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maxon precision motors opens new U.S. HQ, manufacturing with room to grow

TAUNTON, Mass. — maxon precision motors inc., the U.S. division of Switzerland-based maxon motor AG, yesterday officially opened its new U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility here. Building the new headquarters was a two-year process, said Chris Blake, president of maxon precision motors. “Taunton was very welcoming in a business and a social sense,” he said…

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UR to address manufacturing labor shortage with new app solutions at Automate

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — When U.S. manufacturers were asked to describe their primary business challenge, it wasn’t the increase of raw materials cost, trade uncertainties, or rising health insurance expenses that topped their lists. Close to 70 percent of manufacturers in the National Association of Manufacturers’ 2018 fourth-quarter outlook survey responded that attracting and retaining a…

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FPE Automation to be Central U.S. distributor for Epson Robots

CARSON, Calif. — Epson Robots, the No. 1 SCARA robot manufacturer in the world, yesterday announced it signed FPE Automation Inc., a full-service, award-winning, stocking distributor of premier components for industry, as an official distributor for the full line of Epson Robots automation products. This includes Epson SCARA, 6-Axis, and Linear Module robots, as well as integrated solutions…

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Safety, speed, and collaboration featured in Staubli’s TX2 robots, CS9 controllers

ANAHEIM, Calif. — At ATX West here this week, Stäubli International AG showed off its robot arms and controllers, including its TX2 collaborative robots, for meeting Industry 4.0 automation demands. Switzerland-based Stäubli displayed the capabilities of its six-axis TX2, including cobots for sensitive environments, in a “Smart Factory” setting. One flex-feeding demonstration used the TX2…

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igus Delta Robot a Low-Cost Option for Assembly Tasks

igus has introduced a low-cost delta robot that can help small and medium-sized businesses get introduced to automation for an initial investment that is far less than units currently being used in manufacturing industries. The igus delta robot provides a thrifty and simple automation solution for assembly tasks. The low-maintenance, lightweight igus delta robot is…

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Fuji SmartWing Robots Touting Ease of Use at IMTS 2018

Designed for the assembly of manufactured parts, Fuji Machine’s SmartWing Robots are revolutionizing the industry with remarkably easy, efficient and accessible automation. The Fuji SmartWing Robots will be on display at IMTS 2018 (September 10-15 in Chicago) in booth #339059. Engineered with cutting edge technology, Fuji SmartWing Robots offer unprecedented speed and ease of setup. In…

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Visumatic adds cobot fastener feed and drive package

Visumatic has launched the VCM-3X.2 collaborative robot module, a complete assembly feed and drive end of arm tooling (EOAT) package for use by machine builders. The VCM-3X.2 module includes an automatic screwfeeder, drive system, skeleton robot program, and end effector for direct mounting to a collaborative robot wrist. The lightweight VCM-3X.2 allows maximum robot movement…

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Takeaways from Automatica 2018

Automatica 2018 is one of Europe’s largest robotics and automation-related trade shows and a destination for global roboticists and business executives to view new products. It was held June 19-22 in Munich and had 890 exhibitors and 46,000 visitors (up 7% from the previous show). The International Symposium on Robotics (ISR) was held in conjunction…

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LBR iisy cobot and mechatronics: KUKA at Hannover Messe 2018

KUKA is showcasing intelligent automation concepts for production at Hannover Messe under the motto industrial intelligence 4.0 — beyond automation. Visitors to Booth G04 in Hall 17 can see KUKA technologies to support mechatronics and IIoT digitization. Ease of use, quick commissioning, and networking are increasingly shaping the mechanical engineering sector. KUKA is addressing these…

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AutoSaw Robot Carpenter Eases Pain of Building Furniture

Have you ever built custom furniture? It can be a dangerous, expensive and tedious process. Researchers at MIT CSAIL, however, have created a robot-assisted carpentry system called AutoSaw to, hopefully one day, democratize custom furniture building. AutoSaw consists of OnShape’s CAD system, a modified Roomba Create outfitted with a circular saw and two Kuka youBots,…

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