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How a box manufacturer tackled labor issues with robotics
Box manufacturer Alliora had wanted to add automation to its production lines for a while. Unfortunately, its first experience was difficult.
ZAGO Manufacturing increases capacity with automated night shifts
ZAGO Manufacturing faced an increase in demand, but had a limited workforce. It turned to Robotiq and Universal Robots for a robust automated solution.
End-of-arm tooling options for cobots to grow in 2020
New end-of-arm tooling options, wider interoperability, and improved safety features are enabling enable collaborative robot users to apply automation to more tasks across industries.
Omron to debut mobile manipulator, integrated grippers at Pack Expo
Omron, an industry leader in end-to-end automation, will demonstrate an interactive collection of manufacturing equipment, including an autonomous mobile manipulator and Robotiq grippers integrated into its TM Series cobot.
Vacuum grippers from Robotiq now compatible with Omron cobots
Manufacturers can start production faster with AirPick and EPick, says Robotiq.
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?
Robotiq shows new vacuum grippers, sanding kit at Automate 2019
CHICAGO — Automation is widely viewed as the solution to worsening labor and skills shortages in manufacturing, but adoption has been relatively slow, especially among small and midsize businesses, according to several exhibitors at Automate 2019 here this week. A common theme that has emerged in discussions is that robots need to be designed for…
Dutch manufacturer Fluidics Instruments increases production with cobots
Small and midsize manufacturers often struggle with processes and systems that must be flexible enough to move from one task to another rather than simply crank out large batches of identical items. Fluidics Instruments BV makes components for oil burners and has used collaborative robot arms from Universal Robots A/S to steadily increase production. Netherlands-based…
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…
6 innovative robotic grippers lend a helping hand
With the collaborative robot market exploding, robotic grippers will be an area of growth and increasing competition. That was made abundantly clear at Automatica 2018 where new robotic grippers made quite a splash. While market growth has an impact on the amount of innovation taking place, Lasse Kieffer, CEO and co-founder of Purple Robotics, said…
How Assa Abloy Closed the Skills Gap with Robotics
Manufacturing workers are tough to find in Bucharest, Romania. In one of the city’s main plants, Assa Abloy Romania, the skills gap is widening every year. The factory’s management invested in robotics to automate simple tasks and fill value-added positions with their actual workers. This generated in-house robotics expertise that set an example for the…
Robotiq creates software to monitor Universal Robots performance
Robot support company Robotiq launched a new software product called Insights to boost performance of Universal Robots, the company announced yesterday. Insights is a web application that allows robot operators to monitor how productive their robots are based on key performance indicators. Using the data on cycles times and failures in the production line, operators…
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 […]
Robotiq brings robot vision to Universal Robots with new camera
Robotiq launches a new robot vision-guided pick and place solution for Universal Robots that can be setup on a shop floor in five minutes. No external PC is required to setup, program or run the Camera. Everything is done right from the robot user interface. Early users of the system say Robotiq’s Camera opens new possibilities for […]
End Effectors and Industrial Grippers: The Quiet Revolution
Industrial grippers have made headlines recently, mostly thanks to breathtaking new prosthetics, smarter material-handling machines and fairly brisk robotic innovation. However, traditional pneumatic grippers still dominate industrial-assembly and robotic applications. That’s because pneumatic grippers are reliable, come in myriad sizes and grip quickly. They’re also cost effective and simple to control, according to Peter Farkas, […]