Discrete Manufacturing - Robotics

Standards revisions: robots and robotic systems

Automation standards update: The current version of the Industrial Robot Safety Standard, ANSI/RIA... » more

Using automation to boost the economy

Automation is a key component of manufacturing and will be vital to the industry's future, but the... » more

Mexican robotics industry on the rise

Mexico's manufacturing industry has received a jolt as companies based on the country are investing... » more

The drivers of flexible automation

Technology advances designed specifically for industrial automation have made it easier to design... » more

Four benefits of manufacturing automation

Manufacturing automation provides companies many benefits such as improved safety, lower costs, and... » more

The consumerization of robots and its impact

The next industrial revolution will be powered by artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and... » more

Robotics group presents annual award

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) announced the winners of the Engelberger Robotics Awards... » more

U.S. manufacturing is strong, improving

U.S. manufacturing economy is strong and getting stronger, according to the “The Global 2017... » more

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Carrier system for customized batch sizes

Festo's Multi-Carrier System is designed to enable customization of batch sizes and embodies Industrie 4.0 manufacturing concepts of modularity, communications, and diagnostics. » more

Angle ring encoder for safety-related applications

Heidenhain's ECA 4410 angle ring encoder series is designed for use in safety-related applications and can be used in dangerous automation conditions. » more

Safety laser scanner for industrial applications

Idec Corporation's SE2L safety laser scanner is certified for use in safety applications including AGVs, forklifts, robots, and other items of moving equipment found in industrial facilities.  » more

Linear motor for high-density applications

Nippon Pulse America's L250SSS is a linear shaft motor designed for high-density applications and available in 25, 32 and 35mm shaft diameter sizes, and with single, double, triple and quadruple winding options.

Laser tracker system for portable metrology applications

Hexagon Manufacturing's Leica Absolute Tracker AT403 is a laser tracker system designed to offer portable metrology performance and can operate in harsh temperature environments.

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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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