleagues, the employees at the plant gave them names: Jaqueline, Chiara and Sepp. The LD mobile robots from Omron are used in combination with solutions from […]

By February 10, 2021 Read More →
Omron exhibits new technologies in a virtual interactive platform

Omron exhibits new technologies in a virtual interactive platform

Omron has launched a virtual exhibition that enables visitors to walk through a 360 degree virtual tour, guiding them around ‘the factory of the future’ – one in which different innovations have been introduced to increase flexibility, enhance efficiency and boost productivity. The virtual exhibition highlights, in particular, six new technologies that can be used […]

By February 9, 2021 Read More →