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Design First to Gain the Highest Performance in Robotic Picking
Robotic picking and goods-to-person automation can help warehouse operators, but only if they evaluate processes and software, says Numina Group.

Are Robots at Their Upper Limit for Adoption and Deployment?
Robot arms with multiple degrees of freedom are useful for tasks such as machine tending, but how can vendors encourage wider adoption? Specialization, says one consultant.

Rockwell Automation Launches PowerFlex 755TS AC Drive to Widen Applications
Rockwell Automation is offering its PowerFlex 755TS drive with TotalFORCE technology in Asia-Pacific to improve motor-control productivity and ease the maintenance burden on staffers.

ARM Institute Calls for Projects to Advance AI, Robotics in Manufacturing
The ARM Institute has issued its final 22-01 Technology Project Call, seeking proposals for ways to make robots work better with humans, learn faster, and reduce waste in manufacturing.

FANUC Opens New Robotics and Automation Headquarters in Aguascalientes, Mexico
FANUC plans to serve industrial automation and CNC machining customers in automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, and other manufacturing from its new headquarters in Mexico.

Nippon Pulse Says Second Generation Box Controllers Are Faster to Deploy
Nippon Pulse America said its new CMD-4EX motion controller includes a Commander core module, a new USB interface, and helical interpolation on X, Y, and Z axes.

OSARO and Zenni Optical Deploy Precise Robotic Bagging System
OSARO provides three Robotic Bagging Systems for Zenni Optical e-commerce fulfillment center, working with an automated bagging machine to accurately and quickly pick orders.

10 Noteworthy Robot Exhibits at Automate 2022
With more than 550 exhibitors on the show floor at Automate in Detroit, there was a wide selection of robots to see. Here are some that stood out.

Robots Don’t Need to Cost an Arm and a Leg
From picking cucumbers and preparing meals in restaurants to packing chocolates, more agile and affordable robots are increasingly accessible.

Robotiq Says New System Makes CNC Machine Tending Automation Easier Than Ever
Robotiq said at Automate 2022 that its new Machine Tending Application Solution wirelessly emulates human operators and can work with any brand of CNC machine.

10 Finalists Named in Cowen Startup Challenge; Winner to Be Named at Automate
The Cowen Startup Challenge: Automate to Perform has named this year's 10 finalists, which will present their innovative technologies and exhibit at the Automate show.

Ally Robotics Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Affordable Robot Arms for Restaurants, Other Industries
Ally Robotics is raising up to $8.5 million in seed capital and said Miso Robotics plans to use its low-cost, no-code robot arms for its Flippy frying system.

Applied Manufacturing Technologies to Unveil AI Depalletizing/Decanting Technology at Automate
Applied Manufacturing Technologies plans to showcase its new system designed for de-layering and tote filling at Automate 2022.

AB Dynamics Driving Robots Provide Next Gen Crash Testing for NASCAR
AB Dynamics provided three robots that conducted a controlled crash at the Talladega Superspeedway to within 2 cm and 1 degree of the prescribed impact point and angle at 130 mph.

Flexiv Designs Robotic Development Kit to Empower Users to Build Complex Applications
Flexiv said its Robotic Development Kit relies on custom APIs to allow users to quickly and easily modify the programming of robots for tasks in a variety of industries.



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