TOKYO—EPSON provided a big-picture view of the future here at the International Robot Exhibition last November by demonstrating how robots will automate the manufacturing floor over the next three to five years. Among the most attention-grabbing demonstrations was that featuring autonomous dual-arm robots that EPSON aims to have in commercial production by the end of March 2016.
HAUPPAUGE, NY—Festo has launched an online support community for users of its motion control equipment. Community members can post a question 24/7 or answer an already posted question. Forum topics include pneumatics, electric drives, software, fieldbus, process automation, sensors, vision and standards.