Robots & Automation

Machine-Tending Automation Gets a Head Start

Making industrial robots more versatile without sacrificing speed or power stretches integration investments and attracts new business.

Hermle's HS Flex Heavy Work Handling System Stores Nine Pallets

Designed for the Performance-Line and High-Performance-Line of five-axis machining centers, Hermle’s HS Flex Heavy work handling system can move workpieces ranging to 1,200 kg.

Autonomous Bin Picking for CNC Machining Applications

With the launch of a new application kit for collaborative robots, Universal Robots is creating a new option for lights-out machining. But the company may have tapped into a solution for a deeper problem: attracting millennials to the manufacturing workforce.

Software Updates Enhance Cobot Programming, Monitoring

New software updates have added some 50 operational and ease-of-use features to the line of OB7 collaborative robots from Absolute Machine Tools’ partner Productive Robotics.

MecSoft Forms Partnership with RoboDK

The partnership will enable users of MecSoft’s CAM products to transfer 2½- through five-axis tool paths to RoboDK software.

A Job Shop Approach to Automation

Through patient research and smart investing, this job shop has slowly grown its capabilities and is moving toward lights-out manufacturing for prototype work.

Sometimes the Trickiest Part of CNC Machining Is Holding the Part

Finding a way to fixture contoured marine propellers proved to be this shop’s biggest challenge in developing an effective automated machining cell.

ABB Configures IRB 1100 for Wet, Dusty Environments

ABB has introduced a harsh environment version of its IRB 1100 robot and OmniCore controller designed with enhanced protection against water and dust.

FANUC's CRX-10iA Cobot Safely Handles 10-kg Parts

FANUC America’s CRX-10iA and CRX-10iA/L (long arm version) collaborative robots are said provide ease of use, reliability and safety with parts weighing up to 10 kg.

Erowa's Robot Easy 800 Transfers Workpieces Weighing 1,760 lbs

Erowa has expanded its Robot Easy line of products for machine tool loading and unloading with the Robot Easy 800 capable of transferring 800 kg (1,760 lbs).

DMG MORI Invests in the Future by Providing Integrated Solutions

During a recent open house event at DMG MORI’s factory in Pfronten, Germany, the company highlighted advances in digitalization as well as automation and additive manufacturing.

Robots Get Hand-Eye Coordination

Artificial vision, touch and intelligence help collaborative robots cope with the unpredictable.

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