Product Profile: Vention Premium Swivel Caster Wheel with Brake
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Product Profile: Vention Premium Swivel Caster Wheel with Brake

What is it: For mobility on the factory or warehouse floor, this German-made medium-duty swivel caster wheel, with brake has a 150kg load-carrying capacity. It consists of a unibody stainless steel bracket with nylon wheel and uses a rugged polyurethane thread. Fasteners are included, and Vention offers next-day shipping. These wheels are used in a…

Flexiv Launches Moonlight, a Force-Controlled Parallel Robot
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Flexiv Launches Moonlight, a Force-Controlled Parallel Robot

Flexiv, which develops general-purpose robotic solutions, has announced the release of its latest robot to its portfolio, the Moonlight adaptive parallel robot. Moonlight is a force-controlled parallel robot aimed at applications that require precise motion and force control, such as screw fastening, ultra-accurate loading, and polishing. With Flexiv’s force control technology, Moonlight can measure force…

Rapid Robotics, Universal Robots Partner for Faster Cobot Deployments
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Rapid Robotics, Universal Robots Partner for Faster Cobot Deployments

Rapid Robotics has announced a new partnership with cobot maker Universal Robots in which UR will supply collaborative robot arms for Rapid’s deployment of cobot work cells across North America. Universal said the partnership will enable Rapid Robotics to serve a greater number of customers and maintain the rapid deployment times as Rapid continues to…

Heilind Electronics Introduces Mini I/O Connectors for Fast Speeds and Easy Field Installs
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Heilind Electronics Introduces Mini I/O Connectors for Fast Speeds and Easy Field Installs

Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components and authorized distributor for TE Connectivity, offers the Mini I/O Cat6A connector as part of its full line of TE ethernet products. TE Industrial’s Mini I/O connectors eliminate the need for special tools to create a fast and secure wire-to-wire or wire-to-board connection. The mini I/O…

Oqton, Valk Welding Partner to Automate Robotic Welding
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Oqton, Valk Welding Partner to Automate Robotic Welding

Belgium’s Oqton, a software provider developing intelligent automation, and Valk Welding, which develops flexible arc welding robots, have announced a partnership designed to help automate the welding industry. Oqton said its software will become part of Valk Welding’s Automatic Robotic Programming (ARP) solution for high-mix, low-volume (HMLV)_ production. The Valk Welding ARP powered by Oqton…

3D Camera Manufacturer Orbbec Announces the Femto Mega Camera with Real-Time Streaming
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3D Camera Manufacturer Orbbec Announces the Femto Mega Camera with Real-Time Streaming

Orbbec, a leading global 3D camera manufacturer, announced the launch of the Femto Mega. Built in partnership with Microsoft, it is designed to enable ready access to 3D technology. It’s the industry’s highest resolution 3D camera with real-time streaming of processed images over ethernet or USB connections that makes it ideal for use in robotics,…

HELUKABEL Builds New German Facility to House Robotec, Drag Chain Systems
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HELUKABEL Builds New German Facility to House Robotec, Drag Chain Systems

The HELUKABEL Group, which develops cable system solutions, has announced it will build a new facility in Haan, Germany, to house its robotic dress pack and drag chain system subsidiaries under one roof. The new building will also serve as the headquarters for its Rhine-Ruhr sales branch, with completion set for 2025. Robotec Systems’ core…

Danone Group to Deploy BALYO Robotic Forklifts at Factory
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Danone Group to Deploy BALYO Robotic Forklifts at Factory

BALYO, which develops robotic solutions for industrial forklifts and other vehicles, has announced they were selected by the Danone group to equip a plant located in the north of France. During the course of the year, BALYO will deploy a fleet of 10 “Reachy” robots to the factory. WIth more than 190 production sites, Danone…

OnRobot Aims to Automate Robotic Deployment With D:PLOY
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OnRobot Aims to Automate Robotic Deployment With D:PLOY

Denmark-based OnRobot has announced the launch of D:PLOY, designed to break down automation barriers to bring the benefit of collaborative automation to businesses of all sizes. Now available worldwide, D:PLOY is an automated platform for building, running, monitoring and re-deploying collaborative applications. OnRobot said that by automating the process of getting a robotic application up…

Cyngn, Jtec Partner on Material Handling Cart Automation
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Cyngn, Jtec Partner on Material Handling Cart Automation

Cyngn Inc. has announced that it is working with Jtec Industries, a manufacturer of material handling carts. The collaboration will bring a sophisticated cart system to end users’ autonomous vehicle deployments. Jtec’s CarryMore Cart consists of two parts. The “mother” remains attached to the autonomous vehicle, while the “daughter” can be moved around and loaded…

Case Study: Czech Automotive Factory Improves Productivity with MiR Fleet
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Case Study: Czech Automotive Factory Improves Productivity with MiR Fleet

FORVIA, a Czech-based provider of automotive technology, has announced that it increased its logistics productivity, strengthened the stability of production processes and decreased safety risks following a deployment of a fleet of robots from Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR). The company said it got a return on investment (ROI) from the 14 autonomous mobile robots (AMRs)…

IDS: Upgraded Ensenso 3D Cameras Now Available
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IDS: Upgraded Ensenso 3D Cameras Now Available

Imaging Development Systems (IDS) has announced that its Ensenso N series of 3D cameras, which have almost doubled resolution and accuracy from previous models, are now available. Customers can now purchase the N31, N36, N41 and N46 cameras from IDS. The Ensenso N 3D cameras have a compact housing (made of aluminum or plastic composite,…

Foton Daimler Deploys Comau Robots for High-End Truck Production
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Foton Daimler Deploys Comau Robots for High-End Truck Production

Comau has announced it built an advanced automated welding solution for Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive Co., Ltd (BFDA), a joint venture between Daimler Trucks AG and the Chinese truck manufacturer Foton Motor. In doing so, Comau said it is helping support BFDA’s first localized heavy-duty truck for the Chinese market, the “Actros”, which is based…

ABB Launches New Industrial-Grade Cobot
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ABB Launches New Industrial-Grade Cobot

ABB has announced the SWIFTI CRB 1300, an industrial collaborative robot that aims to bridge the gap between traditional industrial robots and more collaborative “cobot”-style robots. The CRB 1300 combines speed, accuracy and the ability to handle loads up to 11 kg, and can perform tasks such as product handling, machine tending, palletizing and screwdriving….

IFR: China Overtakes U.S. in Robot Density
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IFR: China Overtakes U.S. in Robot Density

China’s massive investment in industrial robotics has put the country in the top ranking of robot density, surpassing the U.S. for the first time, according to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). The number of operational industrial robots relative to the number of workers hit 322 units per 10,000 employees in the manufacturing industry. Today,…