January 2014 Product Spotlight: Robots and Automation
The Modern Equipment Review Spotlight in our January issue features robotics and industrial automation equipment. Click through the slideshow to see a selection of the highlighted products, and visit the Robots & Automation zone (link in the sidebar) to learn more.
Robotic Arms Feature Integrated Force Control
Universal Robots’ UR5 and UR10 robotic arms now include a force control feature integrated into the software to enable more complex automation processes, including flexible packaging, fragile products, and buffing or polishing applications.
Robot Rings NASDAQ’s Closing Bell
An industrial robot performed the task, which marked the launch of the world’s first index that benchmarks the value of robotics and automation.
Flexible Robot Arm Boosts Production
By incorporating Universal Robot’s UR5 robot arm into its production process, RSS Manufacturing & Phylrich was able to take on a new job and free 30 percent more capacity from existing machines.