Novanta business units Celera Motion and ATI Industrial Automation will collaborate with MassRobotics to enable new innovations in medical/surgical robotics and other applications.
ATI releases standard tool changer for smaller robots
ATI’s QC-29 Robotic Tool Changer is designed for robots in the 25 – 35 kg payload class. It’s the first standard ATI Tool Changer designed with a rectangular body that mounts directly to 40mm and 50mm robot wrists.
ATI develops Mini43LP ultra-thin force/torque sensor
ATI said the Mini43LP is well suited for small delicate operations such as the assembly of electronic components or optics, product research and testing applications, laboratory automation, robotic surgery, and more.
Novanta acquisition a win-win for ATI employees
ATI Industrial Automation established an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) plan in 2012. The federally-qualified ERISA benefit plan makes employees owners in the company.
Novanta acquiring ATI Industrial Automation for $172M
ATI is a leading developer of end-of-arm tooling, including robotic changing systems, force/torque sensors, and collision sensors for industrial, collaborative, and medical robotic applications.
ATI releases end-effector kits for FANUC CRX cobots
ATI Industrial Automation has released a slew of end-of-arm tooling kits that are compatible with FANUC’s CRX Series collaborative robot arms. N.C.-based ATI Industrial Automation said the kits include options for automatic tool changing, force sensing, and material removal. They enable tasks such as machine tending, part inspection, surface preparation and more. ATI said the…
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.
Force/torque sensor developed by ATI, NASA ready for launch of Mars 2020 Rover
ATI developed a space-rated force/torque sensor for the Perseverance Rover, which will explore the Martian surface.
Teamwork, mentoring keys to success, say 2019 Engelberger Robotics Award winners
This week, the Robotic Industries Association named this year’s recipients of the Engelberger Robotics Awards. The prestigious awards recognize people who have contributed to the advancement of automation for the benefit of humanity. They will be presented at a special dinner at Automate 2019. Howie Choset will receive the award for education. As a professor,…
6 advances in robotic grippers to watch
Robots have used multiple types of grippers for years, but the push for more manual dexterity has become more urgent because of rising demand from e-commerce order fulfillment and other applications. Human-level manipulation of various objects is a difficult technical challenge, and robotics developers and vendors have responded with a range of solutions. From…
Show daily: Hottest and most useful robotic technologies at Automate 2017
The Automate 2017 Show in Chicago is quite large this year, with record foot traffic and exhibitors. We’ve seen a lot of new technologies here in the form of motion control, power transmission, linear designs … and robotics for automation. One bit of news from the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) was of the first-ever U.S.-China robotics forum […]