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Category: 6-Axis

Robotics | IoT

PHD and YRG to exhibit actuators, UR5 and UR5e capabilities at Automate

PHD Inc. and YRG Inc. will be exhibiting at Automate 2019. Automate takes place April 8-11, 2019, at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. Please visit us in Booth 7320. In addition to its traditional pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric actuators designed for industrial automation, PHD will show both the UR5e and the UR5 from Universal…

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Expert roundtable: Integrators discuss cobots, SMEs, and ROI

Driven by the demands of labor shortages and costs, faster product cycles, and higher product mixes, the integration of cost-effective, flexible collaborative robots, or cobots, continues to grow by leaps and bounds. And while challenges remain, innovations by robot manufacturers and a fast-growing ecosystem of peripherals and integrators are helping both small and large manufacturers…

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Polish manufacturer Hanplast achieves sustainability with KUKA robots

Environmental sustainability is a laudable goal, but companies need to guarantee profitability. Robotics can help manufacturers such as Hanplast sp. z o.o. reach the efficiencies needed to accomplish sustainable development. The Polish company was founded in 1993 and is a leader in plastics processing, injection molding, and photovoltaic panels. Hanplast offers its customers services including…

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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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New Epson Flexion N-Series robots — the N6 6-axis robot

Expanding on its award-winning Flexion  N-Series lineup, Epson Robots today announced the new Flexion N6 6-Axis robot. Featuring the world’s first folding-arm design and a strong footprint-to-reach ratio, this compact 6-Axis robot offers a powerful solution for tight or confined spaces in factory automation. The Flexion N6 is available from Epson today. With a unique…

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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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60% less maintenance with new Foundry Prime robot from ABB

A third-generation Foundry Prime robot from ABB (called the IRB 6790) is specifically designed to withstand high-pressure waterjet cleaning applications and harsh industrial environments with 100% humidity. Different parts can be cleaned in the same cell with zero changeover time. The robot is IP69-rated for superior protection from water and dust … and reduces maintenance…

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Harmonic Drive demoing Meca500 robot arm at Robotics Summit

Harmonic Drive will be showing its industry-leading precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear component sets in booth 214 at the Robotics Summit and Showcase. Click here to view the exhibitor directory for the Robotics Summit. Taking place May 23-24 in Boston, the Robotics Summit is a multifaceted educational event dedicated to addressing the technical issues…

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igus will unveil low-cost 6-axis robotic joint at Hannover Messe

Plastic-motion-component maker igus will advance the collaborative-robotics industry when it unveils its low-cost ReBeL robotics joint next week at Hannover Messe 2018 (beginning April 23rd). The maintenance-free joint works in residential and commercial applications. According to igus, the new ReBeL will robots serving orange juice, loading dishwashers, or sorting manufacturing pieces easier to design and less inexpensive.…

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