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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.

Motor Technology Improvements Make Robots More Capable
Motors are important components for robotic development. Improvements to the technology are making autonomous machines more accurate, efficient, and powerful.

igus Expands North American Leadership Team, Names Five New Vice Presidents
igus says its new executives, who have industry experience, will focus on customer service, sustainable development of high-performance polymers, and continued growth in North America.

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.

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.

Truckers Prepare For Era of Self-Driving Autonomous Trucks
There is a lot of work being done behind the scenes involving some of the biggest names in and out of transportation, when it comes to driverless cars and trucks.

Self-Driving Technology for Commercial Trucking
Embark is working to make the self-driving future a reality, and while most of the spectacle has been around passenger vehicles, Embark believes that commercial trucking, the backbone of the...

Autonomous Trucking Overlooks Skilled Labor Need
Analysts expect automated trucks to proliferate in the next five to ten years, leading to significant job losses in the process, but the problem is the numbers do not clearly...

Fate of Uber and Otto’s Autonomous Vehicles
Google's Waymo autonomous tech lawsuit against Uber and specifically against Anthony Levandowski, a former Waymo employee who left the company to start autonomous truck driving firm Otto, which Uber purchased...

‘Last Mile’ Solution for Driverless Trucks
Starsky Robotics wants to solve the primary logistical challenge for the trucking industry by taking drivers off the road and target long haul services, which is primarily highway driving with...

The Never-Ending Truck Driver Shortage Story
In 2015, American Trucking Associations estimated that for-hire trucking companies had nearly 50,000 fewer drivers than they needed, the shortage was less severe in 2016, but the trade group expects it to worsen...

Apple Exposes Plans for Its Self-Driving Car
Apple has acknowledged for the first time that it is investing in building a self-driving car, and in a letter to US transport regulators, Apple said it was "excited about...



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