ABB announced that it entered into a strategic partnership with Scalable Robotics to enhance its portfolio of robotic welding systems.
Realtime Robotics releases RapidPlan software
Realtime Robotics’s software streamlines production of complex cells with offline programming that synchronizes to live operations.
Sarcos demonstrates exoskeleton and dexterous robot
Sarcos demoed its Guardian XO, including the manipulation of a full sheet of plywood by using a vacuum gripper attached to the arm of the exoskeleton.
Yaskawa announces six-axis laser cutting robot
The six-axis GA50 robot from Yaskawa is suited for laser cutting small holes and sharp corners, as well as laser welding.
Novarc’s cobot SWR+HyperFill increases heavy fabrication productivity
The system uses a long-reach manipulator, with a three-axis robotic arm at the end, which works with a human operator to increase their dexterity and flexibility.
Show Guide for the 2021 ATX West event
The ATX West show is next week. Check out our show guide with a curated list of robotic vendors to visit while at the show.
Path Robotics closes $56M Series B for automated welding
Path Robotics today raised $56 million in Series B funding for its autonomous welding system. Founded in 2014, the Columbus, Ohio-based company has now raised $71 million in funding. This latest round was led by Addition and saw participation from returning investors Drive Capital, Basis Set, and Lemnos Lab. The company’s robotic welding systems use…
Hirebotics Cobot Welder is simple to use and setup
Hirebotics announces the launch of the Hirebotics Cobot Welder. The new solution is a complete, user-friendly collaborative robot (cobot) welding system that enables painless automated welding deployments. If you’re not familiar with Hirebotics, the company is a new breed of robotics solution provider (RSP). RSP’s are the next generation of solution delivery organizations. The key for RSP’s […]
How construction companies can save money, boost revenue with robots and AI
Labor shortages, dynamic work sites, and the need for accurate data are helping drive demand for robots, drones, and AI designed to serve the construction industry.
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.
Flexiv demonstrates adaptive robotics technologies and applications at CIIF 2020
Flexiv said its recent demonstrations of force-sensing robotics applications show how robots and AI can improve manufacturing.
Compact ServoWeld actuators from Tolomatic designed for robotic spot welding
The Compact ServoWeld actuator’s compact profile combines a hollow-core servo motor integrated into a high-force welding actuator for faster resistant spot-weld cycles.
AV&R applies robotic surface finishing experience to orthopedic implant production
AV&R has applied its expertise in robotic surface finishing for aerospace and other industries to the production of artificial knees and hips.
Yaskawa Compass intended as an intuitive interface for advanced manufacturing
Yaskawa America has released Yaskawa Compass, software with a graphical interface intended to make CNC programming easier for industrial automation.
Robotics investments recap: March 2020
Autonomous vehicle Waymo received the biggest investment in March 2020, but other fundings and acquisitions continued as the novel coronavirus pandemic spread.
Magswitch magnetic robot grippers now available from Festo
Magswitch switchable magnets, now available through Festo, can improve the productivity and quality of stamping, welding, and pick-and-place operations.
Welding industry embraces cobots, with multiple examples at FABTECH
Welding is in dire need of help because of skilled labor shortages. Collaborative robots from Universal Robots will be part of three new welding tools on display at FABTECH 2019.
China’s Estun Automation acquires Germany’s Carl Cloos Welding Technology
Estun Group has bought the 100-year-old Carl Cloos Welding Technology to help both companies grow in the competitive Chinese industrial automation market.
Hirebotics BotX Welder uses UR10e cobots to automate arc welding
Hirebotics’ BotX Welder uses UR10e cobots to automate arc welding in response to a shortage of skilled welders.
Aerospace assembly uses vision-guided Kawasaki robots for unique cell
Kawasaki’s R-series general purpose robots, in combination with 3D vision software, are helping an aerospace manufacturer increase product quality and throughput.
5 materials to evaluate for designing, building robust robots
From soft polymers to the hardest steel, robotics designers should know their materials options that best suit the intended uses of their machines.
Phillips partners with Universal Robots for cobot CNC machine tending
Phillips Corp. and Universal Robots are working together to help small and midsize manufacturers apply UR collaborative robots to tending Haas Automation CNC machines.