Discrete Manufacturing - Robotics

Service robots replacing human workers according to report

IHS Markit reported that the market for professional service robots is forecast to increase very... » more

Robotics industry: September fundings, acquisitions, failures

Additive manufacturing, exoskeleton robots, mobile robotics, and machine learning are among... » more

Robot safety conference, collaborative robot workshop announced

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) is hosting two events in Cincinnati: The 28th National... » more

2017 Engineers' Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital... » more

Roundtable on robotics: More, smarter robots

Advice on robotics: Where should robotics be used? How are collaborative robotics progressing?... » more

Robot series for CNC, machine tending applications

Mitsubishi Electric Automation's RV-F Series of 6-axis robots, the RV-35F, RV-50F, and RV-70F... » more

Workcell for welding applications

Yaskawa Motoman's ArcWorld C-30 workcell is designed for welding of small- to medium-sized parts... » more

Arc welding robot for high-density layouts

Yaskawa Motoman's 6-axis MA1440 arc welding robot features a 6 kg payload and a large 50 mm wrist... » more

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Design kit for communicating with motion controllers, PLCs

Galil Motion Control's Galil Design Kit (GDK) is designed to provide easy communication with motion controllers and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) » more

Digital piezo controller for nanopositioning applications

Physik Instrumente's (PI) E-727 digital piezo controller is designed for multi-axis nanopositioning applications, such as 3-D imaging in super-resolution microscopy, laser beam steering, and fast alignment applications. » more

Mini motor platform for high torque delivery

Portescap's Ultra EC mini motor platform is designed specifically to deliver ultra high torque in a compact size and is specifically designed for high continuous torque at low to medium speeds. » more

Zero backlash brake for indexing, positioning systems

Nexen Group's Model I-300 is a spring engaged, air released, power-off brake designed to provide high torque for backlash-free holding and emergency stopping on indexers and positioning systems. » more

Explosion-proof motion sensor for hazardous locations

Larson Electronics' EXP-MS-N4X-AT-HV explosion proof motion sensor is designed for use in hazardous areas and is constructed of copper free non-sparking aluminum construction with a glass window front for motion detection. » more

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Machine Safety: Benefits of safety assessments, risk...

The need to evaluate hazards and apply corrective actions to reduce... » more

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