Discrete Manufacturing - Robotics

Robots advance with connectivity, collaboration, easier programming

Cover Story: Advanced robotic developments include improved designs for safety and specialized... » more

Robotic juggler displays motion control precision

See how Lenze motors and motion control hardware and software are put to good use in a 2016 Pack... » more

Integrated automated guided vehicle, motion control demonstration

Hans Rodgers, district sales manager, SEW-Eurodrive, shows integrated motion control in this video... » more

Coordinated, integrated, linear motion system

The Fanuc robot in the background of this 10-second video clip at Automation Fair 2016 knows which... » more

Robots collaborate with each other, humans

The Sawyer model robot from Rethink Robotics, right, uses a pneumatic actuator to lift a box, move... » more

Collaborative robot serves ice cream

Kawasaki's duAro robot proves its flexibility by serving ice cream to attendees at 2016 Pack Expo... » more

Easier, safer robotic programming is among results from an expanding open-source robotics software group

Cover Story: ROS-Industrial, an open-source factory automation software project, will celebrate its... » more

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Motor platform with hybrid technology

Baldor's RPM XE motor platform is designed to provide energy savings and performance for most centrifugal load applications and operates as a synchronous machine.

Pneumatic valve and manifold series for tubing installation

AutomationDirect’s Nitra BVS-3 and BVS-4 series of valves and mainfolds feature push-to-connect air connections for tubing installation. » more

Linear piezo stages with nanometer resolution

Physik Instrumente's (PI) P-620.1 to P-629.1 linear piezo positioners consist of 60 stages available in a wide variety of travel ranges and are designed for nano-biotechnology, metrology, and photonics applications. » more

Touchless angle sensors for measuring angular positions

Novotechnik's RFC4800 Series of touchless angle sensors are designed to measure angular position and features include programmable zero point offset, measurement averaging and sign of rotational direction, and IO-Link... » more

Shaft sensor for harsh conditions

Piher Sensors & Controls' hollow shaft PST-360 is designed for maintaining accurate pedal or brake position in steer by wire applications for extremely harsh conditions. » 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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Motors and Drives Video Series

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Part 1 of the Motors and Drives Series describes...

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