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INTERNATIONAL MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY SHOW CANCELLED FOR FIRST TIME SINCE WWII

IMTS to continue to offer digital experiences to foster connections, networking and technical learning opportunities.

5G and New Industrial Use Cases

How can industrial equipment companies keep pace with the push to economize and modernize, to be more data-centric, and to provide safety and security in the face of constant innovation?

The Role of Smart Glasses as a Safe Return to Work Strategy

Pick-by-Vision adds to smart technology because smart glasses learn manufacturers’ parts; they memorize the visual appearance including robots and bin locations. Pick-by-Vision predicts and prevents mis-picks and decides the best part to pick next.

Business Perspectives and the Impacts of COVID-19 - Q&A with Honeywell Intelligrated

Matt Wicks, Chief Robotics Solutions Architect at Honeywell Intelligrated shares with us his thoughts on how Honeywell Intelligrated is managing through the pandemic as well as insights into what the future of Robotics and Automation may be.

Business Perspectives and the Impacts of COVID-19 - Q&A with FAULHABER MICROMO

Jim Kircher, the Chief Commercial Officer at FAULHABER MICROMO shares with us his thoughts on how FAULHABER MICROMO is managing through the pandemic as well as insights into what the future of Robotics and Automation may be.

Using Mesh Network Applications for Robotics

Many companies make mesh network products for home Wi-Fi systems. Those are indeed valid and popular applications, but there are ample opportunities to use mesh networks for robotics, too.

Flexible Conveyor Manufacturer Glide-Line Overcomes Space, Size, & Product Handling Constraints for Aerospace Industry Integrator

Their client needed a conveying solution integrated into their current facility. The over-sized product, an aircraft wing support beam, needed to be handled incredibly carefully to avoid product damage.

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COVID-19 To Reduce 2020 Industrial Robot Revenue By >8%, Followed By A Rapid Growth To Return From 2021

After a weak 2019, we originally expected the 2020 robot market to recover strongly, but COVID-19 changed the market revenue growth forecast from 4.8% to -3.6%. In the long run, the pandemic will accelerate existing trends for industrial automation

Boyce Technologies designs and mass produces FDA-approved ventilators in just 30 days

ABB assists Boyce to repurpose their advanced manufacturing facility, enabling them to make 3,000 ventilators in record time for New York hospitals.

ZIMMER GROUP HAND-HELD - HYGIENIC DOOR OPENER PREVENTS SPREAD OF GERMS

Manufacturing the Hand-Held in a plastic injection molding process makes it possible to offer a more stable and cost-effective alternative to 3D printing. Installing it is fast and very easy and it is compatible with most commercially available door handles (Ø 18 - 22 mm).

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inVia Robotics Expands into Asia with Kantsu Deployment

Kantsu automates Osaka warehouse with inVia's Picker robots to keep pace with increasing order volume

RoboBusiness Direct presents From 1 to 1,000: Lessons Learned in Scaling a Robot Fleet

-Featured Speaker: Sarjoun Skaff, CTO, Bossa Nova Robotics -June 17, 2020 - 2:00 PM EST

"How Nations Invest in Robotics Research" - report by International Federation of Robotics

The Corona crisis highlights the important contribution that robots make to industry and to society. Research funding programs (R&D) are vital to enable and further support these developments. IFR summarized national funding programs in the new "World Robotics R&D Programs".

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Next Generation of Precision Motion Controllers - V3.0
Next Generation of Precision Motion Controllers - V3.0

Next Generation of Precision Motion Controllers - V3.0

FAULHABER MICROMO launches the new MC3/MCS motion control family. The new high performance, intelligent controllers are optimized for use with FAULHABER motors, offer electronics for simple operation with state-of-the-art interfaces for multi-axis applications, and provide a motion control system solution with the most compact integration into industrial grade housing.

Factory Automation - Featured Company

Goudsmit Magnetic Systems BV

Goudsmit Magnetics, driven by magnetism since 1959 Goudsmit is an international industrial company dedicated to the design and manufacture of magnetic systems for metal separation, recycling, transport, lifting, holding and demagnetization in various branches of industry. Like magnetic robot-end-of-arm tooling, sheet separators, lifting magnets and scrap conveyors for automated processes, system integrators and metal manufacturing.