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Published: 10/24/2016

The Mobile Cobots Are Coming
Otto Motors, Yaskawa America and Mobile Industrial Robots are stretching the limits of collaborative robotics for the shop floor by adding autonomous mobility.

Published: 10/10/2016

Video: Collaborative Robot Lets Short-Run Shop Take on Large-Quantity Work
The robot needing no guarding on the shop floor offers an accessible way for a shop to expand its capacity by running unattended through nights and weekends.

Published: 9/27/2016

Using Collaborative Robots for Laser Scanning
This device is said to be the first programmable laser scanning system for automated 3D scanning, measurement and gaging using a collaborative robot.

Published: 9/21/2016

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
Manufacturing equipment is powerful, and things that are powerful also tend to be dangerous. Has your shop taken the necessary safety precautions?

Published: 9/20/2016

7 Impressions of IMTS 2016
Things changed this year. New technologies and a new generation were prominent, and together they are helping to take this show into its next era.

Published: 9/14/2016

Video: Otto Motors Is Bringing Self-Driving Vehicles to the Manufacturing Floor
Otto Motors is showing its self-driving vehicles in booth NC-660 designed for the materials handling industry, with what seems like potential for wider applications.

Published: 9/13/2016

Cell Automates Multiple Part Change-Overs
An automated work cell on display in Okuma’s Booth S-8500 demonstrates not only robots loading and unloading parts, but also automated production run change-overs.

Published: 9/12/2016

Easing the Integration of Robotic Automation
Universal Robots’ cobots aren’t just confined to the company’s booth. You’ll find a number of them scattered throughout McCormick Place in various other locations. Look for their signature silver and blue cobot colors. And people mingling safely alo...

Published: 9/12/2016

Cell Demonstrates Role of Measurement Data in Labor-Saving Production
Metrology technology and data connectedness illustrate consistent, controlled production and point-of-manufacturing quality assurance.

Published: 8/15/2016

Video: 5 Questions about Automation
Productive uses of automation often involve people and technology working in parallel to complement one another.

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