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Collaborative Robots News

Stay on top of the latest news surrounding collaborative robots. Don’t miss new technical achievements and corporate announcements! Check back here to find the most important collaborative robot news.

February 2020

New Scale Robotics Announces UR+ Certification for its Gripper/Caliper and Multi-Tool Mount for UR e-Series Cobots

POSTED: 02/20/2020

New Scale Robotics has announced that its NSR-PG-10-20-URe Gripper/Caliper and NSR-MTM-3-URe

OCTOPUZ Inc. Announces Strategic Offline Robot Programming Partnership with RobotWorx

POSTED: 02/13/2020

OCTOPUZ Inc. will now offer its Offline Robot Programming (OLRP) software through an enhanced partnership with RobotWorx – a leading

ARE YOU STILL MANUALLY TEACHING YOUR ROBOT(S)?

POSTED: 02/11/2020

Say goodbye to headaches caused by using simulation software that doesn't take any and all robotic errors into account...

OnRobot Debuts VGC10 Compact, a New Customizable Electric Vacuum Gripper at ATX West 2020

POSTED: 02/11/2020

The largest automation show in the Western U.S. is the North American launch pad for the small new gripper with

RobotWorx Announces Offline Robot Programming Through OCTOPUZ Inc. Partnership

POSTED: 02/10/2020

RobotWorx, an Ohio based company which focuses on quality industrial robotic solutions and customized integration has announced a strategic partnership...

NEW Q-Span™ Systems combine robotic digital calipers, part handling, and data logging to automate measurement inspection

POSTED: 02/05/2020

Pick, measure, and sort small parts with one integrated robotic workstation

World’s Largest Hub for Collaborative Robots Opens in Denmark: Danish Robotics Companies Mobile Industrial Robots and Universal Robots Invest $36M in Robot Development and Production

POSTED: 02/04/2020

Today, Denmark’s Minister of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Simon Kollerup, unveiled what will become the new home

Maxon is Flying to the Sun

POSTED: 02/03/2020

In February, Solar Orbiter will start its mission to provide scientists with new data about the Sun. Swiss research and engineering have played a significant role in the construction of the space probe – including drives from maxon. The European Space Agency (ESA) wants to study the Sun up close. Next month, the agency will be launching the Solar Orbiter space probe, which is equipped with ten measuring instruments. Scientists hope that the mission, which will last several years, will provide them with new insights into phenomena such as the solar wind, as well as the complex dynamics that are responsible for solar eruptions. Solar Orbiter will fly within 45 million kilometers of the Sun – closer than Mercury, its nearest planet. At this distance, the side of the probe facing the Sun will be exposed to intense heat: more than 500 degrees Celsius. A heat shield will protect the valuable instruments on board the probe, equipped with shutters to provide a view of the Sun only when measurements are being taken. The same applies to the spectrometer-telescope for imaging X-rays (STIX), whose purpose is to study solar eruptions more closely and may even assist in predicting large-scale eruptions in the future. STIX was developed at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) in collaboration with several industrial partners from Switzerland, including Almatech. Swiss drives made by maxon are among the components used in the X-ray telescope. Two specially modified DC motors with diameters of 13 mm move an aluminum attenuator, which slides in front of STIX's 30 detectors as required. The micro drives are wired in parallel and can be used together or individually. This ensures that they'll run smoothly for the entire five years planned for the mission. The design is based on micromotors that will soon be used in ESA's ExoMars Rover. The key factors when selecting the drives were their low weight, energy efficiency, and resistance to vibration. Solar Orbiter is one of ESA's flagship projects and has cost more than a billion Swiss francs. After its planned launch in February, the probe will journey for almost two years before it can start taking measurements. The mission is scheduled to end in 2025. From the Sun to Mars While Solar Orbiter approaches its launch date, preparations are underway for the next two major Mars projects, which are scheduled to start in the summer of 2020: NASA's Mars2020 Rover and ESA's ExoMars Rover. The aim of both missions is to provide new information about the Red Planet, answering the age-old question: Has there ever been life on Mars? Mars2020 will also carry a small helicopter to deliver a proof of concept that flights are possible on Mars despite the very thin atmosphere. maxon drives are used for mission-critical tasks in both projects, including wheel drives, handling of soil samples, and steering the Mars helicopter.

January 2020

Human-Robot-Collaborative (HRC-03) gripper from Zimmer Group with FreeDrive button

POSTED: 01/20/2020

Allows manual guidance of the robot directly on the gripper.

Harmonic Drive Exhibits at CES2020

POSTED: 01/07/2020

Harmonic Drive to exhibit at CES 2020, Jan 9-12, in the AI & Robotics Marketplace - Booth #25249

December 2019

FANUC’s New CRX-10iA Robot Raises the Bar in Collaborative Technology

POSTED: 12/23/2019

FANUC has introduced the new CRX-10iA and CRX-10iA/L (long arm version) collaborative robots.

OnRobot Launches a New, Highly Customizable Electric Vacuum Gripper - VGC10

POSTED: 12/18/2019

OnRobot, a global leader in robotic end-of-arm tooling, announces the VGC10 compact electric vacuum gripper.

IKO Crossed Roller Bearings Give Physical Therapy Exoskeletal Robot a Helping Hand

POSTED: 12/17/2019

Each year, approximately 700,000 people survive a stroke.

Elffers Joins Motion Controls Robotics Sales Team

POSTED: 12/17/2019

Motion Controls Robotics, Inc (MCRI) is excited to announce that John Elffers has joined the sales team as Regional Sales

OnRobot’s Award-Winning One System Solution Grippers Receive UR+ Certification for Seamless Operation with Universal Robots

POSTED: 12/05/2019

The certified URCap software provides a unified interface for OnRobot’s new versions of RG2, RG6, and VG10 grippers.


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