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What to Look for When Performing Industrial Robot Maintenance
The art of robot maintenance requires knowledge of the different types of industrial automation, as well as the functions, components, and best practices of each.

Lift Truck Technology Can Improve Operator Productivity and Safety as Well as Add Autonomy
Not only can advances in lift truck technology provide full autonomy, but they can also make operations easier and safer for human workers.

Novanta to Acquire Motion Control Provider Schneider Electric Motion USA for $115M
Novanta, which supplies medical and advanced equipment manufacturers, is adding automation component supplier Schneider Electric Motion USA to its motion control portfolio.

New LiveDrive Actuators Will Enable Safer, More Productive Robots, Says Genesis Robotics
Genesis Robotics said its new LiveDrive LDD 1800 Series actuators eliminate the need for gearing, reducing space and complexity for robotics designers. Demaurex's Wyzo uses LiveDrive.

New Gearbox Promises Greater Accuracy and Repeatability for Robotic Motion Control
Conventional drive mechanisms can introduce transmission errors, leading to less accurate motion control and more wear and tear, according to HSOAR Precision Robotics, which offered an alternative.

Legged, Wheeled, and Tracked Robots Could Be on Same Power Curve, Find U.S. Army Researchers
From cockroaches to tanks, U.S. Army researchers have found that the same power-mass-speed relation describes both biological systems and mobile ground robots using different locomotion.

OhmniLabs Offers Modular Robotics Platform for Cloud-Based Mobile Robot Design
OhmniLabs said its new Ohmni Modular Robotics Platform enables it to rapidly develop, manufacture, and deploy mobile service robots for a wide variety of applications.

TRINAMIC Says New Servo Controller/Driver Module Provides Quicker Throughput, Cuts Power Loss by 75%
The single-axis controller/driver module for two-phase bipolar stepper motors integrates motion control to speed transfer time, reduce solution size, and save energy, according to Trinamic.

Nordex Obtains AS9100D Aerospace Quality Management Certification for Electromechanical Components
Nordex, a U.S.-based power-transmission manufacturer, said its gears and electromechanical parts now meet demanding aerospace requirements.

Frontline Relief With 3D Printing
Additive manufacturing comes to the rescue in earthquake, tsunami, and even war.

Five UC San Diego Teams Win $100,000 to Research Autonomous Vehicles
Each team will receive $100,000 from Qualcomm to pursue cutting-edge research on autonomous vehicles, natural language processing and other areas, school says.

Purdue, West Point to Partner on Autonomous Race Car Challenge
The challenge, set for Oct. 21-23, is a series of events that has teams address topics such as artificial intelligence, sensors, data science and more in the successful operation of...

Hyundai Motor Group to Acquire Controlling Interest in Boston Dynamics From SoftBank
Hyundai Motor Group to acquire controlling interest in robotics company Boston Dynamics from SoftBank

Purdue University Uses Machine Learning to Classify Mechanical Objects
Purdue University mechanical engineers creates comprehensive open-source annotated database of more than 58,000 3D mechanical parts

NorthShore Care Supply Applies Autonomous Mobile Robots to New Uses
NorthShore Care Supply is using AMRs to automate pick-to-cart processes, while still using the cart.

Top 20 Automatic Identification and Data Capture Suppliers 2020
As warehouse and DC operators find new ways to manage the impacts of the global pandemic, automatic identification and data capture solutions continue to play an important role in their...

AM’s Role in Future-Proofing the Supply Chain
A virtual panel wades in on how AM can help manufacturers add business resiliency to their supply chains while delivering competitive advantage.

MFG Day 2020 to Educate Students on Manufacturing Industry
The 8th annual and first virtual MFG Day, organized by The Manufacturing Institute with Microsoft, PTC and Salesforce, aims to inspire the country's next generation of talent to learn about...

Rescale and Hyundai Motor Group Team Up to Boost Mobility Innovation
Companies build a multi-cloud high-performance computing environment.

Accelerate Automotive Design via 3D Printing
Additive manufacturing is playing a key role in revamping automotive design workflows.



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