The FlexLoader M replaces ABB’s current family of FlexLoader cells, offering six different configurations based on piece size and count.
RCE-710 the first radially compliant electric material removal tool from ATI Industrial Automation
ATI Industrial Automation said its RCE-710 end-effector package is designed to be easy to use for material removal applications such as deburring in welding.
POLYDrill multi-spindle drills available from Suhner for multiple applications
Switzerland-based SUHNER said its POLYDrill line enables numerous configurations with multi-spindle heads for robotic drilling applications.
SUHNER ROBOTools include new end effectors for industrial machining
SUHNER has announced new end-of-arm tooling to help manufacturers automate drilling, grinding, polishing, filing, cutting, and deburring.
Stäubli designs latest robots with manufacturing flexibility in mind
Sebastien Schmitt, robotics division manager at Stäubli North America, explains why a four-axis SCARA robot is better than a six-axis arm for certain tasks, as well as how his company is keeping up with manufacturers’ needs.
Toolcraft turns to UR e-Series cobots to save on production, increase throughput
In this case study, Toolcraft had to take on a third shift and precisely move medical parts in its CNC machine. With an integrator’s help, the machine shop used a UR5e cobot to increase production.
Automate/ProMat 2019: 10 takeaways for robotics developers
Collaborative robots, mobile platforms, and the enabling hardware and software were all on display at Automate/ProMat, but what was new and noteworthy?
Epson Robots’ VT6L, IntelliFlex, LS robots focus on ease of use
CHICAGO — At Automate 2019 here this week, Epson Robots announced three different products designed to make industrial automation easier to use. The company said that its VT6L six-axis robot, IntelliFlex parts-feeding system, and four new models in the LS SCARA series are intended to bring precision and affordability to robotics users of all sizes.…
Ready Robotics announces new affordable robots-as-a-service pricing
Ready Robotics has announced the first robots-as-a-service solution tough enough to handle real industrial tasks and flexible enough to be deployed in mere hours. Ready Robotics’ unique combination of plug-and-play tooling and easy programming interface makes the formerly expensive and complicated task of automation achievable for all manufacturers. Ready is also proud to announce its […]
iRobot, KUKA and other robotic stocks exceed earnings expectations
iRobot (IRBT on the NASDAQ stock exchange) jumped from $70 to $80 per share on news that iRobot's quarterly earnings were so good that the company raised their forecast for 2017 to new highs. KUKA also had good Q1/17 earnings as did Intuitive Surgical. iRobot (IRBT:NASDAQ) iRobot's stock jumped 15.75% on news that it's Q1/17 earnings exceeded…
TM Robotics launches new Toshiba Machine 6-Axis TVM Series from Automate 2017
Today TM Robotics, in partnership with Toshiba Machine, announced the launch of Toshiba Machine’s newest TVM 6-axis line from the biggest robotics show in the world, Automate. The new 6-axis robots are compatible with other Toshiba Machine products, including injection molding machines and machine tools, and are a great fit for companies that have significant material handling and […]
Machining simulator brings design/production training to classrooms
FANUC America has developed a new machining simulator that encompasses the complete manufacturing process from part design and engineering to CNC programming to virtual production simulation. The FANUC Machining Simulator features Autodesk Fusion 360 CAD/CAM/CAE software and a custom machining simulation program designed by ModuleWorks. The FANUC Machining Simulator comes with Fusion 360, a cloud-based […]
February 2017 fundings, acquisitions and IPOs
February fundings for 16 robotics-related startups totaled over $313 million – another solid month for the new year. Acquisitions also continued to be substantial with Ford's acquisition of Argo and Midea Group's purchase of Servotronix. Plus there were two IPOs. Fundings CloudMinds, a Chinese startup developing cloud-intelligence-based services for robotics and other application areas, raised $100…
Siemens partners with U.S. technical schools for L.E.A.P. initiative
Today, Siemens announced the launch of a new workforce development program for secondary and technical schools across America called L.E.A.P. — the Lifelong Educational Advantage Program. Made available through Siemens Cooperates with Education, the effort is designed to give high school and technical school graduates a basic-to-advanced machine tool knowledge that will benefit them in […]
One vise for all workpieces with jaw support for ID and OD clamping
The SCHUNK KONTEC KSC centric clamping multifaceted vise has optimal jaw support for I.D. and O.D. clamping with long base jaw guidance. It can be easily adapted for conventional clamping, short clamping depths for 5-sided machining, mould parts, plates or saw cuts. This innovative vice has already set itself apart on the market because of […]
DoD announces new Advanced Robotics Manufacturing center in Pittsburgh
The Department of Defense has awarded the 14th Manufacturing USA institute—the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Innovation Hub—to American Robotics Inc. The eighth DoD-led institute, the ARM Institute joins the Manufacturing USA network in its collective effort to help revitalize American manufacturing and incentivize companies to invest in new technology development in the United States. Headquartered […]
SCHUNK clamping vise with jaw support allows for I.D. and O.D. clamping
Due demand for the SCHUNK KONTEC KSC 80, SCHUNK has expanded the product line to include KSC 125 and KSC 160 in a variety of lengths and jaw configurations. More after the jump. This centric clamping vise is a multifaceted component that has optimal jaw support for I.D. and O.D. clamping. It can be easily adapted […]
Reflections on the Manufacturing Technology Show
For decades we have had the Machine Tool Show in Chicago every two years. Currently the show, formerly know as the International Machine Tool Show is now being re-branded as the International Manufacturing Technology Show. And that’s a good thing. They get to keep the same IMTS letters. While the show has a long tradition […]
The next generation of grinding
by Steve Meyer, Contributing Editor One company is leveraging CAD, vision systems and robotics to make dramatic improvements in grinding large castings. The next generation of grinding will not look anything like the past. Traditional machining and grinding processes have been around for a long time. Historians record that one of the earliest known lathes […]
62 market research reports study robotics industry
The number of research reports studying the robotics industry is growing exponentially. To date in 2016 there have been 109 on subjects ranging from overly broad to very drilled-down views of the industry. Prices range from $800 to $6,500. Below are short profiles of 62 of those reports; the other 47 can be seen here. Many of the…
Five keys to mechatronic success
by Steve Meyer, Contributing Editor Decades of exposure to the realities of keeping farm equipment running have provided FireFly Equipment with insight to the problems, and the solutions, needed to making highly automated agricultural machinery a reality. Forest for the trees? Sometimes we get too close to a problem and the big insights escape us. […]
Festo Online Configurator slashes OEM engineering costs and speeds delivery for Cartesian robots
Festo introduced today the Handling Guide Online configurator for Cartesian robots. This new productivity tool significantly reduces engineering overhead for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and speeds delivery to laboratory equipment, electronic light assembly, end of line packaging, food and beverage, automotive, and machine tool manufacturers. More after the jump. Equipped with basic application information such […]