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How Many Degrees of Freedom Does My Robot Arm Need?
Degrees of freedom represents the ability of a robot to move in multiple directions, but more isn't always better. The number of axes in a design should be tied to...

UR20 to be Displayed for First Time in U.S. at Universal Robots’ IMTS Booth
Universal Robots said it will have a big presence at this year’s show and will be featured in more than 20 exhibits.

Robotics Applications Conference Opens Attendee Registration, Announces More Speakers
The Robotics Applications Conference features end users and integrators who will discuss how robots are actually being used in manufacturing, supply chain, and logistics.

Universal Robots Hosts Open House in New Hampshire to Showcase Range of Cobot Applications
Universal Robots said it sees the New England region as a major market for collaborative robot adoption.

Robotics Can Play a Key Role in Plastic Injection Molding
Robotics can provide efficiencies and data in injection-molding processes for plastics manufacturers. Automation can help with insert molding, packaging, and labeling.

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.

Universal Robots Adds UR20 Cobot With Greater Reach and Payload to Portfolio
Universal Robots unveiled the UR20 at Automatica and said its new collaborative robot arm is big enough to handle European palletizing and numerous other applications.

New Acieta Welding Cobot Offers to Alleviate Labor Challenges, Provide Consistent Weld Quality
Acieta said at Automate that its new FastARC CX1000 collaborative robot welding system is designed to be efficient, mobile, and easy for manufacturers to use.

Festo Introduces Four Axis UR+ Certified Cobot System
Festo has developed a multi-axis system that adds axes of motion beyond UR cobots' standard six. It is designed for easy installation and use in applications such as palletizing.

Doosan Displays Diverse Cobot Applications at Automate 2022
Doosan Robotics demonstrated how its collaborative robots can perform tasks for household, commercial, and industrial use cases. It also showed software and fleet advances.

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.

Rapid Robotics’ New Smart Setup Feature Designed to Help Machine Operators Switch Tasks Easily
Rapid Robotics' new Smart Setup feature for its Rapid Machine Operator is intended to make it fast and easy for a manufacturing robot to switch between tasks.

SICK, Thinking Robotics, Realtime Robotics, and More to Be Featured in Mitsubishi’s Automate 2022 Lineup
Mitsubishi will be sharing the stage with some of the robotics companies that are using its automated products.

Epson to Unveil New SCARA Robots at Automate 2022
Leading SCARA maker Epson will have be showcasing a number of technology next month in Detroit.

Kassow Robots to Show KR Series of Seven-Axis Cobots at Automate 2022
Kassow Robots plans to showcase its KR series of seven-axis collaborative robots, which combine a long reach with easy programming, at Automate in Detroit.



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