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Universal Robots and MiR open new robotics hub in Denmark

May 14, 2024

Global robotics leaders Universal Robots (UR) and Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), both Teradyne Robotics companies, will share headquarters to increase synergies and accelerate innovation within advanced robotics. Universal Robots, the Danish collaborative robot (cobot) company, and MiR, the Danish manufacturer of AMRs (autonomous mobile robots), today celebrated the Grand Opening of their new 215,000 sq. ft.…

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Non-traditional Uses for Robotics in Packaging

May 1, 2024

Automation Experts Apply Automotive Industry Knowledge in a Novel Way By Sam Hoff, Patti Engineering CEO and Scott Steele, President of SWS Consulting Robots have entered the mainstream of package production covering many routine material handling tasks including palletizing/depalletizing and warehouse automation. However, their potential goes far beyond these conventional roles. While the manufacturing labor…

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The Transformative Power of Collaborative Robots

May 1, 2024

Packaging Companies Are Adopting 5.0 Industrial Robots at a Record Pace By Jeff Burnstein, President of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) Robots designed to safely work alongside humans in a variety of situations have seen a significant rise in adoption rates in recent years. And today, the discussion around Industry 4.0 versus Industry 5.0…

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KUKA Robotics Announces Injection Molding Leader ENGEL as a System Partner

April 29, 2024

Continuing a global relationship that spans more than 20 years, eight-year KUKA Strategic Partner ENGEL, a leader in plastic injection molding machines, technologies and turnkey solutions, has become a KUKA Robotics System Partner. In its new relationship with KUKA, ENGEL will not only continue to incorporate KUKA robots as standard components in its injection molding…

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Advancing Packaging in Supply Chain Digitalization Market

April 11, 2024

Recent developments are driving innovation. By Swapna Gawale, Project Manager at Towards Packaging The significance of packaging in the supply chain has transcended its traditional purpose, now encompassing critical aspects like environmental protection, product traceability, seamless item handling, efficient distribution and the potential to boost marketing campaigns. Last-mile delivery is also critical challenge in supply…

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Teradyne Robotics to bring the power of AI to robotics with NVIDIA

April 10, 2024

The collaboration with NVIDIA adds the power of accelerated computing to robotics. The new AI capabilities will increase the application potential of Universal Robots while also powering enhanced functionality in the new MiR1200 Pallet Jack launching this week. Teradyne Robotics, which includes collaborative robot (cobot) company Universal Robots (UR) and autonomous mobile robot (AMR) company…

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Achieving Success: A Digital Transformation Roadmap for CPGs

April 4, 2024

HOW TO IMPLEMENT SMART TECHNOLOGIES AND CONTINUALLY OPTIMIZE OPERATIONS By Silvia Gonzalez, Director Product Management at Emerson Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies use many types of equipment across their production lines and facilities. These machines can differ greatly based on age and original equipment manufacturer (OEM), making it a significant challenge to functionally integrate and…

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Siemens, Universal Robots, and Zivid Unveil Next-Generation Solution for Intra-Logistics Fulfillment

March 28, 2024

Siemens, Universal Robots (UR), and Zivid have joined forces to create a groundbreaking solution that streamlines warehouse automation and solves the persistent challenges of intra-logistics fulfillment tasks. The trio have been demonstrating this solution in recent trade shows and events, and will host a webinar titled “The Next-Generation Solution of Intra-Logistics Fulfillment” to showcase the…

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Emerson’s New Comprehensive Automation Platform Empowers Decisive Action from Plant to Enterprise

March 26, 2024

The new DeltaV Automation Platform adds SCADA, MES and operations management software technologies to promote smarter, safer, optimized and more sustainable operations. As part of its Boundless Automation™ vision for helping organizations deliver more seamless operations, global automation technology and software leader Emerson is evolving its DeltaV™ brand into the DeltaV Automation Platform. The newly expanded…

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ABB Unveils Innovative Autonomous Mobile Robot

March 21, 2024

ABB Robotics has announced its first Flexley Tug T702 autonomous mobile robot equipped with AI-based Visual SLAM navigation technology and the new AMR Studio software, enabling first-time robot users to easily program and operate entire fleets of mobile robots. The new capabilities simplify configuration and can reduce commissioning time by up to 20%, paving the…

