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Industrial Robotics Tech Papers Resource

February 2020

Preventative Maintenance: Keep Your Machines Safe and Production Moving

POSTED: 02/25/2020

Teach pendants serve as the human-machine interface (HMI) for industrial robots and allow for safe and efficient movement around the production area. The robot teach pendants are integral to the functions performed by operators and repair technicians. Additionally, they display real-time information

Conveyor Belt Tracking: Best Practices & Methodology

by Kate Nadeau, mk North America, Inc., Marketing Manager

POSTED: 02/25/2020

Conveyor Belt Tracking: Best Practices & Methodology Introduction Conveyor systems are the backbone of industry and are found  in many facilities around the globe. Without them, production, testing, assembly, and shipping would come to a screeching halt. One of the most common issues that impacts conveyor operation is

What You Don’t Know About Collaborative Robots CAN Hurt You

by Presentation by Terry Meister, ASG Controls Manager at Applied Manufacturing Technologies

POSTED: 02/20/2020

On October 17, 2019, AMT’s ASG Controls Manager Terry Meister gave a 90-minute presentation at the International Robot Safety Conference entitled What You Don’t Know About Collaborative Robot Safety CAN Hurt You. The conference was sponsored by the Robotics Industries Association (RIA), and took place in Indianapolis, Indiana. With all the

Positioning Equipment At Each Level Of Welding Automation

POSTED: 02/19/2020

Welding automation equipment is an ideal solution for increased demands of output. Although operators still play an important role in these systems, adding a level of automation to a welding process can greatly improve welding quality, turnaround times, and safety while reducing manufacturing inconsistencies. However, the decision to automate is serious

Flexiv Releases White Paper: Adaptive Robots are the Future of Industrial Automation

POSTED: 02/17/2020

Flexiv Ltd., creator of the world’s first adaptive robotic arm combining direct force control with advanced AI, has released an official white paper that both reviews the status quo of industrial robots and investigates the potential impact of new technologies. In the white paper, the robotics and

January 2020

A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started with Automation

POSTED: 01/29/2020

A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started with Automation If you are considering factory automation, this Automation 101 guide will provide the considerations you need to evaluate before getting started. Contact us for more information.  What's Inside this Guide: 12-page PDF Part 1: Why Automate? Part 2: Know your Process Part 3: Identify your Requirements Part 4: Automation

December 2019

Selecting Positioners For Your Robotic Welding System

POSTED: 12/23/2019

Selecting positioners for your robotic welding system Robotic welding systems increase the level of automation of your process, facilitate a labor solution to increase efficiency and provide quality welds at competitive lead times. Robotic welding systems account for hidden variables in the cost of making a weld, such as the fillet

Improving Post-Stroke Rehabilitation: Crossed Roller Bearings Give Physical Therapy Exoskeletal Robot a Helping Hand

POSTED: 12/17/2019

Each year, approximately 700,000 people survive a stroke. As deaths caused by stroke decrease and our population ages, that number is expected to increase by nearly 40 percent over the next 10 years. Most of those survivors will require rehabilitation in order to regain as much independence and quality of

July 2019

Digital Twins and Virtual Commissioning in Industry 4.0

POSTED: 07/09/2019

With the dawn of the fourth industrial revolution upon us, we’re seeing a resurgence of interest in technologies that have been around for some years but are getting another look by many manufacturers in the age of Industry 4.0. In this article, we’ll highlight some of the terms and technologies

Brain Corp Research Paper Recognized by IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters Journal

by Oleg Sinyavsky, Dr. Jean-Baptiste Passot, Brain Corp Research Paper Recognized by IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters Journal

POSTED: 07/01/2019

A new solution for precise, safe, robotic navigation in commercial applications is outlined. An outline of the proven, precise, and safe motion planning methodology used in BrainOS, a cloud-connected operating system for commercial autonomous robots, has been published in the July, 2019 edition of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Letters (RA-L)

June 2019

Open and Modular Robotics with NexROBA Solution

POSTED: 06/21/2019

NexCOBOT’s NexROBA is an open and modular solution, based on standard EtherCAT communication. Since every set of industrial robots is a system, NexROBA offers the flexibility to provide modules in a robotic system, such as robot controllers, EtherCAT I/O, and teach pendant, depending on customer’s needs. The software of this

NexCOBOT Leverages Intel® Vision Accelerator Design Products to Deliver Robotics with AI for Industry 4.0

POSTED: 06/19/2019

Solution Brief: Advancing industrial optimization and automation via the integration of machine vision and AI Executive Summary: Robots play a major role in making manufacturing processes more efficient and less labor intensive. They can help control costs and improve quality, as well as increase productivity. The complexity of robotic system design, however, creates

May 2019

LASER PROCESSING OF SINGLE BATCH TUBES FOR E-MOBILITY

POSTED: 05/15/2019

The e-mobility megatrend requires new solutions for production of car body parts. Bent and hydro formed tubes and tube frames are becoming crucial elements in e-car design, but processing these parts presents particular challenges to suppliers of manufacturing equipment. Due to safety tracking requirements, single frame production is one of

JENOPTIK Votan BIM laser cutting of metals and plastic

POSTED: 05/14/2019

Abstract             To support the trend for higher Automation, Jenoptik created a flexible production line layout to optimize footprint and reduce operator dependence for cutting and welding on press hardened steel automotive body parts. The concept description is for a system to automatically trim and assemble a structural body part made

Technical Report - On Safe Paths

POSTED: 05/02/2019

The RSL 400 safety laser scanner not only ensures that


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