• Posts Tagged ‘Robotics’

    Given the growing importance of custom products and shorter product life-cycle, the Internet of Robotic Things (IoRT) could optimize manufacturing environments.   According to the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA, smart robots offer new, customer-oriented solutions that improve...

    Robotic arms are already an integral part of mainstream industry, but the technology might also have a future in 3D printing. For example, Stratasys recently showcased new demonstrators that rely on industrial robotic arms. The Infinite-Build 3D demonstrator addresses the requirements of aerospace, automotive and...

    KUKA Toledo Production Operations (KTPO) has built every Jeep Wrangler to the body-in-white stage for Fiat Chrysler (FCA US) since it began operations in 2006. DirectIndustry e-magazine talked to Larry A. Drake, President and CEO of KUKA System Group about digital supply chain and Industry 4.0.   DirectIndustry...

    A medical technology company specializing in robotic gloves has partnered with General Motors to design a special model for the automotive industry. Known for making healthcare devices for people with a weak grip, Bioservo Technologies will make gloves that will give assembly line workers extra strength and improve...

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    RoboInspector by iTronic is an optical control and image processing platform designed to inspect industrial parts. It was one of the company’s must-see product at the Motek 2016 trade fair. DirectIndustry e-magazine spoke with CEO Ingmar Troniarsky.   DirectIndustry e-magazine: What does RoboInspector do? Mr....

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    KUKA’s new platform allows customers to access and analyze robot data on any device. Built on open standards, it leverages the latest web and mobile technologies and big data analytics to maximize access to connected KUKA robots. There are two levels of service. KUKA Connect Lite offers condition monitoring, a...

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    At IMTS, Force Robots demonstrated its Touch Robot, which combines the dexterity of a human hand with the power of a machine. Its new tool changer enables the robot to use a variety of cutting and material elimination tools for both heavy stock removal and fine finishing. The robotic metal finishing system is “force...

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    As the technology in robotics continues to advance, mobility has become a hot topic, especially for industry. Manufacturers are expressing increasing interest in robots that optimize production by navigating autonomously and working alongside employees safely.   Martin Hägele is head of department Robot and Assistive...

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    Cobotics is no longer limited to small-service robots. At last June’s Automatica fair in Munich, Germany, Comau introduced AURA, a new line of industrial cobots with high-payload capacity. DirectIndustry e-magazine spoke with marketing director Maurizio Cremonini about this world premiere.   DI e-magazine: Comau...

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    Watch our exclusive report. The low-cost war is raging in cobotics! At Hannover Messe, new players presented cobots at unbeatable prices. Competition is getting tough, especially for those who first introduced inexpensive cobots.

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