Fully automatic rotary table system
Seica has announced a new video online, showcasing the new Compact RT Next Series, a fully automatic Rotary Table based system, suitable for medium/high volume production. The COMPACT RT, 450mm wide, has been designed to provide immediate in-line robot integration to reduce the impact of DUT LOADING/UNLOADING times.
Robots provide opportunities for the COVID-19 restart
Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the manufacturing industry in Germany was highly automated according to figures from the International Federation of Robotics and ranked third in robot density worldwide behind Singapore and South Korea. This trend is likely to continue after the COVID-19 crisis.
AI-powered agricultural robots: a revolution in ultra-precision?
The developments in agricultural robots, machine vision, and AI will drive a deep and far-reaching transformation of the way farming is carried out. Yes, today the fleet sizes and the total area covered by new robots are still vanishingly small compared to the global agricultural industry. However, this should not lull the players into a false sense of security because the ground is slowly but surely shifting. Robotics and AI are enabling a revol...
Qualcomm Robotics RB5 platform is 5G and AI-enabled
Qualcomm Technologies has announced the Qualcomm Robotics RB5 platform. Building on the Qualcomm Robotics RB3 platform and its broad adoption in a wide array of robotics and drone products available today, the Qualcomm Robotics RB5 platform is comprised of an extensive set of hardware, software and development tools.
Five steps to keep automation up and running
The high productivity and throughput achieved by implementing automated processes is a key benefit to manufacturers considering a transition from more manual approaches. Down-time due to planned or unplanned maintenance can quickly negate efficiencies if production processes are halted for too long. Every second an automated production is offline costs money, which soon adds up. In this article, TME reviews different maintenance strategies and ou...
Cobots vs. COVID-19
Cobots are emerging as a tremendous force for good in the global battle against COVID-19. We take a look at disinfection and test kit solutions along with some less easily categorised (but just as exciting) solutions made possible by Universal Robots, as we look at the battle of Cobots vs. COVID-19.
Are robot swarms about to become a reality?
Scientists are looking for ways to make robot swarms from millions of molecule-sized robots which can perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
Industrial digital I/O offers multiple configurations
The MAX14906 industrial digital output/digital input (digital I/O) from Maxim Integrated is in stock at Mouser Electronics.
YuMi robot aims to set new standards for cobots
Originally launched in 2015 to assist workers in lightweight assembly tasks, ABB’s collaborative YuMi robot has gone on to set a new standard in a raft of diverse applications and industries, opening new opportunities and helping to fire people’s imaginations about what can be achieved with robotic automation.
NXP HoverGames Challenge 2: Help Drones Help Others
NXP Semiconductors has announced HoverGames Challenge 2: Help Drones Help Others. The second installment of NXP’s challenge-based, interactive coding competition encourages developers to create drone and rover solutions for frontline support during pandemics.