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ABB Opens Refitted, State-of-the-art Robotics Facility in Michigan

March 14, 2024

ABB opened its refitted US robotics headquarters and manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan, which will support ABB Robotics’ global leadership in developing and manufacturing cutting-edge robotic solutions in the US, for the US and the Americas. The refit will support customers and ABB’s leadership in growing US robotics segments, including Packaging & Logistics, Food…

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26 Series with IO Link

March 4, 2024

Rechner capacitive sensor KA1590 from the 26 Series now has IO Link Technology.  This IO Link sensor can detect products with a low 1.1 dielectric.  The sensor comes with normally open contact and normally closed contact.  ON and OFF delay timing functions are programmable for your application requirements.  The easy teach by wire is guided…

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Emerson Sees Boundless Automation™ as Industry Inflection Point to Address Data Barriers & Modernize Operations

February 27, 2024

Advanced software-defined automation architecture to integrate intelligent field, edge and cloud, unlocking a new era of productivity Global automation leaders are convening to learn about Boundless Automation at Emerson Exchange in Düsseldorf.  Building on its innovation leadership, global technology and software company Emerson is poised to transform industrial manufacturing with the next-generation automation architecture designed…

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Dorner to Showcase Innovative Automation Technologies at Booth 1527 at PACK EXPO East 2024

February 24, 2024

Dorner is set to unveil its latest innovations in material handling technology at Pack Expo East 2024 in Philadelphia alongside their partner company Garvey. With a focus on enhancing efficiency and reliability in production environments, Dorner & Garvey will present a lineup of demo conveyors designed to meet the diverse needs of various industries. Dorner…

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OMRON Launches New Integrated Autonomous Mobile Robot Solutions with Lifter and Roller Modules from ROEQ

February 22, 2024

The integrated OMRON/ROEQ solution will have its public U.S. debut at the MODEX show in Atlanta, GA, March 11-14 at ROEQ Booth A10912. Businesses looking to deploy autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) in their facility often realize that an AMR without a top module is like a robot arm without a gripper. A lifter top module enables…

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OSARO Debuts AI-Powered Robotics for Mixed-Case Depalletization

February 21, 2024

The OSARO Robotic Depalletization System is equipped with OSARO SightWorks™ Perception Software, which enables the robot to recognize, select and successfully grasp the varied sizes and materials of unevenly stacked packages commonly found on mixed-case pallets that arrive at a loading dock. OSARO’s precise perception technology can recognize foreign objects or damaged boxes, and alert…

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Key Technology Introduces Optical Sorters for Processed Protein Products

February 13, 2024

Key Technology (“Key”), a member of Duravant’s Food Sorting and Handling Solutions group, introduces optical sorters for processed protein products, such as frozen chicken nuggets, chicken tenders, fish sticks, plant-based meat alternatives and more. Automatically removing product defects and foreign material (FM), Key’s optical sorters including COMPASS® and VERYX® help optimize product quality while improving…

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Automated Labeling Q&A with Matthews Marking Systems

January 22, 2024

With John Mark Baldwin, Product Manager, Matthews Marking Systems. What are the pitfalls with manual labeling? Unless you’ve got extremely low volume, why do it by hand? Manual labeling is prone to problems, including label placement issues, message smudging and other errors. No one is perfect and we all make mistakes, right? Labeling by hand…

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ABB acquires Sevensense, expanding leadership in next-generation AI-enabled mobile robotics

January 11, 2024

ABB today announced that it has acquired Swiss start-up Sevensense, a leading provider of AI-enabled 3D vision navigation technology for autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). Sevensense was founded in 2018 as a spin-off from Swiss technical University, ETH Zurich. “This marks a significant step towards our vision of a workplace where AI-enabled robots assist people, addressing…

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Paving the Way for Industry 5.0

January 3, 2024

Why Robotics and Automation are the Perfect Package for Manufacturers By Umair Ejaz, Manager, Visual Components Packaging equipment comes in many shapes and sizes. Cartons, bottles, boxes and sacks are just some of the containers used to house goods and send them down the supply chain and into the hands of consumers. Alongside high throughput,…

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