Discrete Manufacturing - Robotics

Designing security for robots

Robots are becoming more affordable and practical for everyday solutions, but the need for robust... » more

Six-axis collaborative robot series

Stäubli's TX2 line of collaborative robots are six-axis machines designed to operate in... » more

Alliance for robotics in manufacturing will improve innovation, industry growth

The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) institute was created to empower American workers,... » more

Robot monitoring system for material handling applications

ABB Robotics' SafeMove2 robot monitoring system is designed to enable people to work safely... » more

Mobile robot series for material transportation applications

Mobile Industrial Robots' MiR 200 is a mobile robot designed to quickly and cost-effectively... » more

Automation show features IIoT, robot developments

Automate 2017 at McCormick Place in April will have over 400 exhibitors displaying developments in... » more

Researchers developing 3-D printed skin for robots

An MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) team is developing a "skin"... » more

Robot grippers designed for collaborative robots

On Robot's two-finger RG2 grippers—available in both single and dual versions—are designed to mount... » more

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Touchless rotary angle sensor series

Novotechnik's RFC4800 series of touchless rotary angle sensors that provide absolute, rotary position and make measurements through air and non-magnetic materials.  » more

Differential measurement system for space-limited applications

Kaman Precision Products' KD-5100 differential measurement system is designed to provide resolution to a nanometer of positional change. » more

Laser marking system

Automated Laser’s AutoLase CSG2-30, is a 30-watt turnkey CO2 laser marking system is designed to mark on multiple sides of a component, mark on the entire circumference of circular parts, perform simple inspection prior to...

Escape hood respirator for chemical, petrochemical applications

Dräger's Parat 4920 escape hood respirator is designed for the general, chemical, oil and gas, and petrochemical industries and offer filter replacement service and training for safety equipment users.

Motion controller for air bearing positioning stages

Physik Instrumente's (PI) A-81x motion controller is designed to handle 1, 2, or 4-axis of PIglide air bearing positioning stages.  » 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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