Robotics Assembly

Articles about Cartesian, SCARA and other robots, as well as peripheral equipment, such as grippers.

ARTICLES

Robot Population in China to Double in Two Years

BEIJING—The number of industrial robots in use in China will more than double over the next two years—from 182,000 today to 428,000 by 2017—thus overtaking the robot populations of either North America or the EU’s five largest economies.


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Systems Integrator to Build Assembly Machines for Key Fobs

EVANSVILLE, IN—Systems integrator Evana Automation Specialists has received a contract to supply three automated assembly machines to a Tier 1 automotive supplier. The machines will produce electronic key fobs.


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New Materials, Flexibility Challenge Automakers

SOUTHFIELD, MI—The automotive assembly line of the future will be more flexible, more capable of handling new materials, and make greater of the mobile technology, says Martin Kinsella, director of advanced materials and process technologies for systems integrator Comau Inc.


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Keep Employees Safe When Working Alongside Robots

NORWICH, UK—The advent of collaborative robots on the assembly line is raising fresh safety questions for manufacturers. Here are some measures that engineers can take to avoid robot-related accidents.


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New Robot Technologies Offer High Speed, Safety

There was no shortage of robotics suppliers at The ASSEMBLY Show last October.


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North American Robot Sales Top $1.2 Billion

ANN ARBOR, MI—Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in the first nine months of 2014, according to Robotic Industries Association.


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Capital Spending Survey: Assemblers Continue Investing

With the automotive and aerospace industries humming, our annual Capital Equipment Spending Survey predicts robust growth in investment.


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What’s New With Robot End-Effectors

Innovative EOAT—ranging from magnetic grippers to micro tool changers—provides robots with many helping hands.


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Vision-Guided Robots Assemble Spools of Film

ELY, UK—British systems integrator GB Innomech has built an automated assembly system that uses vision-guided robots to produce spools of film ribbons for security and identity cards.


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New Software Will Help Baxter Robot Adapt

BOSTON—Rethink Robotics has released new positioning software for its Baxter collaborative robot that will enable the robot to manage and adapt to changing, real-world environments.


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